ThomasLloyd enters the Nordics with strategic appointment to support growth ambitions
Zurich, 18 January 2022. ThomasLloyd, one of the longest-established and most experienced impact investors in sustainable energy infrastructure in high growth and emerging markets in Asia, has today announced the appointment of Gianluca Cerami to the newly created role of Executive Director, Wholesale and Institutional Clients Nordics.
Gianluca, who will be based in Copenhagen, is bringing two decades of experience in investment management including 12 years working directly with institutional investors and intermediaries in the region. He was most recently GAM’s Client Director for institutions and intermediaries in Northern Europe. Prior to his position at GAM, Gianluca worked in New York, Amsterdam and Stockholm for Deutsche Asset and Wealth Management. He also worked at Morgan Stanley after starting his career with Oppenheimer & Co in New York.
At ThomasLloyd, his new remit will focus on introducing the firm and its offering to investors in the Nordic region and build partnerships with institutional investors and wholesale clients including pension funds, endowments, banks, wealth managers, family offices and investment platforms across Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Finland.
Michael Sieg, ThomasLloyd’s Chief Executive, said: “The Nordics have been at the forefront of sustainable investing for many years and we are looking forward to bringing our investment expertise and demonstrable track record in delivering positive and measurable impact to investors in the region. This appointment represents an important strategic development that supports our geographical expansion.”
“Gianluca is a well-known and a highly experienced professional with a great understanding of investors’ objectives and preferences in the region. We are confident his expertise and our strong sustainability credentials will enable us to meet the needs of investors sharing our philosophy and ambition, and contribute to securing significant reduction in CO2 whilst making a real impact to the lives of millions of people and our planet through our investments.”
This strategic hire comes shortly after the firm’s successful listing of the ThomasLloyd Energy Impact Trust on the premium segment of London Stock Exchange’s (LSE) main market. The Trust, which attracted major British and European investors including the UK Government via its MOBILIST initiative, was awarded the Green Economy Mark by the LSE. It is to date, the first dedicated offering on the exchange providing investors with the opportunity to invest directly in sustainable energy infrastructure assets in fast-growing and emerging economies in Asia. The appointment also follows the earlier launch of the firm’s first European Long-Term Investment Fund (ELTIF) dedicated to long term investors seeking impact investing solutions.
ThomasLloyd is a signatory to the UN Principles for Responsible Investments (UN PRI), supports various initiatives for sustainable investment such as the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), United Nations Global Compact, the Global Impact Investment Network (GIIN) and the Climate-Related Financial Disclosures Task Force (TCFD) the French Social Investment Forum (Forum pour L’investissement responsible) and the Swiss Sustainable Finance network.