Ares Management is a leading global alternative asset manager with about US$100 billion in assets under management and more than 15 principal and originating offices across the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia. Since our inception in 1997, we have adhered to a disciplined investment philosophy that focuses on delivering compelling risk-adjusted returns throughout market cycles. We strive to maintain a consistent, credit-based approach to targeting well-structured investments in high-quality businesses and real-estate assets. We believe our growth in becoming one of the largest alternative asset managers is a testament to our experienced management team, focus on performance, and high-quality investor base, which includes large pension funds, university endowments, sovereign wealth funds, banks and insurance companies.
Centaur Property Funds Management is an Australian wholesale real estate debt fund manager. Centaur is a leading provider of real-estate backed senior and mezzanine loans under $20 million to the Australian property development sector. The firm has taken advantage of the lack of competition in this space and the inefficient lending habits of the major banks. Centaur was established in 2012 and is 100 per cent owned by its management team. Current investors include industry superannuation funds, as well as family-office and high-net-worth investors. Since its inception, Centaur has provided $206 million to 72 property development projects throughout Australia. To date, investors have received $133 million in returned capital, realising a gross internal rate of return of 19.8 per cent. Centaur is open for investment through its second fund, Real Estate Debt Fund 2. The fund had a first close on May 31, 2016, and has current commitments of $60 million.
Cheyne Capital was founded in 2000 by Jonathan Lourie and Stuart Fiertz. It is one of Europe’s leading alternative investment fund managers. Cheyne invests across the capital structure, from the senior debt to the equity of corporates and real estate. With an investment philosophy grounded in rigorous fundamental analysis, the firm’s main areas of expertise are: real-estate debt, social property impact, corporate credit, convertible bonds, event driven and equities.
Cheyne is known for its innovative approach and has been successful at exploiting important inflections early on in the market place. Today, Cheyne is one of the largest and most successful providers of European real-estate debt and has developed an investment-grade and crossover corporate credit program that has generated net annual returns of 15 per cent since its inception in 2002.
In January 2017, Cheyne was honoured to win EuroHedge’s prestigious Management Firm of the Year award for the third time, having previously earned it for performance in 2004 and 2012.
Cheyne Capital Management (UK) is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and is an Alternative Investment Fund Manager in compliance with the EU’s Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive. The firm is also registered as an investment adviser in the United States with the SEC. Cheyne was one of the initial signatories to the Hedge Fund Working Group and Stuart Fiertz, Cheyne’s president, was a founder of the Hedge Fund Standards Board.
Gunn Agri Partners are a boutique agricultural funds management business that specialises in institutional level on-farm management, asset productivity improvement and direct agriculture investment management for separately managed accounts, funds and investor clubs.
The team draws on decades of global experience through the value chain from acquisition, operation and disposal of agricultural assets along with institutional grade management and corporate governance.
The Gunn Agri Partners Cattle Fund held it’s first close at in 2015 and is currently running circa $100million worth of assets across approx 1.1 million acres with 35,000 head of cattle in Northern Australia on behalf of institutional investors.
The team are specifically focused on a modern investment structure with added alignment and transparency.
- Bill Gunn, Executive Chairman: CEO and founder of Gunn Rural Management (now known as GRM International), Managed over 10m acres globally
- Daniel Hough, Managin Partner
- Alan Hoppe, COO : Formally COO of Macquarie Agricultural Funds Management Brazil & Australia.
- Bradley Wheaton, Partner: Former Agriculture Advisor to the NSW Minister for Primary Industries, , Twynam Agricultural Group and Macquarie Agricultural Funds Management.
- Ross Peatling, Livestock Operations: 20yrs + with Northern Australia Pastoral Company (NAPCO), Board of Cattle Council of Australia and lifetime member of Northern Territory Cattleman’s Association (NTCA).
Hastings is a specialist global manager focused on infrastructure equity and debt investing. It is dedicated to transforming global infrastructure investment opportunities to deliver long-term value for investors. Hastings established one of the first unlisted infrastructure equity funds in 1994 and one of the first infrastructure-focused debt funds in 1999. It continues to develop innovative infrastructure investment solutions. Hastings actively manages more than 30 equity and 25 debt infrastructure assets globally; it manages A$12.9 billion (as at June 30, 2016) on behalf of 60 institutional investors in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Europe and North America.
With more than two decades managing infrastructure, it remains one of the longest-running, most-qualified and successful infrastructure managers and has a global footprint, with offices in Australia (Melbourne and Sydney), Europe (London), North America (New York) and Asia (Singapore and Seoul). Hastings employs more than 100 staff.
