Our partners

Future IM/Pact was established in 2018 as an industry collaboration between Mercer and leading super funds and fund managers who were determined to change the face of investment management by building a pipeline of future female investors.

In addition to funding our activities, partners provide insight,  mentoring and employment opportunities to our growing talent database.

We're always expanding our partner network. Anyone with a team recommending, making or implementing investment decisions is welcome aboard.

That includes super funds, fund managers, research houses, brokers, investment platforms, private wealth advisors, trading houses and family offices. New partners bring resourcing and scale, as well as additional work experience and employment opportunities to the women who are engaging with the program.  

For more information on how you can partner with us, download this brochure or contact us.

Partner testimonials
“After feeling frustrated by how hard it is to recruit women into investment teams, it’s deeply satisfying to be working on an initiative making a tangible difference to this issue.” Sam Hallinan
Sam Hallinan
CEO, Schroders
"Partnering with Future IM/Pact extends, and complements, the existing programs we already have in place supporting young women at the undergraduate level.”
Morry Waked
Executive Chairman and Managing Director, Vinva
"Future IM/Pact is a key component of our talent development strategy. They do all of the heavy lifting and give our investment team great exposure to talented students."
Belinda Ryan
Senior Manager, Culture and Capability, VFMC
Why partner
  •  Be part of a long-term solution to a deeply entrenched issue
  • Amplify any internal diversity efforts
  • Access diverse talent pools for intern, grad and junior analyst opportunities
  • Promote the value investment management delivers to the economy and society
  • Strengthen your employment brand and demonstrate your commitment to building diverse teams to your stakeholders
  •  Profile your investment talent across Future IM/Pact campaigns
  • Give employees a high impact, low effort platform to make a difference to this issue
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Our premium partners

Premium partners provide additional funds to help us expand our impact, and participate in our large-scale events such as our investment competition and Q&A events. These partners also tap into our top talent database to recruit for junior investment talent.

Premium partners support our high engagement activities including mentoring circles and the early career program.

Australian Ethical is a leader in ethical managed funds and superannuation, helping their members to seek positive investments that support the planet, people and animals while delivering competitive returns.
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Australian Retirement Trust is the super fund formed through the merger of Sunsuper and QSuper. We’re one of Australia’s largest super funds and proud to take care of over $230 billion* in retirement savings for more than two million members.
Aware Super is an Australian Industry Superannuation Fund. It is Australia's third largest fund, with $130bn under management following the merger between First State Super, VicSuper and WA Super in 2020.
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As one of Australia’s largest super funds, we provide superannuation and income stream accounts to more than 775,000 members and manage over $65 billion of our members money (as at 30 June 2021).
Fidelity is an active fund manager that focuses on bottom up global research. With one of the largest buy side research teams in the world, we have a unique ability to identify investment themes and ideas across different market cycles.
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More than 900,000 Australians trust HESTA with their money. HESTA is responsible for investing $64 billion in savings to create brighter futures.
We have evolved from the pioneer of the multi-manager investment approach in Australia, to a provider of a broad suite of investment capabilities across a range of multi-asset and single asset classes and our commitment to continuous improvement remains.
Enable all talent in the industry to up- skill, network and get the knowledge and support they need to take the next step in their Investment Management career.
Perpetual is an ASX-listed, diversified financial services company which has been serving Australians since 1886. Across our three businesses we protect and grow our clients wealth, knowing that by doing so we can make a difference in their lives.
Pinnacle Investment Management is a leading Australian-based multi-affiliate investment management firm. Our mission is to establish, grow and support a diverse stable of world-class investment management firms.
Created in 1991 by the Queensland government we have grown into a leading long-term specialist manager in alternatives. We focus on our clients and their clients, first, last and only.
TCorp is the financial markets partner of the NSW public sector. Drawing on our expertise and economies of scale, we help government agencies achieve better debt financing and investment outcomes.
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TDM Growth Partners is a global investment firm that supports founders and management teams with long term capital and partnership.
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UniSuper is one of Australia’s largest super funds, with more than 500,000 members and close to $110 billion in funds under management.
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Managing funds of $74.5 billion, VFMC are a contemporary public authority investing for the benefit of all Victorians. VFMC aspires to be an extraordinary team delivering market leading, long-term returns – with the aim of delivering an operating surplus and dividend payment to the Victorian State Government while ensuring sustainable, cost effective operations and ongoing reinvestment.
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Other partners

These partners provide additional funds to help us expand our impact, and participate in our large-scale events such as our investment competition and Q&A events. These partners also tap into our top talent database to recruit for junior investment talent.

We are New Zealand's leading investment and advisory group and have been behind exceptional people and ideas for 60 years.
Mercer believes in building brighter futures by redefining the world of work, reshaping retirement and investment outcomes, and unlocking real health and well-being.
Munro Partners is a global investment manager with a core focus on growth equities. Established in 2016 by an award winning investment team with a 15 year proven track record of strong returns, the business has over $5 billion in AUM and is owned and controlled by key staff.
Schroders is a world-class asset manager operating from 37 locations across Europe, the Americas, Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
Vinva Investment Management Limited (Vinva) is a specialist investment management firm. We specialise in managing active equity strategies including long-only, long-short and market neutral strategies across Australia and global equity markets for institutional clients. We are one of Australia’s most reputable and trusted investment managers.
Previous partners

We would also like to say thanks to past Future IM/Pact partners for their contribution to fostering talent and changing the face of investment management.

University partners

Universities help us identify top talent to participate in our experiences. We work directly with faculty or career centres to help these universities engage with industry and offer their students great exposure and opportunities.

Society and industry body partners