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17 April 2019 | News

Half day April 18th

Thursday April 18th, it is half day on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. This means that the stop time for orders of purchases and sales in our funds is at. 11:00.

  • Sweden
  • Mutual Funds
9 April 2019 | News

Gera: POLIS buys 33,000 sqm of office space from TLG, Catella Property advises

POLIS Immobilien AG has acquired an office and service centre of around 33,000 sqm in the city centre of Gera. The acquisition was part of an asset deal. The seller is TLG IMMOBILIEN AG, Catella Property brokered the sale. 

8 April 2019 | News

Online retailing − Quick, cheap/expensive, sustainable?

Online retailing is taking an ever-greater proportion of Swedes' total spending, and companies that focus on the internet are being rewarded with much higher growth than those sticking to physical stores. Will regular stores disappear completely, and if so, when? In this month's podcast, Catella Fonder has brought together a number of analysts with expertise in this area to provide an overview: Carnegie's retail analyst Niklas Ekman, Catella Fonder's portfolio manager Anders Wennberg and Sandra Gadd, Business Development Director at Boozt.com.

  • Sweden
  • Mutual Funds
1 April 2019 | News

Catella enhances the management of its allocation funds

At the beginning of the year, Catella Fondförvaltning AB (Catella) made a decision to coordinate the management of Catella Hedgefond and Catella Nordic Long/Short Equity into a single team. This was to increase synergies and to take another step towards an even more market-neutral and well-diversified management style.

  • Sweden
  • Mutual Funds
29 March 2019 | Press release, Regulatory

Catella’s divestment of Card Issuing operations completed

On December 18, 2018, Catella Bank S.A., a wholly owned subsidiary of Catella AB (publ), announced that it had entered into an agreement to divest its Card Issuing operations in Luxembourg to Advanzia Bank S.A. The transaction is now completed and the fixed consideration amounts to, as previously communicated, SEK 126 Million with an additional earn-out structure with a maximum potential of approx. SEK 240 Million.

  • Catella Group
29 March 2019 | Press release

Credit market improves as optimism rises among property companies

In the March issue of CREDI the Main index increases from 48.6 to 50.3, indicating a slightly improved credit market. Property companies maintain a positive view of the credit market as interest rates fall to a new record low.

  • Sweden
  • Corporate Finance
26 March 2019 | News

After the rain comes the sun

It is always darkest before dawn, an expression that can in retrospect describe the conclusion of last year and the beginning of 2019. During the late autumn and, to a greater extent, all the way into the Christmas holiday, the financial markets were dominated by a strongly negative sentiment, with economic worries exacerbated by a continued belief in monetary policy tightening. The preferred interpretation was clearly negative, and 2018 closed on a low note. With the first quarter now over, we can instead look back on an absolutely fantastic start to the year, with almost all the worries blown away – at least when it comes to stock market performance.

  • Sweden
  • Mutual Funds
22 March 2019 | News

Catella advised FinCap in the sale of two care properties

Catella acted as an advisor to FinCap, when it sold two care properties. The properties were divested to Evli Healthcare I Ky.

  • Finland
  • Corporate Finance
20 March 2019 | News

Insights from a fund manager: Should you invest in shares when your gut feeling suggests uncertainty?

I fielded a question at an investor meeting this week: “What should you do when your gut feeling says the stock market cannot rise any further but the interest rate on deposits is still zero?” I think there are many of us who can feel these reservations. The big underlying issue is how we feel about the economy. Is this just a pause or are we heading for a fall, and in that case how steep a fall? Economic fluctuations are tricky. They rarely come when you expect them, and they are even more rarely calm and rational since the market constantly overreacts. And both Brexit and a trade war are lurking in the shadows, reinforcing the uncertainty. Nonetheless, the stock market has been exceptionally strong at the start of the year and it is difficult to find good alternatives to shares when interest rates are so low. So, what should we turn to if we have that gut feeling the questioner expressed at the seminar?

