QIC hosts IAMAC’s inaugural visit to Australia

QIC, the global diversified alternatives investment firm, is proud to announce it will be hosting over a dozen senior members of the Insurance Asset Management Association of China (IAMAC) in December, as IAMAC’s partner for its annual training tour. For five days in December, 12 C-suite executives, department heads and general managers from 10 leading Chinese insurance and insurance-backed asset management companies will benefit from QIC’s experience and expertise during the Brisbane- and Sydney-based training programme.

IAMAC – a national not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the improvement and development of China’s insurance asset management industry – is comprised of representatives of China’s leading insurance asset management companies, insurance companies (including life, P&C, health and pension insurers), and insurance groups. Each year, in conjunction with leading global institutions and managers, IAMAC provides education for its members via industry events, seminars, webinars and training programmes, including one-to-two overseas trips to learn first-hand from leading global investment firms.

For IAMAC’s third annual study tour – and inaugural trip to Australia –  it has partnered with QIC in recognition of QIC’s market-leading specialism in alternatives, and deep understanding of the infrastructure sector in particular.  

“We are thrilled to be hosting China’s leading insurance asset management body, and excited to welcome its representatives to Australia,” said Damien Frawley, CEO, QIC. “With our strong track record of actively managing infrastructure assets, and detailed understanding of alternatives as an asset class, we look forward to sharing our learnings and insights with our guests, and to holding ongoing conversations about opportunities and market trends in this area.”

The Chinese market has been demonstrating a growing interest in alternatives, with alternative assets well aligned with China’s policy on investments, including the government’s close regulation of insurers’ asset-liability matching. Infrastructure assets are proving particularly attractive in recognition of their long-term stable returns and consistent cash yields, and the maturity of the Australian alternatives market (due in part to superannuation regulation) makes it a key location for such a study.


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About QIC:

QIC is a global diversified alternative investment firm offering infrastructure, real estate, private equity, liquid strategies and multi-asset investments. It is one of the largest institutional investment managers in Australia, with A$82.9 billion (US$65.0/£46.6 billion)[1] in funds under management, offering infrastructure, real estate, private equity, liquid strategies and multi-asset investment services. QIC has over 700 employees and serves more than 110 clients including governments, pension plans, sovereign wealth funds and insurers, spanning Australia, Europe, Asia, Middle East and the US. Headquartered in Brisbane, Australia, QIC also has offices in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, London, Sydney, and Melbourne. For more information, please visit: www.qic.com.

About QIC’s Global Infrastructure business:

QIC is a long-term infrastructure investor with an established global platform. We currently manage A$9.6 billion (US$7.5 billion/£5.6 billion)[2] across 12 global direct investments, having realised a further A$7.3 billion (US$5.7 billion/£4.3 billion)[3]of investments for our clients. Our sector centric investment strategy deconstructs risk across sector value chains identifying relative value for investment. This drives a targeted origination approach which has seen us build diversified portfolios for our clients, protecting their capital while delivering strong total returns since 2006. 


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[1] As at 30 September 2017

[2] As at 30 September 2017

[3] As at 30 September 2017


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