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IFM Investors, a global investment manager owned by Australian pension funds, has appointed Rekha Misra as its global head of product strategy and innovation, effective from 4 December 2023.

Misra has more than two decades of experience working in the asset management industry globally, including most recently as the Global Chief Operating Officer at WTW (formerly Willis Towers Watson), where she was responsible for the global operating platform of the investments business, supporting in excess of US$3 trillion of assets under advice and US$175 billion of assets under management.

Prior to WTW, Misra was Global Chief Operating Officer at Holland Capital Management, and has held senior positions at Barclays Funds and Advisory, and Credit Suisse Asset Management.

Based in London, Misra will report to Chief Strategy Officer Luba Nikulina and lead the evolution of IFM’s global product capabilities through enhancing our product development strategy, identifying new market opportunities, and leading innovative initiatives to enhance our investment solutions.

Nikulina’s focus continues to be on building out the business globally with an emphasis on aligning IFM’s strategy with clients’ evolving needs, sustainability, public affairs, and marketing. 

She oversees a growing global team across the United Kingdom, Europe, the United States, Asia, and Australia, with Maria Nazarova-Doyle as Global Head of Sustainable Investment and John Gee-Grant as Head of Global Client Solutions recently joining.

IFM is a global private markets specialist managing funds that are invested on behalf of working people into assets that are essential for society, such as toll roads, airports, seaports, and renewable energy producers. 

By managing, operating, and investing in critical assets, IFM seeks to maximize long-term returns to clients and their members and beneficiaries, as well as creating positive and wide-ranging benefits for communities around the world. 

Quotes attributable to IFM Investors’ Chief Strategy Officer Luba Nikulina: 

“Rekha’s global experience will be invaluable as we continue to grow our presence in key markets in North America, Asia, Europe and the United Kingdom. I look forward to Rekha’s leadership as we continue to explore new investment opportunities and innovations to bring them to market for the benefit of our clients.”

Quotes attributable to IFM Investors’ Global Head of Product Strategy and Innovation Rekha Misra:

"IFM Investors has a compelling vision, a comprehensive plan, relentless focus on implementation and talented people working together. It's a great honour to be joining IFM Investors and I look forward to working with the team to help design and grow the product offering IFM can deliver to its clients.”

About us:

About IFM Investors  

IFM Investors was established more than 25 years ago with the aim to invest, protect and grow the long-term retirement savings of working people. Owned by a group of Australian pension funds, the organisation has A$215 billion under management as at 30 June 2023. As a signatory to The United Nations-supported Principles for Responsible Investment, IFM actively engages on ESG issues with the companies in which we invest with the aim of enhancing their net performance while minimising investment risk. Operating globally from offices in Melbourne, Sydney, London, Berlin, Zurich, Amsterdam, Milan, Warsaw, New York, Hong Kong, Seoul and Tokyo, IFM manages investments across infrastructure, debt, listed equities and private equity assets. For more information, visit  

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