RobecoSAM, the investment specialist focused exclusively on Sustainability Investing (SI), was recognized as “ESG Manager of the Year” at Institutional Investor magazine’s European Awards 2016 in London. 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.
Institutional Investor introduced the “ESG Manager of the Year” category to its European Awards for the first time this year. To determine this year’s European Award winners, Institutional Investor screened hundreds of managers and picked the leading firms based on short and long term performance and Sharpe ratios, using data from fund information provider eVestment.
Their senior editorial team consulted with a select group of European fund sponsors to identify the winners in 26 investment management categories spanning equites, fixed income, alternatives and emerging markets. RobecoSAM outpaced 4 competitors who were shortlisted in the “ESG Manager of the Year” category.
Michael Baldinger, CEO, RobecoSAM: “We are honored and proud to have won this award. Being named ‘ESG Manager of the Year’ by Institutional Investor magazine yet again confirms our position as the global leader in Sustainability Investing. Our recently launched impact investing platform and groundbreaking Smart ESG methodology certainly played a key role in convincing the jury and investors to vote for us. Furthermore, adding the ESG category to the Institutional Investor magazine European Awards is a clear signal that Sustainability Investing has become an important pillar of the Asset Management industry, and that it has become mainstream.”