Sarasin Investmentfonds AG

Fund Company

Sarasin Investmentfonds AG - http://www.sarasin.ch
 
Sarasin & Partners LLP is a London-based specialist investment management firm in which the local management are major shareholders. The firm employs over 203 people and manages approximately £11.7 billion (as at 31.12.2011).  With a committed team of investment professionals in the foreground and a strong bank in the background, they aim to provide an unusual combination of successful investment performance and high service standards. Their objective is to be one of the most highly regarded investment managers for private clients and charities and to build the firm’s reputation as a distinctive, active manager in the institutional marketplace.

Founded in 1841, Bank Sarasin today is one of Switzerland’s leading private banking institutions. Its success is based on trust, confidentiality, expertise and dedication, as well as on the sustainable development of asset management, its core business. The Sarasin group - headquartered in Basel, Switzerland - employs more than 1,715 staff. In addition to its headquarters in Basel, the Bank has further offices in Berne, Geneva, Lucerne, Lugano and Zurich. Internationally, the Sarasin group has offices in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.  Bank Sarasin is a public limited company whose shares are listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange. 


Company

Fund Name

ISIN

Currency

Inception Date

Rating

Risk

Profile

Sarasin Investment Funds Limited

Sarasin Equisar Global Them A Cap

GB0009341214

GBP

01/07/1994

4

Medium

The objective of the fund is to seek capital growth though investment in a broad portfolio pf international stocks (and on occasion in convertible or straight bonds).  The ACD will identify core themes that it considers offer attractive long term investment opportunities to shareholders and the fund will be invested in accordance with these themes. The themes will be kept under review by the ACD and will change from time to time. There will be no restriction by geographical or industrial sector. It is the intention that of the ACD that the majority of the holdings within the fund will be of large and medium size stocks.

Sarasin Investment Funds Limited

Sarasin Globalsar IIID C Acc Cap

GB00B13GW721

GBP

02/05/2006

2

Medium

The Investment aims to provide a real return to shareholders over the medium term. It is intended that the Fund will invest in a broad, diversified and global portfolio of investments. The Fund will also seek to avoid market set backs by using a variety of protective measures. The Fund may invest in any class of asset available for UCITS schemes under the rules in COLL including, transferable securities, units in collective investment schemes, money market instruments, warrants, government and public securities, deposits and derivatives and forward transactions. Cash and near cash may also be held by the Fund.

Sarasin Investment Funds Limited

Sarasin Internat Equity Inc A Cap

GB00B13GWH22

GBP

16/05/2006

4

Medium

The Investment aims to achieve a consistent level of income generation and capital growth over the long-term.  The Fund invests in a broad portfolio of principally global equities based on one or more investment themes that the Investment Adviser expects to be key drivers of corporate profitability and investment performance. These themes will be unrestricted by sector or benchmark considerations.

Sarasin Investment Funds Limited

Sarasin Internat Equity Inc A Dis

GB00B13GWJ46

GBP

16/05/2006

4

Medium

The Investment aims to achieve a consistent level of income generation and capital growth over the long-term.  The Fund invests in a broad portfolio of principally global equities based on one or more investment themes that the Investment Adviser expects to be key drivers of corporate profitability and investment performance. These themes will be unrestricted by sector or benchmark considerations.

Sarasin Investmentfonds SICAV

Sarasin Sustainable Bd EUR Corp Dis

LU0045164786

EUR

02/09/1992

3

High

The investment objective of Sarasin Sustainable Bond – EUR Corporates is to achieve a high regular income while maintaining balanced risk diversification and optimal liquidity. The assets of the Sarasin Sustainable Bond – EUR Corporates subfund are invested worldwide in bonds, convertible bonds and bonds with warrants (the aggregate portion of assets invested in convertible bonds and bonds with warrants shall be limited to a maximum of 25% of the subfund), fixed rate or floating rate securities (including zero bonds) that shall be denominated in euro and will be issued by companies. The subfund may hold ancillary liquid assets. Equities acquired through conversion or through the exercise of options may account for up to 10% of the subfund.

Sarasin Investmentfonds SICAV

Sarasin GlobalSar Balanced CHF Dis

LU0058890657

CHF

02/09/1992

3

High

The investment objective of Sarasin GlobalSar – IIID (CHF) is long-term capital appreciation through optimal risk diversification.  The assets of the Sarasin GlobalSar – IIID (CHF) subfund are invested worldwide primarily in equities and fixed income securities. The subfund may also invest part of its assets in convertible bonds and bonds with warrants, fixed or floating rate securities (including zero bonds) as well as in warrants and comparable assets.

