16 November 21

Investment trusts rediscover their roots with a 21st century twist

During a record year for investment trust fundraising - with £12bn raised so far in 2021 - the Financial Times explores how investment trusts are funding a "new wave of innovation in a period of rapid technological change”. Explore how listed fund vehicles are financing innovation in clean fuels, space, and digital infrastructure and why investors are so interested. 
 
Triple Point’s Digital 9 Infrastructure plc (D9) is among 11 investment trusts that launched this year. Named after Goal 9 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, D9 aims to improve connectivity globally and reduce the digital divide in an environmentally sustainable manner by investing in a portfolio of critical digital infrastructure assets in subsea and terrestrial fibre, wireless networks and data centres. Since IPO in March 2021, the Company has raised £750m and owns two digital infrastructure platforms, with 30,000 km of fibreoptic network and 25MW of data centre capacity: 
 
Aqua Comms, the leading carrier-neutral transatlantic owner and operator of subsea fibreoptic cables – the backbone of the internet. Find out more.
Verne Global, the leading Icelandic data centre platform and one of Europe’s most efficient, with a PUE of 1.18 – 100% powered by renewable electricity. Find out more.
 
Find out more about D9.
 
Potential investors should refer to the information within the Prospectus which is available via the Documents section of the website and must only subscribe for or purchase shares in Digital 9 Infrastructure plc on the basis of information contained within it. As with all investments investors capital is at risk.