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Market Views Video: Outlook H2 2022
24th June 2022 Watch the latest video with our Chief Economist, Karsten Junius, PhD, to learn more about our latest economic views.
Less Globalisation Over the Medium- To Longer Term
24th June 2022 The pandemic and the war in Ukraine will probably accelerate a trend towards less globalisation, with less emphasis on efficiency and more on security. We would expect that the gains from globalisation, such as lower inflationary pressures, low interest rates and productivity gains from increased specialisation to go into reverse too.
Don’t Fight the Fed
9th June 2022 Equity markets have been in a downward trend since the beginning of the year, even though in between there have been repeated countermoves, followed by further setbacks.
CIO Insights Video Q2 2022
23rd March 2021 Watch the latest video from our new quarterly series to gain more insights on inflation and to learn about our outlook for 2022.
Global View 2nd Quarter 2022
14th March 2021 It was a rocky start to the year. Read our Global View for the latest insights on the economic outlook.
Equities Face More Moderate Path Ahead
14th July 2021 Equity market returns have moderated somewhat over recent weeks as the US economy has shifted from an early-cycle re-acceleration phase to a more moderate stage.
Moving Away from Ultra-Loose Policy
22nd June 2021 With the worst of the pandemic behind us and the unfolding of a strong global economic recovery, central banks have started their long march towards policy normalisation.
Central Banks Are Upping the Ante
17th June 2022 As our Experts forecasted on June 10th, the Swiss National Bank (SNB) has increased its policy rate.
Don’t Miss the Swiss National Bank Meeting
10th June 2022 At our monthly forecast and strategy update, inflation remained our main concern. Read our global macro and strategy update in the latest Cross-Asset Weekly.
CIO Update (Ready for a Hard Landing?)
12th May 2022 The environment for risk assets remains difficult. We are therefore maintaining our cautious positioning and have further reduced the risk in our multi-asset portfolios.
Growth Worries are Increasing
27th May 2022 The outlook is deteriorating, with high energy prices and tighter monetary policy hurting demand.
Higher Real Yields Are Starting to Bite
20th May 2022 The sharp rise in developed markets’ real yields since the start of the year is increasingly impacting risk markets.
Stagflationary Forces Are Gaining Ground
13th May 2022 We have revised down our GDP growth forecasts as the war in Ukraine looks set to last longer than we previously assumed.
A Very Short Landing Strip for Central Banks
6th May 2022 While both The Fed and ECB face the same issue: an urgent need to start normalising policy quickly in order to prevent a wage-price spiral, risks for the Chinese economy are mounting on the downside.
Navigating a Challenging Environment
29th April 2022 Updates on European Macro, US Fixed Income, FX and Equities Markets.
A Fast and Furious Repricing of Euro Rates
22nd April 2022 Latest disruptions will probably delay the expected downward adjustment in goods prices, putting further pressure on central banks to speed up the return of their policy to a neutral stance.
Forecast Update: Lower Growth and Higher Inflation
14th April 2022 We have significantly downgraded our GDP growth forecasts for 2022 and 2023, and upgraded our inflation forecasts on the back of higher commodity prices.
ECB on a Path for Rate Lift-off in September
8th April 2022 Higher inflation rates will lead to increasing risks of second-round effects with regard to wages.
Getting Ready for a Slowdown in the Us Housing Market
1st April 2022 The state of US housing and its prime mortgage funding market is an important leading indicator for the US economy.
Higher Interest Rates Are a Challenge for Gold
25th March 2022 Shouldn’t gold have appreciated by more during this time of permanent inflation surprises?
Inflation Is the Fed’s Top Priority
18th March 2022 The number one priority at the Fed is to bring inflation down, which will require interest rates to move higher much faster than previously anticipated.
Five Scenarios for Ukraine, Oil Prices and the World Economy
11th March 2022 We present two upside and two downside scenarios with different assumptions for the developments in Ukraine, the period of elevated uncertainty and oil prices.
Ukraine War Reverberates Around the Globe
4th March 2022 The intensifying Russia-Ukraine conflict and the subsequent ramp-up of sanctions by G-7 governments are reverberating around the globe.
