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Ohman Fonder Selects Sustainalytics to Provide In-Depth ESG Research and Ratings

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AMSTERDAM, 2016-02-11 10:00 CET (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

Sustainalytics, a leading global provider of ESG and corporate governance research and ratings, has been selected by Ӧhman Fonder, a Swedish-based fund management and discretionary portfolio management firm, to provide ESG data and insights to inform the firm’s investment processes and fund management. Several of Ӧhman Fonder’s funds already adhere to explicit ethical criteria, and now the firm is embarking on a full integration of ESG data and insights across its suite of funds, following the acquisition of DNB’s Swedish fund management arm.

“Working with a collaborative and credible partner such as Sustainalytics is crucial as we move towards complete ESG integration,” said Fredric Nyström, head of responsible investments at Ӧhman. “Sustainalytics high-quality ESG research and ratings, unmatched access to their analysts and similar views on responsible investment made them the obvious partner to help us fulfil our clients’ wide ranging sustainability needs.”

Ӧhman Fonder is part of the Ӧhman Group, which manages SEK 78 billion in assets and is involved in three distinct areas of activity including asset management, private banking and fund management. As part of the partnership, Sustainalytics will supply Ӧhman Fonder with in-depth Company ESG Research and Ratings, which track the sustainability performance of companies globally, and apply custom screens based on their stringent ethical criteria.

“Ӧhman Fonder is clearly making ESG integration a top priority, and we are honoured they have selected us to provide research, data and support to help them meet their clients’ goals,” said Sustainalytics’ Chief Executive Officer, Michael Jantzi. “Sweden is a key region for Sustainalytics given its strong commitment to advancing the field of responsible investment, and we look forward to working with Ӧhman to further raise awareness of ESG issues throughout the region.”

About The Ӧhman Group

Ӧhman is a family-owned business that was founded more than 100 years ago, and today offers a wide range of asset management services. Ӧhman supports its clients with asset management, private banking and fund management. The company is entrusted to manage SEK 78 billion, and has 108 employees at offices in Stockholm, Gothenberg, Malmö and Luxembourg.

About Sustainalytics

Sustainalytics is an independent ESG and corporate governance research, ratings and analysis firm supporting investors around the world with the development and implementation of responsible investment strategies. With 14 offices globally, Sustainalytics partners with institutional investors who integrate environmental, social and governance information and assessments into their investment processes. Today, the firm has 250 staff members, including more than 120 analysts with varied multidisciplinary expertise of more than 40 sectors. Through the IRRI survey, investors selected Sustainalytics as the best independent responsible investment research firm for three consecutive years, 2012 through 2014 and in 2015, Sustainalytics was named among the top three firms for both ESG and Corporate Governance research.  For more information, visit www.sustainalytics.com.

         Media Contacts:
         Sustainalytics
         Sarah Cohn, Director of Marketing
         sarah.cohn@sustainalytics.com
         P) +1 646.963.6944
         
         Ohman Fonder
         Fredric Nystrom, Head of Responsible Investments
         fredric.nystrom@ohman.se
         P) +46 8 407 59 85

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