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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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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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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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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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ThomasLloyd SICAV – Sustainable Infrastructure Income Fund surpasses €100 million

  • World’s first fully regulated, open-ended public infrastructure fund reaches key AuM milestone
  • Awarded LuxFLAG Environment label and aiming to be compliant with article 9 of SFDR
  • Delivered double digit returns in 2020

Zurich, 15 February 2021. ThomasLloyd, one of the world’s leading specialist impact investors and providers of climate financing, has announced that its Sustainable Infrastructure Income Fund (SIIF) has surpassed €100 million in assets under management[1].

The SIIF[2] is the world’s first fully regulated, open-ended public infrastructure fund, listed on the Luxembourg stock exchange’s Green Exchange, a dedicated platform for green, social and sustainable securities. The fund was awarded the LuxFlag Environment label within a year of listing. This label is awarded by an independent expert panel and recognises the rigorous investment strategy. It helps investors to identify funds that are true-to-label and genuinely make a positive impact on the environment and are invested in a socially and responsible manner[3]. The SIIF will also be compliant with article 9 of the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR) once it comes into effect on March 10, 2021.

The underlying investment strategy has a successful 10-year track record, and has delivered an annual performance exceeding 12% net of fees. In 2020, the SIIF delivered 11.69%[4].

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, T.U. Michael Sieg noted: “We listed the SIIF in 2018 in response to strong demand from fund selectors, institutional investors and the wholesale market across Europe and the UK. Previously investors have thought that investing in infrastructure is limited to institutions, requiring significant initial capital and a holding period of more than 10 years making it unattainable for many. The semi-liquid SIIF makes direct investing in private infrastructure accessible to a broader range of market participants and offers instant access to sustainable infrastructure real assets. Increasingly, global investors are looking for stable, yield generating investments that have little correlation to traditional asset classes. The SIIF provides investors with both attractive risk adjusted returns and predictable long-term yields.

The SIIF invests directly in a diversified portfolio of privately held, sustainable infrastructure assets. These investments, in high growth and emerging markets – predominately in the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia – have helped, and will continue to transform lives and communities.

The portfolio consists of three operational bio-mass plants in the Philippines with 70 MW, delivering clean energy to 724,000 people and reducing C02 by 57,680 tonnes p.a.  In addition to this, there are three operational solar power plants in the Philippines with 80 MW, reaching 233,000 people and reducing CO2 by 65,915 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 an additional 150 MW is already funded.

“We are delighted that this fund has surpassed an industry milestone of €100 million in assets under management. The energy transition already underway is a structural shift driven by the realization that reliance on fossil fuels is wholly incompatible with the Paris agreement on greenhouse gas emission. Addressing this challenge is key. We look forward to playing an even greater role, building on our deep knowledge and successful execution track record of deploying capital in real assets in fast growing economies,” said Mr. Sieg.

The SIIF is distributed across the European Union, Switzerland, UK, Singapore and other select markets to professional, restricted and qualified investors worldwide through banks and a number of selected high profile platforms, including Allfunds, Clearstream, Fund Centre and IFSAM.

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


[1] As at 31 January 2021

[2] The SIIF is an open-ended Alternative Investment Fund (AIF) domiciled in Luxembourg and structured as a SICAV (UCI Part II) and subject to the UCITS V Directive depositary regime

[3] The ThomasLloyd Sustainable Infrastructure Income Fund is annually scrutinised by an expert panel and needs to meet internationally recognised standards in the Socially Responsible Investment Sector

[4] USD share class as at 31 December 2020


Press release (PDF): ThomasLloyd SICAV – Sustainable Infrastructure Income Fund surpasses €100 million


ThomasLloyd reinforces impact investing credentials as an exclusive partner to the newly launched NZZ “Impact Finance Forum”

Zurich, 1 February 2021. ThomasLloyd, the Zurich-based leading impact investment manager, announced today their support of the newly launched NZZ Impact Finance Forum.  ThomasLloyd joins as the exclusive independent asset management partner of the leading Swiss based national initiative, along with UBS and AXA as the banking and insurance partners respectively.

This strategic partnership will enable ThomasLloyd to participate in a range of tailored events organised by the NZZ Impact Financial Forum throughout 2021 in Zurich, Bern and a dedicated Impact Lab to be held at the firms newly established headquarters in Zurich in the second half of 2021.

