Australia's IFM Investors sets up Korean office

SeoulIFM Investors has set up an office in Seoul to help Korean institutional clients invest in offshore assets. The Australian firm has appointed Kelly Ki Jeong Lee as a client relationship director to help market its infrastructure debt and equity services. “More than ever, Korean pension and insurance investors are embracing IFM Investors' investment model, and our investor-first approach, in order to diversify globally and add to their risk adjusted returns,” said Brett Himbury, chief executive. Last year, IFM Investors set up an office in Hong Kong to add to its existing units in Melbourne, Sydney, New York, London, Berlin and Tokyo. IFM Investors, whose shareholders are Australian superannuation schemes, has 98 billion Australian dollars ($75 billion) under management. ©2017 funds global asia

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