Monday, 18 October 2021

SWEN Capital Partners innovates

Oh, I'm sure it does. I mean ... uh.

But what is this all about? Seriously!

'It innovates with its first ever private-banking focused infrastructure fund, boss.' And how do you know that, Voice? 'I've read the email.'

Ha! He's read the email. What passion! What commitment!

Anyway ...

SWEN Capital Partners, a leading player in sustainable private equity, offers a privileged access to the infrastructure asset class, generally reserved for institutional investors, with the launch of SWEN Exclusive Infrastructures. This SPF (Specialized Professional Fund) is aimed at sophisticated investors, with a minimum subscription commitment of €200k.

What?! Who's got two hundred grand in euros just lying around the place or down the back of the sofa?! 'Loads of people, boss. Especially sophisticated investors.' Yeah, I suppose. Sophisticated investors. Those guys!

SWEN Capital Partners has chosen to expand access to its Infrastructure range, previously reserved for its institutional clients. This asset class is essential to our economy and sits at the nexus of sustainable recovery and growth issues. With infrastructure investment needs estimated at $94 trillion, versus the $79 trillion set to be financed between now and 2040, the asset class aims to generate regular, long-term returns thanks to a strong deal flow that calls for ever greater financing to address the challenges of sustainable development. To meet these needs, the SWEN Exclusive Infrastructures fund will co-invest alongside the SWEN Infra Multi-Select 4 (SIMS 4) fund, which offers a mainly European investment program in diversified sectors such as telecommunications, sustainable transport, energy transition and social infrastructure.

Fine. I don't have any complaints, and it takes all sorts to make a world.

With over a hundred institutional clients and a unique ecosystem, SWEN Capital Partners offers a platform for innovative and sustainable investment solutions in both multi-strategy and direct investment.


SWEN Capital Partners, supported by the OFI group, has joined forces with Groupe Crystal to design a vehicle that best meets the current expectations of wealthy clients seeking to diversify their assets into private equity in a context favourable to private infrastructure financing. Marketing of this product will initially rely on the Group's financial advisors.

Yeah, all right. We get the idea.


'What about the voices, boss? Where are the voices?!'

Christ! You love those voices, don't you, Voice. 'I can relate to them.' Whatever. 

Well, okay, here's Jerome ...

"We are delighted to offer individual investors a turnkey solution for accessing the infrastructure market with the launch of our SWEN Exclusive Infrastructures fund. As a long-standing and leading ESG player and an infrastructure pioneer with €2.7 billion of assets under management in this business, we are confident that this initiative will meet with strong interest from investors. With this vehicle, we are also determined to offer individual investors an opportunity to behave as responsible investors, combining financial and extra-financial performance by directing their savings towards the real economy," states Jérôme Delmas, CEO of SWEN Capital Partners.

Nice one, Jerome! You've done us proud!

And here's Jean-Maximilien ... 'Ha!' It's not funny.

"Through its positioning on a high-end clientele both in France and internationally, Groupe Crystal has become a major player in the distribution of private equity solutions, which we aim to make 20% of our inflows for 2021. For several years, we have been seeking to offer our individual clients an opportunity in the highly popular asset class of unlisted infrastructure. This is now a reality thanks to our long-term partnership with OFI AM and, more specifically, its subsidiary specializing in unlisted investments, SWEN Capital Partners, with whom we worked on the design of SWEN Exclusive Infrastructures to best suit the needs of our clients," explains Jean-Maximilien Vancayezeele, Director General of Groupe Crystal.

Thank you, Jean-Maximilien! You're a diamond!


'Don't forget Xavier!' Uh ... I haven't forgotten Xavier!

Xavier? Come on!

"The unlisted infrastructure asset class is very attractive but difficult to access. Determined to open its product range to private management, SWEN Capital Partners worked with a wealth management specialist to create a product combining direct investment and secondary funds that fully meets the diversification needs of a wealth management clientele," concludes Xavier Le Blan, Director of Innovation and Private Management at SWEN Capital Partners.

Yeah, thanks.



Anything else, kook(s)?

Yeah, of course.

I'm starting my fresh start today, and this is my last ever music update. This is a finance blog. And a blog for spinning a-ROUND in, too.

I've decided to go for the seven days a week option of working, rather than taking time off. When I'm tired, I'll listen to the Being John Lennon audiobook - up to the end of chapter fifty-one. That's allowed under the rules, and actually quite necessary because I intend to brainwash myself into becoming a one-man Beatles. Nothing else matters now.

I don't need any more talent ... any more singing or playing[much] or writing ability. No! I just need more songs like the ones I've already got. That's it.