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Funds of Hedge Funds in Metamorphosis

Funds of Hedge Funds in Metamorphosis

London (HedgeNordic) – The claim that fund of hedge funds (FOHF) are dead is greatly exaggerated. Their headline assets of around $600 billion, per HFR, have been declining as a percentage of hedge fund industry assets (now around $3.5 trillion, according to BarclayHedge). But FOHF are highly influential in acting as consultants and advisors to some of the world’s largest[Read More…]

by 05/04/2018
IPM in Contrarian Long US dollar bet as “Fundamentals Take Control”

IPM in Contrarian Long US dollar bet as “Fundamentals Take Control”

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Stockholm-based quant hedge fund IPM Informed Portfolio Management has taken the other side of the trade in the US dollar, holding a significant long position in the greenback, Serge Houles (pictured), head of investment strategy told Bloomberg last week. “One of the biggest positions we have now is the long dollar position. The dollar is one of[Read More…]

by 25/03/2018
“Gold and Silver Loading up for Major Move”

“Gold and Silver Loading up for Major Move”

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – The price of gold and silver is about to break out from a long period of range bound trading with low volatility, Eric Strand (pictured), portfolio manager of Pacific Precious and Pacific Multi Asset told EFN Råvaror in yesterday´s broadcast from Gothenburg. “There are many things, apart from technicals, that point to a major move, what is[Read More…]

by 22/03/2018
Ambrosia adds Attefall as New Portfolio Manager

Ambrosia adds Attefall as New Portfolio Manager

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Swedish multi-strategy hedge fund Ambrosia has added Fredrik Attefall as new portfolio manager. According to a post on Ambrosia’s website, Attefall will join the fund management company on April 3 and will also become a partner of the firm. Attefall has an extensive experience from the hedge fund industry having managed a portfolio within the Brummer Nektar[Read More…]

by 22/03/2018
Bodenholm Wins Investor Choice Award

Bodenholm Wins Investor Choice Award

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – The SEK 6.2 billion Swedish long/short equity hedge fund Bodenholm, part of the Brummer group, won the 2018 investor choice award at en event held in London last week. Bodenholm won the category “Global Equity Fund USD 500 million – USD 1 billion” in competition with the Ardevora Global Equity Fund, the MW TOPS Fund, the Naya[Read More…]

by 18/03/2018
Capital Four Hard-Closes Credit Hedge Fund After Strong Inflows

Capital Four Hard-Closes Credit Hedge Fund After Strong Inflows

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Danish credit hedge fund manager Capital Four has hard-closed its Credit Opportunities Fund as of the end of February, Bloomberg reports. The firm, which has previously communicated a soft-close of the strategy, said “higher than expected commitments into the fund” has had the fund reaching the hard-closing level of EUR 500 million in February. According to Bloomberg,[Read More…]

by 11/03/2018
Norwegian Hedge Fund Billionaire Halvorsen Remains Committed to FANG stocks

Norwegian Hedge Fund Billionaire Halvorsen Remains Committed to FANG stocks

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Ole Andreas Halvorsen (pictured) is the CEO of and co-founder of Viking Global Investors, a hedge fund management firm based in Connecticut US. The firm is managing the Viking Global Fund which oversees 16.3 billion USD in assets under management. According to wealth-x, a website tracking wealthy individuals, 57-year old Halvorsen, who rarely speeks to media, has[Read More…]

by 10/03/2018
Hedge Funds Aggressively Short Danish Stocks

Hedge Funds Aggressively Short Danish Stocks

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Hedge funds are aggressively betting on Danish stocks to decline. According to Bloomberg, who are referring to data from the Financial Supervisory Authority in Copenhagen, the value of Danish stocks being shorted has more than trippled in the last five years. Although the regulator banned short bets against Danish banks during the financial crisis, it now regards[Read More…]

by 09/03/2018
Brummer Give Back Gains in February as Lynx and Florin Court Tank

Brummer Give Back Gains in February as Lynx and Florin Court Tank

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Swedish hedge fund giant Brummer & Partners saw its flagship fund Brummer Multi Strategy (BMS) give back a large chunk of January’s gains in February as markets turned increasingly volatile causing losses for systematic macro strategies in particular. According to estimates on the Brummer website, the BMS fund had lost 2 percent by month-end, translating into a[Read More…]

by 06/03/2018
Legendary Hedge Fund Manager Recommends Buying Commodities and Hard Assets

