26th November 2020
J. Safra Sarasin Asset Management Funds Awarded Highest Rating by FNG
We are pleased to announce that all four funds, for which we have submitted, have been awarded the highest possible rating by FNG (Forum Nachhaltige Geldanlagen): the JSS Sustainable Bond EUR, JSS Sustainable Equity – Global Thematic, JSS Sustainable Equity – Tech Disruptors, and Sarasin-FairInvest-Universal-Fonds.
All four funds received three out of three possible stars, for their ambitious and comprehensive sustainability strategy. According to FNG, high-quality sustainability funds that excel in the areas of "institutional credibility", "product standards" and "impact" (title selection, engagement and KPIs) are awarded up to three stars.
The FNG-Label is the quality standard for sustainable investments in the German-speaking financial market, and provides guidance in the search for solid, professionally managed sustainability funds. The holistic methodology of the FNG-Label is based on a minimum standard that includes transparency criteria and the consideration of labour & human rights, environmental protection and anti-corruption. In addition, all portfolio companies in the respective funds are analysed in terms of sustainability criteria.
The credibility of the FNG-Label is underpinned by an independent audit by the University of Hamburg, with additional monitoring by an external committee.