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    Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Nordic multi-strategy hedge funds, the most diverse and inclusive NHX sub-category, experienced losses for a second consecutive month in March. The NHX
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    Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Marketing and investor relations hires at hedge funds increased significantly in the first three months of 2018 from the all-time low recorded in the
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    Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Today, Swedish investment bank Mangold announced a bid to acquire a quarter of the existing capital of Stockholm-based alternative asset management
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    Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Nordic hedge funds as a group suffered losses in a volatile month of March, with equity-focused funds suffering the most due to increasing fears of a
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    Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Making a quick buck was never easy. I am a young lad and truth be told, I did think of sinking some money into cryptocurrencies in the hopes of

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Funds of Hedge Funds in Metamorphosis

Funds of Hedge Funds in Metamorphosis

London (HedgeNordic) – The claim that fund of hedge funds (FOHF) are dead is greatly exaggerated. Their headline assets of around $600 billion, per HFR, have been declining as a percentage of hedge fund industry assets (now around $3.5 trillion, according to BarclayHedge). But FOHF are highly influential in acting as consultants and advisors to some of the world’s largest[Read More…]

by 05/04/2018
Simon Finch new CIO of Credit at Man GLG

Simon Finch new CIO of Credit at Man GLG

Man Group, the active investment management firm announced that Simon Finch is joining the firm as CIO of Credit at Man GLG, its discretionary investment management engine. In this newly created role, Simon will be responsible for Man GLG’s credit business and will have oversight of the credit portfolio management teams. Simon will report to Teun Johnston, CEO of Man[Read More…]

by 03/04/2018
Norwegian Hedge Fund manager Joins Nordea Markets

Norwegian Hedge Fund manager Joins Nordea Markets

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Lars Mouland, who was previously the lead portfolio manager for Norwegian hedge fund KLP Alfa Global Rente and prior to that at Storebrand, has decided to join Nordea Markets in Oslo as Chief Strategist, Bloomberg reports. Mouland will focus on Norwegian fixed income credit and will start his new role on June 1.   Picture: (c) jokerpro-shutterstock.com

by 25/03/2018
Bodenholm Wins Investor Choice Award

Bodenholm Wins Investor Choice Award

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – The SEK 6.2 billion Swedish long/short equity hedge fund Bodenholm, part of the Brummer group, won the 2018 investor choice award at en event held in London last week. Bodenholm won the category “Global Equity Fund USD 500 million – USD 1 billion” in competition with the Ardevora Global Equity Fund, the MW TOPS Fund, the Naya[Read More…]

by 18/03/2018
Nordic CTAs Suffer Worst Month on Record

Nordic CTAs Suffer Worst Month on Record

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – After having enjoyed a strong start to 2018, Nordic CTAs, as measured by the NHX CTA Index, experienced their worst month on record in February. The NHX CTA was down 4.9 percent last month (100 percent reported), as trends broke across all sectors except for fixed income. This NHX sub-category is down 1.8 percent year to date.[Read More…]

by 15/03/2018
Capital Four Hard-Closes Credit Hedge Fund After Strong Inflows

Capital Four Hard-Closes Credit Hedge Fund After Strong Inflows

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Danish credit hedge fund manager Capital Four has hard-closed its Credit Opportunities Fund as of the end of February, Bloomberg reports. The firm, which has previously communicated a soft-close of the strategy, said “higher than expected commitments into the fund” has had the fund reaching the hard-closing level of EUR 500 million in February. According to Bloomberg,[Read More…]

by 11/03/2018
Svante Bergström - Lynx

“The worst is behind us” says Lynx´s Bergström

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – In an interview with Swedish business journal Dagens Industri, Svante Bergström (pictured), founder and CEO of the 5,3 billion USD systematic hedge fund Lynx, says that the “worst is behind us” referring to the sharp trend reversal seen in February where Lynx lost about 14 percent and the last three years of lackluster performance for the fund.[Read More…]

by 10/03/2018
Norwegian Hedge Fund Billionaire Halvorsen Remains Committed to FANG stocks

Norwegian Hedge Fund Billionaire Halvorsen Remains Committed to FANG stocks

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Ole Andreas Halvorsen (pictured) is the CEO of and co-founder of Viking Global Investors, a hedge fund management firm based in Connecticut US. The firm is managing the Viking Global Fund which oversees 16.3 billion USD in assets under management. According to wealth-x, a website tracking wealthy individuals, 57-year old Halvorsen, who rarely speeks to media, has[Read More…]

by 10/03/2018
Hedge Funds Aggressively Short Danish Stocks

Hedge Funds Aggressively Short Danish Stocks

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Hedge funds are aggressively betting on Danish stocks to decline. According to Bloomberg, who are referring to data from the Financial Supervisory Authority in Copenhagen, the value of Danish stocks being shorted has more than trippled in the last five years. Although the regulator banned short bets against Danish banks during the financial crisis, it now regards[Read More…]

