Latest Article

European Utilities – the Long, the Short and the Green

European Utilities – the Long, the Short and the Green

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – This week, we had the opportunity to sit down over lunch with Eric Melloul, European utility specialist at New York-based Electron Capital Partners, a long/short hedge fund manager focused on global utilities and infrastructure. Our discussion took us around the different opportunities for investing in liquid utilities and infrastructure in Europe and beyond, with a particular focus[Read More…]

by 08/02/2018
The Future State of the Investment Profession

The Future State of the Investment Profession

Stockholm (NordSIP) – The President and CEO of the CFA Institute Paul Smith, CFA recently visited the Nordics. Before meeting local CFA charterholders at an evening reception in Stockholm, the local affiliated CFA Society Sweden hosted a luncheon for some of the most prominent senior executives in Swedish investment industry to meet with Smith to discuss the future state of[Read More…]

by 06/02/2018
CTAs rally in January to score best month in three years

CTAs rally in January to score best month in three years

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – As January comes to a close, estimates from the world’s leading CTA benchmarks suggests an exceptionally strong month for systematic trend following managers. The Barclay BTOP50, reflecting the largest managers by assets under management, recorded its best month in over three years with early data suggesting a gain of 4.8 percent for the month. The SG CTA[Read More…]

by 30/01/2018
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
What the Future Holds

What the Future Holds

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – In HedgeNordic’s upcoming Special Report on Equities, we have looked to the future for inspiration. Our supplement on Hedge Funds 2.0 will unveil some exciting analysis on artificial intelligence, alpha in a changing world, and even MiFID II. While the shop is busy bringing the final touches to the report, we are bringing forward the views of[Read More…]

by 13/12/2017
CTAs Snub Bitcoin Futures

CTAs Snub Bitcoin Futures

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) is listing a bitcoin futures contract on December 18, after having received approval from the regulatory body CFTC, according to a press release. The new contract will be listed on and subject to the rules of CME. The contract will be available for trading on the CME Globex electronic trading platform, and[Read More…]

by 07/12/2017
Red Carpet Into Finnish Forestry

Red Carpet Into Finnish Forestry

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – This autumn, the Finnish fund management company FIM launched the FIM Forest fund or “FIM Forest” targeting professional investors in Sweden. The fund invests in plots of forest land in different parts of Finland. Quality verification is carried out in co-operation with local specialists; one of these is Innofor Ltd, a company managing forests across Finland –[Read More…]

by 01/12/2017
No One-Trick Pony

No One-Trick Pony

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Coeli Prognosis Machines, a systematic macro strategy combining financial models with artificial intelligence to make investments in a wide array of asset classes, is the second-best performing fund within the NHX CTA category this year after returning 10.4% year-to-date. Most strikingly, the strategy developed and managed by Alex Gioulekas, one of the founding members of multi-billion systematic[Read More…]

by 30/11/2017
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
Sustainability a No-Brainer for Infrastructure

Sustainability a No-Brainer for Infrastructure

Stockholm (NordSIP) – By definition, infrastructure is a long-term investment and investing with this type of horizon requires more than the usual financial analysis. Consequences must be carefully analysed, and risks that are not immediately apparent must be taken into account. As he is approaching the final close on his first fund, Sweden-based infrastructure investment manager and founding partner Philip[Read More…]

by 15/11/2017
The Boutique Premium

The Boutique Premium

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – US headquartered Affiliated Managers Group (AMG) recently hosted a presentation for the members of the CFA Society of Sweden at Nobis Hotel, entitled “The Boutique Premium.” There has been a hot debate about the value of active investment management for nearly half a century now, with studies suggesting that the average fund manager fails to beat his[Read More…]

by 14/11/2017
Nordic Allocators’ View on Real Estate and Infrastructure

Nordic Allocators’ View on Real Estate and Infrastructure

Real estate and infrastructure investments have been on the rise among institutions in the Nordics and elsewhere in recent years. The hunt for income producing assets and an attractive yield gap on real estate investments given ultra-low interest rates are factors playing into the demand picture. But how are Nordic allocators viewing this exposure currently, HedgeNordic took the pulse on[Read More…]

by 14/11/2017
Nordic Cross cautious in building new funds

Nordic Cross cautious in building new funds

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – The fund management company Nordic Cross Asset Management, a part of the Altor-owned Caram Group, launched two new hedge funds in August this year; Nordic Cross Total Return Bond Fund and Nordic Cross Stable Return. The prior is an alternative investment fund focusing on fixed income markets while the latter can be described as an alternative multi-strategy[Read More…]

by 10/11/2017
CTA rollercoaster ride continues

CTA rollercoaster ride continues

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Beaten down in September, CTAs made a strong comeback in October as the roller-coaster ride for trend following hedge funds continued. According to estimates from Barclayhedge, a global hedge fund index provider, CTAs gained 1.7 percent during the month to bring year-to-date performance to just about flat. The SG CTA Index, another widely used industry benchmark, advanced[Read More…]

by 10/11/2017
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
RAM AI: From Emerging Markets to Systematic Long/Short

RAM AI: From Emerging Markets to Systematic Long/Short

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – During a recent visit to Stockholm, Emmanuel Hauptmann, Partner & Senior Systematic Equity Fund Manager at Geneva-based RAM Active Investments, spoke to HedgeNordic about his firm’s systematic Long/Short strategy, and explained why he often visits the Nordics. A few years back, when Hauptmann and his team started travelling to Stockholm, they presented mostly their flagship Emerging Market[Read More…]

by 02/11/2017
AP1 appoints Hermes in Global HY diversification

AP1 appoints Hermes in Global HY diversification

Stockholm (NordSIP) – AP1 (Första AP-Fonden), the first of the five buffer funds in the Swedish national income pension scheme, has appointed U.K. institutional asset manager Hermes Investment Management to manage a $400mn Global High Yield credit investment mandate as part of its drive to improve diversification and ESG integration into its global high yield investments, it announced in a[Read More…]

by 27/10/2017
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
New Report on Sustainability in Alternative Assets

New Report on Sustainability in Alternative Assets

Stockholm (NordSIP) – Sustainability in Asset Management: The Knowledge Foundation’s Assessment of Alternative Assets, a new report written by NUWA Director Dr Emma Sjöstrom, also of the Misum, Mistra Center for Sustainable Markets at the Stockholm School of Economics and Ulrika Hasselgren, Global Head of Responsible Investment Strategy & ESG Integration with ISS Institutional Shareholder Services, was launched this week[Read More…]

by 19/10/2017