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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$75 billion in assets under management (as at 31 December 2016) across infrastructure, debt investments, listed equities and private equity. 

Along with our owners – 28 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, Tokyo, Sydney, Hong Kong 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 (IS) safekeeps, values, clears and services securities and portfolios for institutional investors. The business is a global leader in providing innovative solutions, helping clients in more than 90 markets optimise efficiency, mitigate risk and enhance revenue through custody and asset servicing, securities and derivatives clearance and collateral management offerings. In Australia and New Zealand, IS offers a comprehensive range of core and specialised solutions to superannuation funds, investment managers and other institutional investors. IS tailors solutions specifically for our clients’ needs, combining a wide range of products with the market-leading services of a top-tier investment bank.

Major Event Partner
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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 $29 trillion in assets under custody and administration and $2,47 trillion* in assets under management as of December 31, 2016, 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

*AUM reflects approx. $30.62 billion (as of December 31, 2016) with respect to which State Street Global Markets, LLC (SSGM) serves as marketing agent; SSGM and State Street Global Advisors are affiliated.

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State Street Corporation, One Lincoln Street, Boston, MA 02111-2900.

Premium Partners
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AMP Capital is one of the largest investment managers in the Asia Pacific region. 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 trust us to invest over A$165.4 billion (as at 31 December 2016) on their behalf, across a range of single sector and diversified funds.

More information about AMP Capital is available online at www.ampcapital.com.au/about-us.


AXA IM has been in Australia for many years, and provides local investors with access to an active, long-term, global, multi-asset investor.   

As the investment partner of AXA Group, we draw on a longstanding heritage of creating solutions to manage real-life risks and challenges. At the same time, our investment professionals are committed to finding the most efficient and sustainable sources of return across world markets, from equities to fixed income, real assets to other alternative asset classes. By combining investment insight and innovation with robust risk management we have become one of the world’s leading asset managers, managing A$1,027bn assets as at end of September 2016.We are committed to becoming a leader in Responsible Investment (RI) and supporting sustainable financial markets.

Insight Investment is an active investment manager that has been operating since 2002. It is now responsible for A$935.3bn1 in assets under management, employing 211 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 eight local staff includes three investment professionals, managing A$32.8bn1 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$17.1bn1), an “inflation plus” multi-asset strategy (A$2.4bn1), a “cash plus” global absolute return bond strategy (A$1.3bn1), and bespoke asset allocation implementation services (A$12bn1).

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.

1 As at 30 June 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), Pareto Investment Management Limited (PIML), Cutwater Asset Management Corp. (CAMC), Cutwater Investor Services Corp. (CISC) and Insight North America LLC (INA), each of which provides asset management services.


Hermes Investment Management provides active investment and stewardship, striving to deliver sustainable, long-term returns for our clients. Our investment professionals currently manage over US$35.3bn* across a range of actively-managed and private market solutions. We are also one of the market leaders in responsible investment advisory services where we advise on US$322.9bn*.

Our investment solutions include:

Private markets:International real estate, UK commercial real estate, UK private rental sector real estate, infrastructure and private equity

High active share equities: Asia, global emerging markets, Europe, US, global, and small and mid cap

Credit:Absolute return, global high yield, multi strategy, global investment grade, real estate debt, direct lending

Multi asset:Multi asset inflation

Responsible investment services:Corporate engagement, intelligent voting and public policy engagement

Source: *Please note the total AUM figure includes US$6.7bn  of assets managed or under an advisory agreement by Hermes GPE LLP (“HGPE”), a joint venture between Hermes Fund Managers Limited (“HFM”) and GPE Partner Limited. HGPE is an independent entity and not part of the Hermes group.  US$0.1bn of total group AUM figure represents HFM mandates under advice. Source: Hermes as at 31 December 2016 with the exception of one portfolio using estimated values totalling US$13.0m as at 30 November 2016


HSBC Global Asset Management is the investment management business of the HSBC Group. We develop and manage investment management products and services for clients around the world, including corporate and institutional clients, such as insurers, pension, government pension and sovereign wealth funds.

HSBC Global Asset Management fulfils its purpose of connecting HSBC's clients with investment opportunities around the world through an international network of offices in approximately 30 countries, delivering global capabilities with local market insight.

With investment teams located in over a dozen key markets around the world, our fund managers are entrusted with around USD413 billion of clients' assets (to the end of Dec 16). HSBC’s expertise helps clients to seek returns through a range of assets, such as equities, bonds, multi-asset, liquidity and alternative assets.

For more information see www.global.assetmanagement.hsbc.com 

We are a leading global investment management firm whose investment expertise, strength and innovation have earned the trust and confidence of the world’s most sophisticated institutional and individual investors.

With more than $900 billion* in assets under management, 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, factor-based, fundamental active, alternatives, ESG and liquidity solutions that are available in a variety of investment vehicles.

*As of December 31, 2016, AUM was $942.5 billion which included AUM managed by Northern Trust Corporation and Northern Trust Asset Management.


Nuveen provides investment advice and portfolio management through Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association (TIAA) and more than a dozen affiliated registered investment advisers. Collectively managing $882 billion in assets, as of December 31, 2016, the business provides access to innovative investment strategies through expertise that spans traditional and alternative asset classes, generating new investment opportunities for clients through a wide array of vehicles including funds, customized strategies and solutions. Nuveen is committed to TIAA’s legacy of helping individuals and institutional clients achieve long-term investment success and financial well-being. 


Robeco is a pure play international asset manager founded in 1929. It currently has 15 offices worldwide and is headquartered in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Through its unique integration of fundamental, sustainable and quantitative research, Robeco is able to offer both institutional and private investors an extensive selection of active investment strategies, covering a broad range of asset classes. As at 30 September 2017, Robeco had AUD 229 billion in assets under management, 70% of which were institutional. Robeco is a subsidiary of Robeco Groep N.V. (RGNV) which had assets under management of AUD 426 billion as at 30 September 2017. More information is available at www.robeco.com.au


Schroders is one of the largest and most internationally diverse independent investment managers providing investment management, research and marketing services from offices located in 27 countries across Europe, the Americas, Asia and the Middle East. As at 31 December 2016 Schroders managed over A$658.7 billion on behalf of clients around the globe. 

Schroders in Australia is a wholly owned subsidiary of Schroders plc.  The Australian firm was established in 1961 and its domestic research and investment teams are an integral part of Schroders global network. As at 28 February 2017, Schroders in Australia managed over A$45.7 billion on behalf of clients.


Siguler Guff is a multi-strategy private equity investment firm which, together with its affiliates, has over $11 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 currently serves over 500 institutional clients , including corporate and public employee benefit plans, superannuation funds, endowments, foundations, government agencies and financial institutions, and more than 800 family office and high net worth investors. Headquartered in New York, Siguler Guff maintains offices in Boston, London, Moscow, Mumbai, São Paulo and Shanghai. To learn more about Siguler Guff, please visit www.sigulerguff.com.

Media Partner

Investment Magazine


Founded in 2004, Investment Magazine has long been widely acknowledged as the leading superannuation, institutional investment and fund management publication in Australia. Investment Magazineprovides news and analysis on all the activities in which superannuation funds engage. These include asset allocation, manager selection, investment operations, administration, post-retirement and group insurance.

We provide trusted information that helps the decision-makers track their investable dollar and invest wisely.

For more information on Industry Partnership with AIST, contact:

Theresa Hoogland
Executive Manager, Marketing and Strategy
Email: thoogland@aist.asn.au
Phone: 03 8677 3856