TB Guinness Sustainable Energy Fund
The TB Guinness Sustainable Energy strategy is managed for capital growth and invests in companies involved in the generation, storage, efficiency and consumption of sustainable energy sources (such as solar, wind, hydro, geothermal, biofuels and biomass).
The Guinness Sustainable Energy strategy is managed for capital growth and invests in companies involved in the generation, storage, efficiency and consumption of sustainable energy sources (such as solar, wind, hydro, geothermal, biofuels and biomass).
We believe that over the next twenty years the sustainable energy sector will benefit from the combined effects of:
- Demand growth - The electrification of transportation and improved energy storage economics brings attractive long-term sustainable energy demand growth
- Improving Economics - Sustainable energy sources have become cost competitive with power from fossil fuels; we expect the cost of supply to continue to fall
- Public & Private Support - Both governments and companies are pursuing sustainable energy in order to achieve mandated carbon targets or to improve public perception
- Low current exposure - Poor profitability and need for subsidies has kept the weight of sustainable energy in global indices and broad global equity funds at a low level
Sustainability Theme - The sustainable energy sector offers ‘green’ credentials that some investors are targeting to help facilitate global de-carbonisation and to reduce carbon intensity of their portfolios
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Awards & Ratings
We have a firm commitment to delivering the very best. That commitment is reflected in the awards we have received, some of which are shown below.
Guinness Sustainable Energy Fund
Square Mile Investment Consulting & Research Limited
Guinness Sustainable Energy Fund
Best Fund over 10 Years - Equity Theme - Alternative Energy
Refinitiv Europe Lipper Fund Awards 2022
2023 Investor Conferences
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How to Invest
We aim to make it simple to invest in our funds. All our funds are open to direct investment via an application form. They are widely available on investment platforms and are eligible for UK investors’ ISAs and SIPPs.
The Guinness Sustainable Energy strategy is positioned to benefit from the many opportunities associated with the sustainable energy transition. We identify four sub-sectors and have assembled a proprietary investment universe of around 200 companies with critical mass that are most directly exposed to them:
- Displacement: displacement or more efficient usage of hydrocarbon-based energy
- Electrification: the switching of hydrocarbon-based fuel demand towards electricity, especially for electric vehicles
- Installation: the manufacture of equipment for the generation and consumption of sustainable energy
- Generation: the production of sustainable energy, either pureplay companies or those transitioning from hydrocarbon-based fuels
We conduct rigorous independent analysis of the fundamental drivers of sustainable energy markets: energy commodity prices; sustainable energy technology research and development; installation and equipment prices; political and economic support for the sector; government and private sector demand. This allows us to form a top-down view, which in turn informs our industry energy sub-sector allocation.
The team operates a disciplined stock screening process. We review our investment universe each week to identify companies which look attractive on return on investment, valuation, earnings sentiment and price momentum. We also use sub-sector specific screens. Ideas generated by screening are then subjected to due diligence centred around detailed financial modelling.
The portfolio comprises around 30 equally weighted positions. This portfolio construction is designed to create a balance between maintaining fund concentration and managing stock-specific risk, and there is no reference to the benchmark. The portfolio is liquid, with 90% of the Fund normally invested in companies with a market capitalisation over US $500 million.
Why invest in the Guinness Sustainable Energy Strategy?
The Guinness Sustainable Energy strategy aims to deliver investment returns via equal weighted, concentrated exposure to 30 sustainable energy companies; available in a daily traded UCITS structure.
The Guinness Energy Team has 20 years of experience of running energy investment strategies in a consistent manner and providing insight for investors into the energy markets.
The Fund is run using a Top Down and Bottom Up investment process based on an internally created Universe of 179 Sustainable Energy companies with detailed valuation models.
The fund selects the most attractive equities in the Universe and it displays growth together with higher return on capital, lower valuation multiple and stronger balance sheets than the MSCI World Index.
The Guinness Sustainable Energy Strategy offers ‘green’ credentials that some investors might use to help facilitate.
We conduct rigorous independent analysis of the fundamental drivers of sustainable energy markets: energy commodity prices; sustainable energy technology research and development; installation and equipment prices; political and economic support for the sector; government and private sector demand. This allows us to analyse likely demand for sustainable energy equipment and services and creates our top-down view, which in turn informs our industry energy sub-sector allocation. Analysis of the key drivers of growth, scarcity, barriers to entry and economics informs our weighting to our internally generated Sustainable Energy subsectors.
Bottom-up stock screening
The team operates a disciplined stock screening process. We review a universe of around 179 sustainable energy stocks each week to identify companies which look attractive on their return on investment, valuation, earnings sentiment and price momentum. Other sub-sector specific screens are also employed to generate ideas.
Stock due diligence
Stock ideas are taken from our screens. We then conduct due diligence to establish whether we have conviction to include the stock in our portfolio. The due diligence centres around detailed financial modelling.
