David is IFM Investors’ chief executive, responsible for executing the firm’s strategy and delivering strong results for IFM Investors’ clients, shareholders and staff. He leads IFM’s global business, with nine offices and four investment teams: infrastructure, debt investments, listed equities and private equity. Neal joined IFM Investors from the Future Fund, Australia’s sovereign wealth fund, which he joined in 2007 as its inaugural chief investment officer before becoming the chief executive in 2014. At the Future Fund, he established the investment team and built and designed the fund’s investment model. Prior to joining the Future Fund, he spent 15 years with Willis Towers Watson, where he started his career in the UK. He went on to establish and lead the firm’s investment consulting business in Australia. As head of investment consulting at Willis Towers Watson Australia, he led the team providing advisory services to the Future Fund when it was established in 2006.

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