Economic Insight

Alex Joiner,
Chief Economist

Mid-risk assets are becoming relatively more attractive as they provide much needed diversification and solid expected returns that are less correlated and less volatile than traditional listed assets.
Corporate

Amelia McArdle,
Global Head of People and Culture

IFM Investors is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace culture, where all people are valued and recognised for their unique qualities, backgrounds and perspectives.
Corporate

Chris Newton,
Executive Director, Responsible Investment

In October 2019, nine staff from IFM Investors headed to Cambodia to help build a new home for a rural Cambodian family living in poverty with inadequate shelter.
Infrastructure

Chris Newton,
Executive Director, Responsible Investment

IFM Investors recently announced an ambitious and unprecedented initiative to cut carbon emissions across critical Australian infrastructure assets.
Economic Update

Alex Joiner,
Chief Economist

August was a challenging month for equity markets with the escalation of the US-China trade tensions. Recession fears re-emerge as the flow through impact from weaker trade growth now threatens to flow through economies exposed to global trade.
Infrastructure

Ashley Barker,
Executive Director

With a commitment to meeting shareholder expectations and delivering on its social licence strategy, Ausgrid has set an emissions reduction target and developed a range of programs to achieve it.
Debt Investments

Kashi Trathen,
Associate Director

During the past three years, cash portfolios were generally able to perform well, while still being conservatively managed. But the resumption of monetary easing signals a new and challenging phase.
Listed Equities

Chris Newton,
Executive Director, Responsible Investment

IFM Investors is a strong advocate for greater transparency and improved human rights in the fresh food supply chain.
Private Equity

Stuart Wardman-Browne,
Global Head of Private Equity

IFM Investors’ Stuart Wardman-Browne, Adrian Kerley and David Odgers share with Private Equity International how LPs are seeking a better alignment of interests with GPs.
Infrastructure

Michael Landman,
Executive Director, Portfolio Management

Alex Joiner,
Chief Economist

A decade on from the 2007-08 financial crisis, this paper examines how infrastructure fared during the crisis and its aftermath, and how a subsequent financial downturn might affect infrastructure investments.
Debt Investments

Hiran Wanigasekera,
Investment Director

The Australian private debt market has traditionally been dominated by the Big 4 banks. But we believe the resultant market inefficiency is presenting opportunities to capture potentially attractive risk-adjusted returns.
Infrastructure

Deepa Bharadwaj,
Executive Director

Brisbane Airport has installed 22,000 solar panels, creating the largest commercial rooftop solar installation in the Southern Hemisphere. The result is lower energy costs, reduced emissions and greater shareholder value.
Infrastructure

May Soh,
Investment Director

Leveraging technology for improved road safety. Find out more on how a diligent approach to transforming the safety culture and leveraging technology at the Indiana Toll Road has resulted in measurable safety improvements.
Corporate

Chris Newton,
Executive Director, Responsible Investment

The ESG trends on IFM Investors’ radar in 2019 fall into the key thematic areas of Planet, People and Policy & Process, reflecting what is important to IFM Investors and our investors.
Debt Investments

David Cooper,
Regional Head of EMEA

IFM Investors believes there is a growing opportunity for pension funds to support firms with their growth ambitions and invest in the real economy.
Infrastructure

Jill Rossouw,
Investment Director

The Port of Brisbane has launched a forward-thinking Australian cadetship program to encourage and support talented women to embark on a maritime career.
Infrastructure

Kyle Mangini,
Global Head of Infrastructure

The Infrastructure Carbon Footprint Report 2018 forms part of an ongoing effort and multi-year strategy by IFM Investors to manage climate risk.
Corporate

Brett Himbury,
Chief Executive

The 2018 Responsible Business Report provides a comprehensive overview of IFM Investors’ holistic approach to investing and operating responsibly.
Infrastructure

Duncan Symonds,
Director, Asset Management

Lack of funding for infrastructure projects is harming growth in many developed nations. Has the time come for Pension-Public Partnerships?
Infrastructure

Chris Newton,
Executive Director, Responsible Investment

Chris Newton examines how the investment management industry can join the fight against climate change by exerting pressure on companies to lower their emissions.
Infrastructure

Michael Landman,
Executive Director, Portfolio Management

IFM Investors looks at factors affecting infrastructure investments which can reduce the impact of rises in interest rates, particularly where there is a natural hedge.
Debt Investments

Richard Randall,
Global Head of Debt Investments

The Project Finance/Infrastructure senior debt market is categorised as "private debt". Rich Randall explains how the market differs from the broader corporate direct lending market.
Listed Equities

Chris Newton,
Executive Director, Responsible Investment

In October 2016, IFM Investors began its engagement process with Woolworths demanding improved human rights management in the fresh food supply chain, particularly relating to labour hire practices.
Listed Equities

Chris Newton,
Executive Director, Responsible Investment

IFM Investors has been actively engaging with Wesfarmers on matters of ethical sourcing in agricultural and apparel supply chain issues for a number of years.
Debt Investments

Kashi Trathen,
Associate Director (Australia)

Helen Tu,
Investment Analyst (Australia)

The spread between the Australian Bank Bill Swap (BBSW) and Overnight Indexed Swap (OIS) has, in recent weeks, widened significantly.