Catella Småbolagsfond

Invests in Swedish small sized companies and focuses on finding undervalued companies. Genuine stock picking, in other words.

Fund manager comment

The Stockholm stock exchange has had a tough summer. Expectations were high ahead of the reporting season, following strong Q1 reports. These were somewhat spiced up by calendar effects which bit back in Q2. The engineering sector delivered good order books but did not achieve the same gearing in profit due to the calendar effects. The banks issued sound reports, with solid net interest income and lower bad debt losses than expected. The dollar has weakened rapidly in recent months, partly because the expansionary fiscal policy expected after Trump's election victory no longer seems likely. The political concerns in Europe have also diminished, not least after the French elections. The weaker dollar has been a particular burden on the engineering companies.

The stock market decline continued in July. Small caps lost out slightly less than large companies, and the Carnegie Small Cap Index was down 2.59 %. The fund managed marginally better, with a decline of 2.43 %. The biggest positive contribution came from Norwegian financial group Storebrand, which once again delivered a quarterly report that was significantly stronger than the market's expectations. This led to upward revisions of estimates. Other contributors came from the commodities sector, such as Gränges and Boliden. On the downside were CLX, whcih issued a weaker interim report than expected, and the underweight in Tele2.

Henrik Holmer, 2017-07-31

Like most European stock markets, the Nordics were weak this month

Short Facts

Inception date: 16/02/1998
Risk category: 5
Sharpe ratio since inception: 0.51
Standard deviation, 2 years weekly data annualised: 14.59%
Year to date: 4.40%
Management fee: 1.5%

Data per 2017-07-31

Fund managers

Henrik Holmer

Phone: +46 8 614 25 28
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Martin Nilsson

Phone: +46 8 614 25 64
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Catella Småbolagsfond invests in Swedish small caps and focuses on finding undervalued companies. Genuine stock picking, in other words. 

The fund is intended for investors seeking exposure to Swedish small caps, with a higher expected return than the Swedish stock market indices and who have an investment horizon of at least five to seven years. The fund is permitted to use derivatives and the net asset value of the fund may fluctuate considerably.

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Risk information

Investments in fund units are associated with risk. Past performance is no guarantee of future returns. The money invested in a fund can increase and decrease in value and it is not certain that you will get back the full amount invested. No consideration is given to inflation. The Catella Balanserad, Catella Credit Opportunity and Catella Hedgefond funds are special funds under the Swedish Alternative Investment Fund Managers Act (SFS 2013:561) (AIFM). Catella Sverige Aktiv Hållbarhet and Catella Småbolagsfond may use derivatives, and the value of the funds may vary significantly over time. The value of Catella Sverige Index may vary significantly over time. Catella Avkastningsfond may use derivatives and may have a larger proportion of the fund invested in bonds and other debt instruments issued by individual national and local authorities and within the EEA than other investment funds, in accordance with Chapter 5, Article 8 of the Swedish Investment Funds Act (SFS 2004:46). Catella Nordic Long Short Equity and Catella Nordic Corporate Bond Flex may use derivatives and may have a greater proportion of the funds invested in bonds and other debt instruments issued by individual national and local authorities and within the EEA than other investment funds. For more details, complete prospectuses, key investor information, and annual and half-yearly reports, please refer to our website at or phone +46 8 614 25 00.