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First Nations: the new frontier in Canadian infra

Institutional investors are looking to invest capital in a shrinking market. But First Nations communities in need of serious investment represent untapped opportunities.

VIDEO: ‘What’s really important for us is reputation’

Cyril Cabanes, CDPQ’s head of infrastructure in Asia-Pacific, explains why the pension fund prefers to go direct, the risks in the region and how APAC markets are evolving.

PSP eyes 2019 opening of Hong Kong office

The C$153bn Canadian pension will open its first office in Asia next year and plans to build a broader portfolio of managers in the region.

Three investors join PSP in ‘Brexit-insulated’ Forth Ports investment

Patrick Samson, the Canadian pension's head of infrastructure, tells us he doesn't exclude some 'bumps related to Brexit', but is bullish on the long term, as GLIL Infrastructure, First State Super and Cbus join the deal.

CDPQ launches $3bn JV to hold assets for up to 15 years

The Canadian pension has teamed with Generation Investment Management and will target companies with strong ESG attributes.

Greystone steadfast on strategy following acquisition by TD Bank

The firm has already announced two deals in the power and transport sectors since being acquired by the Canadian bank.

CDPQ and AMP Capital back US telecoms towers group with $500m

The debt investment, which could reach $1bn, will support Tillman Infrastructure’s rollout of about 1,500 cell towers across the US.

Brookfield continues buying spree with midstream acquisition

The Canadian fund manager has agreed to buy Enbridge’s Western Canadian natural gas gathering business for an enterprise value of $3.3bn, following its $1.1bn acquisition of AT&T’s data centres.

Infrastructure Ontario CFO leaves to head Creative Energy

Krishnan Iyer joins the Canadian company, which received backing from InstarAGF Asset Management in February to expand its district energy system business across North America.

Manulife moves into asset management with $2bn first fund close

The John Hancock Infrastructure Fund will allow the Canadian insurance giant to 'invest in larger sizes and an even larger amount of the transactio'.

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