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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
Lyxor Weekly Brief

Lyxor Weekly Brief

It would be an understatement to say that active investing has been challenged in 2016. Political risks loomed large and the switch from deflation fears to reflation hopes in H2 led to sizeable trend reversals across the board. This took most investors by surprise. Hedge funds underperformed global equity and bond indices in 2016, while active mutual funds failed to[Read More…]

by 03/01/2017
Saudi Arabia – new cornerstone to emerging markets

Saudi Arabia – new cornerstone to emerging markets

Saudi Arabia is the biggest and most in uen al member of the six-member Gulf Coopera on Council (GCC) that was created back in 1981 and whose member states’ currencies are pegged to USD. In total roughly 50 mln people live in the GCC, around 700 companies are listed on the local stock exchanges and aggregate market caps stack up to[Read More…]

by 15/12/2016
Emerging-market debt investing: A Nordic perspective

Emerging-market debt investing: A Nordic perspective

Nordic-based investors, recognising the long-standing investment challenges facing institutions, are again exhibiting their receptiveness to investment solutions that lie outside the historical comfort zones of their local investment universe. Recent years have seen Nordic-based investors allocate meaningfully to global real estate and private equity assets, and today, other alternative asset classes have also come into sharper focus. With interest rates[Read More…]

by 05/12/2016
Northern Horizon and Catella launch Baltic real estate fund

Northern Horizon and Catella launch Baltic real estate fund

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Teaming up with Swedish property asset and fund manager Catella as global coordinator, real asset manager Northern Horizon is launching a public real estate fund, investing into Baltic properties, in December. The fund, named Baltic Horizon, which raised 20.5 MEUR in a first capital raising round during the summer, is currently listed on the Nasdaq Tallinn exchange but will[Read More…]

by 15/11/2016
“Maybe it’ll be OK” – Reactions to Shock Trump Win

“Maybe it’ll be OK” – Reactions to Shock Trump Win

  Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Donald Trump proved Tuesday he and his operation have been massively underestimated, polls being proved almost uniformly wrong and markets panicking accordingly. Indeed, it seemed a replay of Brexit, with prediction markets going south due to an increasingly unreliable trust in public institutions and forecasts. Nevertheless, the reality is that Donald J. Trump will be the[Read More…]

by 10/11/2016
Final Call: Polls Point To Clinton Market Favourite

Final Call: Polls Point To Clinton Market Favourite

  Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – With the final round of polling putting Hillary Clinton on average 3-4 points ahead of Donald Trump nationally in the U.S. presidential race, markets are increasingly confident of having long priced in a victory for Mrs Clinton. By comparison, the 2012 presidential race showed Mitt Romney within 1-2 points of President Obama in the final days,[Read More…]

by 08/11/2016
Market slump foreseen should Trump prevail – Brookings

Market slump foreseen should Trump prevail – Brookings

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – As the U.S. Presidential Election draws to a close in two weeks, newly released studies are showing slightly conflicting expectations for behaviour in financial markets in its aftermath, but with trends hardening overall. With Hillary Clinton the prohibitive favourite to win the election (a recent ABC-commissioned poll showed her leading with 12 points, an almost insurmountable deficit[Read More…]

by 25/10/2016
ESG/SRI gives Edge to Asset Managers, Moody’s finds

ESG/SRI gives Edge to Asset Managers, Moody’s finds

  Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – According to a new report from Moody’s Investors Service, global AUM related to firms that are or have become signatories to the UNPRI (UN Principles for Responsible Investment) has risen 195% in 6 years, from USD 21 trillion to USD 62 trillion in April 2016. The report, “Asset Managers  – Global: Sustainable Investing Strategies Give Active[Read More…]

by 07/10/2016
IPM wins Italian mandate

IPM wins Italian mandate

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – An Italian institution has allocated 40 million euro to Swedish macro firm IPM and managed futures giant Winton, according to HFM Week. The unnamed Italian investor was seeking two to three “best of breed managers” to share a 50 million euro mandate for its portfolio across a subset of liquid alternative strategies, according to search documents seen[Read More…]

