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Portfolio Manager comment Coeli Global Select May 2019

Three and a half percent better than our benchmark index – that was the result for the fund during May.

The index fell 5.5 percent, but our portfolio of “ the world’s finest companies” held up well during the global turbulence of trade wars, which feels particularly pleasing. There are several factors behind this, including a solid month for German real estate, Swedish AAK climbing decently, and the bid on our new US holding, TSS, a stock we had bought into during the spring with precisely such a bid in mind. The deal will be made with shares, so the acquisition premium wasn’t as large as we had hoped, but the stock price rose by some 20 percent regardless during the month. In total this added around 0.8 percent to our fund’s performance. On the negative side, it was a tough month for our cyclical holdings, Chemours, Siltronic and United Rentals, but these are so small in size that their negative effect on the fund was minimal.

Key market events and trends affecting performance
Mediocre. That’s how we see the global economic situation ahead: a reasonably long period with a pretty dull growth environment, where cyclical growth has disappeared but the long-term trends remain intact. On the positive side, a global rate cut cycle has begun, which will create new demand for cyclical goods, but in general there won’t be a 2018-style party again for a long while. Our fund is positioned for this, hence the good development we saw during the month of May, and more is expected for the remainder of the year when our holdings will continue to grow. We are especially excited by our bank investments in India, now after Modi has won a second term.

Portfolio changes
During the month, we made a change to the European portion of the fund, selling Portuguese bank BCP, a stock that had unfortunately been more dead than alive over the past six months. Although the bank continues to grow well, it is clear that no one wants to own this kind of asset in the zero interest rate environment we now see lingering for the foreseeable future. Your money needs to be working in growth companies whose shares rise, and so we have instead invested in the Netherlands’ IMCD, a chemicals distributor that has seen growth of some 25 percent in the past quarter. Our analysis, including an interview with a former employee, suggests that this company is of the finest quality and has many years of high growth ahead of it.

The fund’s positioning
The positioning of the fund is in principle unchanged from the previous month. Our portfolio is well placed in the market and we look forward to reporting season starting in July, when our companies should again show their strong profit tendencies. The companies which we own are far from mediocre.

Coeli Global Select R-EUR

Performance in Share Class Currency1 MthYTD3 yrsSince incep
Coeli Global Select – R EUR-1.94%15.30%32.84%51.35%
Benchmark-5.47%11.92%29.47%39.85%

Andreas Brock

Portfolio Manager Coeli Global Select

Henrik Milton

Portfolio Manager Coeli Global Select

Fund Overview
Inception Date2014-11-28
Management Fee1.4 %
Performance FeeYes, 10%
Risk category5 of 7
Top Holdings (%)
MASTERCARD INC. SHS-A-4.8%
THERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC4.6%
VISA INC -A4.6%
GLOBAL PAYMENTS INC4.6%
AROUNDTOWN S.A.4.6%

 

DISCLAIMER. The information provided here does not constitute professional financial advice. Past performance is not a guarantee of future returns. The price of the investment may go up or down and an investor may not get back the amount originally invested. The key investor information document (KIID) and prospectus are available at www.coeli.se.

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Alexander Larsson Vahlman

Senior Analyst Coeli Likviditetsstrategi & Coeli Nordic Corporate Bond Fund

  • Worked at Coeli since 2018
  • Worked in the finance sector since 2014
  • MSc from Rotterdam School of Management and Bachelor from Mercyhurst University

Alexander Larsson Vahlman is Senior Analyst for the funds Coeli Likviditetstrategi and Coeli Nordic Corporate Bond Fund. Before Coeli, Alexander worked at Danske Bank with business funding and och business analysis.

Portfolio Manager Gustav Fransson

Gustav Fransson

Portfolio Manager Coeli Likviditetsstrategi & Nordic Corporate Bond Fund

  • At Coeli since 2009
  • More than 10 years in the industry

Gustav has more than 10 years’ experience from the financial industry from various roles within asset management and corporate banking. Prior to joining Coeli in 2008 he worked as a real estate finance analyst at Royal Bank of Scotland, Nordic Branch.

Portfolio Manager Henrik Milton

Henrik Milton

Portfolio Manager Global Select

  • At Coeli since 2016
  • More than 17 years in the industry
  • Master of Science in Finance from Lund University

Henrik Milton has extensive experience from analyzing equity and portfolio management. Previously, Henrik has worked as portfolio manager at Capinordic Asset Management responsible for the Global Opportunities fund and the BRICA fund until 2010. Both of the funds were given top ratings (five stars) by Morningstar.

