Zurich, June 16, 2020. With effect from Monday, 15th June 2020 ThomasLloyd SICAV – Sustainable Infrastructure Income Fund (SIIF) will be listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange with a range of share classes approved for trading on the EU-regulated Bourse de Luxembourg (BdL) market. 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. The SIIF is the world’s first fully regulated, open-ended public infrastructure fund.
The objective of the Fund is to achieve an attractive risk-adjusted return across all market conditions through financing, owning and operating a diversified portfolio of high-quality sustainable infrastructure assets that will generate regular income and capital appreciation for its shareholders. In seeking to achieve this objective, the Fund will invest directly via equity and debt instruments in unlisted infrastructure assets in the areas of renewable energy, utilities, transport, social infrastructure and communication with a geographic focus on developing and emerging markets applying socially responsible investment principles (SRI) and reducing investment risks through diversification across countries, sectors, technologies and investment styles. Since the launch of the portfolio in January 2011, the investment strategy has enjoyed double-digit annual rates of return whilst simultaneously offering low volatility.
The SIIF will also be admitted onto the Luxembourg Green Exchange (LGX), the world’s first and leading platform dedicated exclusively to sustainable financial instruments. The platform promotes investment in ESG, Green and Social Funds providing the Fund can demonstrate guarantees of superior quality and credibility through holding an independent label. The SIIF was awarded the LuxFLAG Environment label in July 2019 in recognition of the rigorous investment strategy and the integration of ESG factors into the investment process of the Fund and will be displayed on the Green segment of the LGX.
Chairman and Group CEO of the ThomasLloyd Group T.U. Michael Sieg commented, ‘ThomasLloyd’s pure-play impact investment strategy is aimed at an increasing number of global investors who seek a capital investment that is guaranteed to make a positive environmental and social impact, in addition to its economic objective’.