Economic Update

Alex Joiner,
Chief Economist

Looking ahead, geopolitical concerns and anxiety as to the future prospects of the global economy will likely ebb and flow for some time to come yet.
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 Investment

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.
Debt Investment

Kashi Trathen,
Associate Director (Australia)

The spread between the Australian Bank Bill Swap (BBSW) and Overnight Indexed Swap (OIS) widened significantly in June 2018, this time to an even greater extent than witnessed around the end of the March quarter.
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 Investment

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.