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

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.
Infrastructure
Adrian Kerley, Executive Director, discusses the role Australian Private Equity can play in delivering enhanced returns and improved diversification to institutional portfolios.
Infrastructure
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Corporate

Chris Newton,
Executive Director, Responsible Investment

This article is the second in a two-part IFM series on climate-related investment risks. It explains how we are managing climate-related risks in our investment portfolios, our achievements to date and goals for the future.
Corporate

Chris Newton,
Executive Director, Responsible Investment

This article is the first in a two-part IFM series on climate-related investment risks. It covers how we assess and better understand climate-related investment risks across our four asset classes – infrastructure, equities, debt and private equity.
Corporate

David Neal,
Chief Executive

We are taking practical action to champion our responsible business ideals in our investment decision making and stewardship activities, as well as our own practices as a global employer and investor.
Economic Update

Alex Joiner,
Chief Economist

Globally, a surge in COVID-19 in Q4 will weigh on near term growth, although the announcement of several promising vaccines has provided some light at the end of the tunnel.
Debt Investments

Hiran Wanigasekera,
Investment Director

We believe superannuation capital can provide a “bridge” for COVID-19 affected companies to keep them operational until the economy improves.
Corporate

David Neal,
Chief Executive

We have committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions across our asset classes targeting net zero by 2050. Spearheaded by our investment team, we have established a multi-disciplinary taskforce to support this commitment.
Infrastructure

Phelim Bolger,
Director, IFM Investors

Pension funds need to understand and anticipate the community’s implicit expectations about how they should invest in and manage community infrastructure assets in order to make these investments successful and maintain their social licence to operate.
Corporate

David Neal,
Chief Executive

Our performance over the year to 30 June 2020 has demonstrated the value of our distinct investor-aligned model and reinforced our purpose to protect and grow the retirement savings of millions of working people across the world.
Economic Update

Alex Joiner,
Chief Economist

The economic shock caused by the COVID-19 crisis is severe - many countries have suffered the steepest fall in output since official records began, most are in recession and the path to recovery is anything but certain.
Economic Update

Alex Joiner,
Chief Economist

As a consequence of COVID-19 lockdowns, many economies are facing the most severe downturn since the Great Depression - policy-makers globally have provided extraordinary levels of monetary and fiscal stimulus, seeking to cushion the blow.
Infrastructure

David Neal,
Chief Executive

Australia’s pool of superannuation savings are ready to be deployed for major infrastructure projects. To this end, IFM Investors is proposing a new infrastructure investment model to better meet the needs of governments and the public.
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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