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02.10.2019

Bank J. Safra Sarasin reinforces its Sustainable Investment expertise – Sasja Beslik appointed Head of Sustainable Finance Development

Bank J. Safra Sarasin is pleased to announce the appointment of Sasja Beslik as Head of Sustainable Finance Development to further strengthen the value proposition of the Bank’s Asset Management sustainable investment offerings.
François Andriot, Member of the Executive Committee & Head of Institutional Clients:
"We welcome Sasja Beslik to the team of Bank J. Safra Sarasin Asset Management. His experience and expertise will further develop the Group’s institutional and wholesale business and grow our assets in the world’s most demanding region for ESG solutions."
Daniel Belfer, Member of the Executive Committee & Head of Trading, Treasury & Asset Management Division:
"Sasja Beslik will greatly reinforce our thought leadership in the field of sustainable investments. With his expertise and know-how, Bank J. Safra Sarasin will continue to strengthen its value proposition and product offerings in the fast growing area of ESG investments."
Sasja Beslik, an internationally renowned ESG financial expert, joins Bank J. Safra Sarasin from Nordea Asset Management where he had been Head of Group Sustainable Finance for Nordea since 2017. He joined Nordea in 2009 as Head of Responsible Investments and Identity and was promoted to Chief Executive Officer at Nordea Investment Funds in 2011, when he was also a consultant to the World Bank. Beslik was Deputy CEO and Head Stewardship & Engagement at Banco Funds & ABN AMRO Asset Management in Sweden from 2004 to 2009. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in economics and journalism from Stockholm University.
In 2017 Beslik was named "Sustainability Leader of the Year" by The New Economy magazine and won the "Swedish Banking Profile of the Year" award from Privata Affärer magazine in 2017. In 2013, he received the Order of the Seraphim from the King of Sweden for outstanding contributions to Swedish environmental and sustainability theory. He is a well-known blogger and influencer on ESG.
Beslik will further enhance core investment solutions at Bank J. Safra Sarasin, the pioneer of and thought leader in sustainable investments for 30 years. With his global network of contacts, particularly in the Nordic countries, he will expand Bank J. Safra Sarasin’s footprint and develop its asset management business in that region.