Moelis Australia’s asset management division, known as MA Asset Management, manages investment for institutional and wholesale investors across real estate, credit, private equity and venture capital. We also manage traditional asset classes such as cash, bonds and listed equities.
Since launching in 2013, our asset management division known as MA Asset Management, has grown to now have $5.4 billion in assets under management.
Our mission is to always think and act like principal investors and owners. Our approach is to seek out opportunities that we invest in ourselves; we co-invest as a firm and as employees in our own funds.
We focus on asset classes where we have deep expertise, such as real estate, credit and venture capital, and where we see value. We only pursue investments on an appropriate risk adjusted basis and always with an absolute return focus.
We are boutique-sized with big experience by design.
Our size and flat structure gives us a nimbleness, making us ready to quickly respond to opportunities as the market presents.
Areas of expertise
The team manages core and operating real estate assets across a range of sectors, including hotel commercial, retail, aged-care, child care facilities and industrial. The team’s capability extends to active lease management, re-positioning assets and overseeing substantial capital programs.
Expertise in real estate runs deep through the firm.
We draw upon the expertise of our Equities Research and Real Estate Corporate Advisory teams to ensure our decision-making is based on a thorough analysis of market data and investment trends.
We have significant financial advisory and capital markets experience in real estate and REITs advising some of Australia’s largest real estate companies. In 2018, we were amongst the most active real estate advisory and equity capital market investment banks in Australia; ranked #4 in real estate M&A advisory and #2 in real estate equity capital market activity.
The Equities Research team manages research on 64 with 38 industrial stocks and 26 real estate stocks.
We are currently managing $3.5 billion in real estate assets across Australia.
Managing over $1.1bn in real estate and non-real estate credit products on behalf of high net worth and institutional investors, our Asset Management team finances investment in senior secured, mezzanine debt and equity facilities. We focus on identifying and capitalising on emerging trends to create innovative credit products.
Our expertise across both credit and real estate means we understand underlying real estate security and can structure real estate credit exposure to protect downside risk and maximise risk adjusted returns. Our loan investments are actively managed and we have the necessary experience to take control and maximise the value of our securities.
Private equity and venture growth capital
Our Private Equity and Venture Growth Capital team currently manages over $285 million in investor capital.
This expertise in asset management is complemented by broader firm-wide capability in private equity and venture capital with the Moelis Australia Corporate Advisory team facilitating successful IPOs, pre-IPOs and Series B capital raisings for some of Australia’s most dynamic companies.