Active Niche Funds partners with Intervalor for its Nordic expansion


Active Niche Funds partners with Intervalor for its Nordic expansion
-  First out is Active Solar, a dark green equity fund in the solar sector.

Active Niche Funds has formed a strategic partnership with Intervalor to market its actively managed equity funds in renewable energy in the Nordic region.  First out is Active Solar, a dark green, SFDR article 9 fund investing globally in the solar sector.

Active Niche Funds SA is a Swiss partner-owned investment management company based in Lausanne. The company was launched in 2007 and can demonstrate a long successful track record in its specific niche of equity funds investing globally in renewable energy. Active Niche Funds are now entering the Nordic markets with their solar sector fund, Active Solar.

Active Solar was the very first daily traded equity fund investing in the worldwide solar sector, launched in 2008.  The investment objective of the fund is to offer investors the best exposure to the solar sector in order to benefit from its strong growth. The fund invests only in liquid stocks and achieves a healthy risk diversification by investing in the whole value chain from the producers of polysilicon used in solar panels to installation companies and power plants.

Listen to Pascal Rochat, CEO and Fund Manager, presenting the investment thesis in 3 minutes

The fund is classified as dark green, article 9, according to the EU's new SFDR regulations, i.e., a fund that does not only promote ESG characteristics but actively targets bespoke sustainable investments.

Anders Bladh, CEO Intervalor, comments:
“Active Niche Funds are entering the Nordic markets with a highly interesting fund at a time when many investors are looking to reduce their carbon footprint and to invest in dark green impact funds.
In addition, the liquid feature of the fund will make it investable for many investors that would perhaps not otherwise consider the solar sector.  We are very pleased that Active Niche Funds have chosen Intervalor to represent them in the region on an exclusive basis and we look forward to introducing the Active Solar fund to investors over the coming weeks and months.”

Pascal Rochat, CEO Active Niche Funds, comments:
“We are thrilled to expand our distribution into the Nordics in a long-term partnership with Intervalor.
growth prospects for solar energy are huge in a time where most industrialized countries are targeting to achieve “net zero” emissions by the middle of the century. Being already the cheapest source of electricity in most countries, solar is the main driver for decarbonising power production. We very much look forward to meeting investors and distributors to present Active Solar in more detail together with Intervalor.”

The Active Solar Fund will be available to institutional investors and distributors as a Luxembourg based UCITS fund upon registration.

For more information, please contact:                                                                  

Anders Bladh, CEO                                                  Pascal Rochat, CEO   
Intervalor AB                                                             Active Niche Funds SA                
+46 8 660 80 40                                                      +41 21 320 11 01
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About Active Niche Funds
Active Niche Funds is a Swiss investment management company established in 2007 by Pascal and Philippe Rochat who are sole shareholders. The team currently counts seven employees, out of which three investment managers, and is supported also by external scientific and technological expert Professor Christophe Ballif, Director of Photovoltaics Laboratory at EPFL and CSEM.

About Active Solar Fund

The full name of the fund is Luxembourg Selection Fund (LSF) – Active Solar as it is part of the UBS Luxembourg Selection Fund UCITS umbrella but referenced here as Active Solar only. The fund is managed collectively by CEO Pascal Rochat and analyst Arnaud Chambaud.

The fund will be available for institutional investors, distributors and private investors in USD and Euro share classes upon registration. The daily traded fund invests in liquid stocks in the worldwide solar energy sector and is classified as dark green, Article 9, according to the EU's new SFDR regulations. AUM is USD 250 million (EUR 209 million) as of April 30. 2021. 

Active Solar was crowned best thematic sustainable fund at the Swiss Sustainable Funds Awards 2020

About Intervalor
Intervalor represents a number of carefully selected international asset managers on an exclusive basis throughout the Nordic and Baltic region. We offer Nordic investors access to our managers' market-leading services and products, combined with our own personalised local service. Today we count 10 operational people in Stockholm, Oslo, Copenhagen, and Helsinki.


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