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IFM leading the way on sustainability regulation

International Fund Management Ltd (IFM) has announced that as an alternative investment fund manager (AIFM), it is fully compliant with the EU’s new Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulations (SFDR). SFDR has been introduced to satisfy the appetite for greater clarity and transparency at both AIFM and product levels. While the UK...

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Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR)

2015 was a defining year in the fight against climate change. On 25 September 2015, the UN adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development which placed the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at its core. This was followed on 12 December 2015 by the Paris Agreement, a legally binding international...

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Trustees and sustainable investing

PraxisIFM has a long tradition of working with families and legal advisors to tailor trust provisions to meet their specific needs and concerns, including the way that trust funds are invested. In this article, In House Legal Counsel Mark Biddlecombe takes a look at trusts and sustainable investing. One of...

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Eco focus for PraxisIFM as Ecofin IPO launches

PraxisIFM Fund Services (UK) has boosted its green credentials. It is providing administration and corporate secretarial services to recently listed Ecofin U.S. Renewables Infrastructure Trust plc (RNEW), which was admitted to the London Stock Exchange (LSE) on 22 December 2020. RNEW is one of three renewable infrastructure funds that the...

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A Catalyst for Change?

In this latest article Matt Falla talks about the future of business travel in a post-COVID-19 world where environmental concerns are high on the corporate agenda.   With business travel halted during lockdown and technology effectively replacing the gap left by air travel what does the future hold? Society has...

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Renewables trend continues with successful IPO

Investment in renewables continues to show strong momentum. Octopus Renewables Infrastructure Trust plc (ORIT), a new investment trust focused on renewable energy, was admitted to the London Stock Exchange in December. The IPO was a tremendous success and raised £350 million, with the fund planning to invest in renewable energy...

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PraxisIFM adds Aquila Capital to client portfolio

Global financial services group, PraxisIFM, sees continued growth attracting a new renewable energy fund client. Aquila European Renewables Income Fund plc (the ‘Fund’) is a UK-domiciled investment trust investing in renewable energy infrastructure investments across continental Europe and Ireland. The Fund raised EUR154.3 million in its initial public offering (IPO)...

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