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

04.2021
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ThomasLloyd strengthens Wholesale distribution team with two key appointments

Zurich, 6 April 2021. ThomasLloyd, one of the world’s leading specialist impact investors and providers of climate financing, has announced the appointment of Alan Burnett and Julia Pomer to two newly created senior wholesale distribution roles.

Industry veteran, Alan Burnett has been appointed as Director, Wholesale Clients UK and Ireland. Based in London, he will be responsible for broadening and deepening ThomasLloyd’s presence amongst Banks, Wealth Managers, Family Offices and Investment Platforms across UK and Ireland.

With more than 27 years’ experience of setting up and successfully driving UK wholesale offerings, Alan joins ThomasLloyd from Manulife Asset Management, where he was the Managing Director and Head of Wholesale Assets and Clients Relationships for UK and Ireland for just shy of five years. During his tenure, Alan was responsible for developing Manulife’s wholesale presence and introducing real assets to the UK Wholesale market.

Prior to Manulife, Alan was with Lyxor, where he built their alternatives and absolute return multi asset business in the UK wholesale market. He has also held other senior distribution roles at Martin Currie Investment Management, Liontrust Asset Management, AXA Asset Management and Deutsche Morgan Grenfell Unit Trust Management.

Julia Pomer has been appointed as Director, Wholesale Clients Germany and Austria. Based at ThomasLloyd’s Zurich headquarters, Julia joins from Lazard Asset Management where she held a variety of senior roles for the past seven years including Vice President, Sales Manager of Third Party Distribution for Germany and Austria. During her tenure, Julia successfully developed long-standing relationships across the wholesale market she covered with a particular focus on family offices and wealth managers.

Michael Sieg, ThomasLloyd’s Group Chief Executive, said: “We are delighted to welcome Alan and Julia to ThomasLloyd to support the development and further expansion of our business.

“Both are well-known and highly regarded sales professionals who have deep experience and knowledge of real assets. Alan’s expertise and proven track record of setting up UK wholesale businesses will be highly beneficial and combined with Julia’s tenure of working with family offices and wealth managers across Germany and Austria, will complement our strategy of expanding our investor base.

“We have seen a recent surge of interest from funds buyers, selectors, banks and family offices who are looking to deploy their capital in sustainable manner that has a positive impact on people’s lives, communities and in helping to reduce global CO2 emissions. Our funds meet article 9 – the highest sustainability category under the new EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation with the ThomasLloyd Sustainable Infrastructure Income Fund listed on Luxembourg Green Exchange.

“I look forward to working with Alan and Julia as we expand our offering into new markets and client segments.”

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). ThomasLloyd is an accredited partner of the IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and an authorised partner of the European Investment Bank.

Press release (PDF): ThomasLloyd strengthens Wholesale distribution team with two key appointments

03.2021
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ThomasLloyd seeks independent Non-Executive Chair to support accelerated growth phase

Zurich, 22 March 2021. ThomasLloyd, one of the world’s leading specialist impact investors and providers of climate financing, has announced that it has activated a global search for a Non-Executive Independent Chair to join its Board of Directors. Founder, Michael Sieg will then hand over the Chairman role, remaining Group Chief Executive.

It is intended that a Non-Executive Independent Chair will bring a different perspective to board deliberations, whilst also providing independent oversight and constructive challenge to the executive management team. This demonstrates our continued commitment to the highest standards of corporate governance, both at a Board level but also throughout the organisation.

ThomasLloyd recently announced the appointment of Miriam Plater, Chief People Officer joining Vivienne Maclachlan, Chief Financial Officer as members of the Board, taking the female executive Board quota to 50%.

ThomasLloyd is a pioneer in impact investing in high-growth and emerging markets, having been investing in real assets across the full asset life cycle of development, construction and operation of sustainable infrastructure projects since 2010.

Over the past decade the business has continued to grow from strength-to-strength, diversifying into new markets for real asset investments and expanding the product suite to reach a wider range of investors seeking to sustainably deploy their capital. During this time, ThomasLloyd has also become an accredited partner of the IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and an authorised partner of the European Investment Bank.

In 2019, the ThomasLloyd business delivered revenues of €75 million, representing a 29% CAGR over the last 5 years and an operating profit margin of 19%. As of 31 December 2020, ThomasLloyd has successfully raised over €1.3 billion of aggregate capital for deployment in sustainable infrastructure. These robust set of numbers reflect the expertise of ThomasLloyd’s team, successful execution of strategy and the exciting opportunity that exists for impact focused investors across real assets in fast-growing economies and emerging markets.