Challenges Multiply for Central Banks
25th February 2022 Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine is above all a terrible development for innocent civilians. For the global economy, and in particular for the European one, the war will act as a negative supply shock.
When Financing Conditions Need to Be Less Favourable
18th February 2022 The ECB will need to calibrate its monetary response in a way that relevant financing indicators along the chain of the monetary transmission do not show undue signs of stress.
Forecast Revisions: Higher Policy Rates and Lower Equity Index Targets
11th Febraury 2022 After ignoring the high inflation rates as transitory for a long time, the central banks have now woken
up from their hibernation.
A Brutal Wake-up Call For the ECB
4th February 2022 The euro area inflation rates were nothing less than a brutal wake-up call for the ECB. Price pressures are more persistent than expected, GDP is back to prepandemic levels and unemployment has fallen to the lowest level since the start of the monetary union.
Central Banks Tighten the Screws
28 January 2022 The Fed has made it clear this week that it will do what is necessary to contain inflation expectations.
Fed Lift-off Day Is Nearing Fast
21st January 2022 Over the coming months, investors are likely to question whether the more hawkish policy path towards a neutral stance is still too slow given broadening inflationary pressures.
Higher Inflation Rates to Trigger Faster Policy Rate Hikes
14th January 2022 Central banks will try to normalise their policy stance faster than we had anticipated in December.
Fed to Push Towards Policy Normalisation Despite Omicron
7th January 2022 The current surge in Omicron cases across the globe seems to put not only health care services under further pressure but also many businesses as large numbers of employees report sick.
Potential for Surprises: A Busy Central Bank Week Ahead
10th December 2021 In the coming week, the Fed, ECB, the Bank of England and the Swiss National Bank will gather for their rate setting meetings.
Global View Q3 2021
15th June 2021 The global economic recovery is set to gain more traction in the second half of 2021 as economies reopen and the global services sector comes back online.
More Sticks Than Carrots – Central Banks React to Inflation Rise
3rd December 2021 We expect the Bank of England to raise its policy rate at the December meeting.
Q3 2021 CIO Update Video
21st July 2021 We observe increasing signs that the recovery phase of the economy is over and we are now entering a mid-cycle consolidation period.
Short-term Headwinds For the Euro Area
19th November 2021 Despite a generally favourable environment for growth next year in the euro area, shortterm headwinds are building.
The ECB Is Sticking to Its Guns
29th October 2021 As developed markets’ central banks are preparing the ground to remove monetary accommodation in view of sharply rising inflation expectations, the ECB continues to sound relaxed about current inflationary pressures and has pushed back against an earlier rate lift-off citing their transitory nature in the absence of a wage-price spiral.
Excessive Rate Expectations for the ECB and Bank of England
22nd October 2021 Given high and rising inflation expectations, calibrating an appropriate policy response is the top priority on central bankers’ minds.
Anchoring US Inflation Expectations
15th October 2021 While rising inflation expectations were welcome as the global economy exited the pandemic-driven downturn, worries about a more persistent inflation overshoot are starting to dominate the market narrative.
Supply Bottlenecks Weigh on Short-term Prospects
8th October 2021 On the back of higher energy prices as well as more persistent supply chain disruptions and bottlenecks, we have revised up our inflation forecasts for the US and Europe.
Central Banks Are Becoming More Vocal as Inflation Rises
1st October 2021 With the current rise in inflation apparently less transitory than expected, central banks are pivoting to a slightly less dovish stance.
Germany Goes to the Polls
24th September 2021 On Sunday, Germany will vote and determine the composition of the lower house of parliament, which will then elect the successor of Ms Merkel as Chancellor.
A Fed Meeting That Will Likely Move Financial Markets
17th September 2021 While Jay Powell will likely leave the official taper announcement for November, new Fed forecasts will probably indicate that officials expect inflation to remain somewhat higher for longer than previously assumed.
A Positive Outlook for Switzerland
10th September 2021 We expect Swiss GDP to exceed its pre-pandemic in Q3 2021 already, earlier than the euro area, while inflation remains within the comfort zone of the Swiss National Bank (SNB).
