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UK pension funds expected to increase investment in renewables

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Laxman Pai, Opalesque Asia:

UK pension funds are planning to increase allocations to renewables over the next five years, said a report.

New research by real assets specialist Alpha Real Capital revealed that nearly 70% of pension fund investors in the country say they expect renewable energy investment to increase by 2025, while just 10% expect it to fall.

According to Alpha's chief executive, Philip Rose, renewable energy infrastructure has the potential to provide "predictable cash flows, significant inflation linkage, and good duration".

In the UK, 74% of the 50 pension funds surveyed already invest in the renewable energy sector. However, only 30% describe it as mature, with 52% classifying it as developing and 18% as early stage, while the top two investment areas for the next five years are expected to remain as solar and onshore wind.

The most important attributes are seen as the ability to invest in strategic infrastructure, access attractive risk-adjusted returns, benefit from asset diversification, and the ability to deliver stable income returns.

Will Morgan, Head of Renewables at Alpha Real Capital, says: "Our research supports the view that professional pension fund investors see the UK renewables sector as offering attractive investment opportunities, and plan to increase their exposure here. We are seeing growing interest from a range of pension funds in our renewable energy investments."

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