The French financial publication L'Agefi has awarded the RobecoSAM Sustainable Water Fund first prize for best performance in its category (Ethical Equities) due to its high quality management and excellent track record. The Sustainable Water Fund, which invests in companies offering products and services that address global challenges related to the scarcity, quality and allocation of water, has been managed by Dieter Küffer for the past 15 years.
RobecoSAM has won the “SRI Provider of the Year” category at this year’s European Pensions Awards. The award, which was presented in association with European Pensions magazine, recognizes outstanding achievement in the SI market. The European Pensions Awards honor the exceptional accomplishments of investment firms, consultancies and pension providers that have set the professional standards in the varied field of European pension provision. RobecoSAM beat 9 other candidates also shortlisted for the SRI Provider of the Year title in the 9th edition of the European Pensions Awards.
RobecoSAM wins Institutional Investor magazine‘s “ESG Manager of the Year” award. The European Awards 2016 by the renowned trade magazine Institutional Investor honored European asset managers whose innovative investment strategies, portfolio construction and strategic asset allocation have succeeded in the challenging European landscape. A photo of the award ceremony as well as the winner logo can be downloaded at the respective links.
GELD-Magazin has awarded Alternative Investment Awards to three RobecoSAM theme funds. The proud winners are the RobecoSAM Sustainable Agribusiness Fund which ranked 3rd in the 3-year assessment bracket and 3rd in the 5-year assessment bracket for agriculture equities funds. The RobecoSAM Sustainable Water Fund was ranked 1st in the 3-year assessment bracket and 3rd in the 1-year assessment bracket among water equities funds while the RobecoSAM Smart Materials fund received 3rd place in the 1-year assessment bracket, and 3rd place in the 5-year bracket of the Industrial Materials equities category.
Once again RobecoSAM’s Sustainable Agribusiness and Smart Materials investment strategies have been awarded €uro-Fund Awards by Germany’s Finanzen Verlag GmbH. The Smart Materials strategy was ranked number one for performance over the past 10, 3 and 1 year as well as 3rd best over the past 5 years in commodities, while the Sustainable Agribusiness strategy was recognized as having the 3rd best performance over the past 5 and 3 years in the agrarian category. Both funds are currently managed by Pieter Busscher. €uro-Fund Awards were awarded to the top three funds with the best performance over one, three, five and ten years in 69 different fund categories.
Four RobecoSAM theme funds have once again been awarded GELD Magazin Alternative Investment Awards. The RobecoSAM Sustainable Agribusiness Fund ranked 1st in the 3-year assessment bracket and 3rd in the 5-year assessment bracket for agriculture equity funds. The RobecoSAM Sustainable Water Fund was ranked 1st in the 3-year assessment bracket among water equity funds while RobecoSAM’s Smart Energy Fund came 2nd in the 1-year assessment bracket for alternative energy equity funds. Finally, the RobecoSAM Smart Materials fund received 2nd place in the 1-year assessment bracket, and 1st place in the 3-year bracket.
RobecoSAM’s Sustainable Agribusiness and Smart Materials investment strategies have been awarded €uro-Fund Awards by Germany’s Finanzen Verlag GmbH. The Smart Materials strategy was ranked number one for performance over the past 5 years in commodities, while the Sustainable Agribusiness strategy was recognized as having the best performance over the past 3 years in the agrarian category.
€uro-Fund Awards were awarded to the top three funds with the best performance over one, three, five and ten years in 69 different fund categories.
The RobecoSAM Forum has won the 2014 Investment Week – Investment Marketing and Innovation Award for Most Innovative Event. The "Most Innovative Events" category was judged according to the innovativeness and effectiveness of the event with a particular focus on evidence of new thinking and on having an approach to events which recognizes the needs of the audience. The Forum is not just another client event, but a platform to drive progress and innovation in Sustainability Investing for years going forward.