US – Solid Growth, but Shallow Rate Expectations
3rd September 2021 This week’s data releases provided a resilient macro picture in Europe and in the US. The US manufacturing ISM surprisingly picked up in August, well ahead of consensus expectations.
September Is a Month of Big Choices
27th August 2021 At their respective meetings in September, central banks will re-take the centre-stage in September.
Moving Closer to a Withdrawal of Monetary Support
20th August 2021 The Fed is moving closer to withdrawing monetary accommodation, which can prove to be a challenge for financial markets.
Opportunities in US Utilities and "Brick and Mortar" Retailers
13th August 2021 A strong Q2 earnings season has been followed by a surge in US and global earnings revisions to new record highs. While the trajectory of consensus earnings remains steep and provides a pathway to further market upside until year-end, we don’t believe that cyclicals will return to an environment of sustained outperformance anytime soon.
The Real Rate Puzzle
6th August 2021 US real yields have reverted to new lows after a brief rise in the first quarter 2021, with forward markets now implying a negative real terminal Fed Funds rate.
Past Peak Momentum
30th July 2021 After a furious economic rebound in the first half of 2021, with strongly rising economic growth and inflation rates along with government bond yields, we have now entered a period of consolidation.
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Is sustainability worthwhile for investors?
27th June2022 In this issue of our newsletter, we aim to examine the financial materiality of ESG factors from various perspectives.
Interview with Miss Sabine Döbeli, CEO of Swiss Sustinable Finance
14th June 2022 How are Swiss financial institutions affected by this EU regulation? Watch the video to learn more.
Jointly Building a Sustainable Future
31st March 2022 Latest issue of the Sustainable Investments Quarterly newsletter highlights the need to act collectively in order to build a sustainable future.
A Little Less Conversation, a Little More (Climate) Action
5th January 2022 January issue of the Sustainable Investments Quarterly newsletter highlights how we are already taking climate action today to ensure it does not become another unfulfilled promise.
Strong Performance on Climate Alignment Test
23rd November 2021 Our portfolios are performing strongly on climate metrics in key asset classes.That’s according to the 2020 Paris Agreement Capital Transition Assessment (PACTA) alignment test.
Climate Action at Bank J. Safra Sarasin
10th November 2021 As the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of Parties (COP26) in Glasgow draws to a close, the moment for concerted climate action at every level of society has arrived.
What Does Our Bank Do for Climate Action?
11th October 2021 We actively contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement but our efforts to tackle climate change go much further.
The Holy Trinity Supporting ESG Investing
2nd September 2021 The EU has laid out ambitious plans aimed at channelling investments towards a sustainable and low-carbon future. The measures introduced under the EU Action Plan on Financing Sustainable Growth is likely one of the fastest-adopted and most efficient reforms the European bloc has seen.
Corporate Behaviour in a Pandemic
7th July 2021 As governments introduced restrictions to economic activity to prevent the spread of COVID-19 infections in 2020, they simultaneously provided support to company balance sheets.
Pesticides - Efficiency Booster or Biodiversity Killer?
3rd June 2021 Around a million plants and species are currently threatened by extinction. The loss of biodiversity compromises the natural benefits provided by our ecosystem, such as pollination of fruit and crops by bees.
Aligning Real Estate with the Paris Agreement
19th May 2021 The financial risks of climate change are growing everyday along with the constantly rising level of CO2 emissions. The real estate sector is one of the key contributors to climate change, therefore, it is also a primary target for climate change mitigation and regulations aiming to reduce emissions.
Equity Investing and Natural Capital
12th May 2021 A large share of the world economy relies on natural capital. Since 1970, our ecological footprint has exceeded the Earth’s rate of regeneration. We look at the related risks and opportunities for equity investors.
Engaging for Biodiversity: Cocoa and Cobalt
4th May 2021 Our new topical engagement themes focus on addressing several environmental and social issues associated with the extraction and processing of cobalt and cocoa.
Integrating Biodiversity in the Investment Process
29th April 2021 Biodiversity ensures natural sustainability for all life forms while boosting the efficiency and productivity of ecosystems. Humanity’s economic activities impact the diversity of species, but at the same time, our economy relies heavily on it.
