Articles by: HedgeNordic Redaktionen

Round Table Discussion: Alternative Fixed Income & Credit

Round Table Discussion: Alternative Fixed Income & Credit

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) –  HedgeNordics´ roundtable in Copenhagen of credit managers, and allocators including pension funds, family offices, insurance companies, and multi -manager fund of funds, discussed their preferred habitats in today’s credit markets – and where they expect to shift exposure towards as market conditions change and evolve. The ability to dynamically rebalance portfolios is highly prized in credit investing, which is one reason why active management remains predominant. Passive investing[Read More…]

by 09/11/2017
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
European Short Observer July 2017

European Short Observer July 2017

In this report Novus reviews insights from the European Short Disclosure Regulation (ESMA)–Novus tracked more than fifty billion Euros in short investments from the daily filings of over 250 managers. Novus displays sector exposure changes and track last month’s best short picks. They also rank the most shorted securities, the most covered securities, and the top new shorts of the[Read More…]

by 24/08/2017
GAMMA Appoints Co-Investment Advisor Amid Stellar Returns

GAMMA Appoints Co-Investment Advisor Amid Stellar Returns

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Economist Hafsteinn Hauksson has been appointed co-investment advisor of Gamma Icelandic Macro Fund and Gamma Icelandic Opportunity Fund, the two hedge funds run by Icelandic wealth manager Gamma Capital Management. Mr Hauksson, who already works out of GCM’s London office since early this year, will assist Gisli Hauksson, Gamma chairman and London CEO, in managing the fund’s[Read More…]

by 17/05/2017
Service Providers Under Hedge Fund Pressure

Service Providers Under Hedge Fund Pressure

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – With both hedge funds and service providers maturing and in a process of transformation, managers are continually and perhaps increasingly re-evaluating whether they are getting the services they need, according to a new special report from Preqin. “Service providers are a vital part of the hedge fund landscape, assisting in the smooth running of operations,” says Amy[Read More…]

by 12/05/2017
GAMMA wins European Hedge Fund Performance Award

GAMMA wins European Hedge Fund Performance Award

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – GAMMA Capital Management, an Icelandic asset management company that manages two funds included the Nordic Hedge Fund Index (NHX), has been awarded the 2017 European Hedge Fund Performance Award for the best macro fund under 500 million USD. The prize was bestowed to GAMMA’s flagship real estate fund, GAMMA Centrum, by fellow hedge fund-focused publication HFMWeek. The Centrum[Read More…]

by 05/05/2017
Hedge Funds Resilient As Geopolitical Risk Intensifies

Hedge Funds Resilient As Geopolitical Risk Intensifies

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Hedge funds are proving resilient in the face of an explosion of geopolitical risk, Lyxor writes in its latest weekly brief. With an increasingly speculative and uncertain first round of the French presidential election, the U.S. strike on Syria and tensions on the Korean peninsula, hedge funds strategies have for the most part remained positive, CTAs being[Read More…]

by 19/04/2017
Eurekahedge: Hedge Funds Up 2.29% in Q1 2017

Eurekahedge: Hedge Funds Up 2.29% in Q1 2017

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) The latest Index Flash Update from Eurekahedge is indicating a Q1 2017 performance of 2.29% for hedge funds, having gained 0.34% in the month of March. The latest Index Flash Update from Eurekahedge is indicating a Q1 2017 performance of 2.29% for hedge funds, having gained 0.34% in the month of March. Underlying markets gained 5.06% in Q1[Read More…]

by 13/04/2017
The Simple Reason Hedge Funds Are Crowding

The Simple Reason Hedge Funds Are Crowding

Much of Novus´work involves calculating the risk of crowded trades for hedge funds and their investors. But why is crowding on the rise? Especially in US equities, the answer is simple: there are less stocks and more hedge fund managers than ever before. The following chart tracks the number of hedge funds against the number of publicly traded stocks. The[Read More…]

by 10/03/2017
How Brummer & Partners is formalizing sustainable investment

How Brummer & Partners is formalizing sustainable investment

Stockholm (NordSIP) – In July 2016, the Swedish hedge fund group Brummer & Partners became a signatory to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI) and has thereby pledged to integrate responsible investment at the group level as well report on its progress on an annual basis. The group’s business model is based on partnerships with independent investment managers.[Read More…]

