An alternative equity fund that can perform in both upturns and downturns. Even out the ups and downs!
Fund manager comment
The Nordic markets underperformed the rest of the world and were down in December. The Stockholm stock exchange was particularly weak. One of the main reasons was a poor showing by Hennes & Mauritz, which reported very disappointing sales figures for the fourth quarter. The strongest Nordic sectors this month were Oil & Gas and Materials, driven by rising commodity prices.
The US Federal Reserve made an interest rate announcement this month. For the third time in 2017 it chose to raise the key rate by 25 basis points to the new range of 1.25-1.5 percent. The Fed committee was not unanimous, however, and some members wanted to leave rates unchanged.
Catella Nordic Long Short rose 1.5 percent this month while the VINX Nordic index fell 0.6 percent. The best performing shares this month were mainly those related to commodities.
The best stocks were PGS, BW Offshore and Outotec. At the start of 2018, PGS announced that its results will far exceed market expectations for the fourth quarter. The share rose 18.2 percent on this news.
The best stocks were PGS, BW Offshore and Outotec.
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Catella Nordic Long Short Equity is an alternative equity fund with a Nordic focus that can perform in both upturns and downturns. It has lower risk than the stock market and should deliver a competitive return. The fund is managed by Martin Nilsson and Ola Mårtensson.
The fund is suitable for investors seeking equity exposure with the opportunity to also make money in a falling stock market.
The fund is permitted to use derivatives and to have a larger percentage of the fund invested in bonds and other debt instruments issued by individual central government and municipal authorities and within the EEA than other securities funds.
Target return: Absolute return with a good risk-adjusted return
The fund is a Luxembourg-listed daily traded UCITS fund. The minimum deposit is 100 SEK/10€.