Manager Interviews

Interview: Anders Lekholm, Zmart Alfa

Interview: Anders Lekholm, Zmart Alfa

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – During the summer, the Nordic Hedge Index (NHX) family was joined by Zmart Alfa, an equity-focused absolute return fund managed by Swedish asset manager Zmartic Fonder AB. Like all funds that purport to have an absolute return mandate, Zmart Alfa strives to generate positive returns regardless of market conditions. Zmart Alfa was launched under the umbrella of[Read More…]

by 13/10/2017
Interview: Anders Tandberg-Johansen, DNB TMT Absolute Return

Interview: Anders Tandberg-Johansen, DNB TMT Absolute Return

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – DNB TMT Absolute Return, one of a handful of long/short market neutral equity hedge funds in the Nordics, has generated an annualized return of 3.44% since the fund’s inception in November 2010. The fund employs a relatively low net position in equities and aims to generate absolute returns uncorrelated to returns in equity markets. DNB Asset Management’s[Read More…]

by 02/10/2017
Interview – Michael Idevall, Arcturus

Interview – Michael Idevall, Arcturus

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – After having spent 12 years successfully managing the specialist global equity fund Camelot at Lancelot, a long-only fund that could alter its long equity exposure by changing its cash proportion, Michael Idevall (pictured) decided to leave to set up his own hedge fund, using a more flexible mandate. In March 2016, he launched the fund Arcturus together[Read More…]

by 19/09/2017
TOBAM-565-JEP

Riding Bubbles with Smart Beta

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – During his recent visit to Stockholm, we spoke to Yves Choueifaty, founder and President of the French smart-beta manager TOBAM about a recent research the firm produced on the worrying concentrations in the current credit market. TOBAM may sound to some people like an acronym resulting from a merger of a spin off, but far from it.[Read More…]

by 14/09/2017
Interview: Luke Ellis – CEO, Man Group

Interview: Luke Ellis – CEO, Man Group

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Luke Ellis is the CEO of the world’s largest publicly traded hedge fund manager, Man Group Plc. While in Stockholm earlier this year, HedgeNordic met up with Ellis to hear what he had to say about the current environment for hedge funds, what strategies that he sees as most likely to perform well in the current market[Read More…]

by 14/09/2017
Interview: Marcus Wahlberg, Elementa

Interview: Marcus Wahlberg, Elementa

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Elementa, a niche long/short equity fund specializing in Nordic small and mid-sized companies, returned 34.08% since its inception in early March 2015. The fund launched and managed by Marcus Wahlberg enjoyed a wonderful rookie year, delivering a return of 15.02% in 2015, followed by an equally-exceptional 2016 in terms of performance (13.88%). However, the fund’s investors have[Read More…]

by 13/09/2017
Interview: Caba Capital in fixed income hedge fund launch

Interview: Caba Capital in fixed income hedge fund launch

Caba Capital is the latest addition to the successful group of fixed income hedge fund managers that have been coming out of Denmark in recent years. Following a capital raising period which, according to the fund manager has brought in DKK 200 million in initial investments (well above the DKK 100 million that was set as target), the team started[Read More…]

by 19/07/2017
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
Interview: Carl Rydin – Origo Capital

Interview: Carl Rydin – Origo Capital

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Last week, the Swedish activist hedge fund manager Origo Capital announced the hire of Carl Rydin (pictured) as new portfolio manager. Carl, who joins from the US long/short equity hedge fund Lucerne Capital, will be added to the team of analysts behind the Origo Quest 1 fund. In an interview with HedgeNordic, Carl explains how he identifies[Read More…]

by 15/05/2017
Playing sustainability from the long and the short side

Playing sustainability from the long and the short side

 Stockholm (NordSIP) – In May of 2016, Swedish hedge fund shop Atlant Fonder launched a new hedge fund investing only in equities and corporate bonds with a sustainable profile. Through shorting the Eurostoxx50 and using short delta option strategies against these holdings, the fund aims to be market neutral. In essence, this translates into a fund that goes long of sustainable[Read More…]

by 02/03/2017
Interview: Allan Winkel Hansen – WH Index Fund

Interview: Allan Winkel Hansen – WH Index Fund

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – As founder and CEO of Denmark’s WH Asset Management, portfolio manager of the multi-asset WH Index A/S and WH Index Growth A/S AIFs, and founder and CEO of the investment advisory company WH Invest, Allan Winkel Hansen is a busy man. Nevertheless, he took time out for an exclusive interview with HedgeNordic, in which he discusses his[Read More…]

by 01/03/2017
Interview: Sean George – Granit Global Credit Opportunity Fund

Interview: Sean George – Granit Global Credit Opportunity Fund

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – The Swedish fund management company Granit Fonder will shortly launch a hedge fund focused on the global credit markets. The fund will go under the name Granit Global Credit Opportunity and will be managed by Sean George (pictured). In an interview with financial news agency Finwire, Sean explains what to expect from the new fund, how he[Read More…]

by 28/02/2017
Accendo: “2016 was a good year for us”

Accendo: “2016 was a good year for us”

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Activist hedge fund Accendo had another stellar year in 2016 posting net gains of over 30 percent, which adds to an even better 2015 when the fund added 49 percent. In a comment to HedgeNordic, lead portfolio manager Henri Österlund (pictured) explains the underlying drivers for performance in 2016. HedgeNordic: What transactions were the most profitable during[Read More…]

by 12/01/2017
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
QQM in green bond initiative

QQM in green bond initiative

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Having been one of the pioneers in the Nordic hedge fund space to adapt its investment strategy to ESG-guidelines, QQM Fund Management announced its negative screening efforts already in 2014. Now QQM take an additional sustainability initiative by incorporating green bonds into their cash management. ”We are bringing in green bonds to our cash management, in other words we will[Read More…]

by 15/11/2016
Global corporate bonds – In search of coupons

Global corporate bonds – In search of coupons

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – By investing in corporate bonds globally while holding part of the portfolio focused on the Nordic region, Stefan Ericson and the team behind the Pareto Global Corporate Bond Fund aim to deliver 4-6 per cent annually to its investors, a quest that has become increasingly challenging given the current interest rate environment. ”We are focusing on niche companies[Read More…]

by 07/10/2016
Wealth manager Perspectives on the Zero interest Environment

Wealth manager Perspectives on the Zero interest Environment

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Like many other investors with a fixed Income component in their portfolios, asset allocators and family offices are trying to get their heads around the question as to how to obtain yield in a zero, or even negative, interest rate environment. following the Brexit referendum in the UK, the dilemma appears set to remain for the foreseeable future. Is[Read More…]

by 30/09/2016
New brooms  To sweep clean at Catella’s fixed income funds

New brooms To sweep clean at Catella’s fixed income funds

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Continuous change is the name of the game in the world of investments. Modern risk management aims to mitigate the worst of these shocks but changes within an investment organisation itself in particular can be an uncomfortable ride both for clients and those working within the organisation. Fund management companies have long discussed how to best deal with the[Read More…]

by 25/09/2016
The hunt for yield

The hunt for yield

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Negative or near-negative interest rates, which was unthinkable not so long ago, are now a reality in the Nordic region and elsewhere. This, combined with plunging bond yields across the world, has forced investors to re-focus their fixed-income allocations. According to Kirstein Finans’ latest Nordic Investor Survey, allocations to fixed income continue to decline. One reason is that diminishing diversification benefits combined with the aforementioned low[Read More…]

by 21/09/2016