What sets IFM Investors apart?

Our ownership by 23 pension funds aligns the interests of the firm with those of our investors.
Our global team is recognised as a niche credit investor; we draw on the best of banking, investment management and project finance.
We adopt a disciplined approach to debt investments. Rigorous credit analysis is combined with top down macro elements and we carefully manage risk.
Access to
debt issuance
We have robust access to deal flow through our extensive global networks, strong market profile and preferred partner status.
Opportunistic investors
We look through market gyrations to identify risk-adjusted value and will only invest where we believe it is in the best interests of investors.
Strong track record
We have a demonstrated track record backed by proven skills in credit analysis, sourcing deals, negotiating transactions and risk management.

Debt Investments Insights

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 across the
risk-reward spectrum

IFM Investors’ debt strategies are focused on adding value through credit risk and, at the short end, carefully managing liquidity strategies. This contrasts with a traditional fixed income approach that takes interest rate risk to add value. In credit, we frequently identify the best value at the investment grade boundary, where the optimal risk-return trade-off for lower liquidity can reside.

Experienced, well-resourced team

Experienced, well-resourced team

Our Debt Investments Team boasts experienced debt investors across Australia, North America and Europe. The team’s experience extends back to the 1980s, when several of our debt specialists were among the first bankers to apply project finance lending to infrastructure. The result is we have a global network of contacts and are respected by deal arrangers, brokers, bankers and borrowers. We are involved early in deals and have the skills and patience to manage the complexity and illiquidity associated with credit.

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