A Specialist Alternatives Investor
We invest wisely, using our money, power and influence to make the world a better place, as well as targeting strong returns for our investors.
Institutional Investment at Octopus
Octopus Investments was where it all began for Octopus Group – we are the first of eight entrepreneurially-minded businesses in the Octopus Group. Octopus Investments manages more than £12.5bn (at 31st March 2022) on behalf of our institutional and retail clients, with more than 70% of these funds targeting investments that tackle climate change, improve people’s quality of life and address inequality. We are much more than a traditional asset manager. We build businesses to transform broken industries and create better outcomes for the customers they serve.
We take extra steps to be more deeply involved and committed to each of our investments. In turn, this gives us the information, knowledge and experience we need to yield better results for our investors and the markets we operate in. Our ability to create value from rapidly changing markets provides our investors with the potential for attractive and stable returns.
We’re one of Europe’s largest renewable energy investors, and are a driver in the sector in Australia, too. Uniquely, we’re building our business across the whole energy supply chain.
Octopus is home to one of Europe’s largest venture capital teams. We back early stage companies run by the world’s brightest minds.
Real Estate – housing
We are one of the leading healthcare investors and developers in the UK, with a 14 year track record in the sector. Our diverse range of interests within the industry set us apart.
Real Estate – commercial debt
We are an award-winning provider of non-bank, short-term lending to commercial properties in the UK.
We are fully committed to Responsible Investment
It’s key to who we are and how we invest. We make bold commitments with transparent reporting.
Members of the UN PRI are unified by belief that responsible investment forms part of our duty to act in the best long-term interests of our beneficiaries. Octopus is a signatory to the UN Principles.
The Impact Principles provide a framework for investors to ensure that impact considerations are purposefully integrated throughout the investment life cycle. Octopus is a signatory to these Principles created by The International Finance Corporation / The World Bank.
The Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures releases disclosure recommendations to help companies provide better information to support informed capital allocation. Octopus follows these recommendations to ensure transparency, efficiency and resilience.
GRESB benchmarks the sustainability performance of real assets, to provide standardised in capital markets. Octopus Real Estate uses GRESB data and analytical tools to monitor ESG opportunities, risks and impacts.
BREEAM is a leading sustainability assessment method for real estate assets and Octopus Real Estate aims to develop its new buildings to a high BREEAM standard.
Octopus is a member of the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board which guides us in the disclosure of financially material sustainability information to our investors.
IMP is a forum for building global consensus on how to measure, assess and report impacts on people and the environment. The IMP’s 5 dimensions of impact are used across our impact products to ensure that impact is considered at all stages of the investment process
Impact Reporting and Accounting Standards (IRIS) metrics are used across our impact products to standardise an approach to impact measurement.
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