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Catella Nordic Long Short Equity RC

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.

The objective of the Catella Nordic Long/Short Equity fund is to deliver competitive returns regardless of market conditions. 

The fund invests mainly in Nordic equities. 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, or weapons. Derivatives are used in management to protect fund capital and increase return opportunities. The fund is expected, over time, to have low co-variation with the equity market and may thus both raise the expected return and lower the expected risk in a traditional equity and fixed income fund portfolio. The portfolio is structured in two parts, consisting of long and short equity positions respectively, which are both expected to contribute to the fund's characteristics while jointly creating a favourable balance between risk and return. Investments are based on a combination of traditional equity research and quantitative methods. The fund's target is to generate annual return of 5-10% with a standard deviation of 5-10% over time.

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Although market interest rates turned slightly upwards, long-term interest rates remain so low that equities are attractively valued in relation to bonds. This supports stock market growth despite weak macro data. The Swedish Riksbank moved in the opposite direction and promised to raise the interest rate to zero in December.
Thomas Elofsson, 2019-10-31

Fund manager comment

Nordic stock exchanges showed mixed performance in October. Oslo fell 1.8% while Stockholm was up a strong 4% (SIXRX). Copenhagen and Helsinki were up 1.8% and 0.7% respectively. The MSCI Nordic index rose 1.5% in euros. The main theme in October was a mini trade deal between the US and China that gave some hope for world trade. This helped the stock market to overlook weak macro indicators like the purchasing manager's index, and the US stock market rose to a new all-time high. Central banks also contributed to the stock market optimism. The Federal Reserve lowered interest rates and, in particular, once again began to expand its balance sheet with increasingly large repos in the market. Although market interest rates turned slightly upwards, long-term interest rates remain so low that equities are attractively valued in relation to bonds. This supports stock market growth despite weak macro data. The Swedish Riksbank moved in the opposite direction and promised to raise the interest rate to zero in December. This resulted in some krona appreciation in October. The stock exchange was also affected during the period by the Brexit discussions.

Catella Nordic Long Short fell 2.47% this month. This weak performance was underpinned by a series of reports that were unfavourable for the fund. The main negative contributors to the month's return were the short positions in Alfa Laval, Getinge, Evolution Gaming and Atlas Copco, which all performed strongly on reports that were better than expected. The main positive contributors were the fund’s short position in Nokia and the long positions in Storebrand and Hennes & Mauritz. The lack of positive reports on our long side was the fund’s biggest problem this month.

Fund facts

Risk Indicator

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.

Fact

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 our hedgeteam.

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€.

 

Historical development

Fund manager

Sweden

Anders Wennberg

Fund manager
Direct: +46 8 614 2560
Sweden

Martin Jonsson

Fund manager
Direct: +46 8 614 25 59
Sweden

Mattias Nilsson

Fund manager
Direct: +46 8 614 25 04
Sweden

Stefan Wigstrand

Fund manager
Direct: +46 8 614 25 58
Sweden

Thomas Elofsson

Head of Portfolio Management, Fund manager, and acting CEO of the Company
Direct: +46 8 614 25 62

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 Hållbart Beta 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 catella.se/fonder or phone +46 8 614 25 00.

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