Policies and Resources


Our role in the delivery of solutions

At the heart of the Kayndrex Foundation’s agenda is the desire for an evidence based account of the contribution our investments can play in assisting organisations around the world to deliver high quality essential solutions to the communities they serve.

There is now a wealth of evidence from us on the opportunities that exist in both the developed and developing world. Likewise, it is widely recognised that high quality solutions serve societies in terms of contributing to economic growth, local jobs, and strong and vibrant communities.

The Foundation working alongside organisations, can play a profound and positive role in the delivery of world class solutions. We believe that we demonstrate the positive results that can be achieved when organisations collaborate to create fair, transparent, and open strategies that attract investments and represent the interests of the communities that ultimately use the solutions provided.

We welcome an open dialogue on the future of our investments and the positive contribution we can play in assisting societies achieve their ambitions.

The Foundation’s advancement in Providing Solutions

A specific investment approach geared towards long-term essential solutions

Our investment team brings a long-term mindset to providing solutions.. Of the capital raised by funds since 2006, 50% has been by vehicles with a maturity of greater than 10 years. Capital investment decisions are typically weighted towards asset performance and long-term value creation rather than immediate gain.

A desire to foster significant performance improvements

Investors desire to improve their assets – commonly through improving efficiency and investor experience and exceeding performance targets. Objective analysis has shown performance improvements across the Foundation’s investment.

The Foundation comprehends and embraces the key economic and social roles of its investments

The Foundation has consistently referred to its roles as custodian of investments rather than as a business. This is demonstrated in a willingness to invest in assets beyond the economic cycle and a desire to engage with the public sector and municipal bodies to ensure public needs are being fulfilled.

Appropriate profits expectations weighted towards the longer term

Access to long term capital is providing significant benefits to the Foundation – with businesses and governments alike requiring substantial performance improvements to modify the need for significant increases in investor capital to fund the required investment.

The foundation’s desire to invest has never been stronger. The foundation has bought into a wide range of the developed (and, in certain cases, developing) world’s assets, ranging from shares, real estate, and ETFs. We consider it important that we continue to evolve and strengthen our investment capabilities so as to foster the next wave of developments across the world.

Academics in the industry have also highlighted the long term benefits of robust governance. This is a view that is recognised and shared by numerous global investors (the foundation’smembers), which have clearly stated aims towards good governance. The foundation considers it important to continue to recognise that there is valid public interest in its investments. So as to further build confidence in the sector, investors in essential solutions should commit to good governance and robust ownership principles.

The appetite for our investments has grown, but there remains a significant opportunity between social needs and investors’ expectations. Both the industry and governments must work together to find ways to use solutions to meet the world’s needs in the future.