The Guinness Sustainable Infrastructure Service invests in sustainable energy companies eligible for Business Relief (BR) with no up-front fees for advised clients, aligning the interests of investors with the asset manager. Guinness Asset Management has built a track record of investing in Sustainable Energy companies which have attractive investment characteristics: predictable revenues, low technology risk and low correlation with other asset classes.

Fees: No up-front fees for advised Investors.

Guinness Asset Managment: With over 12 years experience and over £800 million under management, Guinness has extensive experience.

Access to Capital: The Service allows for regular or ad hoc share redemptions (quarterly).

Philosophy: Guinness focuses on 4 key areas: Estate Preservation, Performance, Security and Flexibility.


What will the Guinness Sustainable Infrastructure Service invest in?

Sustainable Energy. Subscriptions will be invested in companies to help finance the construction, ownership and operation of their Sustainable Energy businesses. These projects are characterised by generally long-term, stable, inflation-linked revenues.

UK. We only intend to make investments into companies and assets that are located in the UK. This means that projects operate within the UK’s stable legal and regulatory framework.

Diversification. Diversification will be achieved by investing in multiple Sustainable Energy projects.

Proven Technologies. The Investment Manager minimises technology risk by only investing in projects which use proven technologies that have an established operating history, such as solar PV and hydro.

Consented Projects. The Investment Manager believes the optimal trade-off between development risk and financial return can be achieved by investing in businesses whose projects have already obtained the required permissions and consents, either before it has started construction or when operational.

Strong Counterpartie. The Investment Manager will seek to work with companies whose project developers and construction and contractors have a successful track record of delivering operating projects on time and on budget.

Renewables Market

As part of the investment strategy, Guinness will invest in sustainable energy, such as solar. Sustainable sources usually qualify for attractive benefits, making sustainable energy an enticing investment opportunity.

Capital Preservation: Sustainable Energy projects generally have predictable, long term visibility of cash flows and index-linked returns.

Subsidies: Long-term government subsidies such as Feed-in Tariffs, Renewable Obligation Certificates and the Renewable Heat Incentive are typically available for Sustainable Energy projects.

Tax Efficient: Renewables are no longer eligible under the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) but still qualify for Business Property Relief (BPR).

More information

If you would like more information about Guinness Sustainable Infrastructure Service, please
contact us on 020 7843 0470.