IFM Investors is one of the few truly aligned global fund managers in the world, with more than A$72 billion in assets under management (as at September 30, 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 aiming to deliver results that 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 in London, New York, Berlin, Tokyo, Sydney and Hong Kong, along with the head office in Melbourne, IFM Investors has one singular purpose – the prosperity of investors and their members.
IFM is a responsible investor and has been a signatory to the United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment since 2008.
ICG is a specialist asset manager founded 28 years ago, investing in private debt, credit and equity, with US$23.8 billion in assets under management globally (as at December 31, 2016).
ICG has 270 institutional clients globally, based in the UK and Ireland (18%), the Americas (23%), the Asia-Pacific region (21%) and in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (38%). With more than 270 employees around the world, our objective is to generate income and consistently high returns while protecting the investment downside. We seek to achieve this through our expertise in investing across the capital structure, combining flexible capital solutions, local access and insight with an entrepreneurial approach, to give us a competitive edge in our markets. We are committed to innovation and pioneering new strategies through which we can deliver value to our investors.
ICG is listed on the London Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: ICP) and regulated in the UK by the Financial Conduct Authority. Intermediate Capital Group, Inc, is a wholly owned subsidiary of ICG and is registered as an investment adviser under the US Investment Advisers Act of 1940.
Invesco is a leading global investment firm that aims to deliver an investment experience that helps people get more out of life.
The firm is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, US. It has assets of more than A$1trillion, a New York Stock Exchange listing, and a market capitalisation of about US$13 billion. Invesco serves clients in more than 120 countries and has more than 6500 employees worldwide. Its clients benefit from a commitment to investment excellence, a strong depth of investment capabilities, and organisational strength.
As a fully independent firm, all of Invesco’s resources are dedicated to investment management. Rather than being shackled by a single ‘house view’, each of the firm’s 13 investment centres worldwide has its own unique methodology.
In Australia, Invesco offers portfolios in Australian equities (large and small cap), global equities (fundamental and quantitative), fixed income, listed and direct property, and alternatives.
Landmark Partners specialises in secondary market transactions of private equity and real-estate investments, with about US$15.5 billion in committed capital (as at September 30, 2016). Founded in 1989, the firm has one of the longest track records in the industry and is a leading source of liquidity to owners of interests in real estate, real asset, venture, mezzanine and buyout limited partnerships. Landmark has completed more than 525 transactions in its 27-year history and acquired over 1925 partnership interests, managed by 725-plus general partners.
Landmark Partners has more than 90 professionals across four offices in Boston, London, New York and Simsbury, Connecticut.
Lendlease is a leading international property and infrastructure group, with operations in Australia, Asia, the Americas and Europe. Listed on the Australian Securities Exchange, and with about 12,000 employees worldwide, Lendlease’s capabilities span the property and infrastructure spectrum.
The group’s global investment platform spans Australia, Asia and the UK, with about A$23.6 billion (as at June 30, 2016) in funds under management, via funds and managed investment mandates.
The investor base for Lendlease’s global investment management platform consists of about 150 institutional investors from around the world, predominantly comprising sovereign wealth funds, large public and private pension funds and insurance companies, and other large institutional investors.
Lendlease’s investment management capability complements the world-class product creation capability of the broader Lendlease Group. This enables the delivery of a range of global real-estate products and solutions tailored to the needs of institutional investment partners.
QIC is a leading investment provider for sovereign wealth funds, superannuation funds and other institutional investors.
Created in 1991 by the Queensland Government to serve its long-term investment responsibilities, QIC has the heritage and insights to understand our clients’ needs. We have grown to become one of Australia’s largest institutional investment managers, with more than A$79 billion in funds under management (as at December 31, 2016). We have the relevant capabilities for today’s investment landscape and we are bound by a common philosophy – to deliver outcomes.
Spanning fixed interest and liquid strategies, infrastructure, real estate, private equity and multi-asset solutions, we adapt our approach to suit the investor and the investment context.
Qualitas is a real-estate investment management firm investing equity and debt across the entire property spectrum, including core, opportunistic and value-add strategies.
Since 2008, Qualitas has invested in or financed assets valued at more than A$4 billion, across a range of real-estate sectors and in the major cities of Australia. We aim to generate attractive returns by executing a patient and disciplined strategy and investing our own capital alongside our clients’.
Siguler Guff is a multi-strategy private equity investment firm that, together with its affiliates, has more than $11 billion in 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. The firm’s investment products include multi-manager funds, direct investment funds and customised separate accounts. Siguler Guff serves more than 500 institutional clients and more than 800 family office and high net worth investors. The firm has headquarters in New York and maintains offices in Boston, London, Moscow, Mumbai, São Paulo and Shanghai.