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SFRE engages Triodos Investment Management as Portfolio Manager

LUXEMBOURG. Sustainability | Finance | Real Economies SICAV – SIF (SFRE, pronounced Sapphire), an investment fund designed to deploy substantial capital to financial institutions that play a key role in meeting human needs and advancing essential segments of real economies in their communities, announced today that it has appointed Triodos Investment Management B.V. as its new Portfolio Manager.

CEO Jim Prouty said “Triodos IM’s appointment will strengthen SFRE’s continued development and delivery of its distinctive value proposition to investors: the opportunity to participate in and support the growth of successful banking models around the world that have significant social and economic impact in their local communities”.

Triodos Investment Management, a globally recognised leader in impact investing, has over 25 years of experience in the field of inclusive finance with EUR 3.1 billion assets under management globally, of which approximately EUR 850 million in financial institutions in emerging markets. Marilou Van Golstein Brouwers, Chair of the Management Board of Triodos IM, stated “SFRE’s mission to invest in sustainability-focused financial institutions is fully aligned with Triodos IM’s mission to provide growth capital to a growing segment of financial institutions that are making a meaningful difference to the lives of millions of individuals and small businesses globally by understanding their needs and the contributions they are making in their local communities”.

Further information about SFRE can be found on its website: www.sfrefund.com.