London, Zurich, September 18th, 2019. ThomasLloyd announced today that its’ investee company SolarArise India Projects Private Limited (“SolarArise”) has commissioned a 27 Megawatt (“MW”) Solar PV plant in Kerehalli village, Koppal District, State of Karnataka, India on 8 August 2019.
The new solar plant operates under Talettutayi Solar Projects Two Private Limited, a special purpose vehicle (SPV) set up by SolarArise, and has a 25 year Power Purchase Agreement (“PPA”) with the Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited (BESCOM), an ICRA – “A” rated government off taker. The plant is expected to generate approximately 47 million kilowatt-hours per year of clean energy in Karnataka State.
For ThomasLloyd, Nandita Sahgal Tully, Managing Director Merchant Banking, said: “Commissioning of the site is a major milestone towards providing clean electricity to around 42,000 people in the Karnataka region. We are proud to have been part of this project supporting India’s goals for a clean-energy future.”
For Management, Founder and Director, Mr. Anil Nayar, said: “Our experienced teams worked closely with our contractors allowing us to commission this project three months prior to the deadline. As longterm project owners, our teams continue to learn and improve through each project to deliver on-time and
London, Zurich, 30. September 2019. As a signatory of the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (UN PRI), ThomasLloyd’s investment activities were assessed according to UN PRI for the first time. The assessment covers two categories, “Strategy & Governance” and the investment focus, “Infrastructure”, which are compared with the median for the sector. The assessment by the leading independent global proponent of responsible investing is excellent: from a standing start we received 29 out of 30 points, resulting in the top mark of A+ for the infrastructure sector (on a declining scale from A+, A, B, C, D, E), and 21 out of a possible 30 points in the category, “Strategy & Governance”, which corresponds to a B. For further details please see the full report. The specific aims and the methodology of the regular assessment are described here.
London, Zurich, July 11th, 2019. The ThomasLloyd SICAV – Sustainable Infrastructure Income Fund (SIIF) announced today that it has been granted the Environment Label by LuxFLAG, the independent Luxembourg Finance Labelling Agency. The open-ended Alternative Investment Fund (AIF) is domiciled in Luxembourg, structured as a SICAV SA (UCI Part II) and subject to the UCITS V Directive depositary regime. The SIIF represents the world’s first fully regulated, open-ended public infrastructure fund and is available in 26 dedicated share classes for both retail and institutional investors. Options include a choice of nine currencies available as accumulating or distributing share classes.
ThomasLloyd’s pure-play impact investment strategy is based on an international award-winning process, and is aimed at an increasing number of global investors who are seeking a capital investment that is guaranteed to make a positive ecological and social impact, in addition to its economic objective. The Fund offers first-time access for private and professional investors to an asset class previously only available to few institutional investors globally with extensive in-house experience in the sector. Since the launch of the portfolio in January 2011, the investment strategy has enjoyed double-digit annual rates of return whilst simultaneously offering low volatility.
LuxFLAG, which aims to promote the raising of capital for the sustainable finance sector was created in 2006 and now has a number of prestigious Charter Members including the Luxembourg Government, The Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry (ALFI), The Luxembourg Bankers’ Association (ABBL), Appui au Développement Autonome (ADA), the European Investment Bank (EIB), Luxembourg for Finance (LFF) and the Luxembourg Stock Exchange (LSE). To qualify for the LuxFLAG Environment Label investment funds must hold a portfolio of investments of which at least 75% are focussed in environment-related sectors.
Michael Sieg, Chairman and CEO of the ThomasLloyd Group, commented: “We are delighted to be awarded the LuxFLAG Environment Label, as further validation of our commitment to responsible investment in sustainable infrastructure. Private and professional investors can now benefit from our investment expertise in the evolving asset class of infrastructure and add substantially to their ESG quotas in their investment portfolios, with the support and endorsement of LuxFlag.”
