Investors allocating to renewable energy infrastructure have been relatively shielded from the market shock, experiencing the shallowest fall of -3.2% between Jan 31 and March 13, according to sectors assessed by the UK’s Association of Investment Companies (AIC).
Notably, it said returns on renewables infra held up over non-renewables infra, which slid -8.6% over the same time period.
The AIC represents UK investment trusts and other closed-ended investment companies worth £196 billion.
As markets tumble, it said the average investment company had fallen 16% over the last six weeks.
In the top five performing sectors, Debt – Direct Lending came second (-4.4%), followed by Growth Capital which lost 5.8%. In fourth spot came Hedge Funds (-7.2%) and then Infrastructure.
Annabel Brodie-Smith, Communications Director of the AIC, said: “Renewable Energy has been in strong demand for its high yields and the underlying assets of these investment c…