Articles by: Eugeniu Guzun

Nordic Equity Hedge Funds Continue to Amass Losses in July

Nordic Equity Hedge Funds Continue to Amass Losses in July

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Nordic equity hedge funds are on track to post a third consecutive losing month in July. The NHX Equities lost an estimated 0.44% in July (93% reported), bringing the year-to-date development of the index to 1.70%. Should Nordic equity-focused funds continue in a similar fashion through the end of the year, this group of the Nordic hedge[Read More…]

by 16/08/2017
Sector Zen Firmly in Positive Performance Territory in 2017

Sector Zen Firmly in Positive Performance Territory in 2017

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – The Norwegian-based Sector Zen, a value-driven long/short equity fund investing in the Japanese equity market, posted a monthly return of 0.86% in July, bringing the year-to-date return to 5.41%. The fund’s 2017 performance will also receive a one percentage point boost later this year, as one of its long positions was recently announced to be subject to[Read More…]

by 08/08/2017
Nordic Equity Funds Down for Second Consecutive Month

Nordic Equity Funds Down for Second Consecutive Month

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Nordic equity-focused hedge funds, as measured by the Nordic Hedge Index Equities (NHX-Equities), are on track to post the second consecutive month of negative performance. The NHX Equities exhibits a negative monthly return of 0.26% for June (93% reporting), slightly higher than the 0.21% decline suffered in May. In the absence of company earnings releases and major[Read More…]

by 18/07/2017
Summer Additions to the Nordic Hedge Index

Summer Additions to the Nordic Hedge Index

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Three hedge funds have been added to the Nordic Hedge Index (NHX) since the start of the summer, bringing the NHX fund universe to a total of 155 funds. The new additions coincided with the delisting of several funds such as Indecap Prisma and Guide Multihedge, funds liquidated during the second quarter of 2017. Brief introductions to[Read More…]

by 14/07/2017
2-and-20? Not So, In the Nordics

2-and-20? Not So, In the Nordics

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – The 2-and-20 fee structure was a norm in the hedge fund industry for decades, a fee arrangement introduced by Alfred Winslow Jones in 1949 when he launched what is considered the first hedge fund. However, that seems a thing of the past, with now even major firms as Brevan Howard and Winton joining those managers capitulating to[Read More…]

by 13/07/2017
Interview: Stefan Gavelin, Adrigo

Interview: Stefan Gavelin, Adrigo

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Adrigo Hedge is an actively managed equity hedge fund aiming to achieve attractive absolute returns at a lower risk than in the Nordic equity markets. The Stockholm-based fund, which predominantly invests in Nordic equities and equity-related instruments, focuses on larger and more liquid companies throughout the Nordics. Adrigo Hedge has successfully managed to deliver strong returns at[Read More…]

by 11/07/2017
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J.P. Morgan Set to Launch Hedge Fund ETFs in Europe

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – J.P. Morgan Asset Management is preparing to launch a set of hedge fund exchange-traded funds for the private client and retail market in the UK and Europe in an attempt to “democratize” hedge fund investing. Hedge fund ETFs employ a wide range of strategies used by hedge fund managers, including long/short, managed futures and market neutral, among[Read More…]

by 06/07/2017
IPM Launches Feeder Fund for US Onshore Investors

IPM Launches Feeder Fund for US Onshore Investors

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Stockholm-based systematic investment manager Informed Portfolio Management (IPM) has launched a U.S. feeder fund that offers U.S. onshore investors efficient access to the quant firm’s main fund, the Systematic Macro Fund. The Delaware feeder fund was launched on June 1st, with the fund investing investor capital into the Cayman Islands-domiciled IPM Systematic Macro master fund that oversees[Read More…]

by 28/06/2017
The Mystery of Historically Low Volatility

The Mystery of Historically Low Volatility

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – One of the biggest mysteries in the world of financial markets in the still young Trump era has been the historically low level of volatility despite all the turmoil and geopolitical uncertainties prevailing across the globe. The current state of the world demands a significantly higher volatility according to the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of[Read More…]

by 27/06/2017
Nordic Equity Funds Barely Above Water in May

Nordic Equity Funds Barely Above Water in May

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Nordic equity-focused hedge funds, as measured by the Nordic Hedge Index Equities (NHX-Equities), ended May just barely in positive territory, returning a mere 0.01% (89% reporting). Meanwhile, world equity markets, as measured by the MSCI World Index, advanced 2.19% in May, while Nordic equity markets, as measured by the VINX Benchmark Index, rose 2.90% for the month.[Read More…]

by 21/06/2017
What Professional Poker Players Bring To The Hedge Fund Industry

What Professional Poker Players Bring To The Hedge Fund Industry

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – In the eyes of many, trading is viewed as a fancy label for pure gambling. Indeed, most players within the financial community surely feel dishonored when they are named “gamblers” instead of “traders.” During a brief stint at a day-trading proprietary trading firm, I came to the realization that no one in the office was inclined to[Read More…]

by 14/06/2017
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Pacific Fonder’s Absolute Return Funds Turn Around Performance in May

Pacific Fonder AB’s two absolute return funds – Pacific Absolute Return and Pacific Precious – finally put an end to a two-month stretch of negative performance, bringing their year-to-date return to 3.91% and 4.02%, respectively. The investment firm’s three mutual funds did not disappoint either, though the Pacific Extraordinary Brands – the fund focusing on the luxury goods sector –[Read More…]

by 09/06/2017