Debt Investments

Phelim Bolger,
Director, IFM Investors

As economies rebuild post-COVID, aided by government infrastructure investment, we expect increasing investment opportunity in infrastructure debt that can provide resilient income and relatively low risk compared to other fixed income alternatives.
Debt Investments

Hiran Wanigasekera,
Executive Director, Debt Investments

Clint Dempster,
Investment Director (Australia)

Our recently refined approach to managing ESG factors within our diversified credit business is more transparent for our clients and supports our increasing level of investment in private debt.
Debt Investments

Kashi Trathen,
Associate Director, Debt Investments

Jo Niall,
Senior Investment Writer

In the midst of a global pandemic, with central banks providing significant liquidity to financial markets and experimenting with unconventional policies, the prospect of negative interest rates is back in focus.
Debt Investments

Kashi Trathen,
Associate Director, Debt Investments

Jo Niall,
Senior Investment Writer

The RBA’s response to COVID-19 market illiquidity was effective in restoring confidence, but it has also altered the way short-term interest rate markets are functioning. This may have implications for the future management of cash portfolios.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.