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Canada Pension Plan’s focus on infrastructure

The C$317 ($238 billion) billion Canada Pension Plan has invested heavily in infrastructure assets for much of the past decade after officially beginning the program in 2004. Assets invested in infrastructure assets were C$28 billion as of March 31, or just less than 9% of total assets. The allocation is up C$1.1 billion from the end of 2016 and C$7.8 billion from the end of 2015.

In comparison, the 10 largest U.S. public pension plans invested an average 0.52% of their total assets in infrastructure as of Sept. 30.

The CPP's infrastructure portfolio returned 7.4% during fiscal year 2017, down from 9.3% in FY 2016.