Beyond sustainable credit

Our investment focus directs capital towards sustainable companies.

We aim to create a positive impact and live by example.

Our competences

Our performance is based on three pillars.

Credit & beyond

Our investment expertise is based on corporate credit. Over the past decade it has evolved to related asset classes to also cover sovereigns and supranationals. We have a track record in identifying rising stars and falling angels.

We are credit specialists but our investment horizon goes further.

Sustainability

Our analysis goes beyond the shareholder value approach. We focus on companies that are tangibly committed to making a positive impact on society and the environment.

We like leaders, but improvers make the difference.

Data, Research & Technology

Data is the foundation for quantitative insight. We access multiple data sources to add value for our clients. While modern technology allows us to produce data-informed research, we believe strongly in the human aspect of decision making.

Our investments are data-informed, not data-driven

We are credit specialists but our investment horizon goes further.

We like leaders, but improvers make the difference.

Our investments are data-informed, not data-driven

Management

The Board of Directors has delegated responsibility to a group of highly experienced specialists.
The ESG-AM Management Team.

After 5 years as a Performance Analyst at Credit Suisse Asset Management he has spent more than a decade at Fisch Asset Management in different roles. He launched as a Portfolio Manager strategies in High Yield, Emerging Markets and Global Corporate Bonds. The past 5 years he has worked in different roles and functions from Head of Portfolio Management to CEO and member of the Board of Directors. Philipp has an Executive Master degree in Corporate Finance from the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Lucerne, the Swiss Federal Banking Expert Diploma and a Certificate of Advanced Studies in Leadership.

CEO

After 15 years as an Credit Analyst at Credit Suisse / Credit Suisse First Boston, Peter founded Independent Credit View AG, Zurich, in 2003, which is now one of the leading independent credit research companies. One decade later he moved from Head Credit Research at I-CV to an award-winning High Yield Manager at Fisch Asset Management. Peter has been a leading force behind ESG implementation in the investment processes and a member of the ESG committee. He has worked in London and New York as a Credit Analyst and visited the Credit Suisse International Bankers School in New York.

Head Portfolio Management

Dr. Ingeborg Schumacher-Hummel has more than 25 years of experience in the field of sustainable investments. After studying business administration and ecology, she held various roles in Asset Management and private banks to implement sustainable investment strategies, and wrote a dissertation beside her job. For several years, she has been advising asset owners and asset managers with her company Responsible Impact Investing. In addition to her role as a board member of the forum “Nachhaltige Geldanlagen”, she is active as a lecturer in teaching. 

Head Sustainability

He has worked 19 years at Credit Suisse. After 4 years as an Performance Analyst at Credit Suisse Asset Management he has moved to the Private Banking, where he headed various departments. In the past 10 years his focus were the markets of Middle East & Africa. In 2017 he worked as COO Private Banking Africa & NRI  before he was promoted to Market Head IWM Sub-Saharan Africa. He has worked several years in London and Dubai. Marco has a Master of Arts in Management, Business, Management and Marketing from the University of Fribourg.

COO

Board of directors

The Board is responsible for the overall direction, supervision and control of ESG-AM.
It benefits from the qualifications, skills and diversity necessary to perform its duties and oversee the Company.
Board members are independent, open-minded, critical and foster a transparent entrepreneurial culture.

Thomas Hirsiger

Chairman

David Wyss

Vice Chairman

Cécile Bachmann

Member

Florian Heeb

Member

Tonia Zimmermann

Member

Reto Schwager

Member

Our Culture

While investing with a clear commitment to sustainability, ESG-AM aims to set its own standards.
We foster a culture of collaboration that promotes teamwork, openness and inclusiveness.

Environmental

In partnership with environmental experts, we measure greenhouse gas emissions and link them to compensation. We keep travelling to a minimum and use videoconferencing for the vast majority of our meetings.

Social

We pay the same amount for the same performance in the same role. We are committed to a 10:1 salary ratio from the most senior to the most junior. Women and men are represented in management and on the Board of Directors, and 3% of our net revenues will be donated to charity.

Governance

Our Board is entirely independent of management, to avoid conflict of interest. We live by standards of transparency that are beyond the industry, and we publish our financials on our website.

Career opportunities

Are you looking for a new professional challenge and seeking to shape the future of asset management?
Do you share in our belief that living the values of equality, diversity, transparency and excellence in governance create meaningful value? If you’re an industry expert with an entrepreneurial nature looking for a dynamic environment in the sustainable finance industry,
get in touch.

We look forward to meeting you.

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