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Aktia Asset Management is a Nordic boutique manager backed by Aktia Bank Plc, a Finnish financial services group with history dating back to 1826. The first mutual funds were launched in 1987, laying the foundation for the businesses’ investment philosophy. Aktia Asset Management has built a strong track record in its chosen areas of expertise, which are Emerging Market Debt and European Credit, receiving recognition both domestically and internationally. It has EUR 13.6 billion of AUM, a well-established institutional client base in Finland and a growing international presence. Aktia Asset Management builds a sustainable future through responsibility and impact across all asset classes. Aktia’s Responsible Investment Policy, Climate Strategy and dedicated ESG team guide all investment activities.
ALIA AG is the special purpose entity to prepare the application and raise the equity for a banking license in Austria to implement the first impact bank for the DACH region.
Impact first: ALIA will focus its whole business-model on providing a positive and transparent impact of its actions on people, environment and planet and therefor wants to steward the transformation of the financial industry into a sustainable economic system.
Impact price: With the scientific developed ALIA Impact-Evaluation, ALIA can measure and transfer impact into pricing. Positive Impact reduces the costs of loans to sustainable investments. Its activities exceed the numerous political initiatives to regulate a sustainable economy by far (Green Deal, Taxonomy Directive, CSRD, etc.) and combine long-term social and ecological success with long-term economic success.
Clean money for clean investments. Let’s give money a new direction for a better world. ALIA – The Bank for Change (in formation)
Amber Infrastructure is a UK based specialist international investment manager, focused on investment origination, asset management and fund management. With over €5.5 billion in funds under management, Amber Infrastructure invests across eight funds and a number of managed accounts. Amber Infrastructure’s core business focuses on sourcing, developing, advising, investing in and managing infrastructure assets across the public, transport, energy, digital and demographic infrastructure sectors that support the lives of people, homes and businesses internationally. Amber Infrastructure is headquartered in London with offices in Europe, North America and Australia and manages over 175 investments. Amber Infrastructure employs over 170 infrastructure professionals globally.
Apollo is a high-growth alternative asset manager. Our asset management business provides companies with innovative capital solutions and support to fund their growth and build stronger businesses. Our retirement services business, Athene, provides a suite of retirement savings products to help clients achieve financial security. Across all parts of our business, we invest alongside our clients and take a responsible, knowledgeable approach to drive positive outcomes. At Apollo, Expanding Opportunity is core to our values, and we are dedicated to creating opportunities for more companies, employees and communities to build a more inclusive and sustainable economy.
Clarity AI is a sustainability technology platform that uses machine learning and big data to deliver environmental and social insights to investors, organizations, and consumers. As of January 2023, Clarity AI’s platform analyzes more than 70,000 companies, 360,000 funds, 198 countries, and 199 local governments – the broadest data coverage in the market with up to 13x more than other leading players. Clarity AI delivers data and analytics for investing, corporate research, benchmarking, consumer ecommerce, and reporting. Clarity AI has offices in North America, Europe, and the Middle East, and its client network manages tens of trillions in assets.
Deutsche Private Equity
DPE is an independent German private equity firm and is one of the largest growth capital investors in the German speaking region. DPE invests in SMEs across Germany, Austria and Switzerland and focuses on medium-sized companies that are active in sectors with a positive long-term development perspective. Founded in 2007, DPE has invested in 40 companies which have performed over 110 add-on acquisitions and today employ more than 10,000 people. DPE has total assets under management of c. EUR 3 billion.
For further information please visit www.dpe.de/en.
Ecofin is a sustainable investment firm with roots dating to the 1990s and a global footprint with offices in the US and UK. We are driven by the idea that sustainable investment can deliver strong risk-adjusted returns while making a true impact on the environment and society. With a current AUM of around €2.2bn (as at 31 st Dec 2022) our strategies offer global solutions in public and private securities that address global challenges in climate action, water and sustainable communities. Through these strategies we seek to achieve positive impacts that align with the UN Sustainable Development Goals and are accessible through a variety of vehicles. Learn more at https://www.ecofininvest.com/
Finance in motion
Finance in Motion is a global impact asset manager focused exclusively on sustainable development in emerging markets and developing economies. The company structures, manages, and advises impact investment funds that bring together public and private investors to address climate change, strengthen biodiversity conservation, foster the sustainable use of natural resources, improve livelihoods, and promote economic opportunities.
