Yield above returns on deposits, with moderate risks

In investment, every now and then quick actions are needed to complement the long-term asset management vision. Short-term fixed-income funds provide a temporary place for your money, for example in a situation where you need to retain capital and its purchasing power. OP-Yield is a flexible alternative to twelve-month fixed-income investments.

  • The fund seeks to outperform the three-month Euribor rate in the long term.
  • The fund invests in short-term bonds issued by European banks, companies and governments.
Subscription fee Annual management fee Redemption fee
0,00 % 0,40 % 0,00 %

Fund units generate OP bonuses. No fee is charged for fund subscriptions or redemptions.

The short-term fixed-income fund's yield depends on changes in the interest rate level. OP-Yield is an enhanced fund investing mostly in fixed-income instruments issued in euros by banks, other companies, governments and other public-sector entities in Europe. Given that the fund's investments are diversified in fixed-income instruments issued by companies with relatively good credit ratings, OP-Yield is subject to both higher credit risk and yield potential compared to funds investing in typical short-term government bonds. The risk associated with individual issuers, however, is low thanks to extensive diversification.

OP-Yield offers a flexible alternative to twelve-month deposits and fixed-income investments. It is suitable for investors seeking higher capital appreciation than offered by deposits but who still want their assets to be rapidly available if necessary. The fund also serves companies which tolerate temporary value changes in exchange of above market rate yield. As an element of a diversified portfolio, a short-term fixed-income fund like OP-Yield can be used for modifying the size of equity weight.

Read the portfolio manager's review on the fund's Finnish pages.

OP-Yield Fund is an enhanced short-term fixed-income fund investing its assets primarily in euro-denominated fixed-income securities issued by European banks and other companies as well as European governments and other public sector entities. In the short term, the fund seeks capital preservation, and in the medium term, a return exceeding to the money market return.

The fund’s investments are primarily made through direct note and bond investments, but the fund may also use interest rate and credit risk derivatives to hedge against market fluctuations and to replace direct investments. The investment instruments used typically comprise floating rate bonds, commercial paper, debt certificates, short-term fixed interest notes and deposits. The fund’s assets are diversified in the fixed-income instruments of many issuers.

The modified duration of the fund, a measure of its interest rate sensitivity, is typically 0.4–0.8. This indicates the negative NAV impact on the fund in terms of percentages, if the interest rate level rises by one percentage point. As the level of interest rates decreases, the NAV of the fund increases accordingly.

The fund’s average remaining maturity, that is the period until the repayment of principal, may however be long mostly due to investments in floating-rate bonds. Therefore, changes in credit risk premia or insolvency of issuers may have a material impact on the NAV of the fund.

The fund’s investments are diversified primarily in fixed-income instruments of issuers with good creditworthiness. The fund may have a limited amount of investments in fixed-income instruments of issuers with a weak credit rating. Furthermore, the fund may invest in fixed-income instruments of non-rated issuers.

The Fund's benchmark index is 3 month Euribor. With active investing, the Fund seeks to outperform its benchmark index in the long term. The Fund’s active risk level is mainly low and differs only slightly from the composition, weights and risk level of the benchmark index.

The Fund promotes environmental and social characteristics and, to ensure it, uses environmental, social and governance (ESG) analysis and excludes certain investments. 

Exclusion: The Fund excludes from its active direct investments controversial weapon manufacturers, mining companies producing thermal coal, power companies using thermal coal, tobacco companies, and companies that have breached international standards and where engagement has been unsuccessful.  The list of exclusions is public. In addition to general exclusion rules, the Fund does not invest in companies whose principal business is in unconventional oil and gas extraction.

Use of ESG data in the investment analysis: ESG factors are considered in the investment process with the help of data by an external ESG service provider and the ESG tool developed internally by OP Asset Management. Considering ESG factors in the investment process means, for example, that the risks and opportunities related to the environment, society and governance are made transparent using selected indicators from each area. 

Violations of international standards: The Fund is screened regularly for non-compliances with international standards. In the event that a non-compliance is detected, an influencing process is begun with the company in question. The aim is to make non-compliant companies change their practices and begin to comply with international standards in their operations. If influencing proves fruitless, the company may be removed from the Fund portfolio and placed on the exclusion list.

Minimum share of sustainable investments: In accordance with the minimum amount stated below, the Fund allocates investments into companies whose business promotes one or more UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) without harming other sustainability factors or objectives. Sustainable investments are determined using OP Asset Management’s analysis model which is based on an external service provider’s SDG and sustainability data.

Assessing good governance practices: Analysing the target company’s governance is an important part of the investment process. To us, good governance is a key foundation for any company’s financial success, regardless of sector. When assessing governance, some of the areas considered include the appropriateness of the target company’s administrative organisation, the target company’s actions in relation to its personnel, and the target company’s rewarding and taxation practices. In assessing good governance, we use the analysis of third-party service providers and our own qualitative analysis if no external data is available. We screen the funds regularly to check them against the criteria of good governance. Minimum limits apply for these criteria. 

More details Basic data, performance and fact figures

Basic data

Fund manager
Tuula Vierimaa
Benchmark index
Euribor 3 months
Start date
fund serie
Accumulation unit
Fund size
1026 Meur
Serie value (01.03.)
131,09 EUR
Monthly review
Key Information Document
Sustainability data

Accumulated profit (29.02)

1mth 3mth 6mth 1 y 3 y p.a. 5 y p.a.
OP-Yield A +0,25 % +1,09 % +2,26 % +3,93 % +0,64 % +0,53 %
Benchmark +0,33 % +1,01 % +1,97 % +3,46 % +0,96 % +0,42 %

Yearly performance

2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 YTD
OP-Yield A +0,93 % +0,12 % +0,07 % −2,41 % +3,95 % +0,52 %
Benchmark −0,34 % −0,39 % −0,55 % −0,33 % +3,04 % +0,67 %

Key figures

Volatility 12 m vola 12m Sharpe 12 m Duration
OP-Yield A 0,52 % - -
Benchmark index - - -

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