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

– Peter Wessel

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, more than 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 across a wide spectrum of industries. Our core commercial focus, expertise and strengths lie within maritime related industries such as shipping, offshore and energy, but we are also active in ancillary sectors such as aquaculture and renewables as well as real estate. Astrup Fearnley has also extensive investments in other business clusters such as forestry, art and real estate.

At Fearnley Securities, we are committed to ensuring that everything we do – whether it be the advice we provide, the transactions we facilitate, or the interactions in which we engage – are executed in accordance with best business practice and high ethical standards. Our business principles are of such fundamental importance for how we conduct 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.

Peter Wessel
CEO & Managing Partner