Founded in 1979, FIM is a sustainable real asset investment manager. In May 2018, the specialist alternative asset manager Gresham House acquired 100% of FIM, in a deal which combines two leading UK forestry and renewable energy investment managers.
Combined assets under management are now in excess of £1.5 billion, across five specialist alternative investment strategies: forestry, new energy, housing and infrastructure, private assets and strategic public equity. Clients include unlisted funds, high net worth individuals, family offices and institutions.
UK forestry and renewable energy are well proven asset classes and are uncorrelated to listed mainstream investments, providing diversification within an investment portfolio. They generate tax efficient returns, with long-term capital appreciation (forestry), or high levels of income (renewable energy).
Gresham House is a specialist alternative asset manager providing funds, direct investments and tailored investment solutions including co-investment across a range of highly differentiated alternative investment strategies.
Incorporated in 1857, Gresham House is one of the oldest companies in London still operating today. In December 2014, a new management team led by CEO Tony Dalwood set out to transform the former property focused investment trust into a specialist asset management business. Their vision was to build a leading alternative asset management company whereby the Group becomes an ‘asset to covet’, generating shareholder value through delivering sustainable and superior investment performance, quality service provision alongside non-financial returns.
FIM and Gresham House Plc are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in the conduct of investment business to promote and operate unregulated collective investment schemes, being managed funds in forestry and renewable energy.
FIM is independently certified under ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems to provide specialist investment products and services in the areas of forestry and renewable energy, ensuring robust operating procedures.
FIM, under the terms of its Responsible Investment Policy, seeks to ensure that investments meet strict environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria over the long term. FIM believe that active management of these issues will deliver long term benefits to both investors and the company. FIM is also a member of the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association.
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