Joining the Net Zero Asset Managers Initiative
21st April 2021 J. Safra Sarasin Sustainable Asset Management is proud to announce that we have joined the Net Zero Asset Managers Initiative, in support of our existing Climate Pledge aiming for a carbon-neutral outcome in assets under management (AuM) by 2035.
Biodiversity as a Vital Component in ESG Analysis
13th April 2021 The pioneering Dasgupta Review on the Economics of Biodiversity clearly highlights the immeasurable value of nature and the enormous economic consequences of its destruction. Likewise, this has an impact on investment outcomes, and as such, J. Safra Sarasin integrates various biodiversity factors into its overall investment process.
Sustainable Funds Comply with SFDR Disclosures
12th April 2021 We are therefore pleased to announce that all of J. Safra Sarasin's EU sustainable funds will be classified under Article 8. In addition, four of our funds will be classified under Article 9.
Biodiversity and its Materiality for Investors
29th March 2021 "Biodiversity loss is among the top global risks to society according to the World Economic Forum. In what scientists call the Anthropocene – the age of mankind – the planet is facing its sixth mass extinction, this time caused by humans.
The World's Carbon Budget
24th March 2021 The cyclical upswing we are currently in is creating additional demand for commodities and is also pushing up oil prices and oil stocks. But the securities of companies with exposure to fossil fuels carry long-term risks. These arise not so much from a possible scarcity of fossil resources, but rather from a shortage of the earth's atmosphere's capacity to absorb carbon dioxide emissions.
How to Tap Green Revenues As Opportunities
3rd February 2021 Political pressure and the demand for solutions to the enormous ecological problems are steadily growing. We see “green revenues” as opportunities to invest in and incorporate them systemically into our investment process.
Assessing Corporate Alignment With the Paris Accord
28th January 2021 Ever since the previous Bank of England governor Mark Carney's speech in 2015, which introduced the notion of climate-related risks, investors have scrambled to integrate this issue into their investment decisions.
Three Avenues of Reflecting Climate Change in Portfolios
20th January 2021 Given the long-term economic impact, climate change is becoming recognized as a significant risk in investment portfolios. We provide a framework on how to integrate climate change into investment decisions.
The Climate Transition: High Noon for Investors
4th January 2021 "We only have 7 years left until global warming reaches 1.5°C." This is the sober, albeit abridged, conclusion of the scientific studies of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
Achieving the UN SDGs with Real Estate
30th November 2020 Real estate plays an important role in our transition to a greener and more sustainable future. For us, the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) serve as a valuable framework to help achieve positive impact during the entire life cycle of properties.
How Biodiversity's Loss Can Cost Investors
26th November 2020 Biodiversity has recently become the new buzzword in the world of sustainable finance. When most of us think of biodiversity, what comes to mind are usually pictures of threatened animals. However, few of us are able to truly grasp the meaning of biodiversity and its impacts on our lives.
The UN SDGs: Impact or Opportunity?
23rd November 2020 Since the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were introduced and raised onto the global political agenda, it has served as a guiding framework for many sustainable investors. However, some of the most hotly debated issues about this topic revolve around whether investors can truly make a positive impact to achieving the SDGs. In this video, we discuss the differences between impact and sustainable investing, and how investing in public markets can contribute to the SDGs.
Green Real Estate Funds:
Providing a Future-Fit Portfolio while Reducing Carbon Emissions
19th November 2020 This case study provides a roadmap derived from sustainable real estate funds with direct holdings. The author describes how to actively manage properties of an investment fund based on a strategy that has provided attractive financial returns over the years, while successfully reducing carbon emissions.
Systematic Integration of the UN SDGs into the Investment Processes
16th November 2020 As founding signatories of both the Principles for Responsible Investments and the Principles for Responsible Banking, we have made a commitment to include SDG considerations in our business decisions. The following article describes our approach in including SDG data and criteria into our sustainable investment process, as well as our ESG (environmental, social, governance) reporting and active ownership activities.
Engagement: COVID-19 Shifts the Focus
29th October 2020 With the disruption caused by the COVID-19 crisis, “social” considerations are back at the forefront of ESG. While corporates work to navigate near-term challenges, it is important to keep in mind that decisions affecting a company's human capital, customers, and the communities in which they operate can have lasting implications, both positive and negative.
