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Scott Chan

How to do business with CalSTRS

The $240bn pension aims to be the ‘partner of choice’ for managers, operating companies and its peers in direct structures. Deputy CIO Scott Chan explains how CalSTRS’ ‘collaborative model’ is the blueprint to achieve these goals.
REM - Light rail - Montreal

CDPQ’s big light-rail bet

One of the world’s most prominent direct investors is trying to prove it can do much more than back projects with capital by developing a C$6.3bn greenfield project in Montreal.
Indonesia

CPPIB enters SE Asia with toll road deal in Indonesia

The Canadian pension’s head of infrastructure says there ‘is a great fit between growth supporting infrastructure and infrastructure supporting growth’ in the country.
Infrastructure Investor: The Decade

Welcome to a decade of Infrastructure Investor

We review the asset class’s first 10 years, as ESG and customer service both took centre stage, in the first article from our special 10th anniversary issue.
Infrastructure Investor: The Decade

Welcome to a decade of infrastructure  

We review the asset class’s first 10 years as ESG and customer service take centre stage.
Co-investment

Co-investments: the in-between step

If for whatever reason you can’t go all in, then co-investment might be a better bet.
Direct investing

The price of direct investing

Going direct is well-suited to infrastructure. But anyone looking to do it will have to tackle tough questions around compensation and transparency.

Going direct? Here are three things to bear in mind

You can save on fees, but these programmes certainly aren’t without cost. And if you’re not ready to go all in, it’s best to stick to funds and co-investing.
Frankfurt

Union Investment raises €442m with Mercer for maiden infra fund

Vehicle’s managers to make direct, primary and secondary investments in western Europe and North America, targeting returns of 6%-8%.
Ralph Berg OMERS

What OMERS learnt managing third-party capital

With C$18bn in the asset class, head of infrastructure Ralph Berg says that partnering with some of the world’s most sophisticated institutions is ‘now a core pillar’ of the pension’s strategy.
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