IFM

Policy and Regulation

Mark Delaney urges fund managers to sign CFA code

AustralianSuper has publicly endorsed the CFA’s Asset Manager Code of Professional Conduct, as part of a bid to get the code more widely adopted by fund managers. The code outlines the ethical and professional responsibilities of firms that manage assets on behalf of clients and is an attempt to get uniformity of basic standards worldwide. […]
Hedge Funds

IFM Investors enters the Mexican infrastructure market

IFM Investors is making its first investment in Mexico through a 24.99 per cent stake in a toll road on the outskirts of Mexico City. The investment is predicated in part on the forecast that Mexico will become the world’s tenth largest economy by 2030 – it is currently in fifteenth place. Julio Garcia, head […]
CIO profiles

Profile: Megan Pham, CIO AMIST

Megan Pham, chief investment officer of AMIST Super, talks through the logic of her fund’s asset allocation and manager selection. Like a few other super funds in the region of $1-2 billion in assets under management, AMIST Super is sensitive to the accusation that it might not have the scale to outperform or do the […]

Balancing social good and maximising returns

Garry Weaven makes the case that not enough has been done in pushing the boundaries on the conflict between maximising returns for members and acheiving a social good If neo-classical economics in its purest version were to be taken seriously, there would be no need to debate the issue of whether socially motivated investment was […]
Investment Strategy

Small caps pay off for IFM

Investment in small caps has paid off for Industry Funds Management (IFM), reporting outperformance of about 14 per cent in its first year. Chief executive of IFM, Brett Himbury, said its team of four, poached from Macquarie more than 12 months ago, has addressed a gap in small-caps management. “We actually spoke to our clients, […]
Investment Strategy

IFM gets $100 mln mandate to crimp carbon

Industry Funds Management (IFM) has won a $100-million mandate from health and community services industry superannuation fund HESTA, which wants its Australian stock investments to produce as little carbon dioxide as possible. Melbourne-based IFM, which manages about $33 billion, says it can measure carbon dioxide in its portfolio with the help of Morgan Stanley Capital […]
Investment Strategy

IFM wins $500 million mandate

Industry Funds Management has won a US$500 million mandate from the California State Teachers’ Retirement System, the second-largest pension fund in the U.S. IFM says US$300 million will be invested immediately and US$200 million will be invested in the next 18 months in regulated utilities, transport and other “cash-yielding, inflation-hedged infrastructure investments” in Australia, Europe […]
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