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Octopus is an institutional-scale investor in real assets, private credit and high-growth businesses, with over 120 investment professionals and a history spanning two decades. We manage £2.5 billion* on behalf of 36 institutional investors.

We are much more than a traditional asset manager. We build businesses to transform broken industries and create better outcomes for the customers they serve. Our funds encompass renewable energy infrastructure, healthcare real estate, commercial and residential real estate debt, venture, and growth capital.

We take extra steps to be more deeply involved and committed to each of our investments. In turn, this gives us the information, knowledge and experience we need to yield better results for our investors, our customers and the markets we operate in. Our ability to create value from rapidly changing markets provides our investors with the potential for attractive and stable returns.

*Source: Octopus as at 31 December 2018.

Our investment principles

  1. Invest for the long-term: it’s not enough for an investment to make short-term sense. We only invest in areas with long-term growth potential.
  2. Create real value: asset management is at the heart of what we do but is not all that we do. Our vision is simple – to build businesses and create solutions that improve the markets we operate in, benefiting both our customers and investors.
  3. Strength in depth: we believe in gaining a deep understanding of a few chosen markets. This allows us to identify new opportunities to generate attractive returns. It’s investing, the way it should be.


In our first institutional investment trends survey, we explore the views on the sector of 100 global institutional investors, representing a total of $6.8 trillion assets under management (source: World Population Ageing Report (2017), United Nations), including the drivers shaping opportunity in the sector.

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Some risks to keep in mind

Investors should keep in mind that our investments put their capital at risk. The value of an investment, and any income from it, can fall as well as rise. Investors may not get back the full amount they invest.

Octopus Group

Octopus Group is made up of Octopus Investments, Octopus Ventures, Octopus Healthcare, Octopus Property, Octopus Energy and Octopus Labs. Visit to find out more.

Investment capabilities

Investors are at the heart of everything we do.


We’re helping the UK meet its long-term renewable energy targets, by building and managing billions of pounds of renewable energy assets.

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Healthcare infrastructure

We’re funding the construction of GP surgeries, hospitals, care homes and special education needs schools.

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Intermediate Capital

We’re providing flexible debt and equity finance for a broad range of UK companies.

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Property lending

We're an award-winning provider of non-bank, short-term lending across commercial, development and residential properties in the UK.

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We have one of the largest origination teams in Europe, backing early-stage companies driven by the brightest entrepreneurs and business owners.

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