Stockholm (HedgeNordic) –  Hedge Nordic, Hedge Fund Insight  and Alvine Capital co-hosted the first Nordic Alternatives Day on  November 11th  in London. The conference introduced investors to a diversified range of Nordic Alternatives managers. The objective was to introduce professional investors in the UK a strong line up of managers from the Nordics, a region which has seen substantial growth in the alternative space following the success of well-established managers, talent and appetite for the region. The event was well attended with over 60 institutional investors from the UK present.

Below is a short summary of the managers presenting:

The conference opened with Key Note Speaker, Friederike Helfer from Cevian Capital, focusing on Corporate governance in the Nordics. Cevian Capital is an international investment firm acquiring significant ownership positions in European public companies where long term value can be enhanced through active ownership.

Ola Martensson / Catella: Catella Nordic Long Short Equity invests primarily in equities listed on the Nordic exchanges and it is suitable for investors who are looking for Nordic equity exposure and a fund that takes advantage of both positive and negative developments in the stock market.

Serge Houles / IPM (Informed Portfolio Management): IPM Systematic Macro strategy which is based on proprietary investment models that provide unique insights into how fundamental drivers interact with the dynamics of asset price returns.

Christian Nygaard / Pareto Nordic Alpha – long/short equity hedge fund, focusing on selected sectors of the Nordic markets which is managed by Pareto Nordic. The objective of the fund is to obtain double-digit annual returns with single-digit annual standard deviation, regardless of the market direction.

Mark Shay /Accendo – Accendo invests in shares of publicly listed small/mid cap companies based in Northern Europe, typically owns meaningful minority positions and is an active shareholder.Active ownership is exercised via multiple approaches, including representation on company boards of directors. The Fund has a particular focus on companies that are driving, or benefitting from, technological innovation.

Jonas Mårtenson /Ress Capital – Ress Capital invests in the secondary market for US life insurance policies (life settlements). The fund is building a diversified portfolio, aiming to provide attractive long-term returns in USD, with low volatility.

Henrik Rhenman / Rhenman Healthcare Equity L/S is a global long-biased equity fund with an exclusive focus on healthcare. This unique global fund boasts 15 years of management experience in the healthcare sector combined with an extensive and proven network of scientific advisors.

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Kamran Ghalitschi

Kamran has been working in the financial industry since 1994 and has specialized on client relations and marketing. Having worked with retail clients in asset management and brokerage the first ten years of his career for major European banks, he joined a CTA / Managed Futures fund with 1,5 Billion USD under management where he was responsible for sales, client relations and operations in the BeNeLux and Nordic countries. Kamran joined a multi-family office managing their own fund of hedgefunds with 400 million USD AuM in 2009. Kamran has worked and lived in Vienna, Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Stockholm. Born in 1974, Kamran today again lives in Vienna, Austria.

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