Key Principles of Impact Investing
16th October 2020 The sharp rise in demand for sustainable investments over the last decade can be explained by the fact that investors increasingly require their investments to meet social and environmental goals, in addition to generating financial returns. They not only want to know where their money is invested, but whether it also creates an impact.
Aligning Real Estate with the Paris Agreement's 1.5°C Scenario
5th October 2020 In President von der Leyen’s State of the Union address at the European Parliament Plenary, she outlined a vision for the real estate sector to emerge out of the current pandemic more resilient against an even greater looming crisis: climate change.
Targeting the UN SDG: Impact or Opportunity?
30th September 2020 The year 2015 has gone down in history as the "Bretton Woods" of sustainability. In that year, the two frameworks of the Paris climate agreement and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) were raised onto the global political agenda.
Do Airlines Have A Carbon Problem?
24th September 2020 The airline industry faces its worst downturn in recorded history and while the near-term focus is on survival, longer-term environmental headwinds remain a challenge.
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Focus on Commodities
22nd June 2022 Commodities form an important asset class in investor portfolios. Can Sustainable Investors consider them as well? Read more in our latest whitepaper and watch the video.
Investment Update: All China Equities
3rd May 2022 China is expected to become the world’s largest economy in only a few years from now. Thus, the most important question for equity investors is not whether they should allocate to China, but how to best position themselves in this rapidly growing and changing economy.
Thematic Insights Tech Disruptors - Data Privacy: An Unstoppable Revolution
29th April 2022 An estimated 70% of Apple users opted out of app tracking technology. Data privacy is a hot topic, causing difficulties for those in the advertising industry The winners from this changing landscape are technology and solution providers enabling the collection and analysis of “first-party data”.
Thematic Insights Future Health: Innovation for Better Vision
13th April 2022 50% of the world population will suffer from myopia by 2050. The risk of myopia has skyrocketed in our tech-savvy society. Innovation in eye care has enabled the release of novel lenses for children that can significantly slow down the progression of the condition.
Thematic Insights Green Planet- Copper: The Recycling Champion
13th April 2022 The current Ukrainian crisis has once again raised awareness of the need for fossil fuel independence. Copper is a key material for the energy transition and its demand is expected to double by 2050. What are the opportunities for copper recycling.
FAB Five 2nd Quarter 2022 Investment Ideas
6th April 2022 Just as we thought the pandemic was behind us, the first quarter of 2022 has brought even more uncertainty than expected. How should investors assemble a well-diversified selection of strategies for this new environment? Learn more about our top 5 investment ideas selected for the upcoming quarter.
Thematic Insights Tech Disruptors - Metaverse: A Digital Reality
27th January 2022 The Metaverse – a virtual world connecting people, places and things through online immersive platforms. This new digital reality requires high performance computing and numerous key players, those in the semiconductor industry are critical to this immersive frontier. Should the Metaverse be on the radar of investors?
Thematic Insights Future Health - Hacking the Code of Life
21st January 2022 Development in Next Generation Sequencing has facilitated human genome reading at a fraction of the cost from 20 years ago.with uses for research, population genetics and disease diagnosis. Should investors consider it as a major market opportunity?
Thematic Insights Green Planet — Towards Net Zero
17th January 2022 Rapid advances in Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) technologies are helping carbon-heavy industries reach their net zero targets.Should investors consider it as a significant market opportunity?
Contributing to a Greener Planet
30th November 2021 Our experts Daniel Lurch and Joëlle Amram explain how efforts to preserve biodiversity translate into attractive long-term investment opportunities.
Thematic Insights Tech Disruptors — Quantum Computing: Beyond 0s or 1s
26th October 2021 Quantum computing harnesses the laws of physics to enable far more sophisticated calculations, too complex for classical computers. Should this rapidly-emerging technology be on the radar of investors?
Semiconductors: Investing in Technology's Future
26th August 2021 Semiconductors have been in the spotlight, with news of shortages making global headlines. How can one approach investing in this vast industry? We explore two specific segments – analogue chips and semiconductor equipment manufacturers.
