ThomasLloyd strengthens investment team with the appointment of a Chief Investment Officer
Zurich, 19 April 2023 - ThomasLloyd, the independent impact investment solutions provider, advisor and asset manager, today announces that Nadir Maruf has been appointed to the position of Chief Investment Officer with immediate effect.
Nadir joins ThomasLloyd’s executive management team, reporting to Michael Sieg, the Group Chief Executive Officer, and is responsible for developing and executing the group’s investment strategy. Nadir will help drive ThomasLloyd’s continued expansion as an impact investor in sustainable energy infrastructure projects across Asia, drawing on more than 25 years’ experience in alternative investments.
Michael Sieg, ThomasLloyd’s Group CEO, said: “Nadir not only brings a formidable background in asset management and infrastructure, while also having extensive experience of working across ThomasLloyd’s key target markets in the Asia-Pacific region.
“His leading role in the strategic implementation of the net zero pathway for private assets and obligations, as well as his participation in World Bank initiatives and development of responsible investment policies and frameworks have offered him unique exposure and insights into international sustainable climate policy practices. Nadir’s appointment is strategically important for ThomasLloyd and is proof of our ongoing commitment to bringing groundbreaking sustainable investment strategies to the institutional investment arena.”
Prior to joining ThomasLloyd, Nadir held the role of Head of Private Markets at Tesco Pension Investment, where he was responsible for the private markets business and underlying portfolios, including overseeing all direct and indirect unlisted strategies. During his tenure there, he was closely involved in the strategy and implementation of a net zero pathway for private assets and obligations under the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) and Stewardship Code.
Prior to this, Nadir was based in Singapore as the CIO of Alternatives & Head of Direct Infrastructure at Eastspring Investments, Prudential Corporation’s asset management business in Asia. His primary role included responsibility for direct infrastructure in Asia Pacific, global private equity, and direct special situations debt. He also oversaw the firm’s investment in the IFC MCPP Program, participation in DFI / World Bank initiatives, and the development of Eastspring’s responsible investment policy and initial carbon reporting framework.
Previous senior asset management and infrastructure roles in Asia and Europe held by Nadir included Managing Director, Head of Alternatives & Real Assets and Head of Infrastructure Asia Pacific for Deutsche Asset Management in Singapore. He was also a founding partner of Daestrum Capital.
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Founded in 2003, ThomasLloyd is an independent impact investment solutions provider, advisor and asset manager. Headquartered in Zurich, the company has global presence with offices across Europe, Asia and North America.
ThomasLloyd`s Impact Asset Management division was created in 2011, and is one of the longest-established, largest and most experienced sustainable energy investment managers in emerging and developing Asia. It invests where capital creates the most impact via its ‘Triple Return’ approach: strong financial returns, in addition to generating intentional positive, measurable social and environmental impact.
Over the last decade, ThomasLloyd has been measuring the impact of its investments, mapping its impact against the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) and becoming one of the earliest PRI signatories. The Group is committed to the integration of material environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors into all corporate and investment decisions.
As of 31 December 2022, ThomasLloyd managed USD 1.1 billion of capital in sustainable energy infrastructure assets across a wide range of investment solutions on behalf of institutional and sovereign investors, family offices and private investors globally.