IFM Investors opens Hong Kong office

IFM Investors opened a fully licensed office in Hong Kong, the Melbourne-based infrastructure investment firm’s second office in Asia after Tokyo and its seventh office globally.

IFM continues “to globalize our capabilities” as institutional clients increasingly move away from home-country bias, said Brett Himbury, IFM's chief executive, in a telephone interview Tuesday.

Mr. Himbury said the firm's investment team in Hong Kong will focus initially on investments in listed infrastructure equity. IFM recently launched an Asia-Pacific market-neutral strategy, which can invest in Hong Kong, Australia, South Korea, Taiwan and Singapore.

The Hong Kong team will be led by Nick Koh, investment director, listed equities, who joined IFM from AMP Capital roughly a year ago, he said.