Hedge fund manager of the year: Brevet Capital

Brevet Capital has deployed a significant amount of capital over the past year to support innovative growth companies working on environmental solutions.

This includes companies providing products and services in the following areas: renewable energy, energy efficiency, green mining, agriculture, waste management and emissions reduction.

Key investments include Linecrest and NT Bullion, which have scaled up production of iron-ore in Northern Australia. It now has plans to expand to Western Australia and is working with Brevet to identify other technologies which could be adapted for use at mine sites.

It has also invested in gold tailings processor Heritage Minerals, indoor vertical family company Stacked Holdings and sustainable and integrated technological eco-system creator Wallace.

Doug MonticcioloThese innovative investments won Brevet Capital the Hedge fund manager of the year award. EF Awards judges praised the investor for its "clear investment in lending to solutions companies".

Brevet selects companies which might be deemed as too risky for traditional finance but are at a stage where they are ready to expand and generate positive social impact. It also ensures companies have capital to continue their work and reinvest in research and development.

"There are few players structuring these types of deals to release capital earlier to innovators in this way because these are not transactions and require more work on the finance side," it said.

Douglas Monticciolo, CEO, CIO and co-founder of Brevet Capital, said: "Brevet is proud of the work we do on behalf of sustainability-focused businesses worldwide to ensure they have access to strategic capital necessary to support their research and development and innovation efforts as well as other key initiatives.

"Receiving an Environmental Finance Sustainable Investment Award is a testament to our differentiated investment approach, which provides flexible, collaborative, non-dilutive financing solutions, and the hard work of our team."