Canadian Infrastructure Bank: Has Our Infrastructure Saviour Arrived?

Canada Infrastructure Bank is a Crown corporation that operates at arm’s length from government. It is headquartered in Toronto and governed by an independent, professional board of directors. The Bank was created in 2017 to address a gap in the market between government-funded infrastructure, procured traditionally or as a public-private partnership, and projects that are privately funded. Its mandate is to invest up to $35 billion into new, revenue-generating infrastructure projects alongside private and institutional investors and provide advisory services to potential project proponents. By engaging the expertise and capital of the private sector, the Bank will help provide more infrastructure for Canadians. Our priority areas are public transit, trade and transportation, and green infrastructure.

Our speaker Nick Hann, Head of Investments, leads the investment team and is responsible for implementing Canada Infrastructure Bank’s investment strategy and advising on capital deployment and asset management. Nick has more than 25 years of experience in structuring and financing major infrastructure projects in various countries. Most recently, as Senior Managing Director of Macquarie Capital Markets Canada Ltd., and a member of the senior leadership team, he was involved in all aspects of Macquarie’s North American infrastructure business.
Before joining Macquarie Group in Sydney in 1998, he was Project Finance Director for HSBC Investment Bank Asia Limited, based in Hong Kong. Nick has acted as principal investor, asset manager, consortium bid director, financial advisor, debt arranger and government business advisor on projects in a wide range of infrastructure and industry sectors. He holds a Master of Arts in Economics and Politics from the University of Oxford and serves on the board of the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships and is active in infrastructure research and education. He has taught infrastructure finance courses at the University of British Columbia’s Sauder School of Business.

When:
Thursday, November 15, 2018, 7:30 – 9:00 am

Where:
Terminal City Club, 837 West Hastings St, Vancouver

Cost:
Members – $40
Non-Members – $80

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