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The Canadian pension will invest up to $510m alongside a new $490m fund launched by Colombia’s development agency and the country’s pension funds.
The company sees no threat to its business in the country from president-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who recently scrapped the partially built Mexico City airport.
Two Canadian pensions funds have invested in Pacifico Sur, a 309-kilometer Mexican toll road that is poised to benefit from increased regional trade as well as tourism-driven light traffic, underscoring the attractiveness of transportation assets in growth markets  for long-term institutional investors. The Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board and Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan together purchased […]
Natixis has hired Nasir Khan as its head of infrastructure for the Americas as the French investment bank looks to capitalise on strong growth in both North and Latin American markets. Khan will lead a group of financiers looking to capitalise on an infrastructure sector in North America that is opening to private investment and […]
While the region continues to experience some volatility and uncertainty – elections, slower-than-expected economic recovery and the lingering after-effects of corruption – infrastructure investors tell Kalliope Gourntis all the reasons that keep them coming back.
The two countries have signed a memorandum of understanding to foster private investments in energy infrastructure, including a new 381MW gas-fired power plant.
The real estate firm plans to make its first infrastructure investment within nine months, targeting assets in Brazil as the country emerges from recession.
The People’s Republic’s expansion drive could boost the region’s economy but could also lead to a heavier sovereign debt burden and trade imbalances, Moody’s warns.
The French banking group is attracted by the ‘very active’ US market, saying the potential move is not directly linked to President Trump’s focus on infrastructure.

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