The Fixed Income module relates to:
- Macquarie Investment Management (MIM), a division of Macquarie Asset Management (MAM).
- Macquarie Infrastructure Debt Investment Solutions (MIDIS), part of Macquarie Specialised Investment Solutions (MSIS), which was itself a division of MAM at 30 September 2018.
Macquarie Investment Management offers securities investment management capabilities across a number of asset classes including fixed income, currencies, equities, infrastructure securities, hedge funds and multi-asset solutions. It delivers a full-service offering to both institutional and retail clients in the US and Australia, with selective offerings in other regions. Macquarie Investment Management also partners with selected specialist investment managers to distribute "best of breed" strategies in Australia through its Macquarie Professional Series range of funds.
Under MIM's structure independent investment teams are supported by a global shared-services platform. MIM's teams have the autonomy to leverage their specialised skill sets and define their individual investment approaches and decision-making processes, while benefitting from a comprehensive operational support platform. The integration of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors in the investment process varies by investment team as each team owns its own investment process.
All of MIM's investment teams have access to specialised ESG research, governance and proxy analysis. The investment teams determine how best to leverage this information in their investment process.
Macquarie Infrastructure Debt Investment Solutions (MIDIS) forms part of MSIS. MIDIS provides an infrastructure debt platform that originates and manages transactions on behalf of its pension and insurance clients, seeking low-risk assets achieving above market returns to match long dated liabilities. The platform was launched in the UK in 2012 and has since expanded its presence into Europe, Australia, and the United States. With mandates signed with investors in Europe, Australasia and the US, and LPs in Japan and South Korea, MIDIS has the capability to invest in assets covering a wide range of sectors on a global scale.
All MIDIS transactions are made with specific reference to the MIDIS ESG Policy which is integrated into investment considerations. The ESG policy has been prepared with reference to the PRI standards and in consultation with the internal Environmental and Social Risk (ESR) team which sits within the Macquarie Risk Management Group (RMG).