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  1. Financial markets and the economy in 2019

    The markets once again overruled intuition: Global growth estimates were reduced by a full percentage point – and universal gloom turned to exuberance.

  2. Uneven sighs of relief

    At a webinar a couple of days ago we received an interesting question from one of the attendees. He wondered if lower interest rates really made current stock market pricing look that attractive, enclosing two graphs produced by a well-respected competitor.

  3. Even more active management

    You may not have thought about it, but you do influence business and industry. Through your investment in securities, directly or indirectly through our funds, you exert influence on companies’ cost of capital. About time, then, to reflect on what you want to achieve by way of this influence.

  4. Malfunction payoffs

    I’m delighted to note that the markets soared in April. The S&P 500 returned almost 13%, the Norwegian market about 10% and the Stockholm benchmark index 7.5%.

  5. A great time for decision errors

    In my comment to the January fund updates, I wrote the following: So what’s to say about the possible pandemic that isn’t already said?

  6. Annual report 2019

    Upon entering 2019, financial markets were in the grip of gloom, after major stock market declines and increasing corporate bond spreads in the last quarter of 2018.

  7. Measures related to the coronavirus

    Pareto Asset Management has implemented a number of measures to ensure uninterrupted operation and prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Covid-19.

  8. On sale now – a setback calendar

    Last month I made a point about financial markets’ surprising equanimity in the face of horrifying coronavirus scenarios. Then, in February, pretty much all markets tumbled … Oh dear.

  9. Norwegian banks’ competitive edge

    In a global context, Norwegian banks are very well capitalised and efficiently run. Norwegian banks generally have low default rates, with correspondingly low losses.

  10. Result of unitholder meeting

    On 13 February 2020 a unitholder meeting was held in Pareto Høyrente to discuss the proposed merger between Pareto Høyrente and Pareto Nordic Cross Credit.