Stefnir - Scandinavian Fund - ESG

Investment policy

Stefnir Scandinavian Fund – ESG takes into account ESG factors when making investment decisions with the aim of reducing risk and generating long-term sustainable investment returns. A special ESG risk assessment is performed on all assets and investment options by the fund’s investment team and independent third parties. The fund is managed by applying the methodology of responsible investment. Investment decisions are guided by those UN Sustainable Developments Goals which align well with the fund’s investment strategy. These goals are: good health and well-being, gender equality, affordable and clean energy, innovation and infrastructure, responsible consumption and production, and climate action. The fund invests in companies in Scandinavia and invests in those companies, sectors and countries which in the opinion of the fund manager are most likely to generate optimum returns, companies which have demonstrated high and steady profitability, are moderately leveraged and have organic growth potential. The goal of the fund is to generate better returns than the MSCI Nordic 10/40 index. When investing, Stefnir - Scandinavian Fund ESG will take environmental, social and governance factors into account. Investments are made according to Stefnir's policy on responsible investments.The fund is suitable for investors who wish to diversify risk by investing in international equities and who are willing to accept considerable volatility in returns.

Asset allocation

Nominal rate of return (ISK)


Stefnir - Scandinavian Fund - ESG
Stefnir hf.
Borgartún 19
444 7000

Investment authorisation

<table border="1" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="1" style="width:500px"> <tbody> <tr> <td>Shares which have been admitted to trading on international regulated markets</td> <td>80-100%</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Deposits of financial institutions</td> <td>0-10%</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Money market funds</td> <td>0-10%</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Unit shares of exchange-traded funds</td> <td>0-10%</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Derivatives used for position-taking</td> <td>0-25%</td> </tr> <tr> <td>Icelandic equities</td> <td>0-10%</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p>


The information provided here has not been independently reviewed.

Stefnir hf. operates as an alternative investment fund manager pursuant to Act No. 45/2020 on Alternative Investment Fund Managers, and UCITS pursuant to Act No. 116/2021 on Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities (UCITS).

Please note that investing in unit shares involves a certain amount of risk. Investments can fall in value or lose all of their value. An alternative investment fund is generally considered to represent a higher risk investment than a UCITS. The greater risk associated with alternative investment funds is a result of its broader investment limits which could result in less risk distribution than in a UCITS.

Funds' investment returns are generally presented as nominal returns. Investment returns on Stefnir's website and promotional material connected to the funds show nominal returns, unless otherwise stated. All returns are calculated in Icelandic krónur.

Stefnir hf. has divided its funds into seven different categories depending on the standard deviation in weekly returns over the past 5 years. Category 1 is the least volatile, while category 7 is the most volatile. A fund can be moved into a different category if the volatility of the underlying financial instruments changes. The categorization is based on guidelines issued by the European Securities and Markets Authority. Previous returns on investments in funds are no indication of future returns on investments. Categorizing funds according to the volatility of returns does not reflect all risks involved in the funds' investments. For example, the categorization does not take into account possible defaults by the issuers of financial instruments in which the fund has invested, or other risk factors. The categorization of the funds is subject to the above provisos.

Deposits of funds for collective investment are not insured under Act No. 98/1999 on Deposit Guarantees and Investor Compensation Schemes.

Further information on the fund, including more detailed information on the risk inherent in investing in unit shares, can be found in the fund’s prospectus or KID which can be obtained from branches of Arion Bank or viewed here: