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International insurance and financial services organization, with operations in approximately 130 countries and jurisdictions.
Alinda Capital Partners is one of the world’s largest infrastructure investment firms. It is an independent firm, wholly owned by its Partners, and is focused solely on infrastructure investing. Specific sectors of interest to Alinda include energy infrastructure, telecommunications infrastructure, transportation assets and utilities. Alinda has made over $8 billion in equity investments in infrastructure globally. Alinda has invested in infrastructure businesses that operate in 33 states in the United States as well as in Canada, the United Kingdom (where it owns an interest in Heathrow Airport), Germany, the Netherlands, Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg and Poland. These businesses serve over 100 million customers annually in more than 400 cities globally, and employ more than 15,000 people. Alinda’s investors are predominantly pension funds for public sector and private sector workers. These institutions seek steady investments over the long term, matching their pension liabilities. Alinda is the largest manager of pension assets for infrastructure in the United States, and the fifth largest in the world. Alinda and its subsidiaries have two offices in the United States - in Greenwich, Connecticut and Houston, Texas – and two offices in Europe – in London and Düsseldorf.
ANZ is one of the largest companies in Australia and New Zealand and a major international banking and financial services group, which is among the top 100 banks in the world. ANZ world headquarters is located in Melbourne, where it first opened an office as the Bank of Australasia in the 1830s.
ANZ's impressive history stretches back over 150 years and involves dozens of different banks.



BHP Billiton is a global leader in the resources industry. Formed from a merger between BHP and Billiton, we bring together an exceptional mix of quality, low-cost resource assets, complemented by a strong management team determined to operate our assets in an efficient manner. We have financial strength through our cashflow and balance sheet, a diversity of products and customers, as well as access to global capital markets and an enviable platform of growth opportunities.
Boeing is the world's leading aerospace company and the largest manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft combined. Additionally, Boeing designs and manufactures rotorcraft, electronic and defense systems, missiles, satellites, launch vehicles and advanced information and communication systems. As a major service provider to NASA, Boeing operates the Space Shuttle and International Space Station. The company also provides numerous military and commercial airline support services. Boeing has customers in more than 90 countries around the world and is one of the largest U.S. exporters in terms of sales.


Chevron Corporation is one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies, with subsidiaries that conduct business worldwide. The company’s success is driven by the ingenuity and commitment of approximately 62,000 employees who operate across the energy spectrum.

Chevron explores for, produces and transports crude oil and natural gas; refines, markets and distributes transportation fuels and other energy products; manufactures and sells petrochemical products; generates power and produces geothermal energy; provides energy efficiency solutions; and develops the energy resources of the future, including biofuels and other renewables.



Citigroup (NYSE: C), the preeminent global financial services company with some 200 million customer accounts in more than 100 countries, provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, insurance, securities brokerage, and asset management. Major brand names under Citigroup’s trademark red umbrella include Citibank, CitiFinancial, Primerica, Salomon Smith Barney, Banamex, and Travelers Life and Annuity.


The Commonwealth Bank is one of Australia's leading financial institutions with businesses in New Zealand, Asia and the United Kingdom. We are positioned for future growth, and aim to provide accessible banking and financial services for all Australians; fair, safe, challenging and rewarding employment for staff and to reward all shareholders through dividends and capital growth.

ConocoPhillips is an international, intergrated energy company with interests around the globe. The company is known worldwide for its technological expertise in exploration and production, reservoir management and exploitation, 3-D seismic technology, high-grade petroleum coke, its E-Gas TM coal gasification process and its Optimized Cascade ® Process to produce liquefied natural gas.  The company's purpose is to use its pioneering spirit to responsibly deliver energy to the world.  ConocoPhillips operates according to a set of values called the SPIRIT of Performance: Safety, People, Integrity, Responsibility, Innovation and Teamwork.


