Mandatum Nordic High Yield Total Return Fund receives Best Europe High Yield Fund award


Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards 2023 selected Mandatum’s fund as the best in Europe in its category.

The Mandatum Nordic High Yield Total Return Fund, which invests in Nordic high yield corporate bonds, received the 2023 Europe Refinitiv Lipper Award for Best Fund over 3 years in the Bond Europe High Yield category. There were 28 funds nominated in this category. The prestigious Refinitiv Lipper Fund Awards are granted annually and highlight funds that have excelled in delivering consistently strong risk-adjusted performance relative to their peers.

“The Lipper Fund Award is a great recognition of our long-term, more than ten years’ experience of fixed income investing in the Nordic corporate bond market, which we are naturally proud of. A big thank you goes to the entire portfolio management team and our large number of professionals, who work every day for our now award-winning fixed income fund,” says Juhani Lehtonen, Senior Portfolio Manager at Mandatum Asset Management.

The Mandatum Nordic High Yield Total Return Fund was established in 2014 and primarily invests in the bonds of Nordic companies, which are rated high yield or have no official credit rating. Mandatum Asset Management acts as the portfolio manager of the fund.

“A strategy focused on the Nordic markets requires a lot of work in terms of, for example, target company selection, risk-return optimization and liquidity management. We have invested heavily in these areas in recent years with our experienced portfolio management team. Nordic corporate bonds still offer very competitive returns, and sustainability is strongly present in the Nordic market today. This is good for continuing our long-term work for our clients,” explains Alexander Gallotti, Head of Leveraged Finance at Mandatum Asset Management.

Refinitiv, one of the world’s largest providers of financial markets data and infrastructure, has honoured funds and asset managers for over 30 years. The awards are based on the Lipper Leader for Consistent Return rating, which is an objective, quantitative, risk-adjusted performance measure calculated over 36, 60 and 120 months. Lipper Leaders fund ratings do not constitute and are not intended to constitute investment advice or an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any security of any entity in any jurisdiction. For more information, see

Past performance does not predict future returns. Future returns may also be negative. The fund’s risks are described in its Key Investor Information Document found at:


For more information, please contact:

Alexander Gallotti, Head of Leveraged Finance, Mandatum Asset Management,, tel. +358 50 379 5099

Niina Riihelä, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Mandatum,, tel. +358 40 728 1548

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