IFM Continues to Expand North American Infrastructure Debt Team

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IFM Investors Appoints Joseph Braun as Associate Director of Debt Investments

New York — July 13, 2016 — IFM Investors today announced the appointment of Joseph Braun as an Associate Director in North American Debt Investments. Mr. Braun’s appointment further complements IFM Investors’ North American infrastructure debt team, led from the company’s New York City offices. Mr. Braun will report to Rich Randall, Global Head of Debt Investments.

Mr. Braun brings nearly 10 years of industry and financial services experience to the team. At IFM, he will be responsible for originating, executing, and managing infrastructure debt investments for the firm’s institutional investors.

“The continued expansion of our North American debt investment team demonstrates our ongoing commitment and ability to the North American marketplace,” said Rich Randall, Global Head of Debt Investments, IFM Investors. “Furthermore, Joseph’s appointment strengthens our experience and capabilities in North America as we look for infrastructure debt opportunities to address the needs and goals of our investors.”

This appointment marks another significant addition to the firm’s North American infrastructure debt team. Earlier this year, the team announced the appointment of Rich Randall as Global Head of Debt Investments from his prior position as Executive Director of Debt Investments, which he had held since joining IFM Investors in 2013.

Mr. Braun was most recently an Associate Director at Hastings Funds Management, where he focused on origination and execution of infrastructure debt transactions in North America. Prior to that, he held positions at RBC Capital Markets and BBVA, where he focused on relationship management, structuring and execution of corporate and project finance transactions for clients in North America.

Mr. Braun holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Clemson University, and an MBA from the University of South Carolina.

IFM Investors is a uniquely-structured global fund manager with USD 52 billion under management. Established over 20 years ago and owned by 29 Australian non-profit pension funds, IFM Investors’ interests are deeply aligned with those of its investors, the largest of which are U.S. pension funds including three of the six largest public sector pension funds. Investment teams in Australia, North America and Europe manage institutional strategies across infrastructure, debt investments, listed equities and private capital. IFM Investors is committed to the United Nations supported Principles for Responsible Investment and has been a signatory since 2008. IFM Investors has offices in six locations: Melbourne, Sydney, New York, London, Berlin and Tokyo. For more information visit