What sets IFM Investors apart?

Distinct
ownership
Our ownership by 19 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

Debt Investments

Andrew Beales,
Associate

Monetary policy tightening and rising interest rates have the potential to negatively impact asset backed securities as these financial instruments are usually backed by consumer loans. This has implications for credit portfolios.
IFM Update
Helen Tu, Debt Investments, explains how the IFM Treasury Services Team has been working closely with Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) to introduce exposure to Green Term Deposits and ESG Term Deposits into IFM-managed cash portfolios.
IFM Update
With inflation accelerating globally, Australian interest rate markets are now pricing in over 300 basis points of monetary policy tightening over the next two years. Kashi Trathen, discusses whether or not this market pricing is realistic.

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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