Manager Interviews

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
Bringing Direct Lending to the Nordics

Bringing Direct Lending to the Nordics

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – With investors being drawn from traditional fixed income assets in search for yield, the private debt market has emerged as a fast growing investment option. Within this space, investment strategies focusing on offering loans to private companies, so-called Direct Lending strategies, have emerged as a new asset class. Stockholm-based asset manager Kreditfonden aims to bring Direct Lending[Read More…]

by 21/09/2016
Mjeltevik Invest – capturing trends in Nordic equities

Mjeltevik Invest – capturing trends in Nordic equities

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Using a systematic long term trend following approach to trade Norwegian and Danish equities, Håvar Mjeltevik (pictured) the portfolio manager and system designer behind Norwegian asset manager Mjeltevik Invest, has built an impressive track record. In an interview with HedgeNordic, Håvar explains the characteristics of his system and what he believes makes it stand out. HedgeNordic: Give us[Read More…]

by 05/08/2016
New dawn rising for Aktie-Ansvar

New dawn rising for Aktie-Ansvar

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Widely known for their Graal hedge funds, Aktie-Ansvar is one of the oldest fund management companies on the Swedish market with its roots dating back to 1965. In 2016, a new dawn seems to be rising for the firm as two senior hires; Philip Wendt, previously with länsförsäkringar and Marie ljungqvist, previously with Alfred Berg, were added[Read More…]

by 10/06/2016
Per Djerf and Marcus Andreis, Peak Asset Management

A defensive approach to hedge fund investing

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Started in 2011 as a partner-owned asset manager with a focus on hedge fund solutions for the institutional audience, Peak Asset Management today runs approximately 1,5 billion SEk across four different hedge fund strategies. Although little known to the wider investor community, Peak has slowly but surely built on their vision to create products offering truly uncorrelated returns with[Read More…]

by 09/06/2016
Passion Palette of a CTA Pioneer

Passion Palette of a CTA Pioneer

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Finnish men are not famed nor do they have a worldwide reputation for being very outspoken about their emotions, and expressing them in many words and vivid colors. This is also a rare breed among sober and cool, systematic, traders in the Managed Futures space. What stands out therefore, when reading interviews or listening to podcasts with Martin[Read More…]

by 26/05/2016
Varma punching above its weight in hedge fund allocation

Varma punching above its weight in hedge fund allocation

Helsinki (HedgeNordic – Teaser) Finnish institutional investors seem to have taken to hedge funds more than their peers elsewhere. According to statistics from TELA, The Finnish Pension Alliance, the average allocation among pension and insurance providers, at the end of 2015 was 9.6% and 7.7% among all pension funds, which includes the country’s industry-wide, company and public sector funds. In[Read More…]

by 25/05/2016
Interview Staffan Knafve, Rhenman Global Opportunities L/S

Interview Staffan Knafve, Rhenman Global Opportunities L/S

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – The question of what comes next for Rhenman & Partners has been answered after the Swedish asset manager’s flagship fund, Rhenman Healthcare Equity L/S had a soft close in December 2015, as the fund reached capacity limits in manageable assets. Having received permission to market from Swedish financial regulator FI, Rhenman Global Opportunities L/S will soon start trading[Read More…]

by 05/05/2016
CTAs and Macro in a Multi-Strategy Context

CTAs and Macro in a Multi-Strategy Context

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Johan Tjeder is the portfolio manager of Atlant MultiStrategy External (AMSE), a fund that invests into other hedge funds exhibiting low correlation to equity markets. By design, the portfolio is tilted towards CTAs and Macro. A logical choice, if you are to create an uncorrelated portfolio that is to deliver a meaningful return above the risk free[Read More…]

by 24/03/2016
Interview Jarle Birkeland, Alchemy Trading

Interview Jarle Birkeland, Alchemy Trading

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Jarle Birkeland (pictured) is the founder and portfolio manager of newly launched Norwegian long/short equity fund Alchemy Trading. In an interview with HedgeNordic, Birkeland explains the strategy behind the fund and reveals how his career as a professional football player taught him trading discipline. HedgeNordic: How would you describe the fund in a nutshell? A: Long short equity fund with[Read More…]

by 18/03/2016
Interview Tommi Kemppainen – Helsinki Capital Partners

Interview Tommi Kemppainen – Helsinki Capital Partners

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) –  Founded in 2007 by Tommi Kemppainen and friends, Finnish asset manager Helsinki Capital Partners (HCP) is today a fast growing investment boutique managing approximately 70 million euro and serving almost 1.000 individual clients. With a novel approach to raising assets, the fund manager targets often overlooked groups of high net worth individuals such as professional athletes and artists. Traditional allocators including foundations[Read More…]

by 21/12/2015