Manager Interviews

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
Looking for Michelin star quality Market Neutral strategies

Looking for Michelin star quality Market Neutral strategies

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Ludwig Holmgren, Head of Capital Introduction at SEB in Stockholm, discusses what makes Market Neutral strategies attractive for institutional investors. In theory, Market Neutral is a great idea for any portfolio; a costeffective uncorrelated asset. As fixed-income is not a lucrative option nowadays, Market Neutral should constitute an attractive alternative for any investor. However, for some, this style[Read More…]

by 17/12/2015
Interview: Mikael Tarnawski-Berlin – Pandium

Interview: Mikael Tarnawski-Berlin – Pandium

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Pandium Global is a Swedish fund running a concentrated portfolio of companies the portfolio manger, Mikael Tarnawski-Berlin, sees to be good value picks. The strategy, which has been running since 2011, is available in a public fund structure since 2014 has returned in excess of 20% annualized despite holding large cash positions at all times. We had[Read More…]

by 10/12/2015
Interview: Jonas Mårtenson / Ress Capital

Interview: Jonas Mårtenson / Ress Capital

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – The market for alternative investments offers a broad spectrum of possible sources of return, beside the traditional equity and fixed income market the various hedge fund strategies. When having a closer look at the funds included in the Nordic Hedge Index (NHX), Ress Capital does stand out being by design truly uncorrelated to the development in the[Read More…]

by 25/11/2015
Interview Anders Blomqvist – Atlant Sharp Europe

Interview Anders Blomqvist – Atlant Sharp Europe

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Anders Blomqvist is the portfolio manager of Atland Fonder´s newly launched hedge fund Atlant Sharp Europe. Together with Atlant´s lead portfolio manager, Anders Kullberg, he has developed a product that aims to generate returns through trading index futures on the EuroStoxx 50 index. The Sharp fund already exists in a Swedish version trading the OMXS30 index. In an interview, Anders talks about his[Read More…]

by 20/11/2015
Seeking uncorrelated Alpha in a L/S Equity approach

Seeking uncorrelated Alpha in a L/S Equity approach

Stockholm (HedgeNordic)  – Geneva and London-based RAM Active Investments . might be little known to the broad public but the company has a strong institutional footprint and holds several international awards to its name.  (Not to be mistaken with Swedish manager RAM Rational Asset Management, responsible for RAM ONE). In the Nordics, the company has been running institutional mandates going back several[Read More…]

by 30/10/2015
Interview: Philippe Ferreira – Lyxor Asset Management

Interview: Philippe Ferreira – Lyxor Asset Management

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Philippe Ferreira is chief strategist at Lyxor Asset Management. Lyxor offers what is called a managed account platform where the asset manager hosts a number of high profile hedge fund strategies. The managed account structure allows Lyxor to have full transparency on each of the individual accounts, which in turn makes it a unique source of information when[Read More…]

by 02/10/2015
Interview: SEB’s Otto Francke on the new Alternative Risk Premia fund

Interview: SEB’s Otto Francke on the new Alternative Risk Premia fund

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – In May of 2015, SEB launched a new fund called SEB Alternative Risk Premia. The idea is to offer a vehicle that allows investors to benefit from the same return drivers that regular hedge funds capture, albeit to a significantly lower fee. HedgeNordic took the opportunity to ask the fund’s portfolio manager, Otto Francke, what he believes the[Read More…]

by 19/09/2015
Carnegie Worldwide L/S – Har vidtagit försiktighet inför hösten

Carnegie Worldwide L/S – Har vidtagit försiktighet inför hösten

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – I en förvaltarrapport för det andra kvartalet 2015 redogör Carnegie Asset Managements David Rindegren (bild) för utvecklingen av fonden Carnegie WorldWide Long/Short Fund. Av rapporten framgår att fonden dragit ned sin nettoexponering och initierat en kort position i den schweiziska klocktillverkaren Swatch. HedgeNordic har intervjuat David Rindegren för en mer djupgående diskussion om aktiemarknadens värdering inför hösten samt[Read More…]

by 07/08/2015
Origo Capital kommenterar första halvåret 2015

Origo Capital kommenterar första halvåret 2015

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Origo Capital, förvaltaren av long/short equity hedgefonden Origo Quest 1, presenterade under juli sin rapport för det första halvåret 2015. HedgeNordic ställde i samband med detta några väl utvalda frågor till förvaltarna Stefan Roos och Staffan Östlin. HedgeNordic: Det första halvåret slutade med en uppgång på 6,5 procent, dock med ett större tapp i juni i linje[Read More…]

by 04/08/2015
Intervju: Henri Österlund – Accendo

Intervju: Henri Österlund – Accendo

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Accendo Capital är en aktivistfond baserad i Luxemburg, som startade sin verksamhet i februari 2008. Bolaget har ett footprint i både Sverige och Finland, tack vare sin investerarbas men även sett till investeringarnas geografiska fördelning, liksom delar av teamets bakgrund. Sedan starten har fonden stigit med +80% och har idag ett förvaltat kapital på närmare EUR 30[Read More…]

by 05/06/2015