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    Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – PriorNilsson Idea, a long/short equity-focused hedge fund managed by Swedish asset manager PriorNilsson Fonder, has generated a cumulative return of
  • Nordic Equities Need Christmas Magic
    Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Nordic equity-focused hedge funds, as measured by the NHX Equities, extended their average year-to-date return to 3.6% after gaining 0.5% in October
  • CTAs Lead the Pack into Positive October Performance
    Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Nordic hedge funds, as expressed by the Nordic Hedge Index – NHX, gained an estimated 1.0% in October (85% reported), extending their
  • Sustainability a No-Brainer for Infrastructure
    Stockholm (NordSIP) – By definition, infrastructure is a long-term investment and investing with this type of horizon requires more than the usual financial analysis.
  • The Boutique Premium
    Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – US headquartered Affiliated Managers Group (AMG) recently hosted a presentation for the members of the CFA Society of Sweden at Nobis Hotel,

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Sustainability a No-Brainer for Infrastructure

Sustainability a No-Brainer for Infrastructure

Stockholm (NordSIP) – By definition, infrastructure is a long-term investment and investing with this type of horizon requires more than the usual financial analysis. Consequences must be carefully analysed, and risks that are not immediately apparent must be taken into account. As he is approaching the final close on his first fund, Sweden-based infrastructure investment manager and founding partner Philip[Read More…]

by 15/11/2017
The Boutique Premium

The Boutique Premium

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – US headquartered Affiliated Managers Group (AMG) recently hosted a presentation for the members of the CFA Society of Sweden at Nobis Hotel, entitled “The Boutique Premium.” There has been a hot debate about the value of active investment management for nearly half a century now, with studies suggesting that the average fund manager fails to beat his[Read More…]

by 14/11/2017
Nordic Cross cautious in building new funds

Nordic Cross cautious in building new funds

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – The fund management company Nordic Cross Asset Management, a part of the Altor-owned Caram Group, launched two new hedge funds in August this year; Nordic Cross Total Return Bond Fund and Nordic Cross Stable Return. The prior is an alternative investment fund focusing on fixed income markets while the latter can be described as an alternative multi-strategy[Read More…]

by 10/11/2017
You Are Invited!

You Are Invited!

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Investorletter.net, the financial news website dedicated to Nordic professional investors, invites all NordSIP readers to sign up for this year’s Investor Letter conference on November 15 at 15:00, to be held at the cinema Rigoletto, Kungsgatan 16, Stockholm. The focus of this year’s edition will be dedicated Sustainability. The event will also include an exclusive preview of[Read More…]

by 06/11/2017
RAM AI: From Emerging Markets to Systematic Long/Short

RAM AI: From Emerging Markets to Systematic Long/Short

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – During a recent visit to Stockholm, Emmanuel Hauptmann, Partner & Senior Systematic Equity Fund Manager at Geneva-based RAM Active Investments, spoke to HedgeNordic about his firm’s systematic Long/Short strategy, and explained why he often visits the Nordics. A few years back, when Hauptmann and his team started travelling to Stockholm, they presented mostly their flagship Emerging Market[Read More…]

by 02/11/2017
AP1 appoints Hermes in Global HY diversification

AP1 appoints Hermes in Global HY diversification

Stockholm (NordSIP) – AP1 (Första AP-Fonden), the first of the five buffer funds in the Swedish national income pension scheme, has appointed U.K. institutional asset manager Hermes Investment Management to manage a $400mn Global High Yield credit investment mandate as part of its drive to improve diversification and ESG integration into its global high yield investments, it announced in a[Read More…]

by 27/10/2017
European Short Observer: September 2017

European Short Observer: September 2017

This report displays insights from the European Short Disclosure Regulation (ESMA). Using daily lings, Novus track over 50 billion Euros in short investments across more than 250 managers. Novus will explore last month’s sector exposure changes and best short picks. We’ve also ranked the most shorted securities, the most covered securi- ties, and the top new shorts. The biggest increase during September[Read More…]

by 20/10/2017
New Report on Sustainability in Alternative Assets

New Report on Sustainability in Alternative Assets

Stockholm (NordSIP) – Sustainability in Asset Management: The Knowledge Foundation’s Assessment of Alternative Assets, a new report written by NUWA Director Dr Emma Sjöstrom, also of the Misum, Mistra Center for Sustainable Markets at the Stockholm School of Economics and Ulrika Hasselgren, Global Head of Responsible Investment Strategy & ESG Integration with ISS Institutional Shareholder Services, was launched this week[Read More…]

