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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
Eligo assumes management of Aktiva Fonder Monitor

Eligo assumes management of Aktiva Fonder Monitor

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Aktiva Fonder Asset Management AB, the Asset Management Fund that operates its portfolio strategy within the Swedish “Premiepensionsmyndighetens” (Premium pension authority) platform, has announced that Eligo Asset Management AB, the privately owned risk-adjustment asset managers, will take over management of its Aktiva Fonder Monitor fund. In a press release, Aktiva board member Christer Hultblad (pictured) praised the[Read More…]

by 21/04/2016
Nordic CTAs – rock solid start to 2016

Nordic CTAs – rock solid start to 2016

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Nordic CTAs had a rock solid start to 2016. Summarizing the performance for the first quarter reveals that the NHX CTA, a composite index of all CTA programs in the Nordics, gained 6,1% during the period, thereby more than recovering the losses from the previous year in a three month stretch. NHX CTA outperformed global benchmarks, both in[Read More…]

by 19/04/2016
Schroders joins forces with Hållbarhetsprofilen

Schroders joins forces with Hållbarhetsprofilen

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Schroders, the independent, global asset management firm with €425.4 billion in AUM, has opted to connect some of its most in-demand funds to Hållbarhetsprofilen (the “Sustainability Profile”) in order to facilitate smart and sustainable fund selections for investors. Schroders, which has operated in Scandinavia since 1989, has a long track record of working on sustainability issues, and has[Read More…]

by 13/04/2016
Lyxor upgrades CTAs to slight overweight

Lyxor upgrades CTAs to slight overweight

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – French asset manager Lyxor has upped its strategic allocation to CTAs according to its most recent weekly brief report. The change is initiated as a result of Lyxor viewing the strategy as a good defensive bet going into the reporting season. “Overall, we are upgrading CTAs, from neutral to slight overweight. After the market rally in March[Read More…]

by 13/04/2016
Hot and Dry March troubles Sector EuroPower

Hot and Dry March troubles Sector EuroPower

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Sector EuroPower, the Norwegian derivatives trading fund focused on the Nordic power market, ended March down 4.76% for the EUR-class pulling the YTD performance down to -7.4%. The Fund, whose objectives are to achieve attractive absolute returns with a standard deviation of 10-15% and low correlation to any financial markets or asset class, reported the split on[Read More…]

by 12/04/2016
Intervalor in Partnership with RBC Global Asset Management

Intervalor in Partnership with RBC Global Asset Management

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – The Swedish asset management service provider Intervalor AB, announced  a strategic partnership and exclusive marketing agreement with RBC Global Asset Management (RBC GAM). Intervalor’s objective is to distribute RBC GAM’s Emerging Market Equity, Global Equity, U.S. Equity and Global Resources Investment Solutions to Nordic and Baltic countries. Intervalor, established in 1992, will focus primarily on marketing RBC[Read More…]

by 07/04/2016
Will oil rally in 2016?

Will oil rally in 2016?

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Franck Nicolas, head of investment and client solutions at Natixis, believes that there is light at the end of the tunnel for oil and in a recently published market commentary he writes that “oil may have bottomed out”. Nicolas argues that the price per barrel is suffering from weak global trade and Iran’s return to the group of[Read More…]

by 26/02/2016