Renewable infrastructureEnabling the clean energy transition
Targeting strong risk adjusted returns and positive environmental outcomes
In order to reach Net Zero the world requires enormous capital investment in renewable energy and its associated Infrastructure, representing a multi-trillion dollar opportunity globally. Schroders Greencoat has the ambition to become a global conduit for institutional capital investing in renewables by providing the financial, technical and operational expertise aimed at delivering secure incomes for investors.
Founded In 2009, Schroders Greencoat has established a strong reputation for its delivery of our investment propositions, as well as for innovation - our pioneering offering has become the model for an entire industry sector. We are the largest renewables investment manager in the UK and Europe, and are now expanding into North America.
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Our strategic advantages
Greencoat’s strategy and competitive advantage is rooted in its focus. Our overriding goal is to remain a leading global specialist in acquiring, and then operating renewable assets for institutional investors. No advisory, no principal investing, no retail.
Our success has been built upon this focus, and the underlying decades of accumulated experience culminating in in-depth expertise, understanding, and relationships in our sector.
Schroders Greencoat has an established reputation for excellence, backed by strong financial, technical, and operational expertise in managing renewable energy assets.
This longstanding reputation within the industry stems from our sector specialisation, trustworthiness and execution competence. Our track record as such a reliable counterparty gives us access to the widest possible pool of assets and Schroders Greencoat is often an early port of call for vendors and advisors who trust our ability to price and close transactions.
Born of our tenure within the renewables space and our position as Europe’s leading renewables infrastructure investor, Schroders Greencoat has built a strong network with all important stakeholders in the industry, including utilities, project developers, power offtakers and government.
We have transacted or currently co-own assets with partners representing an aggregate installed capacity of over 40 GW in Europe alone. These relationships often result in off-market, bilateral or repeat transactions.
Our longstanding sector specialisation is now complemented by Schroders' global platform and reach, supporting our expansions into the US and beyond, and our continued growth in the UK, Ireland, and Europe.
We differ from other investment managers as in addition to extensive specialist investment expertise, we have built an in-house engineering capability, with almost a third of our team made up of senior engineers from renewables, grid, and utility backgrounds.
This gives us deep technical skills and an understanding of the underlying dynamics of the asset class which other managers may find hard to provide. Schroders Greencoat possesses the in-house financial and engineering expertise and experience to ensure optimal performance of assets throughout their life.
Culture of rigour
A robust investment process is implemented for every asset, reflective of our cultural affinity for detail – crucial in an asset class where the future value is determined in large part by understanding the lifetime performance of the asset at acquisition.
We are passionate about our industry and the positive impact the assets we manage can make, and are plugged into current and future developments across the sector, from regulatory detail to engineering advances and emerging technologies.
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Schroders Greencoat LLP is a specialist manager dedicated to the renewable energy infrastructure sector. It has offices in London, Dublin, Germany, Netherlands and Chicago and approximately GBP 9 billion under management, making it one of the largest dedicated managers in Europe. It was founded in 2009 and currently has fund mandates with strategies investing into bioenergy, renewable heat, solar and wind energy infrastructure in the UK, Europe and the United States.
Key Investment Risks
Volatility risk: The value of investments and the income from them may go down as well as up and investors may not get back the amounts originally invested.
Liquidity risk: There may be very limited liquidity available via the secondary market of the proposed Fund given the underlying private credit assets and investors should consider an investment only if they intend to hold it for the life of the proposed Fund. Liquidity of the underlying investments might not be sufficient to meet investor subscription and redemption requirements.
Interest rate risk: A rise in interest rates generally causes bond prices to fall.
Credit risk of underlying issuers/lenders: A decline in the financial health of an issuer/lender can cause the value of its bonds/ loans to fall or become worthless.
Currency risk: The fund can be exposed to different currencies. Changes in foreign exchange rates could create losses.
Counterparty risk: The counterparty to a derivative or other contractual agreement or synthetic financial product could become unable to honour its commitments to the proposed fund, potentially creating a partial or total loss for the proposed fund.
Derivatives risk: A derivative may not perform as expected, and may create losses greater than the cost of the derivative.
Concentration risk: The proposed Fund may be concentrated in a limited number of geographical regions, industry sectors, markets and/or individual positions. This may result in large changes in the value of the fund, both up or down, which may adversely impact the performance of the fund.
Gearing risk: The proposed fund may borrow money to invest in further investments. Gearing will increase returns if the value of the investments purchased increase in value by more than the cost of borrowing, or reduce returns if they fail to do so.
Valuation risk: The underlying private credit assets may be subject to inadequate pricing reliability. In addition, property-based vehicles invest in real property, the value of which is generally a matter of a valuer’s opinion.
Industry/country risk: Legislative changes, changes in general economic conditions and increased competitive forces may affect the value of investments. Additional risks may include greater social and political uncertainty and instability and natural disasters.
Infrastructure asset risk: Infrastructure assets expose investors to additional risks, in particular construction risk (e.g. construction delays, cost overruns, etc.) and deployment risk (e.g. capital being deployed in several instalments during construction period rather than upfront for brownfield investments).