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Andreas Brock, CFA

Portfolio Manager Coeli Global Select

  • At Coeli since 2014
  • More than 10 years in the industry
  • MBA at London Business School, Bachelor degree from Lund University and is a CFA Charter holder

Andreas has long experience of equity research and investments and invested globally during his time with Capital Group in London, but his formative years as an investor dates back to his days with ABB’s M&A department in China. Andreas is a CFA Charterholder.

Portfolio Manager James Bannan

James Bannan

Portfolio Manager Coeli Frontier Markets

  • At Coeli since 2017
  • More than 12 years in the industry
  • Chartered Accountant (CA) from the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Australia

James Bannan has been investing in Frontier Markets for over 10 years, including as co-lead at BankInvest’s global Frontier Markets listed equities funds from May 2011. Prior to that James lived in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam for 5 years, working for BankInvest’s Private Equity New Markets funds, which was rated as the best performing fund in Asia with 2006 – 2010 vintage by Prequin, generating returns of over 50%. Before his time in Vietnam, he worked with M&A at KPMG in Sydney and Copenhagen, where he completed several deals in several in Frontier Markets. In 2018 Coeli Frontier Markets was awarded the prestigious Thomson Reuters Lipper Fund Award for best fund in its category.

Portfolio Manager Hans-Henrik Skov

Hans-Henrik Skov

Portfolio Manager Coeli Frontier Markets

  • At Coeli since 2014
  • More than 12 years in the industry
  • Holds a Master of Science in Finance from Copenhagen Business School, graduating as top two of his class

Having managed listed equities in global Frontier Markets since May 2007, Hans-Henrik Skov has one of the longest experiences in this investment universe. He was at BankInvest Asset Management from May 2007 to February 2014, as co-lead on BankInvest’s Frontier Markets listed equities funds. Hans-Henrik previously worked at Barclays Capital and at JP Morgan, both in London. In 2018 Coeli Frontier Markets was awarded the prestigious Thomson Reuters Lipper Fund Award for best fund in its category.

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Namik Immelbäck

Portfolio Manager Coeli Altrua Makro

  • Joined Coeli in 2018
  • 12 years of experience in global macro investing
  • BSc London School of Economics, MSc Bocconi

Namik Immelbäck is portfolio manager of Coeli Altrua Macro and responsible for investment strategy and research. Over the last 12 years Namik has held various roles as economist, investment strategist and trader at well-known global macro hedge funds such as Comac Capital, Tudor and Millennium in London and New York.

Mikael Petersson

Portfolio Manager Coeli Absolute European Equity

  • Joined Coeli in 2018
  • More than 25 years of  experience in finance industry
  • BSc from Lunds University

Mikael Petersson is the responsible portfolio manager for Coeli Absolute European Equity and has many years of experience in portfolio management. Mikael has been an employee for some of the most successful hedgefund coorporations in Europe, such as Lansdowne Partners and Kairos Investment Management in London. He has also started his own business i Zug, where Coeli previously was an investor.

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Erik Lundkvist

Portfolio Manager Strategy Funds

  • At Coeli since 2004
  • More than 13 years in the industry
  • Erik holds a M.Sc. in Economics from Örebro University and CEFA from Stockholm School of Economics

Erik is responsible for Coeli Asset Management Solutions products and has 10 years of experience from asset management in roles such as Portfolio Manager, manager selector and economist.

Joel Etzler

Portfolio Manager Coeli Energy Transition

  • Joined Coeli in 2019
  • More than 13 years of  experience in the industry
  • MSc from the Royal Institute of Technology

Joel Etzler is Portfolio Manager and Founder of the Coeli Energy Transition fund and has more than 13 years in the industry, with investment experience from both the public and private equity side. Etzler joined Kalvoy at Horizon Asset in London in 2012 and spent five years before that within Private Equity at Morgan Stanley. Etzler started his investment career within the technology sector at Swedbank Robur in Stockholm, 2006.

Vidar Kalvoy

Portfolio Manager Coeli Energy Transition

  • Joined Coeli in 2019
  • More than 20 years in the industry
  • MBA from IESE, MSc from Norwegian School of Economics and Business Adm.

Vidar Kalvoy is the lead Portfolio Manager and Founder of Coeli Energy Transition. He has more than 20 years’ experience from portfolio management and equity research. For nine years, he was responsible for the energy investments at Horizon Asset in London, a market neutral hedge fund. Kalvoy also has experience from energy investments at another hedge fund in London and equity research within the technology sector in Frankfurt and Oslo.