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    KKV Investment Management Limited is a subsidiary of Kvika Securities Ltd, the UK operation of Kvika banki.

    KKV is an alternative credit investment manager focusing on collateralised, non-correlated, income-producing investments.

    The firm was founded in 2020 by a team of seasoned individuals in the alternative credit and private lending space led by Dawn Kendall and Ken Hillen with backing from Kvika banki; a Nordic bank listed on the Nasdaq Iceland main market.

    We manage over £425 million in alternative credit assets across two funds; KKV Secured Loan Fund and Secured Income Fund, both of which are traded on the London Stock Exchange.

    We employ an analytical, yet dynamic investment process to construct income generating portfolios of SME credits across the UK, Europe and developed markets, favouring robust security and downside protection.

    Our team is based in the UK and consists of 16 professionals across investment management, sales and back-office roles.


    Sustainable. Risk-aware. Forward thinking.

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    Mission & Values

    KKV’s investment strategy is to lend to and build stronger and more sustainable businesses in order to provide consistent income for our investors and Shareholders across multiple economic cycles. We strive to continue our record of developing successful, market leading companies and to be their partner of choice as they grow. 


    For our investors, we commit to transparency and integrity, making us the preferred partner for our clients, seeking high performance, consistent and uncorrelated investment performance.


    Transparency and integrity are key to KKV, and we define our core values as co-operation, professionalism, moral integrity, trust, financial prudence and social responsibility.


    We believe that it is good business practice to have strong environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) principles and building these principles into our business practices is good for our investors, employees, companies we lend to and their stakeholders in the long term. As well as complying with regulatory requirements, we encourage our own team and the companies we support to make ESG considerations a part of everyday business.

    Strategy


    KKV is a manager of alternative credit funds.

    We specialise in diversified portfolios of senior secured loans and leases to small and medium sized enterprises across a range of industries in the UK, Europe and developed markets.

    Our aim is to provide investors with a unique combination of non-correlated regular income and downside protection.

    At the heart of our investment process lie meticulous analyses of borrowers and a thorough understanding of risk, building on decades‘ experience managing complex credit portfolios throughout the cycle.

    Our funds invest exclusively in the senior layers of the capital structure while maintaining a flexible and dynamic approach to collateral and security arrangements, opening up access to an underbanked segment of the credit market where return-on-expertise is maximised.

    Our bespoke credit underwriting aims to ensure that each investment has strong downside protection, backed by business-essential, revenue-producing (or cost-saving) equipment and other assets or arrangements with high in-place value and long economic life relative to the investment term.

    Where others see complexity, we see opportunity.
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    Our Team

    The Board

    Ragnar Dyer

    Managing Director of Finance & Operations, Kvika banki hf



    Managed Funds

    KKV Secured Loan Fund


    The KKV Secured Loan Fund's objective is to generate regular income for investors through collateralised investments in business-essential equipment and hard assets and in asset-and-equipment-based project financings.

    Secured Income Fund


    The Secured Income Fund Plc is designed to provide shareholders with attractive risk-adjusted returns predominantly through investment in a range of SME loan assets and secured lending opportunities, diversified by way of asset class, geography and structure. 

    ESG

    We believe that it is good business practice to have strong environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) principles and building these principles into our business practices is good for our investors, employees, companies we lend to and their stakeholders in the long term. As well as complying with regulatory requirements, we encourage our own team and the companies we support to make ESG considerations a part of everyday business.

    Our approach is led by the Firm’s core values, which we expect our team to adhere to in the way they conduct themselves and represent KKV– and in turn, wherever relevant, in our environmental, social and governance policies.

    We are still a growing business and our mission regarding ESG is only just the beginning. Together with our colleagues in other subsidiary businesses of Kvika, we expect this policy to develop and adapt to our changing environment and circumstances over time.

    KKV Investment Management (the Firm) is committed to achieving the best possible risk-adjusted returns through integrating Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) considerations into its core investment analysis and decision making process. The Firm recognises the value in analysing ESG risks and opportunities.

    ESG Criteria

    • Taking into account the non-financial performance of target companies, specifically related to governance, social and environmental policy.
    • Consideration of whether the investment is ethical.
    • Inform our investors of this ESG policy and provide them with information on our approach to ESG issues as requested via:
    • Adequate information in our annual report.
    • Provision of transparent and objective information.
    • Adopt responsible and ethical approach to governance including;
    • Remuneration of senior management and a policy on bonuses that is compliant with international standards.
    • Implementation of compliance policies and procedures and on-going monitoring of the firm’s systems and controls.
    • Implementation of risk controls throughout the business.
    • Consideration of our ethical obligations in all business conduct (anti money laundering, anti-corruption, reputational due diligence).
    • Encourage a human resource policy which values and respects all staff members through;
    • Objective criteria to measure performance and competencies.
    • Support programs requiring senior management involvement in all staff members career progression.
    • Equality across all staff irrespective of role, gender, race, age, religious belief or sexual orientation.

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    Contact

    Key contacts

    Catherine Halford
    Head of Sales
    catherine.halford@kkvim.com

    Nicola Bird
    Head of Investor Relations
    nicola.bird@kkvim.com


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    Registered address

    25 Upper Brook Street
    Mayfair 
    London 
    W1K 7QD

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