Our strategy is to invest in sectors and companies that have the most to gain from the long-term trends in our investment universe, such as EU convergence and the catch-up process. Strong domestic demand is a key driver for growth in Eastern Europe and this is our main investment theme. We target fast growing sectors such as retail, consumer goods, financials and real estate.
The investment portfolio is actively managed to optimize the long-term value for our shareholders. All investments are considered carefully from a risk-reward perspective. Risks are managed on the basis of a number of methods and tools, among others, through emphasis on corporate governance, including material and relevant environmental and social factors. Active ownership also involves board representation and close relations with the companies in which we invest. Long-term capital allows us to invest throughout the economic cycle.