Press release

Exclusive partner to the newly
launched NZZ “Impact Finance Forum”

ThomasLloyd reinforces impact investing credentials as an exclusive partner to the newly launched NZZ “Impact Finance Forum”. Read more about what Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, T.U. Michael Sieg said about the cooperation.

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Project

At full speed: solar power
for 109,000 people

Uttar Pradesh I, ThomasLloyd's largest solar project to date (75 MW), is in full commercial operation since January 2021 after only a few months of construction, despite the pandemic-related restrictions.

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Research

All-time interest lows
force us to act

The historically low-interest rates on government bonds worldwide should give investors an opportunity to tap into new reliable sources of interest. For example, in the sector for privately issued infrastructure bonds that benefit from government-subsidised yields.

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Press

Financing a sustainable future.

Leo magazine reports on capital markets and how the sector, emerging from the crisis is coming together to finance the recovery and prepare for the future. Read the interview with Anthony M. Coveney, the Group’s Managing Director, Head of Infrastructure Asset Management and CEO Americas.

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Press releases

01.2022
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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.

Press release (PDF): ThomasLloyd enters the Nordics with strategic appointment to support growth ambitions

10.2021
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ThomasLloyd unveils ELTIF to support long terms investors seeking dedicated impact solutions

Zurich, 4 October 2021 –ThomasLloyd, one of the world’s leading specialist impact investors and providers of climate financing, today announces the launch of its first European Long-Term Investment Fund (ELTIF), making the firm’s sustainable infrastructure offering access to even more investors across Europe, including eligible retail and non-professional investors and their advisers.

ELTIFs were created to offer investors long-term, stable returns and help stimulate investments in companies and projects that need long-term capital, such as infrastructure. The new ThomasLloyd SICAV – Sustainable Infrastructure Growth Fund (TL SICAV-SIGF) – focuses on investing in decarbonisation and energy transition investments across Asia’s high growth and emerging markets. The fund’s innovative structure offers the true benefits of real asset exposure, which includes lower volatility, superior risk-adjusted returns, and portfolio diversification via non-correlated assets to a broader range of investors, both institutional and non-institutional.

The fund leverages the expertise of ThomasLloyd’s award-winning infrastructure asset management team which has been investing in fast growing Asian economies, across multiple investment cycles, for over a decade. It also benefits from the firm’s established, on-the-ground networks in the countries where the firm invests and operates, as well as longstanding relationships with organisations such as the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the European Investment Bank (EIB).

Following the ELTIF framework, the fund TL SICAV-SIGF is established for a limited period of time1. Unlike most traditional private equity funds with high minimum investment thresholds, the ELTIF was launched in response to a growing number of managers looking for a regulated vehicle to house illiquid assets with flexible redemption terms for distribution to private banks, high-net-worth individuals and pensions funds.

Michael Sieg, Chief Executive Officer of ThomasLloyd Group commented: “Since inception, the primary focus of ThomasLloyd has been to address the gap in and institutional need for project financing and long-term capital allocation towards sustainable infrastructures to combat climate change. As we have seen from the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report – while we need policy support from governments, the private sector has a fundamental role to play in the fight to secure a liveable future for all. The launch of our ELTIF is the first European wide investment solution that will help fund the development of clean energy technologies in Asia to support the global green transition. The ELTIF provides a platform for investors wanting to invest their long-term capital in the real economy and have positive impact on the environment and communities.”

At a time when ESG and sustainable funds are becoming increasingly prevalent, ThomasLloyd continues to focus on delivering real impact.

“We have a pioneering position in impact investing and a proven track-record underpinned by our empirical database reporting, tracking and measuring the impact of our investments over the last eight years across metrics including employment data, gender ratio, health and safety data, security of electricity supply data, environmental statistics and information such as CO2 offset, GHG emissions, biodiversity information, details on water usage, and various wider benefits for local communities of having increased access to clean energy. We’re delighted to be bringing this expertise to a broader range of investors and provide them with the opportunity to capitalise on ThomasLloyd’s ‘triple return’ – delivering social, environmental and financial returns – at such a critical time.” Said Mr. Sieg.

The ELTIF complements the firm’s other investment solutions which include Green Bonds and the ThomasLloyd SICAV – Sustainable Infrastructure Income Fund (SIIF), which was awarded the prestigious LuxFLAG Environment label for the third year in a row and currently has in excess of €120 million of asset under management in the first half of 2021. As all ThomasLloyd funds are, the ELTIF is aligned to Article 9 of the EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR).

ThomasLloyd is 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.

1 No later than 31 December 2030. The term may be extended for up to two years under several conditions.

Press release (PDF): ThomasLloyd unveils ELTIF to support long terms investors seeking dedicated impact solutions 

09.2021
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ThomasLloyd joins FIR – Forum pour l’Investissement Responsable

Zurich, 30 September 2021 – ThomasLloyd, one of the world’s leading specialist impact investors and providers of climate financing, today announces it has become a member of the Forum pour l’Investissement Responsable (FIR), the French association established in 2001. The FIR is a multi-stakeholder association whose corporate purpose is to promote and develop responsible investment and its best practices by bringing together investors, fund managers, specialists in social and environmental analysis, consultants as well as unions, NGOs and academics.

Sustainability has been at the heart of ThomasLloyd’s philosophy since its inception and has established a long-track record of looking beyond simply generating risk and return but also generating a positive long-lasting impact.

Since 2013, the firm has been measuring and reporting on the impact of its investments creating an empirical database showing the positive impact of their investments in sustainable energy infrastructure in high growth and emerging markets in Asia. This captures metrics including employment data, gender ratio, health and safety data, security of electricity supply data and environmental statistics and information such as CO2 offset, GHG emissions, biodiversity information and details on water usage.

Michael Sieg, Chief Executive Officer of ThomasLloyd Group commented: “We are delighted to become a member of the Forum pour l’Investissement Responsable. As an investor specializing in sustainable finance and impact investing, we wholeheartedly support the vision of the entire EUROSIF group which aims to promote responsible investments at scale. France occupies a pioneering role in the process of mobilizing and promoting impact investing with organizations such as the FIR playing a critical role in bringing together industry participants and providing a platform for them to share best practice and find solutions on global issues that affect us all such as CO2 emissions and global warming.

At ThomasLloyd, we believe that the impact of our investments must have a positive effect on our communities, on the climate and for our investors. And to that end, we very much look forward to contributing to advancing the sustainability agenda and drive positive change together with FIR and other members.”

In alignment with the long-term views of investors, earlier this year ThomasLloyd confirmed the 100% alignment of its current and future product portfolio with Article 9 of the EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR), showcasing its commitment to promoting genuine impact while ensuring financial returns.

ThomasLloyd is also 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), and Swiss Sustainable Finance.

Press release (PDF): ThomasLloyd joins FIR – Forum pour l’Investissement Responsable

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