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Fact sheet as of December 04, 2023
SEB Corporate Bond Fund EUR
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Fund manager:  Mikael Anttila, Marianne Gut, Mattias Ekström
Investment Philosophy

The team believes that credit as an asset class provides a good source of diversification and increases risk-adjusted return. In addition to the credit-risk premium received, defined as return in excess of defaults, the team believes that an active approach to the credit market gives them many opportunities to earn positive alpha, i.e. return not correlated with the market. Alpha is generated by allocation and security selection, but also by relative value strategies.

Key Facts
Base CurrencyEUR
Share ClassC (EUR)
BenchmarkBloomberg Euro-...
Year of launch2001
Value at launch (EUR)1.00
Legal StructureUCITS
Fund Management CompanySEB Investment Management AB
Morningstar Rating (3 years) 31 Oct 2023
Turnover Ratio*0.13
* 12 months rolling, last updated 31 Oct 2023
The share class does not pay dividends; the return is reinvested
Management Fee0.70
Ongoing Charges*0.77
Entry FeeMax 5%
* The ongoing charges includes the management fee and constitutes payment for fund management, including marketing and distribution. The ongoing charges does not include transaction costs such as brokerage commissions on securities transactions.
Risk Measures*
Standard Deviation (Fund)5.4
Standard Deviation (Index)6.0
Tracking Error1.0
Active share **97.2
Sharpe Ratio-0.7
Information Ratio0.0
* 36 months rolling, last updated 31 Oct 2023
** Active share measures the difference between the fund’s and the benchmark’s holdings. From 31 Oct 2023
Investment Process

Investment universe

The credit spread is divided into three components: Swap-spread, Spread-over-Libor and company-specific spread. Each component has its own process, which is affected by different factors. Exposure to various spread components is decided based on the outcome of each process. Credit allocation meetings are used to gain a view of the credit market and determine the portfolio’s risk level. Focus is placed on fundamentals, sentiment, supply/demand and valuation. When deciding on company-specific risk, a four-step process is used: 1) filtering; 2) credit analysis; 3) relative value; and 4) trade ideas. The sensitivity of each spread component is monitored using duration contribution and tracking error. The team believes that a well-diversified portfolio is essential for keeping event risk low.

Investment team

The team, led by Thomas Kristiansson, consists of five members with a strong combination of broad and varied academic and quantitative backgrounds and an average financial market experience of 13 years. The team is dedicated to the creation of value in the credit field. The team is based in Stockholm.


Credit analysis revolves around management, business strategy, financial policy and ownership structure. Assessment of financial risk includes analyzing debt levels, meaning on- and off balance sheet liabilities, liquidity and maturity profiles. Financial risk is contrasted with the level and stability of cash flow generated. Competition within the industry is a key factor when evaluating future cash flows.

Portfolio construction

Portfolio construction is based on the conclusions of the monthly credit allocation meeting. General risk level is determined at these meetings, which are attended by relevant credit groups within SEB. Weekly team meetings are also held to identify events between the daily market monitoring meetings and the monthly macro meetings. When taking on new positions, relative value between issuers and various issues is considered.

Currency: EUR        |        NAV: 1.63 (12/4/2023)        |        AuM (M EUR) : 244.73 (10/31/2023)
SEB Corporate Bond Fund EUR (FundEUR)Bloomberg Euro-Aggregate Corporate Index (Benchmark, )
 Fund EURBenchmark
Return % EURFundBenchmark
Accumulated since  
1 day0.40.2
1 month2.62.2
3 months3.22.9
6 months4.13.5
1 year4.23.5
3 years-8.6-9.2
5 years-2.3-0.8
Year to date6.36.1
Average annual growth  
3 years-3.0-3.2
5 years-0.5-0.2
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Largest Positions*
% of Total  
 % of Total
Cooperatieve Rabobank UA 3.250% 7012291.8
Hannover Rueck SE 5.875% 4308261.7
Credit Mutuel Arkea SA 4.125% 3104021.7
Svenska Handelsbanken 5.000% 3408161.7
Electricite de France 4.250% 3201251.7
Sampo 2.500% 5209031.6
Swedbank 3.625% 3208231.6
British Telecommunications 3.375% 3208301.6
ABN AMRO Bank 4.375% 7109221.6
* Last updated 29 Sep 2023. Source: SEB
* Numbers are absolute, not relative
Other Information

As of 2 November 2016, the fund´s Management company is SEB Investment Management AB.

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