In 2011, ThomasLloyd provided financing for construction and development of the first utility-scale solar power plant in the Philippines. Today, the firm is invested in three biomass plants in the Philippines with 70 MW and three solar power plants in the Philippines with 80 MW, together delivering clean energy to 957,000 people and reducing CO2 by 123,595 tonnes p.a. In India, ThomasLloyd is invested in six operational solar power plants, across four states with a total capacity of 234 MW. Capacity for the development and construction of an additional 150 MW is already funded. 

Michael Sieg, ThomasLloyd’s Group Chief Executive, said: “The global search for a Non-Executive Independent Chair reflects our continued commitment to achieving the highest standards of corporate governance in light of the significant growth that we have experienced over the past 10 years and in readiness for our future plans.

“We are incredibly proud to have been an early pioneer in sustainable real asset investments in high-growth and emerging markets. More so, we are proud of the genuine and quantifiable impact that our investments have had on people’s lives, communities and in helping to reduce global CO2 emissions. Since our inception, we have invested predominately in sustainable energy infrastructure which supports the transition to a clean energy system. Our funds meet the highest sustainability category under the new EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation with the ThomasLloyd Sustainable Infrastructure Income Fund listed on Luxembourg stock exchange’s Green Exchange.

“In the past decade we have continued to invest in our people, attracting high-calibre and world class talent. We have broadened and deepened our investment offering and have established a firm footing in the Swiss market, with our headquarters in Zurich and have undergone a significant digital transformation as we prepare to offer our impact investment solutions globally and directly to private investors via an innovative digital offering.

“With our strong corporate growth and increasing investor demand, we believe it is the right time to conduct a global search for a Non-Executive Independent Chair to support the strengthening of our governance framework in light of our growth trajectory, and laying the foundation for the business to grow to the next level.”

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).

Press release (PDF): ThomasLloyd seeks independent Non-Executive Chair to support accelerated growth phase

03.2021
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ThomasLloyd announces Chief People Officer and appoints new member to Executive Board – taking female quota on Board to 50%

Zurich, 12 March 2021. ThomasLloyd, one of the world’s leading specialist impact investors and providers of climate financing, today announced the promotion of Miriam Plater as Chief People Officer and member of the Board of Directors of the ThomasLloyd Group (“the Board”).

The announcement of Ms. Plater to the Board, follows the appointment of Vivienne Maclachlan, Chief Financial Officer, to the Board in 2020, taking the female executive Board quota to 50%.

At ThomasLloyd, Miriam is responsible for leading and developing the firm’s human resource capabilities including: Talent Acquisition and Development, Reward and Recognition, Learning and Development and Employee Engagement. Miriam is also responsible for the firm’s Diversity and Inclusion agenda which aims to create a fair and inclusive working environment, where a culture of trust, challenge and candor is nurtured.

Miriam joined ThomasLloyd in 2018, bringing with her more than 25 years of international HR and business experience where she has built and fostered an inclusive culture, enabling high performing teams to deliver. Her proven track record includes all aspects of global HR, organisational and change transformation and helping companies evolve from niche operators, to large global players.

During her tenure at ThomasLloyd, Miriam has supported the Leadership team on various transformational initiatives to ensure the business is able to realise it’s long-term growth ambitions of becoming a brand that is globally recognised and synonymous with being one of the leading impact investor and specialist provider of climate financing solutions.

T.U. Michael Sieg, Chairman and Group CEO: “Women are still largely under-represented on corporate boards globally and in Switzerland, and progress to change this trend continues to be slow. As impact investors, we hold ourselves to the same high standards that we have when investing in sustainable real assets. At ThomasLloyd, we believe we have a responsibility to support and champion progress in this area and I’m delighted to welcome Miriam to the Board of Directors of ThomasLloyd Group.

With Miriam’s appointment, we are proud that 50% of our Board Directors are women. This appointment is aligned with a global focus on encouraging more women in senior roles – as evidenced by the global activity to celebrate and promote International Women’s day.

Miriam’s global mind-set, and people-first approach is critical to our long-term growth as we continue to bring our offering to new markets and client segments. Her experience in implementing people strategies that support scale is critical as ThomasLloyd enters a new era of significant growth. We remain committed to attracting high calibre talent and further strengthening our corporate headquarters in Zurich.”

Press release (PDF): ThomasLloyd announces Chief People Officer and appoints new member to Executive Board – taking female quota on Board to 50%

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