Natural Resources

Cultivating long-term partnerships

Investing with strong secular tailwinds

We focus on partnering with best-in-class, local operators to invest in agriculture and timber assets in investment-friendly jurisdictions around the world. A high component of land, water or biological assets typically underpin our investments and add to downside protection. We also seek to invest in opportunities well poised to benefit from secular trends driving continued demand growth and increasingly constrained supply. 

Fast facts

  • We invest in timber and agriculture as well as related opportunities
  • We focus on direct, long-term investments with a heavy land, water or biological asset component
  • We invest alongside like-minded partners and best-in-class operators

What sets us apart?

  • Long-term investment horizon
  • Sector expertise across the timber and agriculture spectrum
  • Availability of capital (target 5% of total PSP portfolio versus 4% currently)
  • Responsible investing and high ESG standards

Natural Resources at a glance

[In C$ as of March 31, 2019]


Net assets under management (AUM)


Performance income


1-year rate of return


5-year annualized return

Discover where we invest

Geographic diversification

  • 57.6%
  • 33.3%
    North America
  • 7.6%
    Latin America
  • 1.5%

Sector diversification

  • 50.9%
  • 40.9%
  • 7%
    Oil & Gas
  • 1.2%

A sample of our investments (non-core Oil & Gas assets are not represented on this map)

Natural Resources in action

Putting down roots in local forests

Company: TimberWest

Headquarters: Canada

Sector: Timber

Date: 2011


We established our Natural Resources portfolio with a solid investment in one of Canada’s largest private contiguous forests. TimberWest owns 805,961 acres of private timberlands and has Crown rights to harvest 600,000 cubic meters a year on government owned timberlands.

Beefing up our stock in Australia

Company: Hewitt Cattle Australia

Headquarters: Australia

Sector: Agriculture

Date: 2014


Hewitt Cattle Australia is a joint venture with the Hewitt family to acquire and manage beef cattle properties in Australia, one of the world’s lowest cash-cost regions for pasture-based, quality beef production. The current carrying capacity is about 95,000 heads of cattle, with just over 870,000 hectares operated.

Meet our team leader

Marc Drouin

Managing Director and Head of Natural Resources


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Portrait of Marc Drouin, Managing Director Head of Natural Resources

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