Sarona Asset Management named to ImpactAssets Global 50

June 14, 2011

Waterloo, ON – Sarona Asset Management has today been named to the ImpactAssets 50 – a global index of the top 50 private investment managers that deliver social and environmental value in addition to financial returns. Sarona was recognized for its success in bridging the gap between private capital and the impact investment opportunities in frontier and emerging markets.

Inclusion in the ImpactAssets 50 list speaks to Sarona’s commitment to building a world where all capital is invested for optimal financial, social, and environmental impact. It also highlights Sarona’s transparency in reporting its impact investing performance indicators to its investors and the public.

ImpactAssets 50 is part of a broader initiative by the Cordes and Calvert foundations to create a comprehensive impact investment platform, unleashing $2 billion of new capital to help solve the world’s most pressing challenges by 2016.

“We invest in companies that not only serve the demands of the rapidly growing middle class in developing countries, but also seek to be leaders in how they deal with people and the environment,” says Gerhard Pries, President of Sarona. “This is the best of both worlds – positive financial returns, together with ethical, social and environmental excellence.”

Sarona Asset Management is based in Waterloo, ON, and is a co-founder and/or manager of a number of impact investment funds, including the Sarona and MicroVest groups of funds. Together, these funds have over $180 million in assets under management in emerging and developing country markets around the world.

For further information, please contact:

Gerhard Pries
Managing Partner and CEO
Sarona Asset Management
Vivina Berla
Senior Partner and MD Europe
Sarona Asset Management
+31 20 798 13 10