• Buoyant market supports strong GSSS bond fund performance in 2020

    09 March 2021

    Building on a strong performance in 2019, green, social, sustainability and sustainability-linked bond funds delivered a healthy performance in 2020 as fixed income markets were boosted by low interest rates. Ahren Lester reports

  • J Safra Sarasin reworks water fund for wider environmental outlook

    03 February 2021

    J Safra Sarasin's Sustainable Asset Management arm has rebranded its water fund in favour of a 'Green Planet' outlook that tackles a wider range of environmental themes, citing the intent to pursue higher-growth areas.

  • Funds of the year: JSS Sustainable Equity - Water

    02 February 2021

    In a tumultuous economic year, J Safra Sarasin's water fund was the best performing among its peers. Christopher Marchant speaks to lead portfolio manager Yohann Terry

  • J Safra Sarasin impact fund invests in vaccines, recycling

    11 November 2020

    J Safra Sarasin's recently-launched €25 million ($29 million) impact fund has invested in a biotechnology company and a company involved in the recycling of hazardous waste.

  • Strong performance for green, social and sustainability bond funds in 2019

    16 March 2020

    After a torrid 2018 green, social and sustainability bond funds experienced a stronger performance in 2019, off the back of a rallying fixed income market. But performances were highly variable, reports Ahren Lester.

  • Award-winning ESG analyst moves to new firm

    02 September 2016

    An award-winning environmental, social and governance (ESG) analyst is to move to a new employer, Environmental Finance can reveal.

  • Tool invented to assess water risk in corporate bonds

    08 September 2015

    A tool launched today will make it easier for investors to incorporate water risk into their corporate bond credit risk analysis.

  • Investors should move on stranded asset risk 'sooner rather than later', warns bank

    28 October 2014

    Investors with a focus on sustainability should begin to take action to mitigate the threat of 'stranded fossil fuel assets' sooner rather than later, a bank research note has advised.

  • Sarasin restructures to reinforce its sustainability strategy

    25 June 2014

    Swiss private bank J Safra Sarasin said it is restructuring "to fully embed the bank's sustainability ambitions in its core business strategy."