With the festive season and the year-end just a few weeks away, this is a good time to look back over some of the highlights of 2018. For Kartesia, it was a year that brought industry recognition of our decisive approach with a lower mid-market focus, which has driven the alpha delivered to our investors over four fund generations. In fact, KCO III won not one but two Best Direct Lending Fund awards in 2018, beating 30 peers managed by some of Europe’s top managers.
On 11 October, Kartesia held its second annual Procedures Day. Sticking with the model that worked so well at last year’s inaugural event, all of Kartesia’s teams congregated at the Penta Hotel in Brussels for an important working day.
According to the piece of research commissioned by the PRI “How ESG engagement creates value for investors and companies”, a growing number of investors are undertaking corporate engagement and exercising their rights as shareholders to influence