- September 1, 2014: Vol. 7, Number 8

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The money talks: Key takeaways from the 2014 I3 conference and Editorial Advisory Board meeting

by Drew Campbell

Each year, IREI holds its annual Institutional Investing in Infrastructure conference and Editorial Advisory Board meeting for the Institutional Investing in Infrastructure publication, and this year the events were held in Toronto, where institutional infrastructure investing got its start in North America. Canadian pension plans such as the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System, through its infrastructure arm Borealis Infrastructure, began making infrastructure investments 10 to 20 years ago, and with the help of in-house investment teams making direct investments. Their experience added a lot to the discussions at the I3 meetings this year, and it was a homecoming of sorts for many conference attendees who got their starts in Toronto before leaving for financial centers in New York, London, Sydney and elsewhere and others who were returning home for a few days and others still who were welcomin

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