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Jupiter taps Magnus Jahnke as head of Nordics

Jupiter taps Magnus Jahnke as head of Nordics

Stocholm (HedgeNordic) – Jupiter Asset Management, the UK-based asset manager, has hired Magnus Jahnke (pictured) as Head of Nordics. In his new role, Jahnke will lead Jupiter´s efforts in the Nordic region and continue to develop the company´s Nordic presence. Jahnke has 15 years experience in the financial sector, most recently holding the position as Head of Fund Selection and[Read More…]

by 12/09/2016
SRI Expert Anna Strömberg joins Catella

SRI Expert Anna Strömberg joins Catella

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Catella announced that it has appointed Anna Strömberg (pictured), formerly of Nordea and an expert in Sustainability and Responsible Investment (SRI), as a new portfolio manager at Caterlla’s fund management operations. Strömberg brings numerous years of experience as a manager of both Swedish and global equity portfolios and considerable SRI/ESG expertise to the operation. “We are pleased[Read More…]

by 02/09/2016
Björn Wendleby leaves Magnusson, opens shop

Björn Wendleby leaves Magnusson, opens shop

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Björn Wendleby, who headed up the finance division in Sweden for the Magnusson law firm,  specializing in exchange and securities law, banking and finance legislation and fund operations has left the established law firm to set up his own law firm, effective September 1st 2016. Joining him in the operations from day one is Carl-Fredrik (Calle) Hedengren. “In order to take[Read More…]

by 01/09/2016
SRI/ESG: IPM Announces Vote Disclosure Website, Proxy Votes Ahead of General Meetings

SRI/ESG: IPM Announces Vote Disclosure Website, Proxy Votes Ahead of General Meetings

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – On the heels of its announcement of a new website service to support its ESG implementation effort, Anna Frimodig (pictured), Chair of Informed Portfolio Management (IPM)’s ESG Committee, expounds to HedgeNordic on the natural applicability of ESG to IPM’s objectives. Responsible Investment, as IPM explains in its latest press release, is an essential component of the fund’s[Read More…]

by 26/08/2016
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
Catella filling up the gaps

Catella filling up the gaps

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Following the departure of several key employees from Catella, among those the lead portfolio manager of Catella Hedgefond Ulf Strömsten and his colleagues Mikael Hanell and Magnus Nilsson, heading for  a new fund company set up by Altor and Carnegie, the Swedish asset manager has been busy over the summer filling up the empty chairs. In July already Catella had recruited two[Read More…]

by 22/08/2016
Catella on hiring spree – adds fixed income managers

Catella on hiring spree – adds fixed income managers

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Following the departure of a number of key portfolio managers that was announced in July, Catella has been on a hiring spree to cover for the losses. The most recent addition is Thomas Elofsson and Stefan Wigstrand who have been recruited to form a new fixed income team within Catella’s fund management business, a press relase states.[Read More…]

by 12/08/2016
Luke Ellis to success PIMCO-bound Manny Roman as Man Group CEO

Luke Ellis to success PIMCO-bound Manny Roman as Man Group CEO

Luke Ellis is to succeed Emmanuel (Manny) Roman as chief executive officer of Man Group on 1 September 2016. Roman is stepping down from Man Group’s board on 31 August 2016 to take up the role of chief executive officer at PIMCO from 1 November. Ellis (pictured) has worked alongside Roman since 2012 as president of the firm. Jonathan Sorrell will continue as[Read More…]

by 20/07/2016
Catella adds two senior portfolio managers to Catella Hedge

Catella adds two senior portfolio managers to Catella Hedge

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Catella has recruited two senior portfolio managers to its hedge fund team, a press release states. The new additions are Martin Jonsson and Anders Wennberg who joins from the Zenit fund, a fund that Brummer & Partners decided to close by the end of February this year. According to a statement from Erik Kjellgren, who is head[Read More…]

by 12/07/2016
IPM expands with a strategic presence in the UK

IPM expands with a strategic presence in the UK

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Informed Portfolio Management (IPM) announced that Tara Skinner (pictured), formerly at Brevan Howard, has been hired with the primary focus to spearhead the Swedish quant shops development in the UK market. “Tara’s knowledge of the UK institutional market and her in-depth understanding of both macro and systematic strategies made her the ideal candidate”, commented Stefan Nydahl, CEO of[Read More…]

by 06/06/2016
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
QQM appoints head of investor relations

