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Industry Partners Bios

AIST greatly values the support of our Industry Partners.

Principal Partners

IFM Investors is one of the few truly aligned global fund managers in the world, with over A$100 billion in assets under management (as at 31 December 2017) across infrastructure, debt investments, listed equities and private equity. 

Along with our owners – 27 pension funds – and other like-minded investors, we believe in the power of bold, long-term and sustainable investment commitments and strategies that aim to deliver results, which ultimately enhance people's retirement outcomes.

We invest on behalf of like-minded institutions globally, including superannuation and pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, insurers, endowments, foundations and universities.

With offices located in London, New York, Berlin, Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo, Sydney and the head-office in Melbourne, Australia, IFM Investors has one singular purpose – the prosperity of investors and their members.

Visit ifminvestors.com

JP Morgan

J.P. Morgan’s Investor Services business safekeeps, values, clears and services securities and portfolios for institutional investors, with $23.5 trillion in assets under custody. We are a global leader in providing innovative solutions, helping clients in more than 90 markets optimise efficiency, mitigate risk and enhance revenue through custody, asset and fund servicing, collateral management, securities lending and derivatives clearing.

In Australia and New Zealand, we offer a comprehensive range of core and specialised solutions to superannuation funds, investment managers and other institutional investors. We tailor solutions specifically for our clients’ needs, combining a wide range of products with the market-leading services of a top-tier investment bank. Visit www.jpmorgan.com/is to learn more.

Major Event Partner

State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT) is one of the world's leading providers of financial services to institutional investors, including investment servicing, investment management and investment research and trading. With $33.99 trillion in assets under custody and administration and $2.81 trillion* in assets under management as of September 30, 2018, State Street operates in more than 100 geographic markets worldwide, including the US, Canada, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. For more information, visit State Street’s website at  www.statestreet.com

*This figure is presented as of September 30, 2018 and includes approximately $28 billion of assets with respect to SPDR products for which State Street Global Advisors Funds Distributors, LLC (SSGA FD) acts solely as the marketing agent. SSGA FD and State Street Global Advisors are affiliated.

Premium Partners
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AMP Capital is a global investment manager, headquartered in Australian. As part of AMP, we share a heritage that spans 168 years.

Our strength in Australia and New Zealand has enabled us to grow internationally. Today we have operations in Dubai, China, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Japan, Luxembourg, the United Kingdom and the United States. We collaborate with a network of global investment partners providing greater access to new investment opportunities.

Our asset class specialists, investment strategists and economists work together with the aim of delivering strong investment outcomes for clients. That is why our clients around the world trust us to invest more than A$189 billion (as at 30 June 2018) on their behalf, across a range of single sector and diversified funds.


AXA IM is an active, long-term, global, multi-asset investor with assets under management of AUD 1 trillion*. We were founded in 1994, and are fully owned and backed by the AXA Group, a world leader in financial protection. We offer a range of investment strategies with teams of investment experts – Fixed Income, Framlington Equities, Rosenberg Equities, Real Assets, Structured Finance – as well as a Multi Asset Client Solutions team. We have 2,300 employees operating in 21 countries in Europe, the Americas, Asia pacific and the Middle East. We are committed to becoming a leader in Responsible Investment (RI) and supporting sustainable financial markets.

*As at 30th June 2017


Hermes Investment Management provides active investment strategies and stewardship. Our goal is to help people invest better, retire better and create a better society for all. We offer public and private market solutions across equity, fixed income, real estate and alternatives for a global clientele of institutional and wholesale investors. However, we believe that our duty extends beyond achieving clients’ financial outcomes: we must act as stewards of the investments we manage and advise. In 2004 we established Hermes Equity Ownership Services (Hermes EOS), which is now one of the largest stewardship teams in the industry.

Insight Investment is an active investment manager that has been operating since 2002. It is now responsible for A$1,012bn¹ in assets under management and employs 221 investment professionals. Headquartered in London, Insight has operations in the UK, US, Australia and Japan. Our clients are predominantly pension and sovereign wealth funds.

In Australia, Insight’s seven local staff includes three investment professionals, managing A$31.5bn¹ for institutional investors. Our core strength is objective-based investing with a strong risk management focus.

Investment solutions delivered for our Australian clients include tailored currency risk management programs (A$10.6bn¹), an ‘inflation plus’ multi-asset strategy (A$4.4bn¹), a ‘cash plus’ global absolute return bond strategy (A$1.5bn¹), and bespoke asset allocation implementation services (A$15bn¹).

In 2016 alone, Insight received significant industry recognition for its investment expertise, with eight awards for our fixed income capabilities as well as a number of different awards for other capabilities such as liability driven investment and absolute return.