Dow is a diversified chemical company that combines the power of science and technology with the “Human Element” to constantly improve what is essential to human progress. The Company delivers a broad range of products and services to customers in approximately 160 countries, connecting chemistry and innovation with the principles of sustainability to help provide everything from fresh water, food and pharmaceuticals to paints, packaging and personal care products. In 2008, Dow had annual sales of $57.4 billion and employed approximately 46,000 people worldwide. The Company has 150 manufacturing sites in 35 countries and produces approximately 3,300 products. On April 1, 2009, Dow acquired Rohm and Haas Company, a global specialty materials company with sales of $10 billion in 2008, 98 manufacturing sites in 30 countries and approximately 15,000 employees worldwide. References to “Dow” or the “Company” mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted.
Kimberly-Clark is leading the world in essentials for a better life. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, with nearly 56,000 employees worldwide and operations in 35 countries, Kimberly-Clark posted sales of $19.1 billion in 2009. Kimberly-Clark’s global brands are sold in more than 150 countries. Every day, 1.3 billion people trust Kimberly-Clark products and the solutions they provide to make their lives better. With well-known family care and personal care brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Andrex, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex, Poise and Depend, we hold the No. 1 or No. 2 share position globally in more than 80 countries.


Merck & Co., Inc. has been a global research-driven pharmaceutical company since being established in 1891. Merck discovers, develops, manufactures and markets vaccines and medicines to address unmet medical needs. The Company devotes extensive efforts to increase access to medicines through far-reaching programs that not only donate Merck medicines but help deliver them to the people who need them. Merck also publishes unbiased health information as a not-for-profit service.

Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MWD) is a global financial services firm and a market leader in securities, investment management and credit services. With more than 600 offices in 28 countries, Morgan Stanley connects people, ideas and capital to help clients achieve their financial aspirations.




The National Australia Bank Limited is an international financial services group that provides a comprehensive and integrated range of financial products and services. The Company traces its history back to the establishment of The National Bank of Australasia in 1858. National Australia Bank Limited is a public limited company, incorporated on June 23, 1893 in Australia, which is the Company's main domicile. Its registered office is 24th floor, 500 Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia.
The Company operates under the requirements of the Banking Act 1959 (Cth) and Corporations Act 2001 (Cth). Globally, as at September 30, 2002, the Group had: total assets of $377 billion; almost $65 billion in assets under management and administration; $365 billion in assets under custody and administration; and almost 8 million banking customers and more than 2.8 million wealth management customers. The Company is the largest financial services institution (by market capitalisation) listed on the stock market of Australian Stock Exchange Limited. It is one of the world's top 50 financial services companies by revenues, as listed in the July 2002 edition of Fortune Magazine.
News Corporation (NYSE: NWS, NWS/A; ASX: NCP, NCPDP) had total assets as of September 30, 2002 of approximately US$40 billion and total annual revenues of approximately US$16 billion. News Corporation’s diversified global operations in the United States, Canada, continental Europe, the United Kingdom, Australia, Latin America and the Pacific Basin include the production of motion pictures and television programming; television, satellite and cable broadcasting; the publication of newspapers, magazines and books; the production and distribution of promotional and advertising products and services; the development of digital broadcasting; the development of conditional access and subscriber management systems; and the creation and distribution of popular on-line programming.
Peabody Energy (NYSE:BTU) is the world's largest private-sector coal company, serving 330 customers on six continents. Our products fuel approximately 10 percent of America's and 2 percent of the world's electricity. We offer a broad portfolio of coal supplies including coal produced from 30 operations that Peabody manages or owns majority interests in, along with brokered coal secured by COALTRADE, LLC.
Last year Peabody shipped 255 million tons of coal. The company serves customers in 21 nations representing more than half the world's population.
Peabody also achieved strong productivity and safety results and continues to receive the industry's highest honors for land restoration and environmental stewardship.




