More investors, both institutional and private individuals, will refocus their investment strategies as the debt crisis continues to be felt in 2013 and the troubled global financial system creates further uncertainty in the financial markets.
At the same time interest in Environmental Social and Governance-screened investments, as well as impact investing, is likely to increase. Both have been at the core of Triodos Investment Management’s investment focus since it began. Triodos Investment Management is confident that its funds will continue to attract investors and grow, building on over 20 years experience in bringing together values, vision, and return on investments.
2013 will also bring regulatory changes that affect the management of the investment funds. From the EU’s Alternative Investment Fund Management Directive (AIFMD), to the introduction of the ‘Bankiers eed’, or Bankers’ oath – in the first instance for directors and members of supervisory board and subsequently for all other co-workers – a plethora of regulations will have an impact on the management and administration of funds.
Triodos Investment Management will continue to develop and launch new impact investment funds. In 2013 it hopes to launch three new funds in Food and Agriculture, Renewable Energy and Emerging markets.
Growth of 10 to 15% of assets under management is expected in 2013.
Zeist, 25 april 2013
Marilou van Golstein Brouwers