As at 31st December 2017. Assets under management (AUM) are represented by the value of cash securities and other economic exposure managed for clients. Figures shown in AUD. FX rates as per WM Reuters 4pm spot rates. Reflects the AUM of Insight, the corporate brand for certain companies operated by Insight Investment Management Limited (IIML). Insight includes, among others, Insight Investment Management (Global) Limited (IIMG), Insight Investment International Limited (IIIL), Cutwater Asset Management Corp. (CAMC), Cutwater Investor Services Corp. (CISC) and Insight North America LLC (INA), each of which provides asset management services. Excludes previous parent introduced assets prior to 2009.

Northern Trust Asset Management is a leading global asset management firm, our investment expertise, strength and innovation have earned the trust and confidence of the world’s most sophisticated institutional and individual investors.

With $946 billion in total assets under management ¹ and a long-standing history of solving complex investment challenges, we believe our strength and stability drive opportunities for our clients. Our comprehensive asset class offering includes passive, quantitative active, fundamental active and multi-asset class solutions that are available in a variety of investment vehicles.

Learn more at northerntrust.com or contact Bert Rebelo, Head of Asset Management – Australia and New Zealand at bert.rebelo@ntrs.com.

¹ Assets under management as of June 30, 2018.


Nuveen, the investment manager of TIAA, offers a comprehensive range of outcome-focused investment solutions designed to secure the long-term financial goals of institutional and individual investors. Nuveen has $973 billion in assets under management as of 6/30/18 and operations in 16 countries. Its affiliates offer deep expertise across a comprehensive range of traditional and alternative investments through a wide array of vehicles and customized strategies. For more information, please visit www.nuveen.com.


Robeco is a pure play international asset manager founded in 1929. It currently has offices in 15 countries worldwide and is headquartered in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Through its unique integration of fundamental, sustainable and quantitative research, Robeco offers institutional and private investors an extensive selection of active investment strategies, covering a broad range of asset classes.

Since the 1990s, Robeco was one of the first asset managers to integrate environmental, social and governance (ESG) information gained from leading sustainability research into their investment processes, and actively engage with the companies in their portfolios. Robeco has access to research from leading sustainability specialists, such as its sister company, RobecoSAM. As at 31 December 2017, Robeco had AUD 247 billion in assets under management, 70% of which were institutional. Robeco is a subsidiary of ORIX Corporation Europe N.V. which had assets under management of AUD 450 billion as at 31 December 2017.

More information is available at www.robeco.com.au


Schroders is one of the largest and most internationally diverse independent investment managers in the world, providing investment management, research and marketing services. Schroders was established in Australia in 1961 and as at 30 June 2018, manages more than A$41 billion on behalf of clients. 

The Australian business is focused on asset management for institutions, advisers and individual clients. Comprising a team of more than 90 people, it is home to the domestic research and investment teams for capabilities in Australian Equities, Fixed Income, Multi-Asset and Global Equities.

As at 31 March 2018, Schroders managed over A$780 billion on behalf of clients in 27 countries across Europe, the Americas, Asia and the Middle East. Schroders in Australia is a wholly owned subsidiary of Schroders plc.


Siguler Guff is a multi-strategy private equity investment firm which, together with its affiliates, has over $13 billion of assets under management. With more than 20 years of experience investing as a firm in the private markets, Siguler Guff seeks to generate strong, risk-adjusted returns by focusing opportunistically on market niches.

Siguler Guff’s investment products include multi-manager funds, direct investment funds and customized separate accounts targeting specific areas of compelling opportunity. The Firm’s core investment strategies include distressed and special situations, distressed real estate, small business and emerging markets. Siguler Guff’s institutional investment knowledge, sector immersion approach and longstanding relationships provide access to compelling investment opportunities within each of its targeted strategies. Founded in 1991 within PaineWebber, Siguler Guff became an independent firm in 1995.

The Firm currently serves over 600 institutional clients, including corporate and public employee benefit plans, endowments, foundations, government agencies and financial institutions, and more than 900 family office and high net worth investors. Headquartered in New York, Siguler Guff maintains offices in Boston, London, Moscow, Mumbai, São Paulo, Shanghai, Tokyo, Seoul, Hong Kong and Sugar Land, TX. For additional information on Siguler Guff, please visit www.sigulerguff.com.

Media Partner

Investment Magazine


Founded in 2004, Investment Magazine has long been widely acknowledged as the leading publication covering the Australian institutional investment industry and superannuation sector.

Investment Magazine is firmly focused on producing original journalism of value to the country’s largest asset owners. This includes in-depth interviews with the chief executives, chief investment officers and chairs of major funds. Issues regularly covered include investment strategy, investment operations, governance, technology, group insurance and business strategy, along with leadership, ethics and culture.

The team, led by editor Sally Rose who joined the publication in 2016, produces a monthly print edition and publishes online daily.

Investment Magazine is published by Conexus Financial, an independent specialist financial media publishing and events company based in Sydney.

For more information on Industry Partnership with AIST, contact:

Maryann Mannix-White
Chief Membership Officer
Email: mmannixwhite@aist.asn.au
Phone: 03 8677 3810