Pratt Industries is the world's largest, privately-owned paper and packaging company with annual sales of more than $2 billion. The company, which employs 8,000 people in the U.S. and Australia, was founded in 1948 by Leon Pratt, the father of our owner and worldwide chairman, Richard Pratt. The U.S. operations are based in Conyers, Georgia, and have shown dramatic growth over the past 10 years. Pratt Industries (USA) is now the 7th largest corrugated packaging company in America, with sophisticated manufacturing facilities in more than a dozen states.
The company operates two of the most modern, cost-effective paper mills in the country, as well as a series of sheet and box plants strategically placed throughout the eastern United States offering a wide range of creative packaging solutions. All are backed by Pratt's total commitment to quality, service and innovation. And as a private company, we can quickly react and adapt to suit our customers' needs. At Pratt Industries, we're dedicated to performance-based packaging. We believe the corrugated industry must continually seek new ways to reduce paper weights -- without giving up any performance characteristics -- to remain cost-competitive with other materials. And we continue to expand -- we've just commissioned our latest Corrugating Division plant in Tennessee, and have opened a display facility in New York to enhance our service capabilities for some of America's biggest companies. We also continue the search for acquisitions in the box business that are a good fit with our company as well as look to grow our paper making capacity. Pratt Industries (USA) is also committed to recycling and the environment by "harvesting the urban forest" to produce the industry's best packaging products.



In May 2001, the law firms of Sidley & Austin and Brown & Wood merged to become Sidley Austin Brown & Wood, a significant legal power in the international arena. The combination of these two legal authorities creates a new kind of law firm. The two firms meld a 235-year combined legacy of service and legal innovation. The merger creates a firm of more than 1400 attorneys and combines the highly-rated and inventive capital markets practice of Brown & Wood with Sidley & Austin's full array of corporate, banking, regulatory, intellectual property and litigation capabilities.
The University of Western Australia (UWA) is recognised internationally as an excellent research-intensive university.
Established in 1911, the University's ground-breaking research, quality academic staff and state-of-the-art facilities combine to offer a vibrant student experience.
As Western Australia's premier university, UWA was equal first overall in Australia based on key measures in the Good Universities Guide 2014 including student demand, graduate outcomes, graduate starting salaries, getting a full-time job research intensivity and research grants.
The University of Western Australia ranks 91st in the world in the highly respected Shanghai-Jiao Tong University's Academic Ranking of World Universities.
UWA is the only Western Australian university to belong to the Group of Eight – a coalition of the top research universities in Australia – and it is one of only two Australian members of the Worldwide Universities Network, a partnership of 18 research-led universities from Europe, Africa, the Americas and the Asia-Pacific. The University is also a foundation member of the Matariki Network of high quality, research-intensive universities with a particular focus on student experience.



The Westfield Group is the largest retail property group in the world by equity market capitalisation and the ninth largest entity listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. Operating on a global platform, the Westfield Group is an internally managed, vertically integrated shopping centre group, undertaking ownership, development, design, construction, funds and asset management, property management, leasing and marketing employing in excess of 5,000 staff worldwide.
The Westfield Group has interests in an investment portfolio of 118 shopping centres valued in excess of A$63.2 billion located in Australia, the United States, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. These shopping centre portfolios have strong positions in their local markets with geographic, retail and economic diversity providing a strong and consistent income stream. The centres are located in prime trade areas, anchored by long term tenancies with major retailers and incorporate a wide cross section of high quality specialty retailers and national chain store operators.
Westpac began trading on 8 April, 1817 as the Bank of New South Wales with a single office in Macquarie Place, Sydney, in the then British colony of New South Wales. We changed our name in 1982. We have branches and affiliates throughout the Pacific region and maintain offices in key financial centres around the world. As at 30 September 2002 the Westpac Group employed approximately 24,776 people (full time equivalents) in Australia and around the world. As at 30 September 2002, Westpac Banking Corporation had global assets of $191 billion. Westpac is ranked in the top 10 listed companies by market capitalisation on the Australian Stock Exchange Limited (ASX).
For the full year to 30 September 2002, the Westpac Group's net profit after income tax was $2,192 million, a increase of 15.0% on the corresponding period last year. About 235,000 people and institutions in Australia and overseas are shareholders in Westpac. Westpac concentrates its activities in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. Westpac merged with Challenge Bank in Western Australia in 1995, Trust Bank New Zealand in 1996, and Bank of Melbourne in Victoria in 1997. Westpac's operations comprise five key areas of business, through which we serve around 7.5 million customers. These five business areas are: Business and Consumer Banking, Wealth Management, Westpac Institutional Bank (WIB), New Zealand Retail, Pacific Banking.