  • Sweden
  • Mutual Funds
18 March 2019 | Press release, Regulatory

Change in Catella AB’s (publ) Group Management

Johan Nordenfalk, Chief Operating Officer (COO), will leave his employment and thereby Catella's Group management for engagement outside of the company.

  • Catella Group
13 March 2019 | News

Catella Fonder - Annual report 2018

Catella Fondförvaltning AB today publishes the funds' annual report for 2018. 

  • Sweden
  • Mutual Funds
13 March 2019 | News

Stock picking and earnings

After a gloomy end to 2018 the new stock market year has begun very strongly. The US Federal Reserve has taken a softer stance and there are positive signals from the US-China trade talks. The reporting season was largely as expected, with an absence of negative news, and a Fed statement was enough to lift the stock market, say Catella's equity fund managers.

  • Sweden
  • Mutual Funds
8 March 2019 | Press release
7 March 2019 | News

Focus on risk control as Catella realigns hedge fund

The Catella Nordic Long Short Equity (RC) hedge fund had a tough time last year. It fell by 13.8 percent and underperformed both the Nordic stock index and global hedge fund indexes. Although the fund has demonstrated a positive return of almost 32 percent since its inception in December 2010, and an average annual return of 3.6 percent over the same period, Catella Fonder decided to realign the fund's strategy and management in January 2019.

  • Sweden
  • Mutual Funds
25 February 2019 | Press release, Regulatory

Catella’s divestment of Wealth Management operations in Sweden completed

On December 12, 2018, Catella Bank S.A., a wholly owned subsidiary of Catella AB (publ), announced that it had entered into an agreement to divest 51% of its Wealth Management operations in Sweden to Söderberg & Partners and thereby form a joint-venture in which Catella remains with a 49% ownership. The transaction is now completed and the final consideration amounts to, as previously communicated, SEK 36 million.

  • Catella Group
22 February 2019 | News

Insights from a fund manager: Market-listed care companies – Focus on growth

A large exposure, and a long-term holding that we have highlighted before, is care company Ambea. Since the company has just completed its acquisition of Aleris and reported for 2018 alongside its sector colleagues Humana and Attendo, it feels natural to look forward to 2019 and the coming 2020s.

  • Sweden
  • Mutual Funds
22 February 2019 | Press release, Regulatory

Catella AB – Year-end Report 2018

Since the third quarter of 2018, the Banking business area has been reported as a disposal group held for sale. Total income from remaining operations in the quarter was in line with the previous year, despite significantly lower variable earnings in Equity, Hedge and Fixed Income Funds and Property Investment Management, which emphasises Catella’s stable earnings platform. Assets under management increased by SEK 21.9 Bn in the year, with the acquisition of APAM contributing SEK 15.9 Bn, which increases Catella’s fixed earnings, although the main benefit is derived from increased opportunities to generate performance-based fees by creating value for our customers. Compared to the previous year, external and personnel expenses increased in the quarter, due to initiatives in Property Investment Management and Equity, Hedge and Fixed Income Funds. These proactive initiatives, in combination with significantly lower performance-based income, affected operating profit, which was down by 60% year-on-year.

  • Catella Group
19 February 2019 | News

Catella advised Alfred Kordelin foundation in the sale of a courthouse property in Seinäjoki

Catella advised Alfred Kordelin foundation when it sold the courthouse property in Seinäjoki to Trevian Finland Properties I.

  • Finland
  • Corporate Finance
15 February 2019 | Press release, Regulatory

Income and expenses related to the wind down of the Banking business area

The wind down and divestment of the Banking operations develops according to plan. In the Year-end report 2018 Catella will, in accordance with the IFRS accounting standard, report expenses of SEK 164 M and deferred tax assets of SEK 51 M, which relate to 2019 and are attributable to the wind down of the Banking business area. According to IFRS, consideration from the divestments of Wealth Management Sweden and Luxembourg and the Card issuing operation will be reported in connection with the completion of the transactions.

