Introduction to Capital Management
The Bergshav Group has a very conservative debt ratio and a considerable liquidity reserve. Furthermore, as the capital base which has been built up over the years in the Bergshav Group exceeds the need for re-deployment in the group’s shipping activities, this surplus liquidity is conservatively managed in order to obtain premium returns above risk free interest rates.
The active capital management activities in the group are focused on positions in bonds and equities. Exposure outside of the Nordic area is mainly considered through external suppliers such as mutual funds and hedge funds.
It is an overriding principle for the Capital Management activities that all positions held should be liquid enough to ensure that imminent re-allocation is a constant option. This flexibility applies for various asset classes of financial assets, but also for re-allocations of capital within the group’s other activities.