Founded in 1925, Myer Family Investments (MFI) is a private investment company.

Our shareholders are members of the Sidney and Merlyn Myer family and related entities.

We are long-term investors with a global, multi asset class portfolio.

MFI invests directly and in partnership with high quality, like-minded investors.

HISTORY


MFI was established in 1925 by Sidney Myer, the founder of the Myer Stores department store chain.

Sidney Myer’s story as a young Jewish migrant from Krichev, in the southern Russian state of Belarus, to Bendigo in the late 1800’s is well known in Australia. Sidney Myer built the Myer Stores empire and a philanthropic legacy which is now entering its fifth generation.

Sidney Myer died in 1934 at age fifty-six, leaving ten percent of his wealth to The Sidney Myer Fund and the balance of his wealth invested in MFI, which at the time was the owner of Myer Stores. The Sidney Myer Fund is a substantial shareholder in MFI.

Proceeds from sales of Myer Stores over the last 90 years have positioned MFI to become a diversified investment house, and as such MFI is today the Myer family’s primary business.

MFI is a provider of long term, patient and supportive capital and its investments are designed to support the financial future of the family and its philanthropic pursuits.

INVESTMENTS


APPROACH

Our corporate structure and stable shareholder base support a genuinely long-term investment perspective. We are focused on compounding returns generated by backing strong companies, management teams and investment professionals.

The nature and scale of MFI’s portfolio allows us to access sophisticated investment structures and to accept volatility, liquidity and term risk in pursuit of compelling returns.

We invest both directly and in partnership with high-quality, like-minded investors and retain the structural and cultural flexibility to be entrepreneurial when the right opportunity is identified.

PORTFOLIO

MFI has a globally diversified portfolio of investments across all principal classes.

We invest directly and in partnership with outstanding investment managers.

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PARTNERING WITH MFI

MFI values long term partnerships and is open to working with high quality and aligned investors in the following areas:

  • − listed equities
  • − unlisted equities, including control or minority positions
  • − listed and unlisted credit
  • − property, with a current focus on active strategies
  • − private equity and venture capital funds, including but not limited to real estate and distressed assets
  • − hedge funds and other low correlation strategies

We can invest anywhere in the capital structure and are particularly interested in co-investment opportunities in private markets.

While MFI has occasionally made direct early stage investments, this is not a focus for the Company.

We invite people or organisations with high quality investment opportunities to contact us at opportunities@myerfamilyinvestments.com.au

PEOPLE


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CAREERS


MFI offers a dynamic and rewarding environment for motivated and flexible team players. Roles include investments, finance, investment operations and administrative support. All roles at MFI provide rare exposure to a global multi-asset class investment portfolio at a scale where every team member meaningfully contributes to culture and performance.

If you believe you are a good fit for the MFI team, then please contact us at careers@myerfamilyinvestments.com.au

ASSOCIATED ORGANISATIONS


The Sidney and Merlyn Myer family are closely associated with the following organisations.

While MFI has strong links to each, they are separate entities with their own governance and management structures.

The Sidney Myer Fund (SMF) and The Myer Foundation (TMF)

The Sidney Myer Fund and The Myer Foundation are two separate philanthropic entities of Myer family philanthropy. They are both managed by the same team and have separate but complementary philanthropic programs and activities.

Sidney Myer, a generous philanthropist in his lifetime, left a portion of his estate upon his death in 1934 to be invested for the benefit of the community in which he made his fortune. That act created the Sidney Myer Fund which exists in perpetuity and annually distributes income from the fund.

The Myer Foundation was established in 1959 by Sidney Myer’s sons, the late Kenneth Myer AC DSC, and Baillieu Myer AC, as a way to support initiatives and new opportunities arising from contemporary issues. The Myer Foundation was endowed through Kenneth Myer’s estate following his death in 1992.

The Sidney Myer Fund and The Myer Foundation continue the legacy of Myer family generosity, through members of four succeeding generations of the Myer family who give in many ways to make significant and lasting changes in our society.

Further information can be found at: www.myerfoundation.org.au

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Mutual Trust

MFCo or the Myer Family Company was previously a wholly owned subsidiary of MFI. In November 2017 this business merged with Mutual Trust, an organisation with highly complementary activities, history and culture.

Mutual Trust is a multi-disciplinary financial services company with experts in family office, wealth management, business succession, trustee, banking services, investments, property, philanthropy, tax and accounting.

Mutual Trust has grown to become Australia’s largest multi-family office with 200 employees and four offices around Australia advising many of the country’s wealthiest families and individuals.

Please visit Mutual Trust for further information: www.mutualtrust.com.au

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