moma advisors

About moma advisors

Moma Advisors is a fixed income manager located in Copenhagen. The Company is an authorised AIFM and is regulated by the Danish FSA. Moma Advisors is the Investment Manager of the Asgard Fund ICAV – an Irish ICAV with two sub-funds Asgard Credit Fund and Asgard Fixed Income Risk Premia. Moma Advisors is also the Investment Manager of the Asgard Fixed Income Fund, which is a mutual fund registered with the Cayman Island Monetary Authority. 

Morten Mathiesen, CIO, has been a key manager with the Asgard Fixed Income Fund dating back to its inception in 2003. He has been ultimately responsible for the investment strategy since March 2008. In 2011 he launched Moma Advisors based in Copenhagen, Denmark as the advisor on investments and risk for fixed income hedge funds with a focus on advising the Asgard Fixed Income Fund.

ESG and Sustainability within the Asgard Funds.

The implementation of SFDR has given Moma Advisors a chance to review the ESG and Sustainable policies and outlook for our funds. Moma Advisors currently manages the Asgard Fixed Income fund and the Asgard Fixed Income Risk Premia fund both of which have long been investing responsible as the investment universe of our strategies does not allocate funds to companies, industries, sectors or countries that are not environment friendly or live up to the desired ESG standard. The focus for the fixed income strategy lies within Scandinavian mortgage and government bonds, and is therefore, by default, not supporting companies, industries, sectors or countries that would not be well regarded in terms of ESG and Sustainability considerations. It is our opinion that this ensures that the fixed income strategies do not support any negative ESG and Sustainability impacts.

For any fund where Sustainability Risks are integrated into the investment decisions, this will be set out in the relevant Supplement. Where we do not integrate Sustainability Risks into the investment decisions for a Sub-Fund, this is due to the nature of the investment strategy of fund, such as in the Asgard Fixed Income funds.

Given the above, Moma Advisors does not currently consider it relevant to further specify the principal adverse impacts of its investment decisions on Sustainability Factors.

Sustainability Factors means environmental, social and employee matters, respect for human rights, anti-corruption and anti-bribery matters.

Sustainable Investment means an investment in an economic activity that contributes to an environmental objective, as measured by key resource efficiency indicators on the use of energy, renewable energy, raw materials, water and land, the production of waste, greenhouse gas emissions, or its impact on biodiversity and the circular economy, or an investment in an economic activity that contributes to a social objective (in particular an investment that contributes to tackling inequality or that fosters social cohesion, social integration and labour relations), or an investment in human capital or economically or socially disadvantaged communities, provided that such investments do not significantly harm any of those objectives and that the investee companies follow good governance practices, in particular with respect to sound management structures, employee relations, remuneration or staff and tax compliance.

Sustainability Risk means an environmental, social or governance event or condition that, if it occurs, could cause an actual or a potential material negative impact on the value of an investment, including but not limited to, risks stemming from climate change, natural resource depletion, environmental degradation, human rights abuses, bribery, corruption and social and employee matters.