Articles by: Kamran Ghalitschi

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
Nordic Hedge Fund Asset Growth Index

Nordic Hedge Fund Asset Growth Index

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – As of January 2017, HedgeNordic has been calculating and publishing a new index, Nordic Hedge Index – Asset Growth Index (NHX-AGI), with an attempt at representatively measuring the asset growth or decline of the Nordic hedge fund industry. Ambitious as we are, we would have liked to answer simple yet obvious questions as: “how big is the[Read More…]

by 28/06/2017
HedgeNordic Industry Report 2017

HedgeNordic Industry Report 2017

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – HedgeNordic is pleased to announce the publication of its annual industry report covering the latest trends in the Nordic hedge fund industry. This year, we found interesting parallels between hedge funds and sports. Analogies or real-world comparisons span over horse riding, boxing, running, football, yoga and fencing as well as life after the game, great sports clubs[Read More…]

by 21/06/2017
2016 Nordic Hedge Award – A Review

2016 Nordic Hedge Award – A Review

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – A month has passed since the best Nordic hedge fund managers have been distinguished for their achievements during and up to 2016. The winning funds in their categories were distinguished in late April of 2017 in Stockholm. This was the fifth consecutive year HedgeNordic had the privilege to host this event. A summary with the highlights of[Read More…]

by 02/06/2017
Granit Recruits AP4’s Ulf Erlandsson In FI Expansion

Granit Recruits AP4’s Ulf Erlandsson In FI Expansion

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Granit Fonder, the Swedish fund management company, has recruited Ulf Erlandsson (pictured) from the Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund (AP4) to set up a new hedge fund later this year, according to a press release on Granit’s website. The fund will focus on climate change and green bonds, with Dr Erlandsson starting his new position as Head of[Read More…]

by 16/05/2017
How Hedge Funds can grow Assets

How Hedge Funds can grow Assets

According to feedback from Novus´readers, today’s greatest challenge facing hedge funds is growth, and for some managers it’s even more fundamental: simply staying in business. For multiple reasons, most hedge fund managers find the current environment extremely difficult for raising capital. From conversations with clients on both sides of the equation (asset owners and managers), Novus have found four main obstacles[Read More…]

by 16/05/2017
Susanna Urdmark Joins Rhenman

Susanna Urdmark Joins Rhenman

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Rhenman & Partners, the Stockholm-based fund manager, announced the recruitment of Susanna Urdmark (pictured), as the company continues its strategic expansion. Urdmark will be reinforcing the Healthcare team, and second founder Henrik Rhenman as portfolio manager for the Rhenman Healthcare Equity Long/Short fund. For the last ten years, Urdmark has strengthened her healthcare expertise, as CFO at[Read More…]

by 03/05/2017
Winners 2016 Nordic Hedge Award

Winners 2016 Nordic Hedge Award

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Yesterday, April 26th 2017 the best Nordic hedge funds were distinguished for their performance during 2016 at the Nordic Hedge Award. It was the fifth year HedgeNordic in collaboration with the Stockholm School of Economics and Swedish House of Finance and support of a jury board determined this ranking. The winners  of the 2016 Nordic Hedge Awards[Read More…]

by 27/04/2017
Bring out the cook!

Bring out the cook!

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – There are few pop bands I dislike more than the “Pet Shop Boys”. One line of their lyrics to „Opportunities” I find though describes how many shops in the asset management space divide the roles among their marketing teams and portfolio management: “I’ve got the brains you’ve got the looks. Let’s make lots of money.“ While working[Read More…]

by 18/04/2017
ESG Integration in Short Selling

ESG Integration in Short Selling

Stockholm (NordSIP) – Portfolio managers of Appleseed Capital, a Chicago based  asset manager, published a white paper on “ESG Integration in Short Selling.” In their foreword they write: “Short sellers are often derided as criminals, pessimists, and/or vultures; the reality is that these terms are, more often than not, more applicable in describing their targeted companies. In this analysis, we[Read More…]

by 31/03/2017
Catella Nordic L/S picks up HFJ Award

Catella Nordic L/S picks up HFJ Award

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) Catella’s Nordic Long Short Equity fund was named “Best Performing Fund Over a 2 Year Period” at the Hedge Fund Journal Awards in London. The Nordic Long Short Equity fund is an alternative absolute return equity fund with a Nordic focus with the potential to perform in both rising and falling markets. “We are delighted that Catella Nordic[Read More…]

by 31/03/2017
Nominations 2016 Nordic Hedge Award

Nominations 2016 Nordic Hedge Award

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – We are happy to announce the funds nominated for the 2016 Nordic Hedge Award. 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 achievement. Points are awarded for absolute[Read More…]

by 10/03/2017