IFM Investors

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IFM Investors
IndustryInvestment services
Founded(1990; 33 years ago (1990)) in Melbourne, Australia.
Number of locations
9 offices worldwide.[1] (2019)
Key people
AUMUS$129 billion (June 2021)
Number of employees
555 (June 2021) (June 2021)
  • Investment management
  • Infrastructure investments
  • Infrastructure debt
  • Diversified credit
  • Treasury services
  • Indexed and quantitative listed equities
  • Active listed equities
  • Private equity
  • Asset management

IFM Investors is a provider of investment services.

As at 30 June 2021, IFM Investors invests on behalf of more than 550 institutions worldwide, including pension, superannuation and sovereign wealth funds, universities, insurers, endowment funds and foundations.


Established in 1990, the firm started off as the Development Australia Fund (DAF Limited).[4][5] It was established to invest in growing Australian private and public companies and infrastructure assets. In 1994, Industry Funds Services (IFS) was established to provide advice and specialist investment expertise in infrastructure, private equity and Australian equities. Industry Funds Management (IFM) was created through the merger of IFS Capital Group and DAF Limited in 2004.[5] Industry Funds Management (IFM) changed its name to IFM Investors in 2013.[6][7]

In 2018, the company Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas (FCC) decided to sell 49% of the capital of its subsidiary FCC Aqualia to the IFM Global Infrastructure Fund (through Global Infraco Spain) for 1,024 million euros.[8]

Corporate responsibilities[edit]

IFM Investors has been a signatory to the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI) since 2008[9] and has a Group Corporate Environmental, Social & Government Policy that determines its approach to the governance of investee entities. The firm is committed to reducing the carbon impact of its investments, targeting net zero greenhouse gas emissions across asset classes by 2050.[10]


  1. ^ "IFM Investors open Hong Kong office". 28 November 2016.
  2. ^ "IFM Investors to carve out thermal coal exposure by 2030". 6 September 2021.
  3. ^ "Company Overview of Industry Super Holdings Pty. Ltd".
  4. ^ "IFM: Look to pensions for infrastructure cash". Financial Times. 13 November 2016.
  5. ^ a b "Electricity infrastructure like Ausgrid is a safe bet for super funds".
  6. ^ "IFM rebrands, selects Japan head". 21 October 2013.
  7. ^ "Landor Sydney rebrands Industry Funds Management as IFM Investors". 25 October 2013. Retrieved 6 January 2018.
  8. ^ "FCC vende al fondo IFM el 49% de Aqualia por 1.024 millones para reducir deuda". El Español (in Spanish). 17 March 2018. Retrieved 25 July 2022.
  9. ^ "Signatory Directory: IFM Investors".
  10. ^ "IFM Investors targets Net Zero by 2050". Retrieved 16 September 2021.