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Fixed Income

Challenger Investment Management

About Challenger Investment Management

In 2005, Challenger Investment Management (Challenger) Fixed Income was established as an alternative credit manager with a strong pedigree in the less liquid parts of global developed credit market.

The Fixed Income team believes that high income, diversifying and defensive portfolios can be constructed by taking a multi-strategy approach to credit investing across both public and private credit markets and avoiding more volatile interest rate and currency risks.  


The Fixed Income team’s central investment philosophy is that taking a private approach to lending leads to better risk/return outcomes for clients across both private and public credit markets. A private approach means underwriting credit risk as though you will own it – not trade it. It means actively sourcing new opportunities rather than waiting for a bank to call and engaging with borrowers and arrangers directly to effect structural changes to transactions to mitigate downside risks and access better quality information.


For further information on the team’s ESG integration process please refer to the Responsible Investment Statement.

The team believes that incorporating material ESG factors in investment decisions can improve investment outcomes for clients by promoting more sustainable business practices.
The team has adopted a systematic approach to incorporating ESG considerations into its investment process, and its specialty in private lending markets provides a greater opportunity for engagement.
The Fixed Income team believes that its approach to ESG integration not only benefits its clients but also can have a positive impact on society and the environment.


The Challenger Investment Management Fixed Income team comprises a diverse group investment professionals with extensive industry experience across a wide range of global public and private credit markets. To view the full team, please visit


General Enquiries
1300 721 637 (Within Australia)
+612 8023 5428 (Outside of Australia)

Financial Adviser Enquiries
1300 721 637

Institutional Investors and Asset Consultants

Linda Mead
Senior Institutional Business Development Manager
+61 2 9994 7867

Fidante Partners Limited ABN 94 002 835 592, AFSL 234668 (Fidante) is the responsible entity and issuer of interests in the Challenger IM Credit Income Fund and the Challenger IM Multi-Sector Private Lending Fund.