by 22/09/2016
Kames  warns of risks from ‘overbought’ EM debt

Kames warns of risks from ‘overbought’ EM debt

London – Investors need to treat emerging market debt with caution following a strong period of performance in 2016, with the more hawkish tone now emanating from the US Federal Reserve a potential threat, Kames Capital’s Scott Fleming (pictured) has warned. Emerging market debt has delivered double-digit returns year to date, with the JP Morgan Emerging Market Bond Index Global[Read More…]

by 09/09/2016
With Trump, Conventional Assumptions Out the Window

With Trump, Conventional Assumptions Out the Window

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – “If Trump wins the U.S. presidential elections, it will definitely have an impact on monetary policy. With Hillary Clinton, it would be business as usual. With Trump, it’s totally different.” So says Risto Murto, CEO of Finland’s Varma Mutual Pension Insurance Co., which oversees $46 billion, in a recent interview with Bloomberg. As with all things Trump,[Read More…]

by 22/08/2016
Brexit: The Razor’s Edge

Brexit: The Razor’s Edge

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – With the Brexit Referendum coming down to an exceedingly thin margin between its antagonists, global markets are roiling at the uncertainty, swinging to the tune of each poll leading up to the vote on June 23rd. Following a relatively long period of market complacency as investors banked on polls consistently pointing towards a victory for the Remain[Read More…]

by 22/06/2016
IPM wins US Pension fund mandate

IPM wins US Pension fund mandate

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – The Massachusetts State Pension Fund has decided to add Stockholm-based IPM to its roster of hedge fund managers, according to Reuters. Trustees for the USD 60 billion fund voted to put up to USD 200 million in the IPM Systematic Macro Strategy. The money going into the program will be invested through a managed account structure, a more[Read More…]

by 20/06/2016
Commodity Investments in Finland

Commodity Investments in Finland

Helsinki (HedgeNordic) – In an interview with Karri Lehtinen, the Managing Director of Helsinki based MG Commodity Corporation, Mr. Lehtinen gives an overview of commodity investments in Finland, which has emerged in fits and starts over the past two decades. He discusses some of the challenges that have faced the asset class in the country, alongside its prospects in the next[Read More…]

by 26/05/2016
Nokia – Finlands sacred phonehenge

Nokia – Finlands sacred phonehenge

Helsinki (HedgeNordic) – For more than twenty years Nokia dominated the Finnish economy and capital markets. That legacy runs deep. Even today Finnish publications display Nokia’s share price on their front page, alongside major financial indicators like Euribor, Euro-Dollar exchange rates and stock market indices. At their height Nokia wielded enormous influence over Finland. They could – and did – convince[Read More…]

by 26/05/2016
Nordic Hedge Funds remain upbeat in April

Nordic Hedge Funds remain upbeat in April

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Nordic hedge funds gained an estimated 0.3% in April 2016 bringing year-to-date performance to -0.2%. April was another good month for the Nordic Hedge Fund industry with fixed income strategies in particular benefiting from a continued good appetite for corporate bonds following the decision from the ECB (from the previous month) to expand its assets purchasing programme to[Read More…]

by 20/05/2016
Lyxor anticipate recovery for long/short equity

Lyxor anticipate recovery for long/short equity

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – In its latest review of the hedge fund industry, Lyxor Asset Management makes the case for a comeback of long/short equity strategies. So far in 2016, equity long/short is the biggest loser among the hedge fund strategies tracked by the Lyxor Hedge Fund Index, with declines of 3.8 per cent year-to-date. The reasoning behind Lyxor´s argument is that[Read More…]

by 19/05/2016
MetLife redeem 1.2 billion USD in hedge funds

MetLife redeem 1.2 billion USD in hedge funds

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – MetLife, the largest U.S. life insurer, said it is seeking to exit most of its hedge fund portfolio after a slump in underlying investments, according to Bloomberg. The insurer is looking to redeem 1.2 billion USD of its 1.8 billion USD it holds in hedge fund allocations, a process that may take a couple of years to[Read More…]

by 06/05/2016