Over the course of its operations, Finance in Motion has unleashed a cumulative total of EUR 7.0 billion toward these goals in Southeast Europe, the Caucasus, Latin America, the Middle East, North Africa, and sub-Saharan Africa. Finance in Motion also manages technical assistance facilities to supplement these investments, providing support to investees, fostering responsible finance, and maximizing impact.
Through its 16 locally staffed offices that manage activities across more than 35 countries, Finance in Motion leverages its regional expertise and market proximity to help partners develop their businesses and demonstrate that sustainable and financial returns can go hand-in-hand.
Finreon was founded in 2009 as a spin-off of the University of St.Gallen (HSG) and is today an established and competent partner when it comes to innovative investment concepts in the field of asset management and investment advisory. Based on client needs and many years of practical experience, the latest scientific findings in financial market theory are translated into innovative solutions. The team consists of doctoral students and graduates from the University of St.Gallen, the ETH Zurich and other universities, many of whom are also active in research themselves, thus ensuring a continuous knowledge transfer. As a think tank, Finreon focuses
Fondita is an independent boutique fund management company, founded in 1997 and based in Helsinki, Finland. Fondita focuses on Nordic, European and thematic equity funds. We manage 8 actively managed equity funds that are based on the same successful stock picking philosophy and approach to sustainability.
IQAM Invest is a fund manufacturer with 30-plus years of market experience and more than 6,6 billion euros in assets under management. For over ten years IQAM Invest has been offering a great variety of factor-based portfolio strategies and specifically developed models for special funds. All our strategies are based on disciplined, quantitative concepts. Factor investing helps make investment decisions that are free of emotion. Institutional investors can rely on IQAM Invest’s 57-strong team at its offices in Salzburg and Vienna to take a targeted and individual approach to handling their unique mandates. We use the latest scientific insights and put them into practice in our asset and risk management strategies. This way, our customers benefit directly from our knowhow.
ISS ESG, the responsible investment arm of Institutional Shareholder Services, helps investors develop and integrate responsible investing policies and practices, engage on responsible investment issues, and monitor portfolio company practices through a suite of industry-leading solutions. It also provides climate data, analytics, and advisory services to help financial market participants understand, measure, and act on climate-related risks across all asset classes. In addition, ESG solutions cover corporate and country ESG research and ratings enabling its clients to identify material social and environmental risks and opportunities. For more information, please visit us at: www.iss-esg.com
J. Safra Sarasin
J. Safra Sarasin Group – Sustainable Swiss Private Banking since 1841
As an international group committed to sustainability, J. Safra Sarasin is well established through its banks in more than 25 locations in globally. A global symbol of private banking and wealth management tradition, the group emphasises security and well-managed conservative growth for its clients. At the end of December 2022, it managed total client assets of CHF 197.9 billion and employed about 2,400 staff, with stockholders’ equity of CHF 6.2 billion.
Sustainability is in the DNA of J. Safra Sarasin Sustainable Asset Management. In 2020, J. Safra Sarasin Sustainable Asset Management launched a climate pledge, aiming for a carbon-neutral outcome of its assets under management by 2035 and was the first Swiss institution to join the Finance for Biodiversity Pledge.
J. Safra Sarasin Fund Management (Luxembourg) S.A. is represented by a branch in Vienna, Austria.
KEPLER-FONDS KAG is the fourth biggest asset management company in Austria and is located in Linz. As of December 2022, we manage over 17 bn euros.
We offer 20 years of experience in fund management as well as in sustainable investing and are committed to delivering the best possible results for our clients.
KEPLER-FONDS employs specialists whose competences encompass sustainable investments, a defensive orientated equity strategy, the use of premium bonds with reduced liquidity and dynamic asset allocation.
We are highly customer orientated and offer an advanced level of transparency including direct contact with our portfolio managers.
KEPLER-FONDS has signed the UN PRI in 2014 and consistently works to advance sustainable investing.
