Investment Strategies

Värde invests in five core segments and diverse strategies within each segment.


This segment comprises restructurings, liquidations and opportunistic traded credit in both corporate and government issued instruments.

Strategies may include:

  • Opportunistic credit
  • Restructurings
  • Capital structure arbitrage
  • Liquidations
  • Portfolio hedges


This segment focuses on private equity investments in financial services businesses.

Sectors may include:

  • Specialty finance
  • Insurance
  • Trust and corporate services
  • Asset management


This segment focuses on opportunistic and value-add investments in real estate assets (both residential and commercial), operating companies, and real estate secured debt.

Strategies may include:

  • Private equity and platform investments
  • Residential land acquisition and development
  • Homebuilding
  • Asset repositioning of hotels, offices, and retail
  • Acquisition or management of NPL or distressed asset portfolios


This segment comprises private credit and asset-level equity investments in energy, transportation and related industries.

Strategies may include:

  • Upstream and midstream energy
  • Shipping
  • Aviation
  • Infrastructure


Värde is a leading investor in commercial and residential mortgages including new originations, secondary loans and portfolios, securities and servicing.

Strategies may include:

  • New origination of commercial mortgages
  • CRE CLOs and CMBS
  • Private equity, servicing, and platform investments
  • Residential mortgages and securities

Investment Principles

Värde applies a set of core principles to opportunities across the firm’s investing platform. The process, discipline and rigor draw on the firm’s long history in the investing business.

The key tenets of Värde’s investment philosophy are:

  • Market Inefficiency & Capital Gaps
  • Unlock Value
  • Complexity
  • Flexibility
  • Downside Protection
  • Relative Value

Market Inefficiency & Capital Gaps

Identify investment opportunities and develop scalable themes in less efficient markets and/or where there is a favorable imbalance in the relative supply and demand for capital

Unlock Value

Focus on drivers and catalysts to unlock or create value and optimize potential exit strategies


Seek opportunities to benefit from Värde’s established expertise and/or differentiated capabilities to unlock complexity in various forms while pricing correctly the inherent risk


Approach investing with flexible capital that allows Värde to operate across private and public assets and securities as well as secondary and primary markets

Downside Protection

Seek to invest at a price that allows Värde to increase value while maintaining a strong focus on discount to fundamental value

Relative Value

Assess risk/reward holistically, searching not only for the best value in any market, but also in comparison with the opportunity set across the global Värde platform

Institutional Operating Model

Värde’s institutional operating model supports its investing activities around the world by aligning key business functions and teams.

Värde Investors

Värde provides investment services to a wide array of investors from around the globe.