  • Catella Group
14 February 2019 | News

Catella Market Indicator - Finland, Spring 2019

Catella Market Indicator has been published; Third strong year for property investments in a row During 2018, the Finnish real estate market continued on a strong note. Transaction volume eventually climbed up to EUR 8.9 billion, which is the second highest volume of all times. Weakening economic growth and general  uncertainty regarding the future have not yet reflected on the property market, and activity is  expected to remain high also in 2019.

  • Finland
  • Corporate Finance
  • Market Tracker
11 February 2019 | Press release, Regulatory

Catella’s divestment of Wealth Management operations in Luxembourg concluded

On October 26, 2018, Catella Bank S.A., a wholly owned subsidiary of Catella AB (publ), announced that it had entered into an asset transfer agreement to divest its Wealth Management operations in Luxembourg to VP Bank (Luxembourg) SA. The transaction is now completed and the final consideration amounts to SEK 95 million.

  • Catella Group
5 February 2019 | News

Outlook 2019

The equity market has begun 2019 strongly after a gloomy end to last year, but in large parts of the world there are signs of weaker growth. The question is whether this is a temporary blip, caused by inventory build-up, or whether a longer decline is on the way.

  • Sweden
  • Mutual Funds
4 February 2019 | Press release
  • Germany
  • Sweden
  • Corporate Finance
24 January 2019 | Press release

Catella acquires 130 Mio. Euro Senior-Housing Portfolio in France

Berlin, 24 January 2019. Berlin based Catella Residential Investment Management GmbH (CRIM), a specialist for the residential asset class, has advisedCatella Real Estate AG (CREAG) on the acquisition of a portfolio of six standing senior housing assets in France. The portfolio totals an investment volume of 130 million Euro. The acquisition was carried out for the “Catella Wohnen Europa” and “Catella European Residential” Funds, two public AIF specializing in residential housing. Seller is A Plus Finance.

18 January 2019 | Press release

Catella European Residential fund generates 11.7% BVI return and modernises portfolio

- Catella Residential Investment Management GmbH optimises portfolio and sells residential properties in Erlangen and Copenhagen for a total of €25.5 million - Acquisition of 305 serviced apartments for €33.8 million in Freiburg - Best annual result for Catella European Residential since its launch in 2007

  • Germany
  • Property Investment Management
  • Property Funds
17 January 2019 | News

Information regarding changes of portfolio management responsibility

Catella has during recent years gradually developed its portfolio management with increased focus on sustainability and absolute return strategies. The performance outcome in 2018 did not live up to our expectations and we are not satisfied, especially in the case of the fund Catella Nordic Long/Short Equity. Therefore, we will carry out a number of changes in our portfolio management by reallocating resources within the portfolio management team.

  • Sweden
  • Mutual Funds
17 January 2019 | News

Insights from a fund manager: Market View 2019

“It is difficult to make predictions, especially about the future.” Karl Kristian Steincke

  • Sweden
  • Mutual Funds
8 January 2019 | News

The year gone by

Jack Bogle of Vanguard once said, “Half the time, I wonder why I have so much in stocks, and other times I wonder why I have so little.” The quotation rather neatly sums up the past year, but also investment decisions in general.

  • Sweden
  • Mutual Funds
8 January 2019 | News

A challenging 2018

After several years of stable growth, global financial markets once again demonstrated their idiosyncrasy, and one word sums up 2018: Challenging.

  • Sweden
  • Mutual Funds
7 January 2019 | Press release
3 January 2019 | News

Catella advised Polaris Pensionsstiftelse in the sale of a residential property in Helsinki

Catella advised Polaris Pensionsstiftelse when it sold its residential property in Lauttasaari to Asunto Oy Helsingin Lahnaruoho, which is a company owned by Asuntosalkku Suomi, Nordic Business Investments and Diretor.

  • Finland
  • Corporate Finance

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