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MESSAGE FROM THE CEO

The Astrup Fearnley Group

The Astrup Fearnley Group represents over a century of history, growth and excellence in the areas of shipping and offshore brokerage, financial and advisory services. This legacy is a success story created by generations of deeply dedicated professionals, and four generations of the Astrup Fearnley Family. I believe it is a story worth telling.

Fearnleys dates back to the year 1869 when its founder, Thomas Fearnley, established a shipbroking and agency business in Christiania, as the city of Oslo was known in those days. Today, almost 150 years later, the Astrup Fearnley Group is a leading, independent and global provider of brokerage, research, financial and advisory services to investors and companies involved in maritime industries such as shipping and offshore.

The Astrup Fearnley Group has evolved considerably since its inception in 1869, driven largely by increased globalization, modernization in the shipping and offshore industries, changes in the regulatory framework, and a steadily more sophisticated and diverse client base.

As we have aimed for since the early beginnings, we aspire to be a world class independent and research focused broker and advisor for investors and companies operating in our core sectors – shipping, offshore and energy.

At Fearnley Securities we have a stated commitment to ensure that everything we do – every piece of advice we give, every transaction we perform and every interaction in which we take part – shall be done with the greatest integrity and in compliance with good business practice and high ethical standards.

In order to ensure competitiveness, and therefore survival in an industry characterized by intensive national and international competition, it is vital for Fearnley Securities to have certain common values and business principles. These values are of such fundamental importance for our business that they deserve to be described in more detail.

INTEGRITY – at Fearnley Securities we believe the best way to build and to maintain trust is to conduct every element of our business according to the highest standards of integrity. We shall have an open dialogue with supervisory authorities, industry organizations, official agencies and other stakeholders, so that our clients and the general public have confidence in our deliveries, evaluations and decisions. Our industry is fiercely competitive, and we aggressively seek to expand our client relationships, however, we must always be fair competitors and never denigrate other firms.

COMPETENCE – at Fearnley Securities we have an uncompromising determination to achieve excellence in everything we undertake. We shall provide knowledge-based brokerage, research and advisory services. We shall be a stimulating company that encourages and facilitates organic growth and internal competence development.

COMMERCIAL MIND-SET – at Fearnley Securities we strive to build forward-looking ideas into every conversation, every analysis and every recommendation in order to maximize our clients’ profitability and success. We keep a keen focus on how we can help our clients be more successful.

PROACTIVE – at Fearnley Securities we recognize that the old way may still be the best, however, we constantly strive to anticipate the rapidly changing needs of our clients and the markets they operate in. We shall be professionally curious and proactively challenge accepted truths for the purpose of developing new and creative solutions for our clients.

TEAM ORIENTATION – at Fearnley Securities we value extraordinary individual performance, but our proudest moments have come as a product of our employees working together in teams for the benefit of our clients.

Experience has shown that if we as a firm can deliver as above, then our own success will follow.

I welcome you to get to know more about The Astrup Fearnley Group in general, and more specifically about Fearnley Securities, what we stand for, and how we can add value to your decisions. Further I would like to show you, as an investor or company, how you can benefit from working with The Astrup Fearnley group and Fearnley Securities.

Sincerely,
Even Matre Ellingsen
CEO & Managing Partner

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Every employee of Fearnley Securities is an ambassador for Astrup Fearnley’s legacy, brand and reputation. Our success has been, and will continue to be, dependent on the confidence and trust our clients show in us

Even Matre Ellingsen