07 June 2022
GAM wins the Swiss Sustainable Funds Award as "Best Swiss Equities" for the second time
GAM Investments is pleased to announce that it has won the "Best Swiss Equities" category at the Swiss Sustainable Funds Awards for the second time in three years for its "GAM Swiss Sustainable Companies" investment strategy.
The award recognises leaders in the field of sustainable asset management, based on a combination of qualitative and quantitative sustainability and performance criteria, using independent research and jury.
Stephanie Maier, Global Head of Sustainable and Impact Investment at GAM, said: "We are delighted to receive this award for the best sustainable Swiss equity strategy for the second time. The award recognises our long running strategy focused on delivering strong investment performance by investing our clients' assets in companies we believe are well positioned to operate and innovate sustainably. We continue to focus on integrating sustainability considerations into our investment strategies and to developing products and solutions that help our clients navigate and drive the significant environmental and social transitions that will, and need to, shape our world."
Thomas Funk, Investment Director for Swiss Equities at GAM, added: "Changing course towards a sustainable way of doing business is one of the main challenges of our time. The prospects of success for companies are likely to depend increasingly on their ability to integrate the requirements of sustainable development into their value-added process at an early stage and with the necessary innovative strength and flexibility. This is where our sustainability assessment of companies comes in. Over the past 20 years, we have conducted hundreds of interviews with listed Swiss companies on aspects of sustainable corporate management. The information gained from these forms an important basis for the selection of companies in the portfolio."
In 2021, GAM committed to becoming a net-zero investor by joining the Net Zero Asset Manager initiative and continues to steer investor collaborations such as Climate Action 100+. In addition, GAM was accepted as one of the first signatories to the new UK Stewardship Code.
About the Swiss Sustainable Funds Awards
For the fourth consecutive year, the Swiss Sustainable Funds Awards presented prizes to the most successful and committed asset managers and funds distributed in Switzerland in the field of socially responsible investing. They aim to increase the visibility of the best players in the field of sustainable financial management, based on specific ESG criteria established in partnership with Conser and on quantitative data analysed by the independent firm Anglo-Swiss Advisors. The funds selected for the Swiss Sustainable Funds Awards were chosen by an independent jury made up of recognised figures from the Swiss financial landscape.
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GAM is a leading independent, pure-play asset manager. The company provides active investment solutions and products for institutions, financial intermediaries, and private investors through three businesses: Investment Management, Fund Management Services and Wealth Management. GAM employed 605 FTEs in 14 countries with investment centres in London, Cambridge, Zurich, Hong Kong, New York, Milan, and Lugano as of 31 December 2021. The investment managers are supported by an extensive global distribution network. Headquartered in Zurich, GAM is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange with the symbol ‘GAM’. The Group has AuM of CHF 94.8 billion (USD 103 billion) as at 31 March 2022.
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