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Welcome to Pareto Asset Management

The risk-free rate of return is the return on a very risky investment.

Risk-free risk

Modern finance, no longer that modern, is built on an idea that there is a risk-free rate of return. If you want an even higher return, you must take on some risk. You may then scale expected return and risk as you desire with different combinations of the risk-free return and the stock market return. Sounds great, right? What exactly, though, is the risk-free return?

Read Finn Øystein Berghs latest edition of our finance blog, The optimal Pareto.

Strong bearish indicators against surprisingly bullish numbers. What to make of it?

Mixed signals?

In case you didn’t notice, interest rates rose pretty much everywhere in February, possibly responding to some recent inflation figures in excess of expectations. I might add that annualised three-month CPI figures show far lower inflation than the standard 12-month figures, but the market does not seem to care about that for now.

Read Finn Øystein Berghs commentary and find our latest monthly reports.

Renewing the ESG-vows

Pareto ESG Global Corporate Bond is the first fixed income fund to be awarded the new license approval for the Nordic Swan Ecolabel 2.0.  On Friday 25 November the team was awarded the formal approval at an event in Stockholm. – We are very grateful and proud to be the first fixed income fund to receive a license approval from the Nordic Swan Ecolabel for the application of the second-generation criteria. 

Brian’s guide to sustainable investing

Much needed progress has been made on defining, classifying, and reporting on sustainability in European legislation. We applaud this development. We do, however, believe in working it out for ourselves. After all, that’s what active management is all about. 

Learn what Monty Python's movie Life of Brian has to do with all of this in our latest report on responsible investing, no. 2-2022. Or you may just work it out for yourself.