Schroders adds energy transition fund

Schroders Greencoat has announced the launch of the Schroders Capital Semi-Liquid Energy Transition Fund.

The fund will enable Schroders Greencoat to invest in illiquid infrastructure assets and is categorised as Article 9 under SFDR regulations.

Schroders say the fund will make investments into large scale wind farms and solar parks. It will also target other infrastructure that is supporting the energy transition, such as the clean hydrogen, battery storage, district heating, charging infrastructure, power grids and carbon capture sectors. The fund has a specific focus on the US and Europe.

Duncan Hale, Portfolio Manager at Schroders Greencoat, says, “The energy transition represents one of the largest and most relevant investment themes impacting clients’ portfolios and, as a result, it’s an exciting and attractive time to be accessing these types of investments. This fund highlights our commitment to expanding access to private assets and generating positive returns for our clients through directly allocating to energy transition infrastructure.

“Achieving net zero by 2050 requires significant change and investment into energy infrastructure. This offers a great opportunity for investors to benefit from an innovative fund structure which supports their ability to access energy transition assets that can not only offer attractive returns, but also take advantage of a risk profile which delivers strong diversification characteristics for investors’ portfolios”.