IFM Investors announced on November 30 that it established an office in South Korea.
IFM Investors is a global asset management company owned by 28 Australian pension funds. The company is planning to create stable long-term profits in South Korea based on its governance structure revolving around public pension funds.
That day, IFM Investors CEO Brett Himbury held a press conference at the Four Season Hotel located in Gwanghwamun, Seoul, saying that institutional investors around the world are trying to increase the profits of investors these days in spite of adverse environments such as low interest rate trends and mounting geopolitical risks and IFM Investors’ office in South Korea is going to provide various services for institutional investors in South Korea looking to diversify their portfolios to overseas infrastructure loans, securities investment products, and so on.
“Particularly promising alternative investment tools include those in the energy sector and the traffic and transportation sector,” he went on to say, adding, “Investment in energy, new and renewable energy in particular, is highly attractive in that long-term supply contracts constitute the mainstream and ports, roads and airports also have promising investment opportunities.”