RobecoSAM has been named “Best ESG Asset Manager” at the Geneva Forum for Sustainable Investing (GFSI) Swiss Sustainable Funds Awards. It also picked up the award for "Best Thematic Equities Fund" with the RobecoSAM Smart Energy investment strategy. In addition, Robeco and RobecoSAM investment strategies were shortlisted in most categories. The GFSI Swiss Sustainable Funds Awards recognize the commitment of asset managers towards advancing society, protecting the environment, and acting in the best interest of its investors. The awards were given to companies in which sustainable finance plays an important role. In addition to the systematic consideration of ESG criteria in the investment process, the independent jury focused heavily on the performance of the funds.
Three RobecoSAM sustainable thematic equity strategies have been awarded GELD-Magazin Alternative Investments Awards. The RobecoSAM Smart Energy Strategy was ranked 1st twice for its performance, once over the past five years, and once over the past three years within the alternative energies sector. The RobecoSAM Smart Materials Strategy ranked 2nd twice: for its performance over five as well as over three years within the industrial materials sector. Finally, the RobecoSAM Sustainable Water Strategy was recognized for best performance over five years, and ranked 2nd for its performance over three years as well as over the past year within the water sector.
RobecoSAM has won the Fund Selector Asia Platinum Fund Award in the category “Sector Equity” with the RobecoSAM Smart Energy strategy. The winners were selected through both quantitative and qualitative methods. FE Advisory used its Crown Rating methodology to assess funds based on alpha, volatility and consistency, and then created a shortlist for 14 asset classes. This shortlist was given to an independent panel of professionals from Asia’s fund selector community in Singapore. Each judge selected the funds that he or she thought would outperform in the next 12 months. Their aggregated choices determined the Platinum and Gold winners. Furthermore, the Award for “Excellence in Innovation” was given to Robeco and RobecoSAM.
For more information visit the Fund Selector Asia website.
RobecoSAM has won the "Award for Innovation (Funds)" at the Investment Week Sustainable & ESG Investment Awards 2018 in London. The category was open to fund managers that could demonstrate innovation in improving or expanding the investment base of environmental or social impact sectors. The judges commented that RobecoSAM is an important investor resource and that it shows clarity over methodology in using the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to make a robust investment case. The innovation award was received for the RobecoSAM Global SDG Credits Fund and the submission focused on its SDG framework.
RobecoSAM was named “Best Asset Manager” at the Italian SRI Awards, presented on November 8, 2018, at the third annual Salone dello SRI in Milan. The annual event aims to raise awareness of sustainable investing in Italy, where this investment discipline is rapidly growing. RobecoSAM received the award for its pioneering and long-term commitment to sustainability investing, a commitment which has led RobecoSAM to develop the best combination of products, the jury said.
Four RobecoSAM thematic equity strategies have been awarded GELD-Magazin Alternative Investment Awards. The RobecoSAM Smart Materials Strategy ranked 1st for its performance over the past year and 2nd for its performance over three years within the industrial materials sector. The RobecoSAM Smart Energy Strategy was recognized for having the best performance over three years and ranked 3rd for its performance over the past year within the alternative energy sector, while the RobecoSAM Sustainable Food Equities Strategy (previously “Sustainable Agribusiness Equities”) came second in the agriculture sector for its performance over 5 years. Finally, the RobecoSAM Sustainable Water Strategy ranked 2nd for its performance over three years.
Three RobecoSAM thematic equity strategies have been awarded €uro-Fund Awards by Germany’s Finanzen Verlag GmbH. The RobecoSAM Smart Materials Strategy has won four awards in the “Commodities” category. It was ranked number one for performance over five and ten years, second place for performance over one and three years. The RobecoSAM Smart Energy Strategy was recognized as having the best performance over the past year, and ranked second place for performance over ten years in the “Environmental Technology” category. Finally, the RobecoSAM Sustainable Agribusiness Equities Strategy was ranked second for performance over 5 years, and third for performance over one year in the “Agriculture” category. €uro-Fund Awards are awarded annually to the top three funds with the best performance over one, three, five, ten and twenty-year periods in 69 different fund categories.
RobecoSAM is proud to announce that it has won the award for “Best ESG Fund Management Group” at the Investment Week Sustainable Investment awards 2017 in London.
Now in their 10th year, the Investment Week Sustainable Investment Awards are aimed at fund managers and organizations who are at the forefront of facilitating or investing in themes that take into account Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors, and whose work promotes a greater understanding into the sector's potential.
Austrian GELD-Magazin has awarded “Alternative Investment Awards” to four RobecoSAM investment strategies. The proud winners are the RobecoSAM Sustainable Agribusiness Equities Strategy which ranked 2nd in the 1-year assessment bracket and 2nd in the 5-year assessment bracket for agriculture equities funds. The RobecoSAM Sustainable Water Strategy was ranked 1st in the 5-year assessment bracket and 2nd in the 3-year assessment bracket among water equities funds. RobecoSAM Smart Energy Strategy lead the Alternative Energies segment in the 3-year assessment bracket while the RobecoSAM Smart Materials Strategy received 2nd place in the 3-year assessment bracket and 2nd place in the 5-year bracket of the Industrial Materials equities category. [Link German only]
The RobecoSAM Smart Energy strategy has been rated “outstanding” and given the “Deutscher Fondspreis 2017” in the “Sustainable Investment” category. A total of 3’709 funds were rated. For more information please click here.
RobecoSAM’s Smart Materials and RobecoSAM’s Sustainable Agribusiness Equities Strategies have been awarded the €uro-Fund Award by Germany’s Finanzen Verlag GmbH. The RobecoSAM Smart Materials Strategy has won three awards in the category “Commodities.” First place in best performance over 10 years, Second place in best performance over 3 years, and third place in best performance over 5 years. The strategy is managed by Pieter Busscher, Senior Portfolio Manager.
In addition, the Sustainable Agribusiness Equities strategy was recognized as having the best performance over the past 5 years in the agriculture category. The investment strategy is managed by Holger Frey, Senior Portfolio Manager.
€uro-Fund Awards were awarded to the top three funds with the best performance over one, three, five, ten and twenty-year periods in 69 different fund categories.
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