Sarasin Investmentfonds SICAV

Sarasin Sustainable Eq Europe Dis

LU0058891119

EUR

26/02/1993

2

High

The investment objective is long-term capital appreciation through a Europe-wide, diversified investment in equities. The subfund invests in companies which contribute to sustainable development. These companies distinguish themselves through their strategic focus on environmentally friendly, eco-efficient management and proactive relations with key stakeholders. At least two-thirds of the subfund's investments are invested in the shares of the companies described above which are either domiciled in Europe or whose business activities are concentrated in Europe or own stakes mainly in companies domiciled in Europe. The subfund may also invest up to 15% of its net assets in convertible bonds or bonds with warrants, fixed and floating-rate bonds (including zero bonds) and other fixed-income instruments. Cash and cash equivalents are permitted within the 15% limit.

Sarasin Investmentfonds SICAV

Sarasin Substainable Portf Bal Dis

LU0058892943

EUR

16/02/1994

4

Medium

The investment objective of Sarasin OekoSar Portfolio is long-term capital appreciation through balanced risk diversification.  The assets of the Sarasin OekoSar Portfolio subfund are invested mainly on a worldwide basis in equities and fixed income securities denominated in euro or other currencies. The subfund may also invest part of its assets in convertible bonds and bonds with warrants, fixed or floating rate securities (including zero bonds) as well as in warrants and comparable assets.

Sarasin Investmentfonds SICAV

Sarasin GlobalSar Balanced EUR Dis

LU0058893917

EUR

05/07/1995

3

Medium

The investment objective of Sarasin GlobalSar (EUR) is long-term capital appreciation through an optimal spreading of risks. Assets shall be invested mainly in international shares and fixed interest securities. The Fund may also invest part of its assets in convertible bonds or debt instruments with options attached, fixed or variable interest bonds (including zero coupon bonds) as well as in warrants and comparable assets. The Fund may hold ancillary liquid assets. The reference currency of the Fund is the euro. The Fund’s aim is therefore to optimise investment performance in euro.

Sarasin Investmentfonds SICAV

Sarasin EmergingSar Global

LU0068337053

USD

05/06/1996

4

Medium

Sarasin EmergingSar’s investment goal is to achieve long-term capital growth by investing in publicly quoted shares of companies domiciled in emerging markets in publicly quoted funds and listed index certificates targeting a specific country or region in the emerging markets. “Emerging markets” include the developing countries of Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe and Africa. The aim is to achieve an equally weighted portfolio comprising somewhere in the region of 15–20 countries, based on the arithmetic mean of the country weightings of the IFCI Index and an absolute equal weighting for the investment countries.

Sarasin Investmentfonds SICAV

Sarasin Global Return Euro

LU0068337210

EUR

28/08/1996

3

Medium

The investment objective of Sarasin Global Return (EUR) is to achieve long-term capital appreciation while preserving capital over the medium term.  The assets of the Sarasin Global Return (EUR) subfund are invested worldwide in equities as well as bonds, convertible bonds, bonds with warrants and fixed or floating rate securities (including zero bonds and high yield bonds) without any restriction as to the issuer’s domicile. This also includes investments in the emerging markets.

Sarasin Investmentfonds SICAV

Sarasin Inv Equisar Glob A DIS

LU0088812606

EUR

01/07/1998

4

Medium

The investment objective of Sarasin EquiSar – Global is to achieve long-term capital growth by investing worldwide in equities.  The bulk of equity investments are concentrated in liquid companies with a market capitalization in excess of EUR 1 billion. There is no specification as to the geographic diversification of investments. Investments are allocated to the markets and sectors that are considered to provide the most attractive total return in the long term. The subfund may also invest up to 15% of its net assets in convertible bonds or bonds with warrants, fixed and floating rate bonds (including zero bonds) and other fixed income instruments, as defined in the Directive of the Council of the European Union on the Taxation of Savings Income.

Sarasin Investmentfonds SICAV

Sarasin EmergingSar New Frontiers A

LU0096560650

USD

19/04/1999

2

Low

The investment objective of Sarasin EmergingSar –New Frontiers is long-term capital growth. At least 66.6% of the assets of the Sarasin EmergingSar – New Frontiers subfund are invested in listed shares of companies domiciled in the emerging markets, in country and regional funds and listed index certificates and index futures as well as warrants on index certificates of emerging markets.

