Articles by: Kamran Ghalitschi

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
Steven Desmyter talks about Man Group’s commitment to ESG

Steven Desmyter talks about Man Group’s commitment to ESG

Stockholm (HedgeNordic / NordSIP): Man Group’s Head of Sales for EMEA, Steven Desmyter (pictured) talks about Man Group’s commitment to ESG across its Investment Management Businesses. How does Man Group currently think about ESG when it comes to its own product range within its hedge fund business? Man Group manages a diversified collection of alternative and long only products across[Read More…]

by 06/03/2017
Special Report: Sustainable Investing in Alternatives

Special Report: Sustainable Investing in Alternatives

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – With interest in Socially Responsible Investment and Economic, Social and corporate Governance exploding over the past decade, and academic evidence abounding that responsible investment often has positive effects on performance, why has the hedge fund space been slow to adopt an ESG profile? HedgeNordic and NordSIP’s latest report, Sustainable Investing in Alternatives, tackles the issue, and finds the[Read More…]

by 17/02/2017
Invitation: ESG Seminar, Stockholm February 14

Invitation: ESG Seminar, Stockholm February 14

Thomson Reuters welcomes you to this unique opportunity for asset and fund managers, senior pension fund executives and corporate governance specialists to learn more about the opportunities and risks with integrating Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) issues into their practices. Through the seminars we aim to bring clarity in the field of sustainable investing and diversification as well as discussing[Read More…]

by 08/02/2017
Hedge Funds beat traditionasl in 2016 – risk adjusted

Hedge Funds beat traditionasl in 2016 – risk adjusted

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – According to AIMA and data provider Preqin, Hedge funds, despite the subconsciously felt disappointment, actually outperformed traditional assists such as equities and bonds on a risk-adjusted basis in 2016. Hedge funds’ risk-adjusted return, as measured by the Sharpe ratio, was 1.45 for the year, ahead of the S&P 500 (1.1), MSCI World (0.68) and Barclays Global Aggregate (0.20)[Read More…]

by 25/01/2017
Gramont Capital grows team

Gramont Capital grows team

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Finnish alternative investment fund manager Gramont Capital Ltd., announced that Sami Sormunen (pictured) has joined the firm as a Sales Director on December 27th 2016. In this role, Mr. Sormunen will be providing alternative investment solutions to institutional investors with a focus on pension funds, insurance companies and family offices. “We see Sami joining the firm as[Read More…]

by 10/01/2017