by 02/03/2017
Seven Habits of Highly Successful  Portfolio Managers

Seven Habits of Highly Successful Portfolio Managers

In today’s hyper-competitive business world, there’s a never-ending deluge of self-help lists, man- agement consultants, and executive mentorship training. You can read Medium or HBR, you can watch TED talks, and you can attend a Coursera webinar. While most management observers point to improved baselines across corporations, the zeitgeist of media attention gravitated toward the Silicon Valley startup space and[Read More…]

by 03/01/2017
CTAs end 2016 on a positive note

CTAs end 2016 on a positive note

CTAs continued to head north during the last two weeks of December adding to an already positive month. The currency bucket was the leading contributor. Systems benefited from their long USD positioning as global currencies continued to fall versus the greenback. Equities also led to profits with major contributions from the Japanese and European markets especially during the 3rd week[Read More…]

by 03/01/2017
Saudi Arabia – new cornerstone to emerging markets

Saudi Arabia – new cornerstone to emerging markets

Saudi Arabia is the biggest and most in uen al member of the six-member Gulf Coopera on Council (GCC) that was created back in 1981 and whose member states’ currencies are pegged to USD. In total roughly 50 mln people live in the GCC, around 700 companies are listed on the local stock exchanges and aggregate market caps stack up to[Read More…]

by 15/12/2016
AP2 Enhances ESG Integration in Asset Management 

AP2 Enhances ESG Integration in Asset Management 

Stockholm (NordSIP) -AP2, the second Swedish national pensions buffer fund (Andra AP-fonden), has divested 10 more of the stocks it holds on grounds of financial climate risk, marking the further integration of ESG (Economic, Corporate and Social Governance) as part of its asset management strategy. This brings SEK 90 billion of the Fund’s SEK 300 billion in AUM in line[Read More…]

by 07/12/2016
Michael Petry

Danske Invest FI’s Petry: Peril and Promise in 2017

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Michael Petry (pictured), chief portfolio manager at Danske Bank’s flagship hedge fund Danske Invest Hedge Fixed Income Strategies, which has $1.15 billion in AUM recently conducted a wide-ranging interview with Barron’s in which he reveals his forecasts for bond markets in 2017. The most pressing issues facing global bond investors will be navigating markets impacted by the[Read More…]

by 01/12/2016
Alfakraft shuts Alfa Edge Fund

Alfakraft shuts Alfa Edge Fund

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Alfakraft, the Swedish quantitative multi-strategy hedge fund shop, has decided to shut down one of its underlying funds, the Alfa Edge Fund. The fund was closed following a stream of negative returns that had brought year-to-date returns to -10.78% as of end September, leading the fund to its third consecutive losing year. The Alfa Edge Fund was[Read More…]

by 08/11/2016
Nordic hedge funds add to gains in mixed September

Nordic hedge funds add to gains in mixed September

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Nordic hedge funds, as expressed by the Nordic Hedge Index NHX, gained an estimated 0.33% in September. Year-to-date, the NHX Composite index has gained 2.21%. In terms of strategy attribution, the month was a mixed bag with CTAs underperforming other strategy groups, building on the losses seen in August. Equity and fixed income strategies made solid gains of[Read More…]

by 14/10/2016
Fintech solution applications to hedge funds

Fintech solution applications to hedge funds

London (HedgeNordic/Tatja Karkkainen) – Fintech has been frequently on the headlines of financial press. This has been mostly for the growth in the consumer-focused financial services through the new business model companies as the traditional banks have not kept up with catering the demands of retail customers. Fintech nevertheless has been and is catering well the Hedge Fund industry –[Read More…]

by 30/09/2016
Scandinavian, independent, ESG, CAT Bond Investing

Scandinavian, independent, ESG, CAT Bond Investing

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – The company name Entropics is derived from the word “entropy”, from the world of physics, which indicates a consistent increase over time – something that Entropics co-founder and CEO, Robert Lindblom, views as relevant to catastrophe bonds, given the increasing frequency of extreme weather events. Entropics is the only dedicated ILS manager based in Scandinavia (with one person[Read More…]

by 30/09/2016
An oasis of yield in the NIRP desert

An oasis of yield in the NIRP desert

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – We incessantly hear about the trillions of sovereign and corporate debt with negative yields, but this relates to sovereign, and some investment grade corporate, credit, mainly in Europe and Japan. We hear much less about the trillions of dollars of corporate and asset backed securities, and associated structured credit, that still offer positive yields of roughly between[Read More…]

by 26/09/2016