What sets IFM Investors apart?

Distinct
ownership
Our ownership by 26 pension funds aligns the interests of the firm with those of our investors.
Experienced
debt
specialists
Our global team is recognised as a niche credit investor; we draw on the best of banking, investment management and project finance.
Patient,
long-term
approach
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

Economic Insight
IFM’s Chief Economist, Alex Joiner, features in our Monthly Economic Update video discussing recent key developments in economies and markets globally.
Listed Equities
In 2020, the IFM Investors Private Equity team refreshed its approach to integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into investment decision making and stewardship activities.
Listed Equities
In what has been an unprecedented time over the past 12 months, our highest priority at IFM continues to be the safety and wellbeing of our global team, the people who work at our investments, and members of the communities in which we invest and operate.
Listed Equities
As the world transitions towards renewable energy, which companies will be the ultimate winners and losers?
Listed Equities
IFM community grant funding is supporting the Port of Brisbane and Ocean Crusaders to expand a program to that is helping people develop skills for further employment, while cleaning up Brisbane’s waterways.
Infrastructure
IFM’s Chief Economist, Alex Joiner, features in our Monthly Economic Update video discussing recent key developments in economies and markets globally.
Infrastructure
We’ve partnered with the University of Sydney Business School to understand the impacts of COVID-19 on women’s participation in the labour market and how applying a gender lens might help drive economic growth and build gender equality.
Listed Equities
At the end of December 2020, the percentage of female directors on ASX200 company boards was 32.4 per cent, up from 30.9 per cent seven months earlier in May.
Infrastructure
In 2021, IFM Investors will continue to roll out a refreshed corporate inclusion and diversity (I&D) strategy, which includes gender diversity targets, unconscious bias training and the removal of candidate names and high schools from resumes.
Listed Equities

Rob Pinnuck,
Executive Director, Active Large Cap Equities

Lachlan Davis,
Head of Active Large Cap Equities

Proprietary empirical research and testing are key components of our approach to managing Active Large Cap Equities. This article summarises four whitepapers our team delivered in 2020 and outlines the key implications for active equity portfolios.
Infrastructure
During an IFM Investors Investment Committee meeting in 2010, there was active debate about a pressing issue: “what should the portfolio concentration limits be for various infrastructure sub-sectors, such as utilities or roads?”
Economic Update

Alex Joiner,
Chief Economist

Global economies have come through what appears to be the worst of the COVID-19 crisis, with continued policy support and the roll out of vaccines giving rise to a relatively optimistic outlook.
Infrastructure
The IFM Investors Community Grants Program was designed to support our infrastructure investee companies to collaborate with local community organisations on projects that create mutual benefits.
Infrastructure
We continue to work with and support our infrastructure assets globally to develop and implement energy efficiency and carbon reduction programs.
Corporate

Chris Newton,
Executive Director, Responsible Investment

Our inaugural 2020 Climate Change Report outlines the work underway to manage climate change risk across our investment portfolios. It is in the format recommended by the Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD).
Infrastructure

Kyle Mangini,
Global Head of Infrastructure

The Australian Infrastructure Portfolio FY20 Carbon Footprint Summary Report forms part of our ongoing effort and multi-year strategy to manage climate risk in the interests of our investors and their members and beneficiaries.
Infrastructure

Kyle Mangini,
Global Head of Infrastructure

The Global ex-Australia Infrastructure Portfolio Carbon Footprint Summary Report 2019 forms part of our ongoing effort and multi-year strategy to manage climate risk in the interests of our investors and their members and beneficiaries.
Infrastructure

Michael Landman,
Executive Director

Our proprietary risk management system – InFRAME – helps guide the decision-making process in constructing balanced, core infrastructure portfolios. Almost a decade on, our investment philosophy and framework have remained fundamentally sound.
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.
Private Equity
Adrian Kerley, Executive Director, discusses the role Australian Private Equity can play in delivering enhanced returns and improved diversification to institutional portfolios.

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.

Learn more