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Six of the 32 London-based schemes have committed to the open-ended fund, which has already made its first investment in a European renewables vehicle.
Infrastructure Investor: The Decade
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
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
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
The Canadian pension’s head of infrastructure says there ‘is a great fit between growth supporting infrastructure and infrastructure supporting growth’ in the country.
Despite this, 96% of respondents said they will either maintain or increase their investment pace over the next year, Probitas Partners’ latest survey found.
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
The world’s largest pension fund has increased its commitments to fund-of-funds mandates from ¥50bn to ¥148bn in one year.
The two industry superfunds, which both have significant infrastructure commitments, hope to increase returns and lower fees for members.
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.
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