Articles by: Kamran Ghalitschi

Best Nordic Hedge Fund Launch 2017

Best Nordic Hedge Fund Launch 2017

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) –  The Rookie of the Year award was presented at the 2017 Nordic Hedge Award for the third time only. It is the youngest of the awards´ lineup and is supported by HedgeNordic. This prize rewards the most promising hedge fund launch of the year. In this year’s edition, any fund domiciled in one of the Nordic countries[Read More…]

by 24/05/2018
Nordic Hedge Fund Country Report Q1/2018

Nordic Hedge Fund Country Report Q1/2018

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – HedgeNordic is pleased to present its first Nordic countries hedge fund report. This short report will highlight and illustrate the main developments, top performers, AuM gainers and more among the Nordic hedge funds and managers on a quarterly basis. The first edition, authored by our very own Eugeniu Guzun, can be viewed here: Nordic Hedge Fund Country Report[Read More…]

by 03/05/2018
Katy Kaminski joins AlphaSimplex

Katy Kaminski joins AlphaSimplex

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – AlphaSimplex Group, LLC an affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers, has announced it has hired Dr. Kathryn Kaminski as the firm’s chief research strategist. Dr. Kaminski joins AlphaSimplex from the MIT Laboratory for Financial Engineering. A veteran in the hedge fund industry, she is regarded as an expert in alternative asset classes with a specific concentration in managed[Read More…]

by 02/05/2018
2017 Nordic Hedge Award – The Winners

2017 Nordic Hedge Award – The Winners

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) –  On April 25th 2018, HedgeNordic announced the winners of the sixth edition of the Nordic Hedge Award in Stockholm. All winners were determined in a two-step process. First, out of the 154 funds in the Nordic hedge fund universe, the top five funds per award category were shortlisted using a model co-developed by Nordic Business Media and Stockholm School[Read More…]

by 27/04/2018
Nordic Hedge Fund Industry Report 2018

Nordic Hedge Fund Industry Report 2018

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – HedgeNordic is pleased to have to have published the annual Nordic Hedge Fund Industry Report. On the first pages of the report, we made an effort to dissect to Nordic hedge fund space and present data, numbers, some facts and fiction we hoped you´d find relevant. This edition of the Nordic hedge fund industry report will look[Read More…]

by 26/03/2018
Announcement: Nominations 2017 Nordic Hedge Award

Announcement: Nominations 2017 Nordic Hedge Award

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – The organizer ranked all funds eligible for nomination according to a calculation model co-developed with Stockholm School of Economics based on data drawn from the Nordic Hedge Index. This model translates the funds´ results into points earned for various achievements. Points are awarded for absolute performance, the stability of returns, performance in relation to historic returns of the respective[Read More…]

by 12/03/2018
Round Table Discussion: Real Estate & Infrastructure

Round Table Discussion: Real Estate & Infrastructure

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) –  With the steady growth of the real asset class in the past few years, assets under management are up, and yields are down. Asset managers and asset owners may sometimes find it hard to deploy capital, or to generate the return they need. Around a table in Stockholm on a cold January morning, HedgeNordic has assembled a[Read More…]

by 08/03/2018
Jury board for 2017 Nordic Hedge Award Announced

Jury board for 2017 Nordic Hedge Award Announced

Sstockholm (HedgeNordic) – The Nordic Hedge Award is set to distinguish outstanding hedge fund managers from and active in the Nordic region. Compared to other industry awards, the Nordic Hedge Award is not a pure performance award. In order to also capture components of a fund a hedge fund manager that are hard to evaluate in a quantitative model, the[Read More…]

by 09/02/2018
Round Table: Family Offices & Hedge Funds

Round Table: Family Offices & Hedge Funds

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – While ultimately families are patient investors with investment horizons often spreading across generations, there are flaws with their typical, long-only heavy investments, being at the mercy that markets will go up always and in all periods. Over a five-year bull market, long-only funds may likely outperform. But at least based on history, they have the potential to[Read More…]

