The beginning of 2020 was characterized by the Corona pandemic, which is having a significant effect on all businesses, including Catella's. We noted particularly heavy outflows from Equity, Hedge and Fixed Income Funds towards the end of the quarter. For remaining operations, total income amounted to SEK 503 M in the first quarter of 2020, up SEK 49 M on the first quarter 2019. The increase was mainly attributable to Property Investment Management. Operating profit increased by SEK 10 M, and amounted to SEK 72 M. Total assets under management decreased by SEK 12 Bn in year-on-year terms, adjusted for the terminated product Systematic Equity, and amounted to SEK 156 Bn at the end of the period, corresponding to a decrease of SEK 15 Bn on the end of 2019. Catella's total cash and cash equivalents for remaining operations amounted to SEK 920 M at the end of the period, of which the majority in Catella's subsidiaries.
* Attributable to shareholders of the Parent Company. Includes disposal group held for sale. ** Variable earnings calculated on Systematic Macros' performance-based management fee. In order for the performance-based management fee to be settled at year end, and recognized for profit/loss, returns must be higher than comparative indices and the most recent level settled (High watermark). *** Adjusted for the product Systematic Equity.
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