DUBAI: The current global energy transition is driving an “inevitable geopolitical shift” and creating “unique opportunities not seen in generations,” according to a Winton Group-backed advanced energy investment firm.
This analysis by Dr Erich Becker, Founder and Managing Partner of London-based energy investment firm, Exergy Capital, comes as momentum builds across the world on the seismic shift towards cleaner energy sources, and with oil prices in the grip of volatility.
Exergy is backed by Winton Group, a global investment management and data science company with more than $20 billion in assets.
Dr Becker observes: “The unprecedented, global energy transition is already underway. So far-reaching and disruptive is it, it will affect the entire energy value chain from energy firms, their providers, suppliers and financiers, to end-users.
“The global energy sector is changing dramatically, and the momentum is accelerating due to growing consensus on climate change and the need to decarbonise, as well as mounting pressures on and increasing appetite for electrification and digitisation.
“This transition will also drive an inevitable geopolitical shift over the next couple of decades as many countries will be able to become less vulnerable to price volatilities of traditional energy sources with a shift to efficient, cleaner ones.”
He continues: “This upending of the status quo across the energy sector is creating unique opportunities not seen in generations.
“The next few years of the transition are critical. Investors will need to understand these new opportunities as they are unlikely to come around again.”
To provide global investors with highly rewarding opportunities to develop the infrastructure and technology required to reshape the energy value chain, Exergy, together with Dalma Capital Management, a prominent hedge fund manager in the Dubai International Financial Centre, have established the world’s first Sharia-compliant investment strategy in this area.
This includes forging long-term partnerships with strategic and financial energy market participants, entrepreneurs and developers across the energy value chain.
According to Zachary Cefaratti, CEO at Dalma Capital, investing in energy of the future provides a hedge to fossil fuel economies, benefiting investors in the Middle East and beyond who are either directly or indirectly exposed to the conventional energy value chain.
Dr Becker concludes: “The advanced energy investment approach, focusing on the infrastructure and companies that are driving the global energy transition, is providing once-in-a generation opportunities for investors requiring a hedge to fossil fuels and/or seeking active returns in this new era.”