Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Brummer & Partners, the Swedish hedge fund giant with total assets under management of SEK 127 billion, has had a difficult start to 2016 with its multi-strategy fund, BMS, posting losses of 3.8 per cent on the year as of May 31.

Following five consecutive months of losses in 2016, the BMS fund is currently experiencing its deepest and longest running drawdown since its inception in April 2002 with accumulated losses mounting to 6.1 per cent since the peak in March of 2015, data from Brummer and Partners and HedgeNordic reveals.

Mid-month estimates for June however suggests that the BMS fund is set to end its losing streak. Powered by a strong month from trend following CTA Lynx (+5.3% as per June 15) and tech-focused equity hedge fund Manticore (+4.3% as per June 15), the BMS reportedly shows a net gain of 1.5 per cent on the month, bringing year-to-date numbers to -2.3%.

In a comment to Brummer’s recent performance, CEO Klaus Jäntti (pictured) says in a recently published video on the hedge fund manager’s website:

“In general one can say that this ever desperate increase in QE (quantitative easing) has further distorted the value of most assets from their fundamentals. This provides for a difficult environment where applying logic and reason, which our managers do, becomes very difficult. The start of this year has proven particularly difficult for hedge funds overall.”

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Jonathan Furelid

Jonathan Furelid is editor and hedge fund analyst at HedgeNordic. Having a background allocating institutional portfolios of systematic strategies at CTA-specialist RPM Risk & Portfolio Management, Mr. Furelid’s focus areas include sytematic macro and CTAs. Jonathan can be reached at: jonathan@hedgenordic.com

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