IRRI Nordic Cut – Best Asset Manager


Stockholm (NordSIP) – In our second unveiling of the IRRI survey 2019‘s “Nordic Cut”, which highlights the Nordic firms and individuals who stand out and who the Nordics choose globally, we are proud to announce which asset managers came on top.

The question survey participants were asked was: Which ASSET MANAGERS (FIRMS) contribute most to sustainable and responsible investment?

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And the winners are…

The Nordics have chosen:

1 – Storebrand Asset Management / SPP Fonder

2 = Hermes Investment Management

2 = Impax Asset Management

2 = RobecoSAM

Unlike last week, when we were able to show you the top-ranking Nordic sales persons as chosen by the global participants, we are unable to present the same results for this category, as the number of Nordic asset managers mentioned by the survey participants was too low to make for a meaningful competition.

As mentioned in a previous IRRI results summary, only Norges Bank Investment Management made it into the top 10 of the global ranking, coming in 8th at the same position as Generation Investment Management. Storebrand / SPP still made it into the top 20, coming in 17th. The asset manager with the most votes globally was BlackRock, followed by BNP Paribas and Hermes Investment Management.

You can find all the global rankings on SRI-Connect of course, but for the rest of the Nordic Cut, you’ll have to watch out over the next few weeks, as we will continue to unveil a new category every week.

Meanwhile, you may check what the winner of this week’s category, Storebrand/SPP, has to say about their work on sustainability in the past year.

Don’t miss the next installments!

On June 21st (last week): Best Salesperson & Relationship manager
On July 5th (this week): Best Asset Manager (firm)
On July 12th (next week): Best individual analyst for sustainable and responsible investment research, Best provider of engagement support, Best index & benchmark provider and Best provider of impact measurement services
On July 19th: Best sell-side research firm
On July 26th: Best asset owner
On August 2nd: Quoted company best at managing and communicating the material sustainability corporate governance issues facing their business & Companies investors are most likely to get in touch with next year
On August 9th: Best contribution overall & recap of the winners


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