Antoine Flamarion: “Making savings work for the good of our society”, Company News

How do you motivate your employees and how does this affect the efficiency of the company?

The entrepreneurial spirit of Tikehau Capital is expressed in its ability to anticipate trends and accelerate change through the implementation of financial solutions. This aspect of Tikehau Capital’s culture is an important factor in attracting talent. And thus, Tikehau Capital has always encouraged its employees to take the initiative, to step out of their comfort zone, being able to promote talent to team leaders very quickly. Tikehau Capital is present in thirteen countries and four business lines and encourages internal mobility, which creates many opportunities for employee development. To support them in their daily lives, Tikehau Capital implements tailored local solutions, such as parental support (home care, nursery, etc.) and individual support (maternity, disability, malaise, etc.). Finally, Tikehau Capital’s compensation policy aims to encourage value creation and talent retention. The payment of part of the variable remuneration in shares in the medium term guarantees the equalization of interests. Management and teams, through their shares, own a controlling stake in the company.

What, in your opinion, should be the public role of your company, and what steps have you taken in this direction?

Our mission is to channel global savings into innovative and tailored financial solutions, creating value for all stakeholders and accelerating positive change in society. Supporting businesses and reviving the economy in Europe are at the heart of Tikehau Capital’s priorities. Through its mission and its impact platform, the group is involved in accelerating and supporting transitions and model changes. We intend to put the savings we manage at the service of strong development trends in our societies, the implementation of which requires significant capital investment. Therefore, we finance the growth of a large number of enterprises and thus contribute to the preservation and creation of jobs. Tikehau Capital is also actively engaged in the recovery and consolidation of transforming sectors. For example, in France, we were tasked with managing an investment fund to support the aeronautics sector. Tikehau Capital also operates a similar fund in Spain. In Belgium, we have been mandated to manage the Belgian Recovery Fund, a recovery fund dedicated to post-COVID recovery. Finally, Tikehau Capital was selected among the six asset managers of the recovery bond system.

What is your social and/or social priority for the next twelve months?

Tikehau Capital remains convinced that profitable growth must be sustainable. Therefore, the Group seeks to analyze non-financial criteria in the same way as financial criteria when evaluating its portfolio. And to meet the needs of accelerating the necessary transitions, we have created an impact platform that spans all of our asset classes across four priorities: climate and biodiversity, innovation, health, economic development and social inclusion. For example, our private debt impact fund provides companies with an interest rate cut if they improve the ESG criteria previously defined together. All of our Impact Funds follow a clear framework, in particular with regard to impact intent, setting measurable goals, monitoring progress, and being independently reviewed to ensure transparent and reliable communication. Tikehau Capital has also implemented a sponsorship policy targeted mainly at youth. The group is committed to various associations around the world through financial support (among others the Institut de l’engagement et EspĂ©rance of the suburbs in France, Junior Achievement in Spain, Room to Read in Singapore, Life Project 4 Youth in the USA).

Putting savings at the service of society

Putting savings at the service of society