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SKAGEN AS

PRI reporting framework 2020

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Basic information

OO 01. Signatory category and services

01.1. Select the services and funds you offer

Select the services and funds you offer
% of asset under management (AUM) in ranges
Fund management
Fund of funds, manager of managers, sub-advised products
Other
Total 100%

Further options (may be selected in addition to the above)

01.2. Additional information. [Optional]

SKAGEN is a Norwegian fund management company with a long and successful history managing equity and fixed income funds. SKAGEN is part of Storebrand Asset Management, but remains an independent investment boutique reporting to its own Board. At the start of 2019, SKAGEN and Storebrand launched a combined sustainability policy that will guide firms within the group for the future. The new policy builds on international laws, norms and conventions, but also takes in some specific industries and products that we have deemed unsustainable in a changing world. The sustainability policy builds on SKAGEN’s and Storebrand’s combined strengths – Storebrand being at the forefront of sustainability at large, and the active engagement and dialogue work that lies at the heart of SKAGEN.

For SKAGEN, teaming up with Storebrand also means increased capacity and access to a larger team of leading sustainability specialists, working together and learning from both companies’ experiences. Together, the two companies will have more weight when engaging with companies and will have more time to concentrate on those aspects that are most relevant to investment performance. As SKAGEN is committed to a future that our clients can look forward to, we are convinced that the new policy and more focused engagement will lead to even better-informed investment decisions going forward and will be vital in creating value for clients in the group as a whole.

Our key contribution to achieving this is thus two-fold: We seek to generate the best possible risk-adjusted returns for our clients, while not compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. An integral part of our investment analysis is evaluating the sustainability of potential and current investments. This is done because we believe that companies which understand and utilise sustainability in their business strategy, will outperform their counterparts over the longer term. Investing sustainably is thus essential in order to achieve the best possible risk-adjusted returns for unit holders.

A sustainable approach to investing is important if we are to be good long-term stewards of our clients' capital. Integrating sustainability factors into our investment process allows us to make better-informed investment decisions, and provides a more comprehensive view of each individual investment case. Our sustainable investment policy applies to all our funds, portfolios, asset classes and investment styles. It builds on what SKAGEN and Storebrand have learned from over twenty years of integrating sustainability analyses across asset classes and geographies.


OO 02. Headquarters and operational countries

02.1. Select the location of your organisation’s headquarters.

Norway

02.2. Indicate the number of countries in which you have offices (including your headquarters).

02.3. Indicate the approximate number of staff in your organisation in full-time equivalents (FTE).

91 FTE

02.4. Additional information. [Optional]

SKAGEN is a Norwegian fund management company with a long and successful history managing equity and fixed income funds. SKAGEN is part of Storebrand Asset Management, but remains an independent investment boutique reporting to its own Board. Our sole business is fund management, and we do all analysis ourselves. We dare to take unpopular choices, as long as they are in the clients' best interests. We are aligned with our clients – when we do well, clients do well. Our objective is to provide the best possible risk-adjusted returns, communication and service. We currently have offices in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands, UK and Germany. Our business builds on the trust and satisfaction of our clients, also when it comes to responsible investments in our global equity portfolios.


OO 03. Subsidiaries that are separate PRI signatories

03.1. Indicate whether you have subsidiaries within your organisation that are also PRI signatories in their own right.

03.3. Additional information. [Optional]

SKAGEN is a subsidiary of the Storebrand Group, listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange. 


OO 04. Reporting year and AUM

04.1. Indicate the year end date for your reporting year.

31/12/2019

04.2. Indicate your total AUM at the end of your reporting year.

Include the AUM of subsidiaries, but exclude advisory/execution only assets, and exclude the assets of your PRI signatory subsidiaries that you have chosen not to report on in OO 03.2
Total AUM
trillions billions millions thousands hundreds
Currency
Assets in USD
trillions billions millions thousands hundreds

04.4. Indicate the assets which are subject to an execution and/or advisory approach. Provide this figure based on the end of your reporting year

04.5. Additional information. [Optional]

In September 2018, SKAGEN outsourced the management of our fixed income funds to Storebrand Asset Management. These funds were therefore not accounted for in the assets under management or reporting last year or this year. Following a decision to insource the fixed income funds from Storebrand from 01/01/2020, we will again report on our fixed-income funds for the 2021 reporting framework.


OO 06. How would you like to disclose your asset class mix

06.1. Select how you would like to disclose your asset class mix.

Internally managed (%)
Externally managed (%)

 

Listed equity >50% 100 0 0
Fixed income 0 0 0 0
Private equity 0 0 0 0
Property 0 0 0 0
Infrastructure 0 0 0 0
Commodities 0 0 0 0
Hedge funds 0 0 0 0
Fund of hedge funds 0 0 0 0
Forestry 0 0 0 0
Farmland 0 0 0 0
Inclusive finance 0 0 0 0
Cash 0 0 0 0
Money market instruments 0 0 0 0
Other (1), specify 0 0 0 0
Other (2), specify 0 0 0 0

06.2. Publish asset class mix as per attached image [Optional].

06.3. Indicate whether your organisation has any off-balance sheet assets [Optional].

06.5. Indicate whether your organisation uses fiduciary managers.

06.6. Provide contextual information on your AUM asset class split. [Optional]


OO 07. Fixed income AUM breakdown (Not Applicable)


OO 08. Segregated mandates or pooled funds (Not Applicable)


OO 09. Breakdown of AUM by market

09.1. Indicate the breakdown of your organisation’s AUM by market.

70 Developed Markets
30 Emerging Markets
0 Frontier Markets
0 Other Markets
Total 100% 100%

09.2. Additional information. [Optional]

In various markets and jurisdictions, SKAGEN offers a total of 8 equity funds. All our funds have broad mandates, which means that they have the opportunity to mix investments from both developed and emerging markets.  (?)


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