Several of RobecoSAM’s Funds won awards in the category “Commodities” from Austria’s “GELD Magazin”. The RobecoSAM Sustainable Agribusiness Fund won second place in the 1 year assessment and 3 year assessment as well as third place in the 5 year assessment. The RobecoSAM Sustainable Water Fund received first place in the 1 year assessment and the RobecoSAM Smart Energy Fund received third place in the 5 year assessment. Lastly, the RobecoSAM Smart Materials Fund received first place across the board in the 1, 3 and 5 year assessments.
SAM has won the Funds Europe Awards in the “European Thought Leadership” category for its sustainability foresight and its relentless efforts in educating the public at large on the importance of Sustainability Investing. Organized by Funds Europe magazine, the prestigious Awards recognize outstanding companies for innovative contributions to the advancement of the European funds industry. The winners were announced at a special ceremony at the Tower of London on November 29, 2012.
SAM has been named “Sustainable Investor of the Year” by the Financial Times (FT) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC, a member of the World Bank Group). SAM was praised during the awards ceremony for its success in bringing sustainable investment to the mainstream.
The SAM Smart Materials Fund has claimed two places in the 2012 Alternative Investment Awards of Austrian financial journal GELD-Magazin. The strategy, which invests worldwide in providers of technology, products or services relating to the extraction and efficient handling of raw materials, recycling of used resources and innovative alternative materials, garnered the top spot in the “Raw Materials / Equity Funds Industrial Materials Sector” for its three-year performance, and was ranked third for its performance over one year.
SAM’s Smart Energy investment strategy has been awarded “Best Clean Energy Fund 2011” at Investment Week’s Climate Change Investment Awards in London. According to the panel of judges, the SAM Smart Energy investment strategy was chosen because it excelled in the relevant categories. SAM’s Sustainable Climate investment strategy also received a special commendation for “Best Climate Change Fund”.
On November 24, 2010, Investment Week awarded the title “Best Climate Change Fund” to the SAM Sustainable Climate Fund. The award was presented at this year’s "Climate Change Awards" ceremony in London. SAM was honored for its dedication to the fight against global warming and for its expertise in the area of sustainability.
On October 13, 2010, SAM was named SRI/Sustainable Investment Manager of the Year by Financial News. The annual "Awards for Excellence in Institutional Asset Management" were held in London, where SAM was presented with this honor. This award serves as a confirmation of our dedication to the field of Sustainability Investing. According to Financial News, the awards aim to provide the definitive and authoritative industry view of the performance and strategy of the main players in the Euro-pean institutional asset management industry.
Two SAM funds garnered the top spot in the "Finanztest" survey (issue 05/2010) of sustainable funds. The SAM Smart Energy and the SAM Sustainable Water achieved first place among theme funds in the areas of renewable energies and water, respectively, in the ranking published by the magazine of Germany’s Stiftung Warentest consumer association. Aside from performance over one and five years, the assessment also considered the funds‘ selection criteria. The SAM Smart Energy and the SAM Sustainable Water returned 9.2% and 4.4%, respectively, over five years and as much as 85.5% and 46.5%, respectively, over one year.
The news portal ECOreporter.de, which focuses on sustainable investments, has named a SAM Fund “Fund of the Year 2009.”
The SAM Smart Energy Fund and the SAM Sustainable Climate Fund received the Fund Award 2010 for Germany’s best funds from financial magazines €uro, €uro-fondsxpress and €uro am Sonntag. The €uro Fund Award recognizes those mutual funds in 59 categories that have performed best over one, three and five years.
In November 2009, for the second consecutive year, SAM was named "Best Asset Manager Investing in ESG" by IPE-TBLI Group ESG Leaders Awards. The awards are designed to honor select companies’ "performance, transparency and innovation within the ESG (enviromnemtal, social, and corporate governance) sector."."SAM's achievements are destined to become enshrined in ESG best practice and the way the UN PRI singles it out time after time reinforces this point," the IPE-TBLI Group noted, adding that "SAM has continued to reinforce its role as a thought leader and innovator."
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