Sarasin Investmentfonds SICAV

Sarasin Inv Sustainable Eq Glb Dis

LU0097427784

EUR

01/06/1999

2

Medium

The investment objective of Sarasin Sustainable Equity – USA is long-term capital appreciation through a diversified investment in US equities. The subfund invests in companies which contribute to sustainable development. These companies distinguish themselves through their strategic focus on environmentally friendly, ecoefficient management and proactive shaping of relations with key stakeholder groups (e.g. employees, customers, financial backers, shareholders, public sector bodies, etc.). The subfund therefore invests in the industry leaders who take advantage of the concept of sustainable development as a strategic opportunity. Individual industries may be excluded.

Sarasin Investmentfonds SICAV

Sarasin Sustainable Bond CHF A Dis

LU0121751324

CHF

31/01/2001

2

Medium

The investment objective of Sarasin Sustainable Bond CHF is to achieve a high and regular income while meeting the quality criteria specified below (see “Investment policy”), as well as balanced risk diversification.  The assets of the Sarasin Sustainable Bond CHF subfund are invested worldwide solely in high-quality CHF-denominated bonds, convertible bonds and bonds with warrants (the portion of assets invested in convertible bonds and bonds with warrants shall be limited to a maximum of 25% of the subfund), as well as fixed or floating rate securities (including zero bonds) denominated in Swiss franc. At least 85% of the subfund’s investments in fixed income securities must satisfy this criterion. Equities acquired through conversion or through the exercise of options may account for up to 10% of the subfund.

Sarasin Investmentfonds SICAV

Sarasin BondSar USD Fund

LU0121751670

USD

31/01/2001

3

Medium

The fund is to achieve a high and regular income while meeting the quality criteria as well as balanced risk diversification.  The assets of the Sarasin BondSar USD subfund are invested worldwide solely in high-quality USD-denominated bonds, convertible bonds and bonds with warrants (the portion of assets invested in convertible bonds and bonds with warrants shall be limited to a maximum of 25% of the subfund), as well as fixed or floating rate securities (including zero bonds) denominated in US dollar. High-quality securities describe those securities that have a credit rating of at least A or equivalent from a recognised rating agency.

Sarasin Investmentfonds SICAV

Sarasin Sustainable Bond Euro Fund

LU0158938935

EUR

06/01/2003

3

Medium

The investment objective of Sarasin Sustainable Bond EUR is to achieve a high and regular income while meeting the quality criteria specified below (see “Investment policy”), as well as balanced risk diversification.  The assets of the Sarasin Sustainable Bond EUR subfund are invested worldwide solely in high-quality euro-denominated bonds, convertible bonds and bonds with warrants (the portion of assets invested in convertible bonds and bonds with warrants shall be limited to a maximum of 25% of the subfund), as well as fixed or floating rate securities (including zero bonds) denominated in euro. High-quality securities describe those securities that have a credit rating of at least A or equivalent from a recognised rating agency. At least 90% of the subfund’s investments in fixed income securities must satisfy this criterion.

Sarasin Investmentfonds SICAV

Sarasin GlobalSar Growth EUR Cap

LU0198388380

EUR

31/03/2005

3

Medium

The investment objective of Sarasin Global Sar Optima (EUR) is long-term capital appreciation through optimal risk diversification. The reference currency of the sub fund is the euro. This means that the fund manager seeks to optimize investment performance in euro terms. The fund's asset are invested worldwide primarily in equities and fixed income securities (including zero bonds). The sub fund may also invest part of its assets in convertible bonds and bonds with warrants, fixed or floating rate securities, as well as warrants and comparable assets.

Sarasin Investmentfonds SICAV

Sarasin Inv Real Estate Eq Glo A

LU0198389438

EUR

06/12/2004

3

Medium

The investment objective of Sarasin Real Estate Equity – Global is long-term capital appreciation. The assets of the Sarasin Real Estate Equity – Global subfund are invested worldwide in listed shares and equity securities of companies whose activities are concentrated mainly on the real estate sector.

Sarasin Investmentfonds SICAV

Sarasin Real Estate Equity Global B

LU0198389784

EUR

06/12/2004

3

Medium

The investment objective of Sarasin Real Estate Equity – Global is long-term capital appreciation. The assets of the Sarasin Real Estate Equity – Global subfund are invested worldwide in listed shares and equity securities of companies whose activities are concentrated mainly on the real estate sector.

