Actis wins CIO magazine’s real asset award23/12/19

Actis, a leading growth markets investor, has been recognised with an award in the Real Assets category by Chief Investment Officer magazine in conjunction with an Advisory Board of CIOs.

Actis currently has c.US$6bn billion committed to the real assets space across the energy, infrastructure and real estate sectors. In energy, the firm has committed more than US$5 billion since inception to 34 investments across 25 countries – delivering 25GW of capacity and providing electricity to over 115 million customers across Africa, Asia, and Latin America. In 2018, Actis completed the acquisition of Standard Chartered Bank’s Principal Finance Real Estate business in Asia and the firm’s African Real Estate fund is the largest on the continent.

Torbjorn Caesar, Senior Partner at Actis commented:  “We are delighted to be recognised as a leading global investor in real assets by CIOs at some of the most sophisticated institutional investors. This is a huge testament to the strength of the Actis team and strategy."

Christine Giordano, Managing Editor of CIO magazine, said: “Congratulations to Actis in what was a very competitive category. The judges commented on Actis’ values driven culture which ties in sustainability, community relations and employee development and has driven exceptional performance, even when market forces have been more subdued.”