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As the nation’s voice for profit-to-member super,
we lead the way in policy change, education and industry events.
IFM Investors was established in 1994 for the purpose of protecting and growing the retirement savings of our investors’ beneficiaries, who are millions of pension fund members globally. We are owned by 27 superannuation funds, which means we are highly aligned with our investors’ interests.
We invest across four asset classes: infrastructure, debt investments, listed equities and private equity.
Long-term stewardship of our assets is fundamental to our role. We recognise that a responsible investment approach, encompassing respect for the environment, a commitment to a strong and inclusive society and good governance practices will help to maximise long-term returns for members. At the same time, this approach will benefit communities, the environment and the broader economy.
Today we manage over A$ 165 billion* across all four asset classes, making us one of the largest managers in Australia.
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.
*As of 31 December 2019
MetLife Australia is an award-winning provider of life insurance products that deliver genuine benefit to customers. We partner with super funds, employers and financial advisers to provide high quality life insurance solutions that meet customers’ needs.
Backed by more than 150 years of history and a strong global presence, we have the scale and experience that makes us a valued and trusted insurance partner. MetLife protects customers in over 40 countries worldwide, serves 90 million customers and leads the market in corporate insurance solutions in the US, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. In Australia, we cover over 1.5 million lives and paid over $533 million in claims to policy holders in Australia in 2020.
In 2021, MetLife was named the ANZIIF Life Insurer of the Year, Best Insurer at the Super Fund of the Year Awards and was awarded a record of five ALUCA (Australasian Life Underwriting and Claims Association) Life Insurance Excellence Awards in 2021. MetLife also won three Plan For Life Excellence Awards 2021 for our end-to-end health program, 360Health.
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 $40.3 trillion in assets under custody and/or administration and $3.6 trillion* in assets under management as of March 31, 2021, State Street operates globally in more than 100 geographic markets and employs approximately 39,000 worldwide. For more information, visit State Street's website at www.statestreet.com.
* Assets under management as of March 31, 2021 includes approximately $60 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.
SS&C is a leading innovator in technology-powered solutions and operational services focused on the global financial services industry, with a network spanning the major financial and commercial centers of North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.
As a provider of retirement solutions for clients across the globe, we bring a unique perspective to the industry, combined with a local team that understands the Australian Superannuation market, backed by the global scale, technological prowess, and operational expertise of SS&C – a company with the financial strength to continually invest in new technologies and keep you always ahead of the curve.
SS&C is also the world’s largest hedge fund and private equity administrator, as well as the largest mutual fund transfer agency.
AXA Investment Managers (AXA IM) is a responsible asset manager, actively investing for the long-term to help its clients, its people and the world to prosper. Our high conviction approach enables us to uncover what we believe to be the best global investment opportunities across alternative and traditional asset classes, managing approximately AU$1.3 trillion in assets as at the end of December 2020.
AXA IM is a leading investor in green, social and sustainable markets, managing AU$882 billion of ESG-integrated, sustainable and impact assets. We are committed to reaching net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 across all our assets, and integrating ESG principles into our business, from stock selection to our corporate actions and culture. Our goal is to provide clients with a true value responsible investment solution, while driving meaningful change for society and the environment.
AXA IM employs over 2,440 employees around the world, operates out of 27 offices across 20 countries and is part of the AXA Group, a worldwide leader in insurance and asset management.
Federated Hermes is guided by the conviction that responsible investing is the best way to create long-term wealth. We provide specialised capabilities across equity, fixed income and private markets, in addition to multi-asset strategies and liquidity-management solutions. Through pioneering stewardship services, we engage companies on strategic and sustainability concerns to promote investors’ long-term performance and fiduciary interests. Our goals are to help individuals invest and retire better, help clients achieve better risk-adjusted returns, and to contribute to positive outcomes in the wider world.
All activities previously carried out by Hermes Investment Management now form the international business of Federated Hermes.
Link Group connects millions of people with their assets including equities, pension and superannuation, investments, property and other financial assets. We do this by partnering with thousands of financial market participants to deliver services, solutions and technology platforms that enhance the user experience and make scaled administration simple. We help manage regulatory complexity, improve data management and provide tools to help people connect to their assets, leveraging analysis, insight and technology. Our core businesses are complemented by our expertise in digital solutions and data analytics, and enable us to provide a complete service to our global network of clients and partners. We are the largest provider of services in Australia's superannuation administration industry, which services the fourth largest pension pool in the world based on funds under management.
Mercer is one of the world’s leading firms for superannuation, investments, health and human resource consulting and products. Our organisation’s purpose is creating better lives; we do this by making a difference in the health, wealth and careers of millions of Australians. With 2.1 million superannuation members, we are supporting 1 in 7 working Australians across all funds; we recognise the critical role we can play in our communities and the reach that we are fortunate to have. Supported by our global team of 23,000 colleagues, we help our clients challenge conventional thinking to create solutions that drive long-term value for members and make a difference in the lives of millions of people every day. Locally, we have a team of approximately 2,200 colleagues based in eight offices across Australia.
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 US$1.2 trillion in assets under management as of 31 December 2020 and operations in 27 countries. Its investment specialists 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
PIMCO is a global leader in active fixed income. With our launch in 1971 in Newport Beach, California, PIMCO introduced investors to a total return approach to fixed income investing. In the 50 years since, we have worked relentlessly to help millions of investors pursue their objectives – regardless of shifting market conditions. As active investors, our goal is not just to find opportunities, but to create them. To this end, we remain firmly committed to the pursuit of our mission: delivering superior investment returns, solutions and service to our clients.
QIC is an Australian-based investment manager that is a trusted fiduciary, providing strong and sustainable risk-adjusted returns for the circa 115 domestic and international clients we serve.
Our government ownership has afforded us the stability to apply a truly long-term view to whole of fund investing, and produced a thirty-year heritage of serving the enduring investment needs of sovereign and institutional investors.
Today, our highly experienced teams actively manage portfolios across infrastructure, real estate, private debt, liquid markets, and private equity via our Australian and offshore offices.
With US$69bn* assets under management, we opportunistically create access for private capital to work with the Queensland Government to deliver mutually beneficial investment outcomes.
*As at 30 June 2021
Robeco is a pure-play international asset manager founded in 1929 with headquarters in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and 17 offices worldwide. A global leader in sustainable investing since 1995, its unique integration of sustainable as well as fundamental and quantitative research enables the company to offer institutional and private investors an extensive selection of active investment strategies, for a broad range of asset classes.
As at 31 December 2020, Robeco had AUD 279 billion in assets under management, of which AUD 254 billion is committed to ESG integration. In addition, Robeco’s Active Ownership team uses voting rights and strategic engagement with companies in which it invests to maximise its sustainability impact. Robeco is a subsidiary of ORIX Corporation Europe N.V.
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 2021, manages A$34.5 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 30 June 2021, Schroders managed A$1,017.5 billion on behalf of clients in 35 locations across Europe, the Americas, Asia and the Middle East. Schroders in Australia is a wholly owned subsidiary of Schroders plc.
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