Sarasin Investmentfonds SICAV

Sarasin Inv EquiSar Bal EUR B Cap

LU0215909168

EUR

01/05/2005

3

Low

The investment objective of Sarasin EquiSar – IIID (EUR) is to achieve long term capital growth by investing in global equities. Through the instruments and investment techniques described in the investment policy, the manager also tries to reduce the fund’s vulnerability to share price fluctuations on stock markets and thereby minimise the risk of capital losses. The reference currency of the subfund is the euro. This means that the fund manager seeks to optimise investment performance in euro terms. The assets of Sarasin EquiSar – IIID (EUR) are concentrated in liquid companies with a market capitalisation in excess of EUR one billion.

Sarasin Investmentfonds SICAV

Sarasin OekoSar Equity Global Dis

LU0229773345

EUR

30/09/2005

2

Medium

The investment objective of Sarasin OekoSar Equity – Global is long-term capital appreciation through a globally diversified investment in equities.  The assets of the Sarasin OekoSar Equity – Global subfund are invested in securities of companies that show long-term commitment above and beyond national and international Standards and make a substantial contribution in environmental and social terms, whether indirectly or directly, to a variety of stakeholder groups (including employees, clients and society).

Sarasin Investmentfonds SICAV

Sarasin Sust Eq Real Estat Glob Cap

LU0288928376

EUR

02/04/2007

4

Medium

The investment objective of Sarasin Sustainable Equity – Real Estate Global is long-term capital appreciation.  The Sarasin Sustainable Equity – Real Estate Global subfund invests worldwide in listed shares and equity securities of companies whose activities are concentrated mainly in the real estate sector and which take ecological and social sustainability issues into account in their business operations.

Sarasin Investmentfonds SICAV

Sarasin Currency Opport. B Fd Cap

LU0288929424

EUR

14/12/2007

NULL

NULL

The investment objective of the Sarasin Currency Opportunities Fund is to achieve long term capital growth through the use of international currency fluctuations. The fund invests at least 66.6% of its assets in deposits, time deposits, money market instruments, short-dated bonds and other fixed and floating rate securities (including zero bonds) in different currencies.

Sarasin Investmentfonds SICAV

Sarasin Structured Return Fd B Cap

LU0288930356

EUR

30/11/2007

4

Medium

The investment objective of the Sarasin Structured Return Fund (EUR) is to generate the highest possible return that is comparable with the total return of fixed income investments while preserving capital.  The assets of the Sarasin Structured Return Fund (EUR) are invested worldwide primarily in equities and fixed income securities (including zero bonds). The subfund may also invest part of its assets in convertible bonds and bonds with warrants, fixed or floating rate securities, as well as warrants and comparable assets.

Sarasin Investmentfonds SICAV

Sarasin New Power Fund B Cap

LU0288930869

EUR

30/04/2007

3

Medium

The investment objective of the Sarasin New Power Fund is long-term capital appreciation.   Taking into consideration risk diversification, the Sarasin New Power Fund invests predominantly in forward-looking companies which take an innovative approach to the use of energy resources and thereby address ecological and social sustainability issues. The subfund invests at least two thirds of the net assets in this area. Special focus is given to companies which are active in the field of renewable energy sources such as wind, hydro, biomass, solar and geothermal.

Sarasin Investmentfonds SICAV

Sarasin Water Fund A Dis

LU0333595436

EUR

27/12/2007

3

Medium

The investment objective of the Sarasin Sustainable Water Fund is long-term capital appreciation.  Taking into consideration risk diversification, Sarasin Sustainable Water Fund invests predominantly in shares of companies which are characterised by a long-term focus on water resources and which therefore address ecological and social sustainability issues.

Sarasin Investmentfonds SICAV

Sarasin Sust. Eq Gl Emrg Mkt B Cap

LU0485309743

USD

12/03/2010

NULL

NULL

N/A

Sarasin Multi Label SICAV

NEW ENERGY FUND B CAP

LU0121747215

EUR

01/12/2000

3

Medium

The objective is income and growth. The fund primarily invests in small- to medium-size companies with ecological business strategies, products to preserve energy or renewable energy applications.

Sarasin Multi Label SICAV

Sarasin Oeko Flex B Cap

LU0332259893

EUR

31/01/2008

2

Low

The investment objective of the subfund Sarasin OekoFlex (EUR) is long-term capital appreciation through optimal risk diversification. The reference currency of the subfund is the euro. This means that the fund manager seeks to optimise investment performance in euro terms.The assets of Sarasin OekoFlex (EUR) are invested directly or indirectly in international equities and in fixed-income securities denominated in euros or other currencies.