The Intertwined Worlds of Cryptocurrencies and Semiconductors
4th August 2021 The global chip production industry is currently facing an unprecedented shortage, likely the biggest one in its history. Limited semiconductor production impacts not only the consumer electronics sector but also the already volatile world of cryptocurrencies.
Thematic Insights Tech Disruptors — Blockchain: Going Beyond Cryptocurrencies
23rd July 2021 Cryptocurrencies' underlying technology, blockchain, consumes vast amounts of energy because of the high computing power it requires. This has raised environmental concerns and questioned its sustainability as an investment. Learn more in this quarter’s Thematic Insights Tech Disruptors.
Thematic Insights Future Health — Alzheimer's Disease: A New Era of Treatment
19th July 2021 Alzheimer’s is estimated to be the most costly disease in the US, surpassing cancer and heart disease. A treatment for the underlying cause of this condition would represent a major breakthrough for the society. Learn more about developments in this area in the latest Thematic Insights Future Health.
Investing to Protect Biodiversity
7th July 2021 For most of us living in cities or urban areas, wildlife can seem like an afterthought. However, the reality is we are all highly dependent on nature and its essential services like clean water and pollination.
More than Meets the Eye
7th June 2021 These days, technology can sometimes seem like magic. Activities like ordering a taxi can occur in the blink of an eye. But scratch below the surface and we see that for this seemingly simple transaction to occur, countless technologies are at work.
Identifying Sustainable Rising Stars in Total Return Investing
2nd June 2021 As ESG data becomes more granular, integrating sustainability with fixed income investing has become even more viable. This has given us confidence to integrate sustainability with our Total Return strategy – a flexible, global, and non-benchmarked approach to fixed income investing.
Sustainable Thematic Opportunities in a Post-COVID World
31st May 2021 Over a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, it is clear that a strong, vaccine-driven recovery is now unfolding around the world. It is also evident that the pandemic has permanently altered many facets of our society, ranging from health and lifestyle, to the economy.
Navigating Chinese Equities in 2021
17th May 2021 For Chinese equity markets, 2021 began with an acceleration of the strong performance of late 2020, followed by a pullback after the Chinese Lunar New Year in mid-February. Following the recent correction, valuations for many companies are now attractive again and opportunities are getting ripe for stock pickers and active portfolio management.
Thematic Insights Future Health — Liquid Biopsy: A Game-Changer to Detect and Monitor Cancer
April 2021 One of the main priorities in cancer research is to detect cancer cells at an early stage, before they start to spread. A novel and revolutionary approach, known as liquid biopsy, which requires only a blood sample, is leading the way.
Thematic Insights Tech Disruptors — Semiconductor Manufacturing: The Battle over Tech Supremacy
April 2021 The semiconductor equipment sector, which produces highly complex machines needed to manufacture chips, has found itself in the centre of a brewing political storm between the US and China.
Climate Opportunities - Fighting Climate Change One Cow at a Time
March 2021 If cows were a country, they would be the third-largest greenhouse gas emitter in the world. What types of innovative solutions can tackle this challenge? Watch the video to learn more.
Semiconductors: Driving the Future of Cars
March 2021 Over the last few months, a global shortage of semiconductor chips has forced several carmakers, including Volkswagen and Ford, to halt production, hurting their efforts to recover from depressed demand on the back of COVID-19 lockdowns. The crisis has shone a spotlight on the auto industry’s growing reliance on chips, and the implications for both industries.
Investment Spotlight: Future-proofing Investments Against Climate Change
March 2021 Today, we see growing impetus from more countries to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. In this inevitable transition to a low-carbon future, there will be many winners and losers. It is crucial for investors to ensure that their portfolios are resilient and “future-proof” against climate change.
Sustainable Equity Global Thematic Investors Update
February 2021 There are three major issues facing equity investors today: Does the US political environment change anything? Is there any value in growth? Where will we see permanent change and are there any emerging themes worth looking at? Read more and learn about our 2021 outlook.
Developments in Sustainable Investing
9th February 2021 2020 was a landmark year for J. Safra Sarasin Sustainable Asset Management, as we further strengthened our commitments to sustainable investing.
Analog Semiconductors: Key Enabler of the EV Revolution
29th January 2021 The world is at the beginning of an electric vehicle revolution, with volumes expected to rise significantly over the coming years. This transformation will likely be followed by one in the autonomous driving space.
