Sponsors Austria Forum
Sponsors Austria Forum
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.
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.
Dentons is designed to be different. As the world’s largest law firm with 20,000 professionals in over 200 locations in more than 80 countries, we can help you grow, protect, operate and finance your business. Our polycentric and purpose-driven approach, together with our commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity and ESG, ensures we challenge the status quo to stay focused on what matters most to you. www.dentons.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
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.
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
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.
Austrian Association for Financial Analysis and Asset Management (Österreichische Vereinigung für Finanzanalyse und Asset Management, ÖVFA)
Founded in 1972, the objective of the Austrian Association for Financial Analysis and Asset Management (Österreichische Vereinigung für Finanzanalyse und Asset Management, ÖVFA) has always been to promote the flow of information between listed companies and investors, to provide analysts, fund managers and other investors with a platform for sharing their experiences, to better acquaint domestic and foreign investors with Austria’s role as a financial centre and to represent the interests of its members to the public at large and within the scope of economic policy initiatives aimed at fostering Austria’s financial market.
OVFA has gained recognicion as the leading platform for capital markets experts, an education provider in the field of financial research and asset management and last but not least as standard setter. OVFA is part of EFFAS network and member of ACIIA.
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.
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)