We have been awarded with numerous awards, which highlight our
LBBW Asset Management
LBBW Asset Management Investmentgesellschaft mbH (LBBW AM) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Landesbank Baden-Württemberg (LBBW) and acts as a center of competence for asset management within the LBBW Group. Its main business areas are the management of special funds for institutional investors, direct investment mandates for insurance companies and pension funds, and retail funds for institutional and private investors. As of Dec. 31, 2023, the company managed a total volume of 78.5 billion euros, of which 8.5 billion euros in mutual funds and 53.7 billion euros in special funds, as well as 16.3 billion euros in direct investment management for insurance companies. Our core competencies lie in the areas of European equities with in particular value-oriented investment approaches, European interest rate products, absolute return strategies, value protection concepts, commodity management and sustainability solutions.
With many years of experience and expertise, we are a professional partner for special fund solutions for pension funds, insurance companies, savings banks and banks, companies, public institutions, asset managers, foundations, church institutions and family offices. In addition, LBBW AM is one of the leading insurance-independent managers of direct portfolio investments.
LGT Private Banking
With offices in Vienna and Salzburg, LGT Bank Österreich is an Austrian private bank and part of LGT Private Banking, which is headquartered in Vaduz. The latter is wholly owned and led by an entrepreneurial family and manages a substantial share of the Princely Family of Liechtenstein’s assets. As a client, you benefit from the full range of services offered by a leading international provider of investment solutions for private clients. We develop tailored investment solutions for our clients in Austria and Central and Eastern Europe. For more than ten years, we have been established in Austria as one of the country’s leading private banks. From building and preserving to transferring your wealth, we support you in achieving your personal financial goals. Long-term thinking and actions as well as our unique investment strategies are key elements of our approach. The Liechtenstein City Palace in Vienna serves as the headquarters of LGT Bank in Austria.
Mikro Kapital Management
Founded in 2008, MIKRO KAPITAL is focused on impact finance and microfinance. MIKRO KAPITAL operates primarily through two Luxembourg based securitization funds MIKRO FUND and ALTERNATIVE. Both securitization funds assume risks connected to a portfolio of companies and micro finance institutions, providing various financing services to small businesses and individual entrepreneurs in emerging countries of EMEA and APAC regions. MIKRO FUND and ALTERNATIVE provide investment opportunities to institutional and professional investors through issuance of debt securities (total assets – over EUR 1.6 billion as of 30 September 2022). MIKRO KAPITAL is part of the European Microfinance Network, signatory of OPIM (Operating Principles for Impact Management) and have partnerships and adhesions with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN), the National Institute of Italian Microcredit (ENM), as well as collaborations with important international investors such as European Investment Fund.
NIXDORF Kapital AG represents the tradition for sustainability in all NIXDORF companies, in which one of the special mittelständischen (medium-sized) company histories was written well into the 1980s. For the most part out of its own social responsibility, the name NIXDORF stood and still stands for medium-sized companies from the region, for the region and above all, for their own employees. For more information, please follow the link to www.nixdorf-kapital.de
ONE group solutions provides next generation fund management solutions delivered by a hand-picked team of senior industry experts and supported by NextGen technology. We provide third-party Management Company, Corporate Secretary, Regulatory and Compliance Consulting, and Governance Technology solutions. As one of the few privately-owned businesses in our sector, we focus on tailored Fund Governance solutions. Our team of over 70 passionate professionals in Luxembourg, London, Dublin and Zurich service some 150 leading and boutique asset managers from around the globe and across all asset classes.
Security Kapitalanlagen AG
The Singularity Group
The Singularity Group (TSG) makes applied innovation investable in listed equities. TSG is the initiator of the Singularity Index™ (Bloomberg ticker: NQ2045), a global, all-sector benchmark and gold standard for applied innovation. The Singularity Strategies include The Singularity Fund (UCITS Lux) and the Singularity Small&Mid (UBS AMC). The Swiss investment boutique works closely with the Singularity Think Tank, a network of entrepreneurs and academics with deep insights into innovation value chains. Their input forms the foundation of TSG’s proprietary innovation scoring system that quantifies the engagement of companies within a set of curated Singularity Sectors worldwide across all market capitalizations and industries. The Singularity Score defines how much value listed companies are generating through applied innovation.