by 01/02/2018
Capital Four Credit Opportunities Fund Soft Closes

Capital Four Credit Opportunities Fund Soft Closes

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – In a send-out to investors, Danish Capital Four today announced it would be soft closing their Capital Four Credit Opportunities Fund to new investors. as the flow of subscriptions has led the fund to grow to Eur 350m by end of January 2018, reaching capacity restrictions. In their email they write: “At Capital Four we monitor strategy capacity closely and take[Read More…]

by 01/02/2018
Alternative UCITS attracting assets

Alternative UCITS attracting assets

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) The combination of hedge fund-like returns in a liquid and regulated form, which alternative UCITS funds describe continued to increase their popularity with investors during 2017. According to the latest market overview from LuxHedge, total Assets under Management for that segment grew 16 percent EUR450 billion. The report further reveals that asset growth was nicely distributed across the[Read More…]

by 17/01/2018
Round Table Discussion: CTA & Systematic Macro

Round Table Discussion: CTA & Systematic Macro

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) -At HedgeNordic, it has become a much-treasured tradition to close the year with a roundtable discussion among systematic macro and CTA managers spiced up with some local allocators. This year, for the first me, we invited our guests not to Stockholm, but to Finland ́s capitol, Helsinki. The city was preparing for the climax to the celebrations for[Read More…]

by 11/01/2018
Special Report: The many Shapes and Colours of Equity Strategies

Special Report: The many Shapes and Colours of Equity Strategies

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – HedgeNordic´s last special report of 2018 is all about “The many shapes and colours of equity strategies.” Equity strategies, be it trading stocks, equity indices or derivatives are by far the most widespread segment of the hedge fund space. The strategies managers apply to find and extract alpha from the markets are manifold, the clean cuts being[Read More…]

by 21/12/2017
NHX can’t keep up

NHX can’t keep up

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) Global Hedge funds marked their 13th consecutive month of positive returns in November with 0.47% average returns for the month, according to eVestment’s latest Hedge Fund Industry Performance Report. The Nordic region, measured by the Nordic Hedge Index (NHX) did not fare as well, clocking in three negative months in the same period. Alone in November NHX Composite[Read More…]

by 14/12/2017
Special Report: Alternative Fixed Income

Special Report: Alternative Fixed Income

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – We are pleased to be publishing a special report on alternative fixed income strategies. To tease you into the paper, here some of the highlights: We were able to scrutinize the claim that there is always value in global bond markets while critically asking if fixed income markets are actually overvalued, Helsinki based AIM Capital tells us how[Read More…]

by 01/12/2017
Special Report: Real Estate & Infrastructure

Special Report: Real Estate & Infrastructure

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – In this publication, you will find that, to little surprise, those managers in asset classes adjacent to real estate, have been particularly vehement about the increasing mispricing of real estate. Not only has the illiquidity premium been drawn down, but the risk of the asset class itself may be misunderstood, given how long the current positive trend[Read More…]

by 09/11/2017
Merrant Named Best Global Arbitrage Fund

Merrant Named Best Global Arbitrage Fund

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – The 2017 winners of the InvestHedge Awards, which honour the top risk-adjusted returns in the multi-manager industry, were announced last Thursday (September 28) in New York. Merrant Alpha Select was the only Nordic name distinguished among the winning funds, winning the “Best Global Arbitrage Fund, 5 Years” category. “It is very gratifying that Merrant’s market neutral strategy has[Read More…]

by 03/10/2017
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
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
Nordic Nominees at inaugural Emerging Fund Manager Awards

Nordic Nominees at inaugural Emerging Fund Manager Awards

Stockholm (HedgeNordic). There seems to be no hedge fund award ceremony with at least a good portion of Nordic nominees to be considered. In the latest addition to awards for hedge funds, HFM Global/Hedge Fund Intelligence  announced the initial nominations for the inaugural EuroHedge Emerging Fund Manager Awards, which will be announced and presented at an industry dinner in London[Read More…]

by 01/09/2017