Relyens is an economic player committed to its work on various fronts: the local economy, real estate, scientific and technological innovation and support for hospital development and local authorities.
A responsible investment policy
The Relyens Group relies on a meaningful partnership and investment policy to strengthen its commitment to stakeholders and actors in its environment. For several years now, it has been committed to a more responsible investment policy. To reaffirm this commitment, Relyens has signed the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) label. By joining, it joins an international network of more than 3,000 investors and companies.
By signing the PRI, the Relyens group is reaffirming its full commitment to responsible finance and making further progress towards incorporating ESG issues into our investment strategy and decisions. We are delighted to contribute to this initiative and to join an international network of investors to work on these issues. It is also an ethical commitment for the Group and reflects our ongoing support for the public interest missions delivered by our member customers in the healthcare and local authority spheres.
Romain Durand, Chief Investment Officer, Relyens group
In line with our mutualist values, we manage our funds in a professional, responsible and efficient manner. We are committed to supporting value and jobs creation, but also to improving the supply of care and their quality.
Over the last seven years, we have been awarded the Transparency Label by the media Instit Invest - Agefi, underlining our transparency in terms of financial management and communication, our professionalism and our recent investment initiatives.
Support for scientific and technological innovation
Under its investment policy, Relyens, via the Sham entity, invests in innovative companies in the healthcare sector to support start-ups or back development projects. For this purpose, the Group created Sham Innovation Santé, an investment structure dedicated to managing its equity investments in healthcare companies, in partnership with Turenne Capital.
By creating its own investment holding company, The TechCare Company, in 2019, Relyens also wanted to strengthen its strategy of innovation in risk coverage. The Group invests in innovative solutions to cover the clinical and medical risks, cyber risks and staff risks of its clients and members.
Its investment from 2016 in the capital of Extens Développement E-santé, the first development capital fund dedicated to e-health in Europe and a long-standing partner of the Group, confirms Relyens' policy of strategic intelligence on the software solutions used by its members. Through this commitment, the Group wishes to support healthcare institutions and professionals in their digital transition to improve the quality of care delivered to patients.
Providing financial support for its clients
Relyens is keen to contribute to the investments made by hospitals and public institutions in general, to improve their facilities and services: to this end, it has formed a partnership with Crédit Mutuel Arkea and Acofi Gestion, and has allocated a portion of its investments to finance investments by healthcare institutions since 2016 and local authorities since 2018.
An active role in the local economy
The Group also plays an active role in the real estate sector (residential and office buildings), through its investment policy focusing on energy efficiency, architectural quality of the building and the wellbeing of users. In this way, it contributes to the redevelopment of real estate across the city of Lyon (the group's historical location) and surroundings.