- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Catella HFs Go Fossil Fuel Free

- Advertisement -

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – The absolute return funds under the umbrella of Stockholm-based asset manager Catella Fonder have gone fossil fuel-free towards the end of last year. Catella Hedgefond, Catella Credit Opportunity and Catella Nordic Corporate Bond Flex, all of which are members of the Nordic Hedge Index, no longer maintain long exposure to fossil fuel companies.

Catella’s other traditional equity and fixed-income funds had already removed fossil fuel assets from their portfolios. During 2019, Catella’s hedge funds sold positions in companies such as Flex LNG, Torm, Drilling Company of 1972, Frontline, Euronav and BW LPG. Catella Hedgefond, the asset manager’s flagship hedge fund with about €664 million in assets under management, can short companies that produce, process or transport fossil fuels. To further capitalize on the development towards a fossil fuel-free future, Catella Hedgefond has also increased its exposure to companies that seek to reduce emissions. One such example involves SSAB, which produces steel with less CO2 emissions than its peers.

“It is not only for policy and environment reasons that we are refraining from investing in fossil fuels,” says a press release by Catella Fonder. The risks associated with investing in fossil fuels have increased because of the ongoing energy transition, which represents an important reason why Catella Fonder embraced fossil fuel-free investing for its entire range of funds. “The risk premium on these types of investments and companies is rising, and we believe this trend will continue.”

 

Image by Bessi from Pixabay

Subscribe to HedgeBrev, HedgeNordic’s weekly newsletter, and never miss the latest news!

Our newsletter is sent once a week, every Friday.

Eugeniu Guzun
Eugeniu Guzun
Eugeniu Guzun serves as a data analyst responsible for maintaining and gatekeeping the Nordic Hedge Index, and as a journalist covering the Nordic hedge fund industry for HedgeNordic. Eugeniu completed his Master’s degree at the Stockholm School of Economics in 2018. Write to Eugeniu Guzun at eugene@hedgenordic.com

Latest Articles

Improved Environment for Single Shorts and Options Protection

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Marcus Plyhr’s cautious stance on markets helped Norron Select minimize losses in 2022, closing the year with a low single-digit decline...

Strong May Performance for Nordic Hedge Funds

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – The Nordic hedge fund industry is experiencing one of its strongest years on record, marked by seven consecutive months of positive...

New Billion Club Member

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – The Nordic hedge fund industry is welcoming a new member to its exclusive €1 billion club: Asgard Fixed Income Risk Premia...

Coeli Partners with Peter Norhammar for Real Estate Fund Launch

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Swedish asset manager Coeli is partnering with real estate specialist Peter Norhammar and NRP Anaxo Management to launch a new long/short...

Borea Welcomes New Majority Owner

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Norwegian fund boutique Borea Asset Management has a new majority owner. A consortium of independent banks within Frendegruppen, Norway’s second-largest banking...

Estlander Awaiting the Black Swan

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Finnish systematic asset manager Estlander & Partners has been in the business of providing so-called “crisis alpha” for decades through one...

Allocator Interviews

Latest Articles

In-Depth: High Yield

Voices

Request for Proposal

- Advertisement -