Hedge Funds

I2BF off to flying start in clean tech hedge fund debut

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I2BF, the renewable energy-focused venture capital firm, has made a striking start with its first hedge fund strategy in the space. The long/short equity fund is managed in partnership with portfolio managers Irakli Menabde and Nicholas Merzeau, who formerly ran global equity funds at Shell Asset Management.

Launched last November, the I2BF Technology Fund takes a global approach to investing in renewable energy and clean tech - using a unique investment methodology that combines quantitative, thematic and fundamental disciplines.

In its first 12 months of trading to the end of October, the fund made a net return of over 40%