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Ranked 506 out of 1171 in - Global over 12 months
All calculations are in USD unless stated

Managed by

Torgeir Høien

Torgeir Høien was born in Stavanger, Norway in 1962 and, after a year as a visiting student at New York University, graduated from the University of Oslo with an MSc in Economics in 1988. He began his career in 1988 as a high school teacher. From 1989 he helped build up Sonans, the largest Norwegian chain of commercial high schools. He quit as CEO of Sonans in 2001 to co-found the software company Logometrica. In 1998 he joined the executive board of Norges Bank as an external member. In 2004 he worked at Handelsbanken, as their senior economist in Oslo. Torgeir joined SKAGEN in 2005 and since September 2006 has managed SKAGEN Tellus, a global sovereign bond fund where his main investment strategy is to use macroeconomics and extensive analysis and proprietary research tools to identify undervalued bonds and currencies. Torgeir’s interests outside of fund management include skiing, literature and the cinema and theatre.


The fund's objective is to provide its unit holders with the best possible return based on the risk they have undertaken through an actively managed portfolio of credit-worthy international bonds. The fund mainly invests in government bonds, but may also invest in issues from financial institutions. The fund's aim is to find undervalued bonds with potential for good returns in the form of capital gains in addition to interest and the potential for currency appreciation.

Showing fund performance globally. You can view performance in individual jurisdictions.


Global over : 28/02/2016 - 28/02/2017
  • Rank 506/1171 Total Return
  • Rank 331/1171 Standard Deviation
  • Rank 330/1171 Max Drawdown
Fund Name Currency Return
504 Manulife Global Fd-Strategic Income AA USD


505 AXA WF Global Aggregate Bonds A C USD H

Currency exposure is hedged

Currency exposure is hedged



506 Deutsche Lion Bond A USD USD




508 AZ Fund 1 CGM Opportunistic Corp Bond A AZ FD Acc USD


Total Return

Quarterly Performance

to 01/01/2017 Annual Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
2016 2.6% 5.4% 0.7% 1.2% -4.4%
2015 -11.0% -1.7% -4.9% -3.1% -1.9%
2014 0.3% 4.0% 3.4% -5.1% -1.7%
2013 0.1% -0.8% -0.5% 2.1% -0.7%
2012 13.8% 5.0% -1.0% 5.4% 3.8%
2011 -3.0% 1.8% 1.2% -5.5% -0.4%
2010 6.1% -2.1% -1.1% 10.0% -0.4%
2009 17.7% -6.7% 11.8% 9.5% 3.1%
2008 -6.6% 1.8% 0.9% -7.2% -1.9%
2007 15.2% 3.6% 3.7% 5.9% 1.3%
2006 5.4%

Month by Month Performance

Returns Vs Risk

Registered For Sale In

  1. Denmark
  2. Finland
  3. France
  4. Germany
  5. Iceland
  6. Ireland
  7. Luxembourg
  8. Netherlands
  9. Norway
  10. Sweden
  11. United Kingdom

Fund Info

  • Launch date29/09/2006
  • Share Class size811Mn
  • Base currencyNOK
  • ISIN NO0010327786

Purchase Info

  • Min. initial investment250
  • Min. regular additional investment250


  • Annual management0.80%
  • Initial investment0

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The case for central banks scrapping currencies

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ECB action was ‘food for thought’ not firepower, says Skagen star

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Skagen branches out with corporate bond fund launch

Nordic boutique expands fixed income market presence with new strategy targeting global companies.

Skagen bond star backs peripheral picks to outperform

Eurozone growth will exceed expectations and debt-laden nations will emerge as big winners, says Torgeir Høien.


Performance is for the period shown (month end to month end, bid/bid, gross income reinvested, calculated in the currency and currencies indicated).