Legendary Hedge Fund Manager Recommends Buying Commodities and Hard Assets

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Legendary hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones, widely known for calling the October 1987 crash, shared his market views in a rare interview with Goldman Sachs last week. Jones blasted President Donald Trump´s corporate tax cut and Congress’ recent budget spending bill. “We’re in the third-longest economic expansion in history. Yet we have somehow managed to pass[Read More…]

by 05/03/2018
Investors Plan to Allocate to Emerging Market Hedge Funds in 2018

Investors Plan to Allocate to Emerging Market Hedge Funds in 2018

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Hedge fund investors are planning to increase allocations to emerging markets in 2018, this according to JP Morgan Chase & Co’s latest institutional investor survey released Thursday. According to the report, referenced by Bloomberg, about 33 percent of institutional investors plan to give more capital to emerging-market strategies this year. Approximately 20 percent expect to increase allocations to[Read More…]

by 23/02/2018
Hedge Funds Expect H&M To Fall Further

Hedge Funds Expect H&M To Fall Further

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Swedish retailer Hennes & Mauritz shares plunged 33 percent in 2017, marking their worst year since the beginning of this century. The share has continued its slump in the first two months of 2018 and is currently down close to 17 percent since the begining of the year. However, short data compiled by Bloomberg reveals that hedge[Read More…]

by 22/02/2018
The Unbearable Lightness of Bubbles

The Unbearable Lightness of Bubbles

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – The Swedish House of Finance (SSE) hosted a timely and highly topical seminar entitled Bubbles in Theory and in Markets with Jungsuk Han, Associate Professor of Finance, and Torbjörn Iwarson, Commodity Market Specialist at Skandia Investment Management. Their presentations gave their perspectives of asset price bubbles, in academia on the one hand and the commodity markets on[Read More…]

by 14/02/2018
Special Report: The many Shapes and Colours of Equity Strategies

Special Report: The many Shapes and Colours of Equity Strategies

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – HedgeNordic´s last special report of 2018 is all about “The many shapes and colours of equity strategies.” Equity strategies, be it trading stocks, equity indices or derivatives are by far the most widespread segment of the hedge fund space. The strategies managers apply to find and extract alpha from the markets are manifold, the clean cuts being[Read More…]

by 21/12/2017
Coeli Announces New Launch

Coeli Announces New Launch

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Coeli has recruited Mikael Petersson as fund manager for a new hedge fund soon to be launched according to a press release. Petersson has worked for a number of London hedge fund firms and will start the new hedge fund, Absolute European Equity, under the Coeli umbrella on January 2, 2018. The fund’s focus will be European[Read More…]

by 15/12/2017
All Aboard the Bubble!

All Aboard the Bubble!

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – One distinguishable trend in the institutional investor universe has been the gradual but clear shift toward increased exposure to real assets such as real estate and infrastructure. Real estate experts state that this reallocation of assets represents a significant tendency among many pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, endowments and foundations. Some even claim that the rediscovery of[Read More…]

by 24/11/2017
Real Estate Bubbles Across the Decades

Real Estate Bubbles Across the Decades

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – The term “housing bubble” had not been used in the popular press prior to early 2000s, not even in the late 1980s, a time considered to have witnessed a number of severe housing bubbles. Today, however, this combination of words is used liberally to describe the behavior of housing prices. Everyone can recognize economic bubbles after they[Read More…]

by 22/11/2017
Winning Nordic Emerging Managers in London

Winning Nordic Emerging Managers in London

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Last week in London, EuroHedge awarded prizes to the best Emerging Fund Managers within several hedge fund categories in Europe. This award ceremony complements the long-standing EuroHedge awards ceremony which is traditionally held in January and showcases managers that have typically smaller funds or shorter track-records. There were four categories in which the jury chose the winners,[Read More…]

by 13/11/2017
You Are Invited!

You Are Invited!

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Investorletter.net, the financial news website dedicated to Nordic professional investors, invites all NordSIP readers to sign up for this year’s Investor Letter conference on November 15 at 15:00, to be held at the cinema Rigoletto, Kungsgatan 16, Stockholm. The focus of this year’s edition will be dedicated Sustainability. The event will also include an exclusive preview of[Read More…]

by 06/11/2017
European Short Observer: September 2017

European Short Observer: September 2017

This report displays insights from the European Short Disclosure Regulation (ESMA). Using daily lings, Novus track over 50 billion Euros in short investments across more than 250 managers. Novus will explore last month’s sector exposure changes and best short picks. We’ve also ranked the most shorted securities, the most covered securi- ties, and the top new shorts. The biggest increase during September[Read More…]

by 20/10/2017