Primary market activity in the Nordic high-yield space slowed down significantly from its record level, as we progressed into November, now in conjunction with yet another global increase in COVID-19 figures. While the pandemic is not over, we are seeing record strong corporate earnings in the Nordic region.
Responsible, sustainable investment is a young field. Motives, perceptions, definitions and regulations are constantly changing. Just a few years ago, a lot was driven by idealism. In time, investors realised that it might very well have financial benefits as well. It turned out, though, that everyone involved had wildly differing perceptions of what it really meant – and thus began the work of standardising concepts and criteria, both in the financial industry and in public auhorities.
Pareto Asset Management is an independent fund manager, with operations dating back to 1995. The company is part of the Pareto group, headquartered in Oslo, with branches in Stockholm and Frankfurt.
We believe that responsible investments are important for achieving the best possible risk-adjusted return for our unitholders and clients, and shall exercise active ownership in the portfolio companies in order to promote responsible business operations.