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Aquila Capital

PRI reporting framework 2020

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Basic information

OO 01. Signatory category and services

01.1. Select the services and funds you offer

Select the services and funds you offer
% of asset under management (AUM) in ranges
Fund management
Fund of funds, manager of managers, sub-advised products
Other
Total 100%

Further options (may be selected in addition to the above)

01.2. Additional information. [Optional]

Throughout the years, Aquila Group was able to establish itself as one of the leading Pan-European, multi-disciplinary and investor-centric asset managers, with a particular focus on real assets strategies.

Aquila Group has longstanding roots in real asset since 2006 and has since then generated success through specialisation and operational excellence. Asset focus along the entire value chain in each of Aquila Group’s asset classes is the cornerstone of their success. What Aquila Group has learnt so far, helps them generate benefits to its investors. Aquila Group is one of the most experienced investors in real asset sector:

Since 2006: Agriculture and timber
Since 2008: Hydropower
Since 2009: Solar pv and wind energy
Since 2012: Real estate

Aquila Group is focused on sustainable trends in renewable energy, social housing, green logistics, infrastructure, timber and agriculture. Within these asset classes, Aquila Group offers a focused selection of tangible asset strategies managed by dedicated specialists in their respective fields. Competent investment teams with an entrepreneurial mindset use their industry network and experience to select, develop, finance, manage and operate investments along the entire value chain.

Aquila Group considers investment performance for its clients as the most important outcome and validation of its business strategy. The company’s business objectives are linked to the continuation of its ambition of becoming a partner of choice for sophisticated international investors globally, with its core capabilities, energy & infrastructure and real estate at the centre. Aquila Group has always invested in the business for the benefit of its clients and will continue doing so in the future. Key elements of this strategy are expanding Aquila Group’s existing investment offices across Europe, selectively adding key staff to investment teams, systematically driving the digitalization of the business processes and utilizing the scalability of the company’s operational infrastructure. The ability to evolve and adapt is a critical success factor of Aquila Group’s business, as a function of this, the company remains agile as an organization and attentive to reflect this appropriately in processes and controls.

Aquila Group is continuing its energy & infrastructure investment strategy of renewable energy generation assets with an expanded remit to include energy storage and other energy infrastructure assets, building upon a proven track record of investing in technologies like wind energy, solar pv and hydropower and considering also investments in energy storage.


OO 02. Headquarters and operational countries

02.1. Select the location of your organisation’s headquarters.

Germany

02.2. Indicate the number of countries in which you have offices (including your headquarters).

02.3. Indicate the approximate number of staff in your organisation in full-time equivalents (FTE).

+350 FTE

02.4. Additional information. [Optional]

Local, on-site management teams are central to the company’s operations, with 14 offices in 11 countries established over the last 18 years. This presence enables the firm to have a strong insight into each local market it is active in, thus increasing the opportunity to source competitive deals. By leveraging on their extensive experience and proprietary networks of relationships with key industrial players, in particular developers and co-investors, as well as relationships with trusted external advisors the investment managers have been able to establish early dialogues around situations of interest and get access to opportunities outside of market processes.


OO 03. Subsidiaries that are separate PRI signatories

03.1. Indicate whether you have subsidiaries within your organisation that are also PRI signatories in their own right.

03.3. Additional information. [Optional]

While it is Aquila Capital Investmentgesellschaft mbH who officially signed the PRI, we apply PRI across various units of our organisation on a voluntary basis.


OO 04. Reporting year and AUM

04.1. Indicate the year end date for your reporting year.

31/12/2019

04.2. Indicate your total AUM at the end of your reporting year.

Include the AUM of subsidiaries, but exclude advisory/execution only assets, and exclude the assets of your PRI signatory subsidiaries that you have chosen not to report on in OO 03.2
Total AUM
trillions billions millions thousands hundreds
Currency
Assets in USD
trillions billions millions thousands hundreds

04.4. Indicate the assets which are subject to an execution and/or advisory approach. Provide this figure based on the end of your reporting year

Total AUM
trillions billions millions thousands hundreds
Currency
Assets in USD
trillions billions millions thousands hundreds

04.5. Additional information. [Optional]

The Published figures represent the entire Aquila Groups real asset AUM only.


OO 06. How would you like to disclose your asset class mix

06.1. Select how you would like to disclose your asset class mix.

Internally managed (%)
Externally managed (%)

 

Listed equity 0 0 0 0
Fixed income 0 0 0 0
Private equity <10% 0.15 0 0
Property 10-50% 24.76 0 0
Infrastructure >50% 69.01 0 0
Commodities 0 0 0 0
Hedge funds 0 0 0 0
Fund of hedge funds 0 0 <10% 2.27
Forestry <10% 1.02 0 0
Farmland <10% 1.14 0 0
Inclusive finance 0 0 0 0
Cash <10% 1.09 0 0
Money market instruments 0 0 0 0
Other (1), specify <10% 0.56 0 0
Other (2), specify 0 0 0 0

`Other (1)` specified

          Other
        

06.2. Publish asset class mix as per attached image [Optional].

06.3. Indicate whether your organisation has any off-balance sheet assets [Optional].

06.5. Indicate whether your organisation uses fiduciary managers.

06.6. Provide contextual information on your AUM asset class split. [Optional]


OO 07. Fixed income AUM breakdown (Not Applicable)


OO 08. Segregated mandates or pooled funds (Private)


OO 09. Breakdown of AUM by market

09.1. Indicate the breakdown of your organisation’s AUM by market.

96.46 Developed Markets
3.54 Emerging Markets
0 Frontier Markets
0 Other Markets
Total 100% 100%

09.2. Additional information. [Optional]

Throughout the years, Aquila Group was able to establish itself as one of the leading Pan-European, multi-disciplinary and investor-centric asset managers, with a particular focus on real assets strategies. Aquila Group is focused on sustainable trends in renewable energy, social housing, green logistics, infrastructure, timber and agriculture. Within these asset classes, Aquila Group offers a focused selection of tangible asset strategies managed by dedicated specialists in their respective fields.

Renewable energy is a key growth area for Aquila Group. Attracted by stable cashflows, relatively low volatility and high risk-adjusted returns, institutional investors have continued to increase their infrastructure allocations in recent years. In the wake of this trend, the market for renewable energy investments has grown significantly- a market that Aquila Group has been able to access profitably for itself and its investors.

Renewable Energy investments are predominantly made in the European Economic Area. Aquila Group’s European presence allows the early identification of many energy infrastructure investment opportunities (nearly every greenfield renewable energy opportunity) in the Fund’s target markets.

Aquila Group is continuing its energy & infrastructure investment strategy of renewable energy generation assets with an expanded remit to include energy storage and other energy infrastructure assets, building upon a proven track record of investing in technologies like wind energy, solar pv and hydropower and considering also investments in energy storage.

As part of its real estate strategy, Aquila Group is building flats in mainland Spain, with over 30% of them being classified as social housing in order to support low-income communities. With regards to environmental protection and the fight against climate change, Aquila’s green logistics investment approach, equips its logistic centres with rooftop solar PV and strives to achieve carbon offsetting, along with the implementation of BREEAM green building standards.


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