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2016-02-11

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

Firm to Fully Incorporate Sustainalytics' ESG Insights and Data Into Its Investment ProcessesAMSTERDAM, Feb. 11, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sustainalytics, a leading global
provider of ESG and corporate governance research and ratings, has been
selected by Ohman 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 Ohman 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 Ohman. "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."

Ohman Fonder is part of the Ohman 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 Ohman 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.

"Ohman 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 Ohman to further raise awareness of ESG issues
throughout the region."

About
The Ohman Group

Ohman is a family-owned business that was founded more than 100 years ago, and
today offers a wide range of asset management services. Ohman 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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Source: Sustainalytics via Globenewswire

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