Triodos Investment Management is confident that its funds will continue to attract investors, building on over 20 years’ experience in bringing together values, vision, and financial returns on investment. Growth of around 5% of assets under management is expected in 2014. The transfer of the Ampere Fund is expected to be fully compensated by growth and new activities.
Triodos Investment Management will also continue to develop and launch new impact investment funds. The new Triodos Organic Growth Fund was launched as a sub-fund of Triodos SICAV II early in 2014. This unique evergreen fund focuses on providing long-term, is not therefore exit driven, and mission-aligned private equity to leading mature companies active in the fast growing organic food and sustainable consumer products sector.
Triodos Investment Management also plans to launch a new fund in 2014 building on the experience of the Triodos Sustainable Trade Fund and expanding its impact by attracting new investors to this market.
Regulations for investment management firms are continuously in development both at a European and Dutch level. Triodos Investment Management will further implement the regulations of the European “Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive” (AIFMD). The American Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) will also be implemented in its operations, as well as the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR). Triodos Investment Management is fully prepared for this new regulatory environment, and will continue to make the necessary adjustments to its operations in the coming year. Further streamlining of Triodos Investment Management’s internal operations will be a major priority for 2014, including the introduction of a new core investment portfolio management ICT system.
Marilou van Golstein Brouwers
Managing directors of Triodos Investment Management