Experience has taught Notz Stucki to pay as much attention to the individual as to the quantitative side of portfolio manager selection, which is part of the legacy of its founders, Beat Notz and Dr Christian Stucki. This approach has enabled the firm to secure exposure to a new generation of highly-skilled PMs coming from famous houses who are now launching their own funds. Allocations have recently been made to two of these, with a third currently under review. It is this same approach to excellence that has led to the selection of Augusta & Co, a leading adviser in the renewable energy industry.
The benefits of investing in renewable energy assets
In the infrastructure field, renewables have come of age, and taking the example of onshore wind, it is fair to say that technology and performance has evolved considerably over the last ten years. Significantly, business models are now more sustainable, and returns on invested capital with free cash flow generation have improved to the point where a wind turbine producing power with a predictable regularity, can now be structured as a reliable financial investment. Market growth is assured, we believe, with renewables being on their way to becoming the ‘new mainstream energy source’. Only recently the International Energy Agency released figures showing renewables overtook coal in 2015 as the world’s largest source of installed power capacity.
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