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TriLinc Global, LLC

PRI reporting framework 2018

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SG 18. Innovative features of approach to RI

18.1. Indicate whether any specific features of your approach to responsible investment are particularly innovative.

18.2. Describe any specific features of your approach to responsible investment that you believe are particularly innovative.

TriLinc has developed a systematic approach to impact investment packaging, registration, management, and distribution, in order to harness the power of private sector capital for good. Backed by extensive market research, legal counsel, and infrastructure investment, TriLinc sponsors institutional-class impact funds that can attract capital at scale through these characteristics:

  • Themes with general market appeal and familiar product structures
  • Measurable, reportable impact opportunities beyond ESG
  • Competitive, yield-oriented financial returns
  • Sub-advised by institutional-quality local managers
  • Capacity to scale

The key financial innovation that TriLinc has brought to both the asset management and impact industries is a U.S. first-mover publicly registered, market rate, retail impact fund. In partnership with a national distribution partner, TriLinc engages the traditional financial product distribution channels of broker-dealers, registered investment advisory firms, and banks, which offer the opportunity to educate and engage with a combined total of over 100,000 financial advisors at more than 200 firms across the U.S. regarding impact investments for their clients. TriLinc-sponsored funds can accommodate institutional, high net worth, and retail investors. To date, U.S. retail investors, who control US$17 trillion in assets, have lacked mainstream, market-rate impact offerings. Providing retail investors with greater opportunity to align their values with their money has the potential to increase their participation in impact investing and drive exponential growth in the flow of capital into responsible investments.

18.3. Additional information.