The portfolio comprises around 30 equally-weighted positions. Our equally-weighted portfolio construction is designed to create a balance between maintaining fund concentration and managing stock-specific risk. It also imposes a structural sell discipline: an existing position must be sold to purchase a new holding.
There is no benchmark adherence in the Fund’s sub-sector weights.
Portfolio Risk Controls
Stock specific risk
Stock specific risk in the sustainable energy sector tends to be higher than the broader market. By constructing the fund of 30 equally weighted positions, we avoid significant exposure to any one individual stock.
The portfolio is liquid, with 90% of the Fund normally invested in companies with a market capitalisation over US $500 million.
The Fund is not hedged from a currency perspective.
For information on the Fund’s current investments, please see the latest fact sheet available on the literature tab above.
Will Riley (30/12/2022)
For full information on the share classes available for investment please refer to the Key Investor Information document.
The Funds are priced every working day at 12:00 UK time and updated here shortly after.
|Fund name||Isin||Fund price||(+/-)||Date|
|TB GUINNESS ASIAN EQUITY INCOME FUND Y INCOME GBP||GB00BMFKG774||89.87||0.26||29/09/2023|
|TB GUINNESS ASIAN EQUITY INCOME FUND Y ACCUMULATION GBP||GB00BMFKG667||99.23||0.3||29/09/2023|
|TB GUINNESS EUROPEAN EQUITY INCOME FUND Y INCOME GBP||GB00BP5J6N11||105.21||1.92||29/09/2023|
|TB GUINNESS EUROPEAN EQUITY INCOME FUND Y ACCUMULATION GBP||GB00BP5J6M04||108.03||1.97||29/09/2023|
|TB GUINNESS EUROPEAN EQUITY INCOME FUND Z INCOME GBP||GB00BP5J6Q42||105.56||1.92||29/09/2023|
|TB GUINNESS EUROPEAN EQUITY INCOME FUND Z ACCUMULATION GBP||GB00BP5J6P35||108.47||1.98||29/09/2023|
|TB GUINNESS GLOBAL EQUITY INCOME FUND Y INCOME GBP||GB00BNGFN669||130.82||0.77||29/09/2023|
|TB GUINNESS GLOBAL EQUITY INCOME FUND Y ACCUMULATION GBP||GB00BNGFN776||139.76||0.81||29/09/2023|
|TB GUINNESS GLOBAL INNOVATORS FUND Y ACCUMULATION GBP||GB00BP5J5Y50||120.78||1.01||29/09/2023|
|TB GUINNESS SUSTAINABLE ENERGY FUND Y ACCUMULATION GBP||GB00BP5J6198||89.96||0.87||29/09/2023|
|TB GUINNESS SUSTAINABLE ENERGY FUND Z ACCUMULATION GBP||GB00BP5J6206||90.1||0.87||29/09/2023|
|TB GUINNESS SUSTAINABLE GLOBAL EQUITY FUND Y ACCUMULATION GBP||GB00BP5J7C70||101.91||1.39||29/09/2023|
|TB GUINNESS SUSTAINABLE GLOBAL EQUITY FUND Z ACCUMULATION GBP||GB00BP5J7D87||102.27||1.39||29/09/2023|
|TB GUINNESS UK EQUITY INCOME FUND O OVERSEAS INCOME||GB00BYX94G55||69.26||1.21||29/09/2023|
|TB GUINNESS UK EQUITY INCOME FUND O OVERSEAS ACCUMULATION||GB00BYX94F49||89.18||1.54||29/09/2023|
|TB GUINNESS UK EQUITY INCOME FUND Y CLEAN INCOME||GB00BYX94J86||74.66||1.3||29/09/2023|
|TB GUINNESS UK EQUITY INCOME FUND Y CLEAN ACCUMULATION||GB00BYX94H62||95.58||1.67||29/09/2023|
|TB GUINNESS UK EQUITY INCOME FUND Z EARLY INVESTOR INCOME||GB00BYX94L09||75.49||1.31||29/09/2023|
|TB GUINNESS UK EQUITY INCOME FUND Z EARLY INVESTOR ACCUMULATION||GB00BYX94K91||96.83||1.69||29/09/2023|
Why Guinness for Sustainability
Guinness Sustainable Energy Fund - Webcast - Covering Q1 2023
Guinness launches OEIC versions of four Irish funds
Guinness Sustainable Energy Fund - Webcast - Covering Q4 2022
Electric vehicles are on the brink of mass adoption
Tim Guinness on Citywire Funds Fanatic podcast: asset management through boom and bust
Impact Report 2022
Guinness Sustainable Energy Fund - Webcast - Covering Q3 2022
Guinness Sustainable Energy Fund receives Square Mile Responsible A rating
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How to Invest
We’ve tried to make investing in our Funds as simple as possible. All of our funds are available to invest directly via an application form, we also have good availability across a number of investment supermarkets whilst being eligible for ISAs & SIPPs.