Commenting on this initiative, Chief Executive Officer, T.U. Michael Sieg said “We are delighted to be partnering with the 2021 NZZ Impact Finance Forum. At ThomasLloyd, we are aligned to their commitment of positioning Switzerland as an important global financial centre and a leading hub for impact investment.”

ThomasLloyd is a pioneer in impact investing in emerging markets, having invested in real assets across the full asset life cycle of development, construction and operation of sustainable infrastructure projects since 2010. “Climate change is the single biggest challenge we are collectively facing around the world. As a result, at ThomasLloyd we believe investing directly in sustainable real assets in emerging markets through the financing and developing of essential infrastructure helps to address this challenge. We create value for our clients through active, long-term responsible ownership and ensuring environmental, social and corporate governance considerations at the heart of every investment decision,” said Mr Sieg.

Demand for infrastructure in emerging markets is significantly higher than in developed markets. In most developing countries basic infrastructure is failing, insufficient, or non-existent compromising livelihoods and holding back economies. More than 1 billion people worldwide have no access to electricity. More than 660 million people don’t have a clean source of drinking water and one in three people worldwide lack access to sewage infrastructure1.  “With the number of people living in cities in Asia estimated to double by 2030, the infrastructure deficit will only become larger. Through our demonstrated investment track record, ThomasLloyd provides investors a gateway to impact investing in Asia, while having a positive impact on the environment, society and communities without compromising investment returns. We look forward to accelerating this conversation with like-minded individuals at the Impact Finance Forum in Switzerland this year,” said Mr Sieg.

The Impact Finance Forum positions itself as the leading national conference in the financial sector and is considered a neutral platform for the Swiss financial industry. The conference is differentiated through a carefully curated program, professional implementation and the support and thematic collaboration of the NZZ business editorial team.

Other renowned partner of the forum are South Pole, a leading advisor and provider of global climate services, the IMD Business School, the Swiss FinTech Innovation Lab as well as the Swiss Sustainable Finance (SSF) association.

[1] World Bank Report: Beyond the Gap January 2017

Press release (PDF): ThomasLloyd reinforces impact investing credentials as an exclusive partner to the newly launched NZZ “Impact Finance Forum”


SolarArise commissions 75 MW Solar Plant in Uttar Pradesh

Zurich, 27 January 2021. ThomasLloyd announced today that SolarArise India Projects Private Limited (“SolarArise”) has commissioned a 75 Megawatt (“MW”) Solar PV plant in Khera village, Budaun District, state of Uttar Pradesh delivering clean energy to over 100,000 people in Northern India.

In 2018, ThomasLloyd, a leader in impacting investing in emerging markets, invested in Delhi-based SolarArise alongside the Global Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Fund (“GEEREF”), advised by the European Investment Bank Group, and Kotak Mahindra managed Core Infrastructure India Fund (“CIIF”).

The new solar plant operates under Talettutayi Solar Projects Five Private Limited has a 25-year Power Purchase Agreement (“PPA”) with the state government Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL). The plant is expected to generate approximately 120 million kilowatt-hours per year of clean energy in Uttar Pradesh state.

Commenting on this new development, Nandita Sahgal Tully, Managing Director Infrastructure Asset Management at ThomasLloyd said: “We are delighted that our partnership with SolarArise continues to grow and are pleased to have made significant progress through the successful commissioning of this new site against the challenging backdrop triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a major achievement by the entire team at SolarArise and we commend them for their efforts.”

SolarArise’s current portfolio of 384 MW (DC) comprises of six operational plants, across four states in India with a total capacity of 234 MW. Capacity for an additional 150 MW is already funded. All plants benefit from long-term power purchase agreements with either central government or state counterparties.

Tony Coveney, Managing Director, Co-Head of Infrastructure Asset Management at ThomasLloyd adds: “This new solar energy plant will provide clean energy to more than 100,000 people in the Uttar Pradesh region. This development is in line with the ThomasLloyd ethos of investing in projects that have a positive impact on the environment, society and communities. We are proud to be part of another project that realises the universal goal for a clean-energy future.

SolarArise Founder and Director, Mr. Anil Nayar, said: “Our experienced teams worked closely with our contractors, allowing us to deliver this project ahead of schedule, despite the operating challenges we faced from the global COVID-19 pandemic. Throughout this time we worked diligently ensuring the health and well-being of our employees. Renewable energy is needed now more than ever, as communities across India are realising the importance of a clean climate.”

Press release (PDF): SolarArise commissions 75 MW Solar Plant in Uttar Pradesh
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