A Swiss Investment Foundation active for over 20 years.
Created by pension funds for pension funds, the Renaissance Foundation has been active in the Swiss private equity (“buyout”) sector for over 20 years.
Financed by capital generated by 45 pension funds, Renaissance is independent of all banking and financial institutions.
The benefits for you.
an annual dividend from the first year of subscription.
an ESG review and a CO2 emissions measurement for each of the group’s investments.
a significantly lower Total Expense Ratio (TER) than for traditional private equity funds in Switzerland.
Diversification of Swiss stocks (SMI)
preferential access to non-listed Swiss SMEs.
A sustainable approach to Swiss Private equity.
Our open ‘Evergreen’ structure enables us to ensure the sustainable development of our investments
and the strict application of ESG (Environmental Social Governance) standards.
A hands-on approach to ESG standards.
We foster a pragmatic approach to ESG standards:
An annual ESG review for investments, established via a methodology adapted specifically for SMEs and developed in collaboration with the University of Zürich.
The implementation of quantifiable ESG improvement measures through shareholder commitment within the Board of Directors.
An annual ESG and CO2 report for investors.
A concrete and quantifiable methodology at the heart of Renaissance’s ESG commitment
Our ESG rating tool, developed in partnership with the Renaissance Foundation according to ISO-26000 standards, allows us to evaluate the “E”, “S” and “G” components of each portfolio company in a quantifiable and systematic way. Using this tool, Renaissance implements concrete measures to improve ESG performance and provides complete ESG reporting, including an assessment of the carbon footprint to its investors.
Prof. Dr. Philipp Aerni, Director for the Center for Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability (CCRS) at the University of Zurich
They chose Renaissance
45 Swiss pension funds have trusted Renaissance.
Renaissance provides Swiss pension funds with over 20 years of experience in private equity. By investing in the Foundation, pension funds are able to ensure the succession of competitive Swiss SMEs, whilst generating attractive financial returns for their policy holders.
Jean Rémy Roulet, President of the Renaissance Foundation
An experienced Investment Foundation Board.
Renaissance is supported by an independent Board, comprised of representatives and experts in pension funds.
Renaissance relies on an experienced and entrepreneurial management team that is committed to working alongside their SME portfolio.