During 2017, the large majority of the Triodos investment funds continued to experience inflow, leading to an overall growth of asset under management by 5% to EUR 3.5 billion.
In 2017, Triodos Organic Growth Fund strongly increased its assets under management by 21.1% to EUR 49.2 million. Triodos Fair Share Fund and Triodos Microfinance Fund grew by 7.5% and 3.2% to EUR 353.4 million and EUR 368.6 million respectively. Assets under management in the Dutch Triodos Green Fund increased by 9.9% to EUR 849.7 million. The Triodos Sustainable Funds (Triodos SICAV l), which invest in listed companies, experienced growth of 4.2% to EUR 1,403.8 million.
Triodos Real Estate Fund grew its assets under management by 13.6% to EUR 75.6 million, following a successful issue of new ordinary shares. Triodos Multi Impact Fund, the Triodos fund-of-funds, increased its fund size by 17.2% to EUR 45.7 million by the year end.
Marilou van Golstein Brouwers, Chair of the Management Board of Triodos Investment Management: “In 2017, it was ten years ago that the term impact investing was coined. By now, impact investing has become a household name within the investment community. The rise of impact investing is also instrumental in making investors realise that there is no such thing as a neutral investment. All investments must start with the question ‘what is the impact on communities, on climate and our society?’ We see this increasing awareness lead to more capital being directed to investments that contribute positively to many of today’s global challenges.”
Assets under management for both Triodos Culture Fund and Triodos Renewables Europe Fund decreased, by 5.7% to EUR 91.5 million and by 5.2% to EUR 70.0 million respectively.
Triodos investment funds offer investors the opportunity to directly invest in sustainable sectors. These sectors range from inclusive finance, renewable energy and organic food and agriculture, to cultural institutions, sustainable real estate and listed companies with an above-average social and environmental performance.
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