Sachin Vankalas, Director General of LuxFLAG said: “We are pleased to announce that, the ThomasLloyd SICAV – Sustainable Infrastructure Income Fund has been granted the use of the LuxFLAG Environment Label. The LuxFLAG Environment Label is recognized for its high standards and rigorous assessment of applicant investment funds’ investment strategy, ESG integration into the investment process as well as an affirmation of their transparency to investors, which are all key components of the eligibility criteria of the LuxFLAG Environment Label.”
London, June 24 2019. Nandita Sahgal Tully, Managing Director, Merchant Banking, at ThomasLloyd’s London office is one of the “100 Most Influential in UK India Relations”.
She was presented with honours by India Inc. at the festive Monday evening reception in the House of Commons on the occasion of the UK-India Week at the House of Parliament in London.
Nandita Sahgal Tully has been with ThomasLloyd since 2017 and heads ThomasLloyd Group’s investments in India. In 2018, she led ThomasLloyd’s first investment into renewable energy in India – investing into SolarArise India Projects Pvt Ltd., a Delhi-based developer and operator of grid-connected solar power projects in India. Mrs Sahgal Tully is also the Group Board Member and Chair of the Audit Committee at the UK India Business Council (UKIBC).
The publication by India Inc. called “100 Most Influential in UK-India Relations” features the pioneers, thought leaders and influencers in the winning partnership between India and the United Kingdom who are driving global change.
Its 3rd edition brings gender diversity into focus, acknowledging in the-first-ever all women “100 Most Influential in UK India Relations” the most influential women and celebrating their efforts in playing a crucial role in making the UK-India partnership a truly winning one.
For ThomasLloyd, Nandita Sahgal Tully, commented: “I am honoured to be recognised by India Inc. and to be included in this year’s 100 Most Influential list alongside other amazing women.”
Find all details for UK-India Week 2019 here.
London, Zurich, 16 May 2019. The global investment and advisory firm ThomasLloyd announced that it is cooperating with Allfunds, one of the world’s leading distributors of investment funds. Following the signing of a global framework agreement relating to ThomasLloyd´s fund suite earlier this year, as of today, the ThomasLloyd SICAV–Sustainable Infrastructure Income Fund (SIIF) is accessible via the Allfunds open architecture fund platform.
The new open-ended Alternative Investment Fund (AIF) is domiciled in Luxembourg, structured as a SICAV SA (UCI Part II) and subject to the UCITS V Directive depositary regime. The SIIF represents the world’s first fully regulated, open-ended public infrastructure fund and is available in 26 dedicated share classes for both retail and institutional investors. Options include a choice of nine currencies available as accumulating or distributing share classes.
The Fund invests directly in unlisted infrastructure assets in the areas of renewable energy, utilities, transport, social infrastructure and communications with a geographic focus on Asia-Pacific; applying socially responsible investment principles (SRI) whilst reducing investment risks through diversification across countries, sectors, technologies and investment styles. Authorised for sale throughout Europe and a selection of other countries worldwide, SIIF offers investors convenient, direct and instant access to a particularly attractive asset class.
ThomasLloyd’s pure-play impact investment strategy is based on an international award-winning process, and is aimed at an increasing number of global investors who are seeking a capital investment that is guaranteed to make a positive ecological and social impact, in addition to its economic objective. The Fund offers first-time access for private and professional investors to an asset class previously only available to few institutional investors globally with extensive in-house experience in the sector. Since launch of the portfolio in January 2011 the investment strategy has enjoyed double-digit annual rates of return whilst simultaneously offering low volatility.
ThomasLloyd Chairman and Group CEO, Michael Sieg, commented: “Offering our open-ended AIF on the global Allfunds fund platform creates a win-win situation. By investing with ThomasLloyd, an accredited partner of the IFC, institutional and private investors can benefit both from our investment expertise in the evolving asset class of infrastructure and add substantially to their ESG quotas in their investment portfolios. At the same time, ThomasLloyd significantly increases its distribution reach by joining this powerful global network.”
In an interview with CNBC Arabia, ThomasLloyd Head of Research & Strategy Nick Parsons discusses the investment opportunities worldwide and the attractiveness of infrastructure investment in Asia, specifically mentioning India, the Philippines, Vietnam and Cambodia.
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