Investment Team

Josef U. Bollag

Fund manager

Josef Bollag has been responsible fund manager since inception of the fund. He joined Tareno as a partner in 2005 and was appointed CEO in 2011. Before he worked as an asset manager at Credit Suisse for ten years, during which he was also seconded to London and Paris. Later he acted almost 20 years as
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Sybille Wyss

Fund manager

As Chief Investment Officer (CIO) and Chairman of the Investment Committee, Sybille Wyss is responsible for Tareno Ltd.’s investment policy and communications. She has been co-fund manager of the Tareno Global Water Solutions Fund since the launch of the fund in 2007 and fund manager since September 2018. She holds a Bachelor
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Stefan Schütz

Head equity research

Stefan Schütz leads the equity research team consisting of 6 analysts, and is responsible for the European and US industry sector. He has over 20 years of experience in equity research and asset management. Stefan Schütz started his career in the finance industry in 1997 at Bank CIC. He joined the Tareno Investment Team shortly
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Katja Ackermann

ESG Analyst

Katja Ackermann has been with Tareno Ltd since 2016. She first worked in the marketing department of Tareno before moving to asset management two years ago. As ESG analyst for the Tareno Global Water Solutions Fund, she is responsible for integrating ESG criteria into the investment process. She holds a Master in International Business
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Frank Pfeiffer

Technical Analyst

Frank Pfeiffer is in charge of the technical analysis for the Tareno Global Water Solutions Fund. He is also responsible for the fixed income strategy in portfolio management. Before joining the Tareno team in 2015, Frank Pfeiffer spent 5 years as a portfolio manager at Bank Julius Baer. Frank Pfeiffer is Certified International Investment Analyst
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European SRI Transparency Code for sustainability funds

The logo specific to the European SRI Transparency Code signifies that Tareno Ltd is committed to disclosing accurate, adequate and timely information to enable stakeholders, in particular retail investors, to understand the policies and practices of sustainable investment of a given fund. For more detailed information on the European Transparency Code please visit www.eurosif.org. Information on sustainable investment policy and its implementation by the Tareno Global Water Solutions Fund is available at www.tareno-globalwatersolutionsfund.ch. The Transparency Code is managed by Eurosif, an independent organisation. The European SRI Transparency logo stands for the above-mentioned commitment by the fund manager. It should not be construed as favouring any specific company, organisation or individual.

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