On the 24th November QuotedData hosted the first of three ESG focused webinars. This Environmental webinar began with an overview from the AIC on the growth of ESG in the sector and was followed by presentations and Q&As from 3 investment companies’ managers focused on providing renewables solutions such as wind farms, solar power and energy efficiency. We would like to thank all our speakers and our attendees for joining us.

Click below to watch the presentations.

  1. Annabel Brodie-Smith from The Association of Investment Companies (AIC)
  2. James Armstrong from Bluefield Solar Income Fund
  3. Jonathan Maxwell from SDCL Energy Efficiency Trust
  4. Charlie Thomas from Jupiter Green Investment Trust

We have compiled a short survey on this event which we would be grateful if you could complete – click here. Every completed survey is an entry into our prize draw – for a chance to win a £1000 donation to the charity of your choice.

Annabel Brodie-Smith

Annabel joined the AIC in 1997. Annabel manages the AIC’s PR team whose role is to communicate the uses and benefits of investment companies and VCTs to the media, opinion formers, advisers, wealth managers and private investors. Annabel is also responsible for co-ordinating the AIC’s RDR programme, including managing the AIC’s online financial adviser centre and liaising with online platforms.  She also oversees the AIC’s adviser training and seminars.

James Armstrong

James Armstrong is a founder of the Investment Adviser and is one of the three managing partners. James has been involved in over €1.3 billion of UK and European energy transactions and over €570 million portfolio third-party financing at, and prior to founding, Bluefield. He led the IPO of the Bluefield Solar Income Fund (BSIF.L), the London listed solar investment company in 2013 and has been on its UK Holdco board since 2013. As a managing partner of the Investment Adviser, James has a primary responsibility to drive the strategic direction of Investment Adviser and BSIF. In respect of BSIF, he has worked closely with the independent board and its shareholders since IPO. He sits on the Investment Adviser’s internal investment committee.

Jonathan Maxwell

Jonathan is founder and CEO of SDCL. He has 25 years’ experience in international finance, infrastructure and private equity and has overall responsibility for SDCL’s investment activities. He is chair of the Investment Committee for SEEIT. Since establishing SDCL in London in 2007, the group now operates across the UK, Europe, North America and Asia and has launched energy efficiency project investment funds in the UK, Ireland, Singapore and New York.  He has advised and invested on behalf of a number of national governments as well as a wide range of institutional investors. Since 2012, SDCL has launched a number of innovative investment vehicles including the London Stock Exchange listed SDCL Energy Efficiency Income Trust plc.

Charlie Thomas

Charlie joined Jupiter in 2000 and is currently Head of Strategy, Environment and Sustainability. He is the manager of the Jupiter Ecology Fund and the Jupiter Responsible Income Fund (Unit Trusts), as well as institutional assets, the Jupiter Green Investment Trust PLC and the Jupiter Global Ecology Growth fund (SICAV). He is also co-manager of the Jupiter Global Ecology Diversified fund (SICAV).