QQM appoints head of investor relations

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – QQM Fund Management, the Swedish fund company that runs the market neutral systematic long/short equity hedge fund QQM Equity Hedge, has appointed Andreas Julin as head of investor relations, according to a news release. Julin was previously with SEB where he worked as client executive for Swedish and international hedge fund clients. Julin had been with SEB[Read More…]

by 25/04/2016
Aktie-Ansvar adds another PM

Aktie-Ansvar adds another PM

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Having just recently added Philip Wendt to its team of portfolio managers, Aktie-Ansvar announces the hire of Maria Ljungqvist (pictured). Ljungqvist will be responsible for Avkastningsfonden as well as for the fixed income portfolios in Graal and Graal Aktiehedge, according to a press release. Ljungqvist has a fixed income trading background with a focus on corporate bond mandates[Read More…]

by 19/04/2016
Henrik Gripenvik new portfolio manager at Catella

Henrik Gripenvik new portfolio manager at Catella

Henrik Gripenvik has been appointed as a new portfolio manager at Catella. Henrik has extensive experience as an analyst, most recently from Futuris Asset Management at Brummer & Partners. “We are pleased and proud to be able to announce Henrik as portfolio manager at Catella. Catella has high ambitions for its portfolio management and, with his solid background in equity[Read More…]

by 15/04/2016
New portfolio manager at Aktie-Ansvar

New portfolio manager at Aktie-Ansvar

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – With March 7 2016, Philip Wendt took over responsibilities as portfolio manager for three of Aktie-Ansvars hedge funds, Graal, Graal Aktiehedge and Graal Total. Aktie-Ansvars CEO, Sina Mostafi comments the assignment: “Philips deep knowledge of the market and extensive experience will contribute positively to the further development of the company. Philip has solid equity expertise and I am confident that[Read More…]

by 29/03/2016
Martin Nilsson new co-manager of Catella Hedgefond

Martin Nilsson new co-manager of Catella Hedgefond

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Catella has appointed Martin Nilsson as new co-manager of the award-winning fund, Catella Hedgefond. In addition to his current role as manager of the Catella Nordic Long Short Equity fund, Martin will now also join the Catella Hedgefond management team. Together with Sven Thorén, he will manage one of several independent equity mandates, focusing on the Nordic stock[Read More…]

by 14/01/2016
IPM adds former AP3’s CIO to its board

IPM adds former AP3’s CIO to its board

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) –  IPM, a leading Swedish asset manager with 1.5 billion USD in its flagship macro strategy, has added a key profile from the Nordic pension funds industry to its board of directors. The addition deepens IPM’s knowledge in strategic issues faced by pension funds in today’s challenging investment environment. IPM has taken on board Erik Valtonen, former Chief[Read More…]

by 21/12/2015
Peter Ragnarsson leaves AP3 for PRI

Peter Ragnarsson leaves AP3 for PRI

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Starting December 1st Peter Ragnarsson is starting his new role as Head of Alternative Investments at PRI Pensionsgaranti after 2,5 years as Portfolio Manager External Management at Swedish pension fund AP3. Ragnarssons mandate next to hedge funds will include alternative investments ranging from real estate to private equity investments. Overall, PRI manages 25 billion SEK of which[Read More…]

by 01/12/2015
QQM engages academic advisor

QQM engages academic advisor

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – QQM Fund Management, the manager of the systematic equity market neutral hedge fund QQM Equity Hedge, has engaged assistant professor Hanna Setterberg as academic advisor, the fund management company announced today. Setterberg is currently performing research on the relationship between equity prices and accounting data at the Stockholm School of Economics. In a comment, QQM’s portfolio manager Ola Björmo says: ”When managing[Read More…]

by 23/11/2015
Marcus Ehrenpreis

Marcus Ehrenpreis new head of sales at PriorNilsson

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – PriorNilsson has recruited Marcus Ehrenpreis as new head of sales according to a press release. Ehrenpreis was previously CEO of Fondmarknaden.se and has already started his new role at PriorNilsson. In a comment, PriorNilsson’s co-founder Torgny Prior says: “PO Nilsson and I have worked together for a long time and we are truly passionate about what we do. As a[Read More…]

by 20/11/2015