Investments in fund units are associated with risk. Past performance is no guarantee for 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.
Catella Avkastningsfond is a fixed income fund whose target is to achieve stable return at low risk.
The fund invests in Nordic corporate and government bonds, with emphasis on investment grade corporate bonds. The fund applies negative screening for sustainability criteria and consequently avoids long positions in companies that produce tobacco, alcohol, commercial games for money, pornography, coal, oil or weapons. Derivatives are used in management to protect fund capital. Over time, the fund's returns will co-vary with the Nordic bond market. Investments are based on fundamental analysis of individual companies and traditional macroanalysis. Composition of the fund reflects Catella's outlook on the conditions for generating return in relation to risk in respect of credit and interest rate risk.
The net asset value of the fund rose 0.04% in May. Both the interest rate risk and the credit risk contributed positively to the return during the month.
Fund manager comment
Interest rates continued to decline during May in the wake of higher expectations for monetary policy stimulus in the US and Europe. The stock markets corrected in May, which also contributed to pushing down interest rates. There is now a large divergence between how different asset markets price the probability of recession. The fixed income market indicates that growth and inflation will continue to weaken, while credit and equity markets assess this risk as low. Although interest rates are by and large the lowest we have had since the financial crisis, our assessment is that the strong sentiment will persist so long as central banks do not signal less expansionary monetary policy, which probably requires stronger economic signals and higher expected inflation.
The net asset value of the fund rose 0.04% in May. Both the interest rate risk and the credit risk contributed positively to the return during the month. The risk level in the fund was increased as the interest rate risk was upped in two steps. The duration was 2.2 at the end of May. Otherwise, only minor adjustments were made to the portfolio.
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. Category 1 does not mean that the fund is risk free. The fund may over time move towards the left or right of the scale. This is because the indicator is based on historical data which is not a guarantee of future risk and reward. For information about the risk classification of each fund, please refer to the fund’s key investor information document.
Catella Avkastningsfond is an actively managed fixed-income fund which invests in corporate bonds with rating investment grade, high yield as well as non rated bonds. The fund may also invest in derivative instruments to, for example, protect the capital in the fund, and may use currency derivatives, such as through the purchase or sale of foreign currency on a forward basis, in order to hedge its holdings. It has a history dating back to 1999, with low risk, consistent returns and positive annual returns in every year. In short, existing investors in the fund have received good rewards for their risk.
The fund is suitable for investors seeking an actively managed fixed-income fund that invests in both the money market and the bond 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, in accordance with Chapter 5, Section 8 of the Swedish Securities Funds Act (SFS 2004:46).