Manager Interviews

What the Future Holds

What the Future Holds

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – In HedgeNordic’s upcoming Special Report on Equities, we have looked to the future for inspiration. Our supplement on Hedge Funds 2.0 will unveil some exciting analysis on artificial intelligence, alpha in a changing world, and even MiFID II. While the shop is busy bringing the final touches to the report, we are bringing forward the views of[Read More…]

by 13/12/2017
New Design off to a Good Start

New Design off to a Good Start

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Since introducing a new team of portfolio managers in May of this year and having remodelled what was previously a fund based on IPM:s Systematic Macro Fund, Aktie-Ansvar Kvanthedge is off to a good start under its new design. The fund has gained 3 percent since the start under the new regime on May 25 and has[Read More…]

by 12/12/2017
Red Carpet Into Finnish Forestry

Red Carpet Into Finnish Forestry

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – This autumn, the Finnish fund management company FIM launched the FIM Forest fund or “FIM Forest” targeting professional investors in Sweden. The fund invests in plots of forest land in different parts of Finland. Quality verification is carried out in co-operation with local specialists; one of these is Innofor Ltd, a company managing forests across Finland –[Read More…]

by 01/12/2017
No One-Trick Pony

No One-Trick Pony

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Coeli Prognosis Machines, a systematic macro strategy combining financial models with artificial intelligence to make investments in a wide array of asset classes, is the second-best performing fund within the NHX CTA category this year after returning 10.4% year-to-date. Most strikingly, the strategy developed and managed by Alex Gioulekas, one of the founding members of multi-billion systematic[Read More…]

by 30/11/2017
Swedish Domestic Market: Proceed Cautiously

Swedish Domestic Market: Proceed Cautiously

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – PriorNilsson Idea, a long/short equity-focused hedge fund managed by Swedish asset manager PriorNilsson Fonder, has generated a cumulative return of 194.5% since its inception in January 2006, equating to an annual compound rate of 9.6%. The fund’s performance has been solid in recent years, with the fund being on track to deliver an annual return in excess[Read More…]

by 16/11/2017
Sustainability a No-Brainer for Infrastructure

Sustainability a No-Brainer for Infrastructure

Stockholm (NordSIP) – By definition, infrastructure is a long-term investment and investing with this type of horizon requires more than the usual financial analysis. Consequences must be carefully analysed, and risks that are not immediately apparent must be taken into account. As he is approaching the final close on his first fund, Sweden-based infrastructure investment manager and founding partner Philip[Read More…]

by 15/11/2017
Nordic Cross cautious in building new funds

Nordic Cross cautious in building new funds

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – The fund management company Nordic Cross Asset Management, a part of the Altor-owned Caram Group, launched two new hedge funds in August this year; Nordic Cross Total Return Bond Fund and Nordic Cross Stable Return. The prior is an alternative investment fund focusing on fixed income markets while the latter can be described as an alternative multi-strategy[Read More…]

by 10/11/2017
RAM AI: From Emerging Markets to Systematic Long/Short

RAM AI: From Emerging Markets to Systematic Long/Short

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – During a recent visit to Stockholm, Emmanuel Hauptmann, Partner & Senior Systematic Equity Fund Manager at Geneva-based RAM Active Investments, spoke to HedgeNordic about his firm’s systematic Long/Short strategy, and explained why he often visits the Nordics. A few years back, when Hauptmann and his team started travelling to Stockholm, they presented mostly their flagship Emerging Market[Read More…]

by 02/11/2017
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