Climate-Proofing Your Investments
25th January 2021 In the inevitable transition to a low-carbon future, there will be many winners and losers. Some companies are already doing better than others. We group them into Climate Pledgers and Green Champions. Learn more in the latest video.
Thematic Insights Future Health — Transition to Home: The New Hub of Healthcare
21st January 2021 Home-based health players provide a multitude of healthcare services to chronically ill patients directly at home. COVID-19 revealed several shortcomings in the healthcare system, particularly hospitals and skilled nursing facilities as the central hubs of care delivery.
Investment Spotlight: COVID-19, Climate Change and the Implications for Thematic Investing
18th November 2020 Nearly a year into the COVID-19 pandemic, some clear implications for thematic investing can already be observed. In many ways, the risks and challenges posed by the pandemic are similar to those presented by another global threat – climate change. Both crises will change our world permanently, and in this Spotlight we explore some of the long-term fundamental shifts happening in our world, as well as what this means for thematic investors.
Thematic Insights Tech Disruptors — Warehouse Automation: Reshaping Logistics
October 2020 Demand for warehouse automation equipment is expected to grow strongly over the coming years, driven by several megatrends such as e-commerce, urbanization and sustainability.
Thematic Insights Future Health — Improved Hygiene: Killing Germs, Saving Lives
October 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic has boosted demand for hygiene and personal protection equipment (PPE) products in hospital, elderly care and private settings.
Investment Spotlight: The Value of Sustainable Investing For High Quality Bonds
September 2020 Today’s markets are often characterized by uncertainties and volatility, and it remains increasingly challenging to search for yield. In such times, it becomes even more crucial to find a stable and resilient source of returns that can weather storms in the financial markets.
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Strengthening the Institutional and Wholesale Distribution Business in the UK
13th June 2022 Appointment of David Miles to lead its institutional and wholesale distribution business in the UK and the appointment of John Fiddes, as Sales Director, UK Wholesale.
New Branch in Madrid with Institutional and Wholesale Distribution Business
8th February 2022 Banque J. Safra Sarasin (Luxembourg) SA announces the opening of a new Branch in Madrid with Belén Ríos leading its institutional and wholesale business in Spain.
Repositioning of Water to Green Planet
10th February 2021 JSS Sustainable Asset Management is proud to announce the launch of the Green Planet strategy, which is a natural progression of its commitment towards building a sustainable future, while generating attractive returns.
New Climate Strategy Launched
27th January 2021 JSS Sustainable Asset Management launches a new climate investment strategy that taps into the vast opportunities arising from the global transition to a low-carbon future.
J. Safra Sarasin Asset Management Funds Awarded Highest Rating by FNG
26th November 2020 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)
New Fund Supporting Sustainable Development Goals
3rd November 2020 Bank J. Safra Sarasin has launched a compelling public equities solution offering investors a way to support the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) while also generating long-term returns.
Launch of New Responsible India Fund
30th September 2020 Bank J. Safra Sarasin recently launched the JSS Responsible Equity – India fund, which seeks to capture attractive opportunities in the country’s fast-growing economy.
Awarded Highest Score In UN PRI Assessment Report
2nd September 2020 Bank J. Safra Sarasin has been awarded A+, the highest score, by the UN-supported Principles of Responsible Investment (PRI), for its overall Sustainability Strategy and Governance.
Ranked #1 Across Responsible Investment Themes in Switzerland
3rd June 2020 We are pleased to announce that Bank J. Safra Sarasin is ranked #1 in Switzerland and #17 worldwide by ShareAction in their 2020 ranking of the world’s largest asset managers across responsible investment themes.
Climate Pledge Launched
15th May 2020 Bank J. Safra Sarasin is a founding signatory of the Principles for Responsible Banking and the Principles of Responsible Investing and is committed to contribute to achieving society’s goals as expressed in the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement.
Launch of New Healthcare Fund
4th May 2020 Bank J. Safra Sarasin recently launched the JSS Sustainable Equity – Future Health fund, which seeks to capture opportunities from the dynamic shifts in the health landscape.