The operational structure of Alterra Impact Finance GmbH includes the following:
Investment Manager- Alterra Impact Finance GmbH
In compliance with Swiss law, Alterra Impact Finance GmbH, through the Managing Director, has the power to direct, manage and resolve all matters which are not expressly reserved for the general assembly of partners or other bodies of the company. The founding Partners have delegated the management and representation of the company to the Managing Director, with the exception of those inalienable powers and responsibilities that are identified as such by the law. Alterra Impact Finance GmbH has been appointed as the Investment Manager for the Alterra Sub-Fund of the SocialAlpha Investment Fund (SAIF) in Luxembourg. The Investment Manager has authority to originate, review, analyze and make investment decisions on behalf of the Alterra Sub-Fund.
In addition to its own team of professionals, Alterra Impact Finance GmbH works with a group of highly committed experts on the Advisory Board, each of whom brings expertise in such areas as business development and entrepreneurship, finances, fundraising, private equity and venture capital, asset management, and investment sectors, such as food and agriculture.
Alterra Impact Finance GmbH has an investment committee for direct social enterprise financing. The committee is composed of experts on the Advisory Board and others who review the proposals of the company.
One of these external experts is LGT Venture Philanthropy Foundation (Zurich), with whom Alterra Impact Finance GmbH has entered into a contractual relationship to source, review and analyze, recommend, and report on investment opportunities. Alterra Impact Finance GmbH thereby draws on the experienced team of social impact investment professionals at LGT VP Fdn. (This includes seven team members in Zurich, and over ten team members located in other countries). Through this arrangement, Alterra Impact Finance GmbH can utilize a deep resource for investment and impact expertise.
The Fund- SocialAlpha Investment Fund- SICAV-SIF (Luxembourg)
Alterra Impact Finance GmbH’s investment fund- SocialAlpha Investment Fund (SAIF)- in Luxembourg is structured as a Société d’Investissement à Capital Variable (SICAV)- Special Investment Fund (SIF), with its own Board of Directors. The SAIF SICAV-SIF Board of Directors is responsible for the Fund and its various sub-funds, including the Alterra Sub-Fund. It has entered into Investment Advisory and/or Investment Management contracts with service providers, including Alterra Impact Finance GmbH, and ensures compliance with fund prospectus guidelines.