AA REIT is sponsored by Australian financial groups, AIMS Financial Group and AMP Capital.
AIMS Financial Group
Established in 1991, AIMS Financial Group (“AIMS”) is a diversified financial services and investment group, active in the areas of mortgage lending, securitisation, investment banking, funds management, property investment, private equity, venture capital, stock broking and high-tech investment. AIMS is also a strategic investor in the Sydney Stock Exchange.
Since 1999, AIMS has raised more than A$4.0 billion in funds from the capital markets. AIMS has issued approximately A$3.0 billion of residential mortgage-backed securities, predominantly rated AAA by both Standard & Poor’s and Fitch Ratings and has originated over A$8.0 billion mortgages.
AIMS has actively introduced a number of international investors into the Australian markets and to-date has attracted in excess of A$1.0 billion of investment funding into Australia from overseas investors. AIMS is the investment manager for AIMS’ funds, which amount to circa A$2.0 billion.
During the global financial crisis (“GFC”), AIMS expanded its activities and acquired three businesses at a time when many other businesses were experiencing immense difficulties.
Since the GFC in 2009, AIMS has completed total asset acquisition and investment volumes of over A$2.0 billion.
AIMS’ head office is in Sydney and it has businesses across Australia, China, Hong Kong and Singapore. Our highly qualified, professional and experienced cross-cultural teams enable AIMS to bridge the gap between Australia and Asia across various sectors.
AMP Capital is one of the largest investment managers in the Asia Pacific region. As part of the AMP Group, we share a heritage that spans over 160 years.
Our home strength in Australia and New Zealand has enabled us to grow internationally, and today we have operations established in Dubai, China, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Japan, Luxembourg, the United Kingdom and the United States. We also collaborate with a network of global investment partners, leveraging our shared capabilities to provide greater access to new investment opportunities.
Our asset class specialists, investment strategists and economists work together with the aim of delivering strong investment outcomes for clients. That is why our clients trust us to invest over A$187.7 billion (as at 31 December 2017) on their behalf, across a range of single sector and diversified funds.