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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$70 billion in assets under management (as at 30 June 2016) across infrastructure, debt investments, listed equities and private capital.

Along with our owners – 29 world leading pension funds and other investors – we believe in the power of bold, long-term investment commitments and strategies to deliver outstanding results.

Transparent and trusted, 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
State Street

State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT) is one of the world's leading provider of financial services to institutional investors including investment servicing, investment management and investment research and trading. With $27 trillion in assets under custody and administration and $2 trillion* in assets under management as of March 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.

* Assets under management include approximately $33 billion as of March 31, 2016), for which State Street Global Markets, LLC, an affiliate of SSgA, serves as the distribution agent

Premium Partners
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AMP Capital is a leading investment house with A$160.4 billion [1] in funds under management. We have a heritage and strength in real estate and infrastructure, and specialist expertise in fixed income, equities and multi-asset solutions. Our experience and leadership across asset classes not only provides insights into ever-changing markets, but also means we are at the forefront of developing contemporary investment solutions for clients.

Since we started life back in 1849 as the investment management arm of AMP Society, our commitment to delivering outstanding investment outcomes for our clients has been at the heart of everything we do.

With more than 160 years’ experience managing clients’ money, we’ve learnt what matters most – that is, to build the trust of our clients. We’ve always believed that some of the best investment opportunities are created by truly understanding our clients’ needs. It’s this philosophy that explains the range of ‘firsts’ we’ve achieved on behalf of our clients, and why we’ve been at the forefront of developing contemporary investment solutions.

We believe in expert investment teams coming together to discover the best possible insights and investment opportunities for our clients. With A$160.4 billion [1] in assets under management, AMP Capital’s story is more about our clients’ successes than our own.

[1] as of 30 June 2016. Represents draw down amount on a fully funded basis.

For more information see www.ampcapital.com.au


AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM) is a multi-expert asset management company within the AXA Group. AXA IM's multi-expert business model is composed of single asset class driven teams of experts, and a Multi Asset Client Solutions team, providing clients with the strength of a global organisation with the agility of smaller businesses. The multi-expert model consists of empowered and specialised teams of experts: AXA Fixed Income, AXA Framlington, AXA Rosenberg, AXA Funds of Hedge Funds, AXA Private Equity, AXA Real Estate, AXA Structured Finance

AXA IM manages approximately AUD703 billion globally for various types of investors: the AXA Group insurance companies, institutional clients and distributors.

AXA IM has approximately 2,400 employees, including over 800 investment professionals worldwide. AXA IM is located in 23 countries, with the global headquarters in Paris, and the regional headquarters in Hong Kong.

The Sydney office, was opened in 2008 headed by Craig Hurt and is focused on offering AXA IM's investment expertise to Australian institutional investors.

AXA IM is committed to becoming a leader in Responsible Investment (RI) and supporting sustainable financial markets

Insight is one of the UK's largest active managers responsible for A$895.8bn in assets under management (AUM). We manage A$37.8bn3 for Australian institutional investors across currency risk management (A$24.2bn3), multi-asset (A$1.7bn3), fixed income (A$1bn3), and implementation services (A$10.9bn3). Our core strength is liability-driven and objective-based investing with a strong risk management focus.

Based in London, Insight is a specialist asset manager with a global network of operations in the UK, US, Japan and Australia. Our clients include pension funds, corporates, local authorities, insurers, sovereign wealth funds, wealth managers, financial institutions and private individuals. As at 30 June 2016, Insight employed 686 staff, including 203 investment professionals.

At the heart of our investment philosophy is a desire to offer clients innovative yet practical solutions. To achieve this, we combine expertise, strength and depth of knowledge with innovation across a broad range of asset classes and the risk/return spectrum to offer our clients complete flexibility; an essential tool in delivering tailored client solutions.


Hermes Investment Management provides active investment and stewardship, striving to deliver sustainable, long-term returns for our clients.  With offices in London, New York and Singapore our investment professionals currently manage US$34.8bn* across equity, fixed income, real estate and alternatives for a global clientele of institutional and wholesale investors. 

As manager to one of the largest pension funds in Europe, responsibility is strongly embedded in our company culture. We seek positive engagement with the firms we invest in on behalf of our clients. Consequently, Hermes is one of the market leaders in responsible investment advisory services, where we have US$252.5bn* of assets under advice. 

Source: *Please note the total AUM figure includes US$6.9bn 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$0.2bn of total group AUM figure represents HFM mandates under advice. Source: Hermes as at 30 June 2016 with the exception of one portfolio using estimated values totalling US$130.7m as at 29 February 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 multi-national, corporate and institutional clients, such as insurers, 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.

Located in over a dozen key markets around the world, our teams of fund managers are entrusted with around USD424 billion of clients' assets (to the end of Dec 15). Their expertise and local market knowledge helps clients to seek returns through a range of assets, such as equities, bonds and property, according to the client's objectives and the level of risk they wish to take. 

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

Northern Trust Corporation is a leading provider of wealth management, asset servicing, asset management and banking to corporations, superannuation funds, government institutions, and affluent families and individuals. For more than 125 years, Northern Trust has earned distinction as an industry leader for exceptional service, financial expertise, integrity and innovation. In Australia and New Zealand, Northern Trust is a full-service provider, delivering a range of solutions for institutional clients; including Australian investment accounting and tax, unit registry services, investment operations outsourcing, and specialised custody solutions.

Founded in Chicago in 1889, Northern Trust has offices in the United States in 19 states and Washington, D.C., and 22 international locations in Canada, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region. As of 31 December, 2016, Northern Trust Corporation had US$124 billion in banking assets, US$6.7 trillion in assets under custody, US$8.5 trillion in assets under custody/administration and US$942 billion in assets under management. 

www.northerntrust.com | Twitter @NorthernTrust


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 2015 Schroders managed over A$635 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 31 December 2015, Schroders in Australia managed over A$48.1 billion on behalf of clients.


Siguler Guff & Company is a multi-strategy private equity investment firm which, together with its affiliates, has over $10 billion of assets under management.  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 serves over 500 institutional clients, including corporate and public employee benefit plans, superannuation funds, endowments, foundations, government agencies and financial institutions, and more than 600 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.

TIAA Global Asset Management provides investment advice and portfolio management through Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association (TIAA) and more than a dozen affiliated registered investment advisers. Collectively managing $639 billion in assets, as of June 30, 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. TIAA Global Asset Management is committed to TIAA’s legacy of helping individuals and institutional clients achieve long-term investment success and financial well-being. To learn more about how TIAA Global Asset Management can help you reach your investment goals, visit tgam.com.

Media Partner

Investment Magazine


Investment Magazine is the exclusive official publications of the AIST. This is the result of a multi-year partnership. We were chosen as the most resourced, experienced and well-read publications in superannuation and institutional investment. Our publications, and those previously founded by our directors, have proudly supported the value proposition and competition provided by industry funds from their earliest incarnation.

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