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Infrastructure Investor: The Decade

Stories of the Decade 2012: Leap of faith rewarded 

CalSTRS’ $500m commitment to IFM Investors was 2012’s largest allocation to an infra vehicle and offered a taste of the fundraising heights to come. 
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.

Too much money in infra is investors’ greatest fear – survey

Despite this, 96% of respondents said they will either maintain or increase their investment pace over the next year, Probitas Partners’ latest survey found.

GLIL seeks external investors to move funds towards £3bn

The UK pension pool for infrastructure has so far committed more than £1bn into nine investments.
Japan's GPIF has increased its commitments to FoF mandates as it mulls primary infra fund investments

Japan’s GPIF mulling primary infra fund investments

The world’s largest pension fund has increased its commitments to fund-of-funds mandates from ¥50bn to ¥148bn in one year.

MTAA Super and Tasplan in talks to create A$22bn fund

The two industry superfunds, which both have significant infrastructure commitments, hope to increase returns and lower fees for members.
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.

‘It’s hard to find a diverse manager in infrastructure’

CIO Angela Miller-May explains why being 52.1% short of its total funding doesn’t stop the Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund from prioritising investing with diverse managers.
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