The UK government’s new energy strategy announced recently, aims to provide cleaner and more affordable energy to millions of UK homes. It represents a step change in the way the government will treat energy resources in the future and is intended to ‘supercharge’ the deployment of clean energy within the country. It calls for an
This month on the Prestige ClimateInvest podcast we spoke to Chris Winward, CEO of Privilege Finance, and Marketing Manager Stevie Leeks. Privilege Finance is 20 years old and has been lending to the agricultural area throughout that period, but 10 years ago diversified into financing projects which help reduce carbon and mitigate against climate change.
Prestige Funds Islamic Impact Investment Fund Seeded by Middle East Investor First Islamic – Impact fund from specialist private finance manager, now live Targets smaller companies and renewable energy projects in the UK Seeded by large investor in the Middle East Prestige Funds, one of the leading specialist private debt investment managers in the UK,
Prestige Funds’ lending partner specialises in loans to the important UK SME sector Nucleus Commercial Finance, the lending partner of private debt funds specialist Prestige, has surpassed GBP 2 billion in total lending to the UK SME sector. This comes only a year after the company surpassed GBP 1 billion in lending. Last year Nucleus
This in the first in our series of podcasts featuring discussions with institutional investors and fund managers regarding investments and how they can assist in the battle against climate change and the achievement of net zero carbon emissions. In our premier episode, former FT journalist Stuart Fieldhouse speaks with Craig Reeves, founder of alternative investment
Privilege Finance has entered long term partnership with Investec Financing to support funding of anaerobic digestion (AD) projects in the UK GBP 30 million of finance already deployed in AD sector Prestige Funds’ dedicated, specialist Finance Arranger – Privilege Finance has entered into a long-term partnership with Investec Bank plc (“Investec”) which will release up
Prestige Group, a specialist private lending asset manager with a successful 12-year track record in the private debt market, is adding a new US strategy to its existing range of successful alternative credit funds. Targets smaller companies across a range of commercial / industrial sectors in the USA Backed by a highly experienced commercial finance
Prestige Funds, one of the leading specialist private debt investment managers in the UK, has launched the ‘Premium Alziraea Fund’, a Shariah-compliant real assets and project financing fund targeted at the renewables and agriculture sector in the UK.
One million homes in the UK (as at 12/2020) are now being powered by green energy, as a result of anaerobic digestion (AD) projects funded by dedicated, specialist Finance Arranger – Privilege Finance, the lending partner of Prestige Funds.
Nucleus Commercial Finance, one of the specialty lenders which manages several loan portfolios for Prestige Funds, has been accredited by UK government owned British Business Bank as a provider of GBP 200 / USD 270 million in loans under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS).
In July 2020, UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveiled a GBP 3 billion stimulus package as part of his Summer Economic Update to Parliament. This was targeted specifically at the UK’s ‘green’ economy and was composed of a combination of grants, subsidies and loans. This included GBP 1 billion for a Public Energy Fund that is intended to decarbonise public sector buildings.
As the UK enters its steepest recession since the 1970s, it is tempting to ignore some of the macro trends that were already gaining momentum before the Covid-19 virus arrived on British shores.
As we move into 2021 many of the unknowns of 2020 have become the knowns of 2021 – the US election has taken place and we have a new president about to be sworn into office. An initial Brexit treaty has been negotiated and the UK has left the European Union. The UK is also leading the way in the deployment of new vaccines which signal the possibility of the end of the pandemic this year.
The global pandemic (COVID-19) continues to dominate both our lives and financial markets during 2020. In this challenging environment, we are constantly monitoring the outbreak, policy actions and the economic effects on the wider economy, individual commercial sectors and our investments.
Prime Alternative Finance is a specialist direct lending fund that lends to small and medium sized businesses and energy infrastructure projects with an emphasis on the agricultural, food and farming economy.