An actively managed fixed-income fund with a focus on corporate bonds issued in the Nordic countries. With its broad mandate, the fund has a bigger toolbox to better adapt to different market scenarios. The fund invests across the entire fixed-income capital spectrum.
Fund manager comment
The net asset value of the fund rose 0.08% in March. Market interest rates continued downward this month, which negatively impacted the fund since it has been positioned for rising interest rates. The credit book performed well during the period and we made a number of minor changes to the composition of the portfolio. The fund's hedging in equity and credit indexes gave a marginal contribution during the period.
Our belief is that the environment of stable growth and reduced deflationary risks will continue during early 2018. We predict that central banks will increasingly move in pace with continued interest rate hikes from the US Federal Reserve and less expansionary monetary policy in Europe. The so-called "portfolio channel" with rising asset prices has supported economic growth ever since the last recession in 2009. There are two major questions that may be answered in 2018: will low inflation persist despite lower unemployment, and how will asset markets react to less expansionary monetary policy?
Our belief is that the environment of stable growth and reduced deflationary risks will continue during early 2018.
The risk and reward indicator illustrates the link between risk and potential returns from an investment in the Fund. The indicator is based on how the fund's value has changed over the past five years or the highest permitted risk for the fund. Category 1 does not imply that the fund is risk-free. Over time, the Fund’s risk indicator may change both upwards and downwards. This is because the indicator is based on historical data for the Fund’s model portfolio, which is not a guarantee of future risk/reward.
Catella Credit Opportunity is designed to meet a challenging interest-rate environment and to be better able to adapt to different market scenarios.
The fund is an absolute return special fund and has a focus on fixed-income securities. The fund has a broad investment mandate, which allows investments across the entire fixed-income capital spectrum. At least 50 percent of the fund's assets are invested in Nordic holdings.
The fund invests predominantly in owned bonds, convertible debentures, preference shares and cash management. The fund's independence of any benchmark allows for business-based and flexible decisions. The fund uses derivatives both opportunistically and to protect its capital against the two primary risks, interest-rate risk and credit risk.
The fund is a further development of the successful and award-winning Catella Nordic Corporate Bond Flex fund. The new fund has an even broader management mandate and takes more risk in its investments, but also has greater potential to make use of derivatives for protection.