Infrastructure

CDPQ is a world leader in infrastructure investments, with over 20 years of experience. Our team makes direct investments in companies involved in various types of infrastructure in the developed markets as well as in targeted growth markets. These assets include ports, airports, highways, wind farms, public transit systems, and energy transportation and distribution networks.

Through our subsidiary CDPQ Infra, we also act as a developer in certain infrastructure projects by providing integrated management of the planning, financing, construction and operating phases.

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Infrastructure portfolio

$31.7 B

Net assets as at December 31, 2020

8.8%

of CDPQ’s total portfolio

15

Number of countries in which we have infrastructure investments

TOP 3

One of the three largest institutional investors in the world according to PEI rankings

Our exposure

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INFRASTRUCTURE BY GEOGRAPHY

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INFRASTRUCTURE BY SECTOR

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Our objective
Our objective

We focus on tangible assets that can generate stable and predictable investment income over the long term while protecting our capital from inflation. With our subsidiary CDPQ Infra, we seek to create more value by developing and operating infrastructure projects.

Our investment approach

  • Invest in promising assets and markets in a prudent and rigorous manner
  • Focus on assets for which we fully understand the value and risks across the long-term horizon
  • Use investment platforms to establish strategic partnerships to undertake transactions
  • Add value to our investments by working with partners and management teams to identify and implement performance-enhancing initiatives
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Management team

Our infrastructure subsidiary

Logo CDPQ Infra.

The CDPQ Infra business model aims to foster effective execution of major public infrastructure projects. The model gives CDPQ the opportunity to leverage its infrastructure expertise and adopt international best practices to execute work on time and on budget.

CDPQ Infra aims to generate commercial returns for CDPQ and its partners while limiting the financial impact of infrastructure projects on government balance sheets.

Management

Réseau express métropolitain
Réseau express métropolitain

The REM is an integrated public transportation network project currently under construction in Greater Montréal. It will connect downtown, the South Shore, the West Island, the North Shore and the airport.

See the REM website

An impactful project for Québec

Learn more about the benefits of the REM

+$4 B

of Québec content

34,000

jobs during construction

1,000

permanent jobs in Québec

Nearly $2 B

in wages paid in Québec

$3.2 B

CDPQ’s commitment to the project, out of a total estimated value of $6.5 B

2022

Commissioning of the first branch of the REM

26

Stations with practical, seamless connections to other transportation networks

7 days

7 days a week
20 hours a day
Wi-Fi + universal access