We prioritise investors

As an investor-owned fund manager, IFM Investors’ primary focus is to deliver superior long-term net performance through quality portfolios that have a strong risk focus. We aim to ensure that fees are fairly priced across our global product range. We seek investments that make sense on a risk-return basis for like-minded, well-capitalised institutional investors, which include:

  • Pension funds
  • Non-pension investment funds
  • Government entities, including sovereign wealth funds
  • Endowments and foundations
  • Universities
  • Insurers
 
 
 

1990

  • Development Australia Fund (DAF) established by Australian pension funds to invest in growing Australian private and public companies and infrastructure assets

1994

 
 
 

1994

  • Industry Fund Services (IFS) established to provide advice and specialist investment expertise in infrastructure, private equity and Australian equities

1990

1995

 
 
 

1995

  • Launched Australian Infrastructure Fund (now the IFM Australian Infrastructure Fund) to provide infrastructure investment opportunities for long-term, patient institutional investors
  • Launched inaugural Australian Private Equity Fund

1994

1996

 
 
 

1996

  • Launched Australian Indexed Equities capability to provide passive Australian equity investments for institutional investors at competitive fees

1995

1997

 
 
 

1997

  • Initial investment in Melbourne Airport - Australia's second largest airport by passengers

1996

1999

 
 
 

1999

  • IFM Specialised Credit Fund (SCF) Fixed launched
  • IFM Australian Private Equity Fund II launched

1996

2000

 
 
 

2000

  • Launched inaugural International Private Equity Fund to provide global private equity opportunities to Australian institutional investors

1999

2003

 
 
 

2003

  • Acquired 100% stake in Southern Cross Station - Melbourne's premier transport hub

2000

2004

 
 
 

2004

  • IFM Investors created through merger of IFS Capital Group and DAF limited
  • IFM Investors assumes management and trusteeship for all DAF products
  • IFM International Infrastructure Fund launched

2003

2005

 
 
 

2005

  • IFM Strategic Cash Fund launched

2004

2008

 
 
 

2008

  • Infrastructure capability offered to US, UK and European institutional investors
  • IFM Transition Cash Fund launched
  • IFM Strategic Australian Equities Fund launched
  • Became one of the first signatories to the United Nations supported Principles for Responsible Investment

2005

2012

 
 
 

2012

  • Announced 12.5% fee rebate to investors
  • Awarded significant infrastructure commitments by major US pension funds
  • Awarded first infrastructure commitment in Europe

2008

2013

 
 
 

2013

  • Led consortium that acquired long-term leases for Port Botany and Port Kembla
  • Gained strategic stake in Manchester Airports Group
  • Awarded first infrastructure commitment from Canada
  • Opened office in Berlin

2012

2014

 
 
 

2014

  • Invested in Freeport LNG Development in Texas
  • Gained strategic stake in Vienna Airport
  • Extended into Global Index Equities
  • Opened Tokyo office

2013

2015

 
 
 

2015

  • Acquired stake in Conmex
  • Acquired Indiana Toll Road Concession Company

2014

2016

 
 
 

2016

  • Initiated Low Carbon Australian Indexed Equities mandate
  • Launched Australian Small Caps Better Beta
  • Opened Hong Kong office
  • Initiated Low Carbon Australian Indexed Equities mandate
  • Launched active equities strategies – Australian Core, Australian Extended Alpha and Asia-Pacific Market Neutral

2015