Taaleri Energia is a renewable energy developer and fund manager. With 45 professionals, it has one of the largest and most capable dedicated renewables investment teams in Europe. The team is currently raising its sixth renewable energy fund, the Taaleri SolarWind III fund, and has 4.9 GW portfolio of development, under construction, and operational wind, solar and battery energy storage assets in Europe, the US, and the Middle East.
Taaleri Energia is ranked by Preqin as one of the most consistent top performing infrastructure fund managers. Taaleri Energia is part of the Taaleri Group, which is listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki stock exchange.
The SolarWind III Fund’s investment strategy will be to acquire, develop, contract, construct, operate and exit a portfolio of utility scale onshore wind farms, photovoltaic solar parks and battery energy storage assets across the Fund’s target markets – the Nordics & Baltics, Poland, Southeast Europe, Iberia, and Texas. The Fund will target a return of 10% net IRR, over its 10-year term, and a first close is expected in Q2 2023.
The Taaleri SolarWind III Fund will be classified as an Article 9 “Dark Green” Fund, the highest sustainability category under the EU Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation. The SolarWind III Fund’s investments will have significant and sustainable positive impacts in the countries and local communities where they are constructed. The renewable energy power and storage plants that the Fund will develop and build will offset millions of tonnes of CO2 emissions, reduce air pollution, improve grid infrastructure, create local employment, generate local and state tax revenues and increase energy security.
The Fund will be seeded with a portfolio of 25-35 development projects which are being acquired using the EUR 44 million in development financing that Taaleri Energia secured in 2021.
Taylor Wessing is a global law firm that serves the world’s most innovative people and businesses. 29 offices in 17 jurisdictions blend the best of local business, industry and cultural knowledge with international experience to provide smart commercial solutions for its clients. A strategic alliance with the leading law firm ECIJA provides Taylor Wessing with enhanced capability to undertake cross-border work with an established firm in 33 offices in Spain, Portugal and across regions in Latin America.
Taylor Wessing Central & Eastern Europe is the CEE/SEE Centre of Excellence with more than 200 lawyers in Bratislava, Brno, Budapest, Klagenfurt, Kyiv, Prague, Vienna and Warsaw. Within its Turkish desk comprehensive expertise is bundled for Turkish companies that want to enter CEE markets as well as for CEE based companies that want to position themselves in Türkiye.
ThomasLloyd is an impact investment solutions provider, advisor and asset manager. Founded in
2003 and headquartered in Zurich, ThomasLloyd is a pure play impact investor and aims to apply a
robust, socially and environmentally responsible investment approach that is geared towards
reducing carbon emissions and improving economic prospects, while reducing investment risk through diversification across countries, sectors and technologies. Over the last decade,
ThomasLloyd has deployed over US$1 billion across 16 projects in renewable energy power
generation, transmission, and sustainable fuel production with a total capacity in excess of 700 MW.
As of 30 September 2022, ThomasLloyd has raised over USD 1.6 billion of aggregate capital in
sustainable infrastructure and manages a wide range of investment solutions for private and
institutional investors around the world.
Universal Investment Group is one of Europe’s leading fund service platforms and Super ManCos, with around EUR 950 billion in assets under administration, more than 2,000 mutual and special fund mandates and a workforce of more than 1,600 at locations in Frankfurt am Main, Luxembourg, Dublin, London, Paris and Krakow. Founded in 1968, the company is an independent platform for asset managers as well as institutional investors offering structuring and administration solutions as well as risk management for Securities, Real Estate and Alternative Investments. The companies EFA, UI labs, UI Enlyte and CAPinside complement the group’s innovative service offering. Universal Investment is a signatory of the UN Principles of Responsible Investment. (as per 30 November 2022)
Vauban Infrastructure Partners is a leading infrastructure asset manager focused on European core infrastructure investments. Headquartered in Paris, Vauban employs c.70 professionals, the majority of whom have been working together for over a decade. Vauban targets predominantly European brownfield mid-market assets, and pursues a long-term, yield-driven strategy matching the underlying nature of the assets and long-term commitment to all stakeholders’ interests through a strong focus on creating sustainable value. Vauban has raised over €8bn across 7 funds in core infrastructure, and has invested in the mobility, energy transition, social infrastructure, and digital infrastructure sectors spanning 12 different geographies.