by 09/03/2018
Round Table Discussion: Real Estate & Infrastructure

Round Table Discussion: Real Estate & Infrastructure

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) –  With the steady growth of the real asset class in the past few years, assets under management are up, and yields are down. Asset managers and asset owners may sometimes find it hard to deploy capital, or to generate the return they need. Around a table in Stockholm on a cold January morning, HedgeNordic has assembled a[Read More…]

by 08/03/2018
Brummer Give Back Gains in February as Lynx and Florin Court Tank

Brummer Give Back Gains in February as Lynx and Florin Court Tank

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Swedish hedge fund giant Brummer & Partners saw its flagship fund Brummer Multi Strategy (BMS) give back a large chunk of January’s gains in February as markets turned increasingly volatile causing losses for systematic macro strategies in particular. According to estimates on the Brummer website, the BMS fund had lost 2 percent by month-end, translating into a[Read More…]

by 06/03/2018
Legendary Hedge Fund Manager Recommends Buying Commodities and Hard Assets

Legendary Hedge Fund Manager Recommends Buying Commodities and Hard Assets

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Legendary hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones, widely known for calling the October 1987 crash, shared his market views in a rare interview with Goldman Sachs last week. Jones blasted President Donald Trump´s corporate tax cut and Congress’ recent budget spending bill. “We’re in the third-longest economic expansion in history. Yet we have somehow managed to pass[Read More…]

by 05/03/2018
February Volatility Spike Beats CTAs to the Ground

February Volatility Spike Beats CTAs to the Ground

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Computer-driven, trend following hedge funds or CTAs recorded their worst month in 17 years in February, data from Barclayhedge and SocGen Prime Services suggest. The move is largely explained by losses caused from the sudden volatility spike that was seen on February 5 and that coincided with sharp trend reversals in many markets where CTAs had built[Read More…]

by 01/03/2018
Investors Plan to Allocate to Emerging Market Hedge Funds in 2018

Investors Plan to Allocate to Emerging Market Hedge Funds in 2018

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Hedge fund investors are planning to increase allocations to emerging markets in 2018, this according to JP Morgan Chase & Co’s latest institutional investor survey released Thursday. According to the report, referenced by Bloomberg, about 33 percent of institutional investors plan to give more capital to emerging-market strategies this year. Approximately 20 percent expect to increase allocations to[Read More…]

by 23/02/2018
Hedge Funds Expect H&M To Fall Further

Hedge Funds Expect H&M To Fall Further

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Swedish retailer Hennes & Mauritz shares plunged 33 percent in 2017, marking their worst year since the beginning of this century. The share has continued its slump in the first two months of 2018 and is currently down close to 17 percent since the begining of the year. However, short data compiled by Bloomberg reveals that hedge[Read More…]

by 22/02/2018
Where Factor Investing Caught on

Where Factor Investing Caught on

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – This week we had a chance to catch up with Dr Klaus Teloeken, CIO of Allianz Global Investors’ Systematic Equity strategies, at the end of his day in Stockholm, before he continued on to Copenhagen. Inspired by his Nordic trip, Teloeken gave us an insightful overview of the institutional investors’ journey into factor investing. “The Nordics have[Read More…]

by 21/02/2018
Hedge Funds Regain Appeal for Ilmarinen

Hedge Funds Regain Appeal for Ilmarinen

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – In a recent interview with Bloomberg, Mikko Mursula (pictured), the chief investment officer of Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Co., says “we are feeling more positive about hedge funds than a couple of years ago.” What has spurred the regained appeal for hedge funds at the 57 billion dollar Finnish asset manager is, according to the interview, the belief[Read More…]

by 19/02/2018
The Unbearable Lightness of Bubbles

The Unbearable Lightness of Bubbles

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – The Swedish House of Finance (SSE) hosted a timely and highly topical seminar entitled Bubbles in Theory and in Markets with Jungsuk Han, Associate Professor of Finance, and Torbjörn Iwarson, Commodity Market Specialist at Skandia Investment Management. Their presentations gave their perspectives of asset price bubbles, in academia on the one hand and the commodity markets on[Read More…]

by 14/02/2018
Jury board for 2017 Nordic Hedge Award Announced

Jury board for 2017 Nordic Hedge Award Announced

Sstockholm (HedgeNordic) – The Nordic Hedge Award is set to distinguish outstanding hedge fund managers from and active in the Nordic region. Compared to other industry awards, the Nordic Hedge Award is not a pure performance award. In order to also capture components of a fund a hedge fund manager that are hard to evaluate in a quantitative model, the[Read More…]

by 09/02/2018
Nordic CTAs Hungover After Stellar January

Nordic CTAs Hungover After Stellar January

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Nordic CTAs, as measured by the NHX CTA Index, enjoyed an exceptionally strong start to 2018, gaining 3.8% on average in January (86% reported) as market trendiness accelerated in various sectors. This was the largest monthly gain for the NHX CTA Index since January 2015. Much of these gains have apparently evaporated in early February, however, as[Read More…]

by 09/02/2018