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

08.2022
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ThomasLloyd appoints Head of Corporate, Wholesale and Institutional Marketing as part of continued expansion plans

Zurich, 4 August 2022. ThomasLloyd, the specialist impact investment solutions provider, advisor and asset manager, has hired Marc Fischer as managing director, Head of Corporate, Wholesale and Institutional Marketing.

In this newly created role, Marc Fischer will be responsible for overseeing the firm’s marketing activities across professional and institutional investors globally. Based in Zurich and starting on 2 August, he reports directly to chief executive Michael Sieg.

Marc Fischer joins ThomasLloyd from Fidelity International in Zurich where he spent four years, most recently as head of Marketing Switzerland, Austria and CEE. Prior to that, Fischer held several senior roles at Credit Suisse over his seven-year tenure at the Group, most notably as Global Head of Marketing of Credit Suisse Asset Management.

Commenting on the appointment, Michael Sieg, ThomasLloyd Group’s chief executive, said: “Marc Fischer joining ThomasLloyd is another important milestone in our growth strategy and ambition to continuously evolve and strengthen our brand.

“With a proven track record working with global financial institutions and engaging with a wide range of investors internationally, his experience will directly support our mission: providing current and new investors with the opportunity to invest and deploy capital where it makes the greatest environmental, social and financial impact.”

ThomasLloyd is a pioneer in impact investing in high-growth and emerging markets across Asia, having financed and invested in real assets across the full life cycle of development, construction, and operation since 2011. Over this time, the business has grown rapidly, diversifying into new markets, and expanding its product offering to reach a wider range of investors seeking to sustainably deploy their capital.

More recently, in 2021, the firm listed its ThomasLloyd Energy Impact Trust (TLEI) on the premium segment of London Stock Exchange’s (LSE) main market. The Trust attracted investment at listing from prominent British and European institutional and sovereign investors, including the UK Government via its MOBILIST initiative and has been awarded the Green Economy Mark by the LSE. It is the first and only dedicated company on the LSE providing direct access to sustainable energy infrastructure in the fast-growing economies of Asia.

ThomasLloyd is an accredited partner of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, and an authorised partner of the European Investment Bank. The firm is also a signatory to the UN Principles for Responsible Investments (UN PRI) and supports various initiatives for sustainable investment including the Asia Corporate Governance Association (ACGA), Asia Investor Group on Climate Change (AIGCC), the Global Impact Investment Network (GIIN), Climate-Related Financial Disclosures Task Force (TCFD) and the Swiss Sustainable Finance (SSF).

Press release (PDF): ThomasLloyd appoints Head of Corporate, Wholesale and Institutional Marketing as part of continued expansion plans

07.2022
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ThomasLloyd appoints Mike Craston as Non-Executive Chair

Zurich, 4 July 2022. ThomasLloyd, an impact investment solutions provider, advisor and asset manager, has appointed leading investment industry figure, Mike Craston to its Board of Directors, as its new independent Non-Executive Chair.

Mike has a long and distinguished career in the investment industry. He was appointed Chair of the board of Aviva Investors in September 2017 and is currently Chair of the Aviva Investors Nomination Committee.

Mike is also Chair of Railpen, which manages the UK railways pension schemes, and Chair of the London CIV Board. He was previously a member of Aviva Investors Global Executive Committee where he led the client solutions functions. Prior to this he held a number of roles at Legal & General Investment management including that of CEO America and Asia, as well as senior positions at Aegon Asset Management, Scottish Equitable and Schroders.

Michael Sieg, ThomasLloyd’s Group Chief Executive commented:We are privileged to have attracted someone of Mike’s undoubted reputation, calibre, and industry experience to this crucial role. With his unique knowledge of both investment firms, and the investor community, Mike will bring an independent and different perspective to our Board, whilst also providing constructive challenge to our executive team. At a time of unprecedented growth for the firm, we believe his appointment demonstrates ThomasLloyd’s unrelenting commitment to the highest standards of corporate governance.

Mike Craston, ThomasLloyd’s Non-Executive Chair commented: “I am excited to have joined such a progressive investment organisation, one that is recognised as having made a tangible impact on people’s lives, and communities, and in the fight to reduce global CO2 emissions. I am looking forward to utilising my experience of the industry-at-large, and Board governance more specifically, to support ThomasLloyd through this important growth and transformational phase.”

ThomasLloyd is a pioneer in impact investing in high-growth and emerging markets in Asia, having been investing in and financing real assets across the full asset life cycle of development, construction, and operation of sustainable infrastructure projects since 2011. In this time, the business has grown rapidly, diversifying into new markets for real asset investments and expanding its product offering to reach a wider range of investors seeking to sustainably deploy their capital.

More recently, the firm successfully listed its ThomasLloyd Energy Impact Trust on the premium segment of London Stock Exchange’s (LSE) main market. The Trust, which has attracted prominent British and European institutional and sovereign 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.

ThomasLloyd is an accredited partner of the IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, and an authorised partner of the European Investment Bank. The firm is also a signatory to the UN Principles for Responsible Investments (UN PRI), supports various initiatives for sustainable investment such as the Asia Corporate Governance Association (ACGA), Asia Investor Group on Climate Change (AIGCC) Un the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), Climate-Related Financial Disclosures Task Force (TCFD) and the Swiss Sustainable Finance (SSF).

Michael Sieg concluded: “The impact investment market continues to grow exponentially and our focus on investment in sustainable infrastructure in fast growing and emerging countries in Asia is at the epicentre of this. We continue to invest in world class talent, and those who share our vision. We have diversified our people base, broadened our investment offering, and undergone a significant digital transformation. We believe we are now in the strongest possible position to capitalise on our growth, the current market opportunity – and most importantly, to meet investor demand. Mike’s appointment is in line with our ambition to move this business to the next level.”

Press release (PDF): ThomasLloyd appoints Mike Craston as Non-Executive Chair

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

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