by 19/10/2017
CTAs getting crushed in September

CTAs getting crushed in September

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Systematic trend following hedge funds or CTAs, as measured by the Barclay BTOP50 index, took another hit in September early estimates show. The index, which tracks some of the largest CTA managers in the world, had lost 2 percent by month-end according to early estimates, bringing losses to 4.2 percent for the year. Also among Nordic CTA[Read More…]

by 16/10/2017
Interview – Michael Idevall, Arcturus

Interview – Michael Idevall, Arcturus

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – After having spent 12 years successfully managing the specialist global equity fund Camelot at Lancelot, a long-only fund that could alter its long equity exposure by changing its cash proportion, Michael Idevall (pictured) decided to leave to set up his own hedge fund, using a more flexible mandate. In March 2016, he launched the fund Arcturus together[Read More…]

by 19/09/2017
TOBAM-565-JEP

Riding Bubbles with Smart Beta

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – During his recent visit to Stockholm, we spoke to Yves Choueifaty, founder and President of the French smart-beta manager TOBAM about a recent research the firm produced on the worrying concentrations in the current credit market. TOBAM may sound to some people like an acronym resulting from a merger of a spin off, but far from it.[Read More…]

by 14/09/2017
Interview: Luke Ellis – CEO, Man Group

Interview: Luke Ellis – CEO, Man Group

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Luke Ellis is the CEO of the world’s largest publicly traded hedge fund manager, Man Group Plc. While in Stockholm earlier this year, HedgeNordic met up with Ellis to hear what he had to say about the current environment for hedge funds, what strategies that he sees as most likely to perform well in the current market[Read More…]

by 14/09/2017
OE Capital bring on Nicklas Fornander

OE Capital bring on Nicklas Fornander

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – The Swedish advisory and capital introduction company Oscarsson & Engman Capital  AB (OE Capital). OE Capital is expanding its advisory and capital introduction business with the appointment of Nicklas Fornander as Head of Sales. Nicklas Fornander will also become partner & board member in OE Capital when regulatory approval is granted. Fornander previously worked as head of institutional sales at[Read More…]

by 13/09/2017
Nordic hedge funds gain in August, CTAs continue rebound

Nordic hedge funds gain in August, CTAs continue rebound

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Nordic hedge funds, as expressed by the Nordic Hedge Index NHX, gained an estimated 0.17% in August (83% reported), bringing the year-to-date performance to 1.68%. The month showed overall solid performance numbers, with CTAs continuing its rebound from July to finish August 0.98% higher. The strategy was the best performer on the month but is still lagging[Read More…]

by 11/09/2017
BMS Managers comment on performance

BMS Managers comment on performance

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – In a video interview, Patrik Brummer and newly appointed managing director and portfolio manager  Mikael Spångberg, responsible for Brummer Multistrategy talk about the performance of the fund so far in 2017. For Patrik Brummer, the performance is definitely better than in the past few years, and the quality of the performance is high. He is particularly satisfied by[Read More…]

by 08/09/2017
Svante Bergström - Lynx

Lynx “down but not out”

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – In a recent article in Swedish business magazine Dagens Industri (DI), Svante Bergström (pictured), founder and CEO of Swedish systematic trend following hedge fund Lynx, was asked whether there is a risk that the fund will be closed by Brummer & Partners. The reasoning being that Brummer is keen on closing non-performing funds, highlighted by the closure[Read More…]

by 01/09/2017
Long equity exposure no reason to doubt CTA crisis protection – RPM

Long equity exposure no reason to doubt CTA crisis protection – RPM

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – In its most recent research piece, Swedish CTA-specialist RPM argue that the current long equity exposure of systematic trend following strategies is by no means a reason to doubt the efficiency of these strategies to capture so-called crisis alpha. “When an equity crisis sets in, CTAs are typically long equities and, thus, will suffer losses from this[Read More…]

by 23/08/2017
Nordic CTAs recover in July, trend followers in bad international company on year

Nordic CTAs recover in July, trend followers in bad international company on year

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Nordic CTAs, as measured by the Nordic Hedge CTA Index (NHX CTA), gained 2.37 percent in July and thereby recovered from recent losses. Year-to-date, the index is still in firm negative territory with losses mounting to 3.64%. In July, the best performing manager was the Alfa Axiom Fund from Alfakraft, with gains of 8,3 percent, closely followed[Read More…]

by 17/08/2017
Interview: Caba Capital in fixed income hedge fund launch

Interview: Caba Capital in fixed income hedge fund launch

Caba Capital is the latest addition to the successful group of fixed income hedge fund managers that have been coming out of Denmark in recent years. Following a capital raising period which, according to the fund manager has brought in DKK 200 million in initial investments (well above the DKK 100 million that was set as target), the team started[Read More…]

by 19/07/2017