Ausbil Investment Management Limited is a leading Australian investment manager. Established in April 1997, Ausbil’s core business is the management of Australian equities for major superannuation funds, institutional investors, master trust and retail clients. Ausbil is owned by its employees and New York Life Investment Management (NYLIM), a wholly-owned subsidiary of New York Life Insurance Company. NYLIM has more than US$500 billion in assets under management. NYLIM has a number of boutique affiliates including MacKay Shields, Candriam Investors Group, ICAP, IndexIQ and Cornerstone Capital Management.
Ausbil has a dedicated environmental, social and governance (ESG) research team who provide an in-house service. ESG research is incorporated in Ausbil's investment process. Ausbil believes that a consideration of ESG issues as developed by well-founded ESG research can identify mispriced stocks and assess a company's earnings sustainability. Similarly, engagement on ESG issues can drive long-term value and reduce the risk of value destruction.
Ausbil has monitored and engaged with companies on their corporate governance record and to this extent has historically regarded proxy voting as an important part of its fiduciary duties.