SEB Green Bond Fund

Fact sheet as of 1 December, 2023

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This actively managed fund invests globally, mainly in green bonds with a sustainability profile, that directly or indirectly have a beneficial effect for the environment and the climate. A few examples are projects such as wind farms, water purification plants, clean transportation, sustainable agriculture, and waste management. At least 80% of the portfolio is invested in green bonds. When selecting investments, the fund also considers criteria for business ethics, the environment and social responsibility. The fund applies positive as well as negative screening. The fund invests in investment grade assets, which are assets from issuers with ratings no lower than investment grade or the equivalent. The fund may also invest up to 10% of its portfolio in unrated securities. The fund manager performs a sustainability risk as well as a credit risk assessment prior to investing. For detailed information about the fund’s sustainability approach, see the fund's Sustainability Information document on the Prices & Facts section of our website.
As from 2 July, 2018 the fund's return is compared to its benchmark.


The fund is managed by the Fixed Income team in Stockholm with Mattias Ekström, Martin Lundvall and Marianne Gut as the principal managers.

Performance (EUR)

NAV: 94.61 (12/1/2023). AuM (M EUR):236.06 (10/31/2023)
When calculating the returns the inflation is not taken into account

Return % EUR

Fund Benchmark*
1 day 0.39 0.39
1 month 1.95 1.62
6 months 2.29 2.25
1 year 3.09 2.80
2 years -5.12 -5.24
3 years -6.23 -5.86
5 years -3.07 -1.19
Year to date 3.97 3.93
Average annual growth
3 years -2.12 -1.99
5 years -0.62 -0.24

* Benchmark, including dividends

Largest positions1 Share  %

US 5 Year Treasury Notes December 2013 11.2
Vasakronan 4.746% 240911 1.8
SpareBank 1 SR-Bank 4.875% 280824 1.7
SWEDISH 10YR FUT Dec23 -1.5
OP Corporate Bank 0.625% 270727 1.5
Länsförsäkringar Bank 5.148% 280908 1.5
Svenska Handelsbanken 0.010% 271202 1.4
VF Corp 0.250% 280225 1.4
1Last updated 9/29/2023. Source: SEB

risk measures 1

Standard Deviation (Fund)3.7
Standard Deviation (Index)3.7
Tracking error0.59
Sharpe Ratio-0.97
Information Ratio-0.16
124 months rolling. Last updated 31 October, 2023

Other information

The fund is re-designed as of December 12, 2017. As of 2 November 2016, the fund´s Management company is SEB Investment Management AB. SEB works actively with sustainability and follows the UN Principles for Responsible Investments. Read more at

SEB Green Bond Fund, 1 December 2023

Investment comment

Texts as of October 2023
  • End of the interest rate hike cycle, but no cuts in the near future either.
  • The fund performed in line with its benchmark index during the month.
  • In October, green bonds accounted for around 87 per cent of the fund’s assets.

Market Update

Focus was still on the fixed income market during the month and the US ten-year government yield climbed to 5 per cent. The market can see an end to the interest rate hike cycle, but does not expect any cuts in the near future either. A prolonged period of high interest rates was the message, which caused both the credit market and the stock exchange to turn sour. The quarterly reports did not help to raise the mood, either, and disappointing reports were penalised severely by the market. The banks reported strong results, but the improvement in net interest income seems to have peaked. Industrials’ reports reflect the macroeconomic uncertainty prevailing in many segments and regions. Future profit estimates seem to be on the way down. The Hamas/Israel conflict has caused indescribable human suffering and is a further reminder of the fragile geopolitical situation in many parts of the world, but so far the conflict has only had a limited impact on the financial markets.

Fund update

In October, green bonds accounted for around 87 per cent of the fund’s assets. The fund performed in line with its benchmark index during the month. The fund’s underlying green projects were broadly diversified. An estimated 35 per cent of the projects have a renewable energy focus. Projects range from financing environmentally-classified properties in Sweden and Europe, to financing sustainable global alternative energy sources and managing precious water resources.

Strategy going forward

The fund continues to focus on green projects that help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and contribute to more efficient energy use and clean transport. The projects play a significant role in the transition to a more sustainable economy.

Key Facts

Year of launch2015
Value at launch (EUR)100.00
BenchmarkBloomberg Barclays MSCI Green Bond Index 1-5 years
Fund Management CompanySEB Investment Management AB
SRI scale 1-72
Base CurrencyEUR
Share ClassC (EUR)
Available Share ClassesEUR
Legal StructureUCITS
Morningstar rating
Use of derivativesYes1
1Derivatives such as futures may be used to achieve the fund's investment goals and make fund management more efficient.


Non-distributing share class

Costs %

Management Fee0.40
Entry Fee1.50
Ongoing Charges10.452
1The ongoing charges include the management fee and constitute payment for fund management, including marketing and distribution. The ongoing charges do not include transaction costs such as brokerage commissions on securities transactions.
2From 31/05/2023

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