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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
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
Nordic hedge funds gain in August, CTAs continue rebound

Nordic hedge funds gain in August, CTAs continue rebound

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Nordic hedge funds, as expressed by the Nordic Hedge Index NHX, gained an estimated 0.17% in August (83% reported), bringing the year-to-date performance to 1.68%. The month showed overall solid performance numbers, with CTAs continuing its rebound from July to finish August 0.98% higher. The strategy was the best performer on the month but is still lagging[Read More…]

by 11/09/2017
BMS Managers comment on performance

BMS Managers comment on performance

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – In a video interview, Patrik Brummer and newly appointed managing director and portfolio manager  Mikael Spångberg, responsible for Brummer Multistrategy talk about the performance of the fund so far in 2017. For Patrik Brummer, the performance is definitely better than in the past few years, and the quality of the performance is high. He is particularly satisfied by[Read More…]

by 08/09/2017
Manticore CIO on Impressive 2017 Performance

Manticore CIO on Impressive 2017 Performance

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Tech-focused equity hedge fund Manticore, backed by Stockholm-based fund-of-hedge-funds firm Brummer & Partners, has been delivering jaw-dropping returns in 2017. The long/short fund focused on investing in the technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) sectors returned an estimated 6.2% in August, bringing the year-to-date gains to an impressive figure of 35.9%. In a video interview, Manticore’s Chief Investment[Read More…]

by 04/09/2017
Svante Bergström - Lynx

Lynx “down but not out”

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – In a recent article in Swedish business magazine Dagens Industri (DI), Svante Bergström (pictured), founder and CEO of Swedish systematic trend following hedge fund Lynx, was asked whether there is a risk that the fund will be closed by Brummer & Partners. The reasoning being that Brummer is keen on closing non-performing funds, highlighted by the closure[Read More…]

by 01/09/2017
Nordic CTAs recover in July, trend followers in bad international company on year

Nordic CTAs recover in July, trend followers in bad international company on year

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Nordic CTAs, as measured by the Nordic Hedge CTA Index (NHX CTA), gained 2.37 percent in July and thereby recovered from recent losses. Year-to-date, the index is still in firm negative territory with losses mounting to 3.64%. In July, the best performing manager was the Alfa Axiom Fund from Alfakraft, with gains of 8,3 percent, closely followed[Read More…]

by 17/08/2017
Facebook most held position by hedge funds

Facebook most held position by hedge funds

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Facebook is the most widely held position among major global hedge funds according to the latest hedge fund ownership report from Novus, which tracks trends in international filings for over 5.000 hedge funds. According to Novus data, hedge funds had more than 5 percent of stock ownership in the social media giant translating into an underlying value[Read More…]

by 02/06/2017
UK Election Doesn’t Pre-Empt Fears of “Hard” Brexit

UK Election Doesn’t Pre-Empt Fears of “Hard” Brexit

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s decision Tuesday to call a snap General Election on June 8 is “not without risk,” according to Mike Amey, head of sterling portfolio management at PIMCO. However, the prospects of a victory for Labour and its leader Jeremy Corbyn are low, with a 20-point lead in the polls for the Conservatives who[Read More…]

by 20/04/2017
Hedge Funds Resilient As Geopolitical Risk Intensifies

Hedge Funds Resilient As Geopolitical Risk Intensifies

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Hedge funds are proving resilient in the face of an explosion of geopolitical risk, Lyxor writes in its latest weekly brief. With an increasingly speculative and uncertain first round of the French presidential election, the U.S. strike on Syria and tensions on the Korean peninsula, hedge funds strategies have for the most part remained positive, CTAs being[Read More…]

by 19/04/2017
“Trump Tracker” Devised To Help Managers Hedge

“Trump Tracker” Devised To Help Managers Hedge

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Research firm Sentieo has built a “Trump Tracker” for hedge fund managers and others wishing to stay on top of U.S. president Donald Trump’s wild and unpredictable twitter announcements. The president has shown a penchant for reacting instinctively and tweeting wild accusations and what could sometimes be interpreted as policy changes, much to the consternation of some[Read More…]

by 30/03/2017
CFA Institute: Geopolitical Risk is Back

CFA Institute: Geopolitical Risk is Back

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Historically, funds have diverged strongly as to the necessity of political risk assessment, depending on strategy, investment targets, geopolitical location and a host of other factors. Some, such as Sweden’s Informed Portfolio Management, see little need for it at all, considering broader calculations. Nevertheless, there are indications that views on the need to re-incorporate political risk into[Read More…]

by 17/03/2017
Court Overrules Hedge Fund Plaintiffs in Fannie, Freddie Case

Court Overrules Hedge Fund Plaintiffs in Fannie, Freddie Case

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac shares plunged over 30% after a decision was handed down this past Tuesday by a U.S. federal appeals court that hedge funds still won’t be able to sue the U.S. government for seizing their profits following Fannie and Freddie’s post-2008 bailout. Fannie Mae shares were down 34.7% while Freddie Mac shares slid[Read More…]

by 23/02/2017
Bullish Hedge Funds Bet Big on Crude Price Rises

Bullish Hedge Funds Bet Big on Crude Price Rises

  Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Hedge Funds are making a massive collective bet on rising oil prices, according to the most recent data from regulators and exchanges. Having added an extra 41 million barrels to net long positions in the seven days ending in January 31, hedge funds now have long positions equivalent to almost 1 billion barrels across contracts with[Read More…]

by 09/02/2017
U.S. Hedge Fund Perspectives Shift on Europe

U.S. Hedge Fund Perspectives Shift on Europe

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Perspectives are changing on Europe among U.S. hedge funds, the Financial Times reports. It follows that valuations are looking increasingly attractive to investors compared with the U.S., and a small but growing number of hedge funds are taking the lead in increasing their exposure. Continental Europe is currently held to be one of the least fashionable markets[Read More…]

by 07/02/2017
Seven Habits of Highly Successful  Portfolio Managers

Seven Habits of Highly Successful Portfolio Managers

In today’s hyper-competitive business world, there’s a never-ending deluge of self-help lists, man- agement consultants, and executive mentorship training. You can read Medium or HBR, you can watch TED talks, and you can attend a Coursera webinar. While most management observers point to improved baselines across corporations, the zeitgeist of media attention gravitated toward the Silicon Valley startup space and[Read More…]

by 03/01/2017