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CTAs getting crushed in September

CTAs getting crushed in September

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Systematic trend following hedge funds or CTAs, as measured by the Barclay BTOP50 index, took another hit in September early estimates show. The index, which tracks some of the largest CTA managers in the world, had lost 2 percent by month-end according to early estimates, bringing losses to 4.2 percent for the year. Also among Nordic CTA[Read More…]

by 16/10/2017
Month in Review: NHX September 2017

Month in Review: NHX September 2017

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Nordic hedge funds, as expressed by the Nordic Hedge Index – NHX, gained an estimated 0.7% in September (88% reported), extending their year-to-date aggregate gains to 2.3%. The five NHX sub-categories displayed mixed performance, with CTAs suffering another period of underwhelming performance due to quick reversals in several months-long trends (falling bond yields, weakening U.S. dollar and rising metal[Read More…]

by 13/10/2017
Capital Four Shortlisted for European Performance Awards

Capital Four Shortlisted for European Performance Awards

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Capital Four Credit Opportunities Fund, a Copenhagen-based fund that aims to exploit market inefficiencies in European credit markets by applying bottom-up fundamental credit research, has been shortlisted in two categories at the upcoming Alternative Credit Intelligence European Performance Awards 2017. The fund run by Danish asset manager Capital Four Management is shortlisted in the following categories: long/short[Read More…]

by 12/10/2017
Active Fund Managers Stage a Comeback

Active Fund Managers Stage a Comeback

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – “There will be a time soon when active managers really prove their worth to the discerning clients,” reckons Matthew Beesley, Head of Equities at Swiss asset manager GAM. The imminent end of quantitative easing and rising interest rates are anticipated to fuel the ongoing fall in stock correlations, which will likely create a better environment for active[Read More…]

by 05/10/2017
Merrant Named Best Global Arbitrage Fund

Merrant Named Best Global Arbitrage Fund

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – The 2017 winners of the InvestHedge Awards, which honour the top risk-adjusted returns in the multi-manager industry, were announced last Thursday (September 28) in New York. Merrant Alpha Select was the only Nordic name distinguished among the winning funds, winning the “Best Global Arbitrage Fund, 5 Years” category. “It is very gratifying that Merrant’s market neutral strategy has[Read More…]

by 03/10/2017
Interview: Anders Tandberg-Johansen, DNB TMT Absolute Return

Interview: Anders Tandberg-Johansen, DNB TMT Absolute Return

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – DNB TMT Absolute Return, one of a handful of long/short market neutral equity hedge funds in the Nordics, has generated an annualized return of 3.44% since the fund’s inception in November 2010. The fund employs a relatively low net position in equities and aims to generate absolute returns uncorrelated to returns in equity markets. DNB Asset Management’s[Read More…]

by 02/10/2017
Mixed Performance for Estlander & Partners Strategies in August

Mixed Performance for Estlander & Partners Strategies in August

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – The family of Estlander & Partners (E&P) strategies posted mixed performance in August, with the firm’s Presto strategy topping the list of the best-performing Nordic commodity trading advisers (CTAs) in August. E&P currently manages approximately $381 million in assets under management through investment programs Estlander & Partners Freedom, Estlander & Partners Alpha Trend, and separate customized mandates.[Read More…]

by 07/09/2017
Long equity exposure no reason to doubt CTA crisis protection – RPM

Long equity exposure no reason to doubt CTA crisis protection – RPM

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – In its most recent research piece, Swedish CTA-specialist RPM argue that the current long equity exposure of systematic trend following strategies is by no means a reason to doubt the efficiency of these strategies to capture so-called crisis alpha. “When an equity crisis sets in, CTAs are typically long equities and, thus, will suffer losses from this[Read More…]

by 23/08/2017
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
Nordic hedge funds gain in July powered by CTA comeback

Nordic hedge funds gain in July powered by CTA comeback

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Nordic hedge funds, as expressed by the Nordic Hedge Index NHX, gained an estimated 0.2% in July (88% reported), bringing the year-to-date performance to 1.6%. The month showed mixed performance across sub-strategies. CTAs was the best performing category recovering from recent losses. However, year-to-date, the strategy is by a wide margin the worst performing one, showing a[Read More…]

by 15/08/2017
Nordic hedge funds negative in June, CTAs continued to weigh

Nordic hedge funds negative in June, CTAs continued to weigh

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Nordic hedge funds, as expressed by the Nordic Hedge Index NHX, lost an estimated 0.5% in June (90% reported), bringing the year-to-date performance to 1.5%. The month showed mixed performance across sub-strategies with CTAs again underperforming posting a loss of 3.1% (-5.9% YTD) while fixed income strategies continued to shine gaining an addtional 0.6% and thereby enhancing[Read More…]

by 16/07/2017
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J.P. Morgan Set to Launch Hedge Fund ETFs in Europe

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – J.P. Morgan Asset Management is preparing to launch a set of hedge fund exchange-traded funds for the private client and retail market in the UK and Europe in an attempt to “democratize” hedge fund investing. Hedge fund ETFs employ a wide range of strategies used by hedge fund managers, including long/short, managed futures and market neutral, among[Read More…]

by 06/07/2017
Handsome Payoff For Asgard Low Risk Approach

Handsome Payoff For Asgard Low Risk Approach

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – With +19% returns in the past year, Asgard’s Fixed Income EUR 600 million Fund must be doing something right. The key lies in the fund’s preference for the safest bonds, instead of riskier ones, with a dollop of leverage on top. The Copenhagen-based fund’s investment policy is based on a top-down approach that follows a disciplined investment[Read More…]

by 16/06/2017
Nordic hedge funds flat in May, Accendo and Brummer among winners

Nordic hedge funds flat in May, Accendo and Brummer among winners

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Nordic hedge funds, as expressed by the Nordic Hedge Index NHX, lost an estimated 0.06% in May (85% reported), bringing the year-to-date performance to 2.1%. The month was characterized by a disparity of returns between the strategy groups underlying the NHX Index. While CTAs in particular continued to weigh on performance, losing another 0.96% to bring year-to-date[Read More…]

by 16/06/2017
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
Granit Recruits AP4’s Ulf Erlandsson In FI Expansion

Granit Recruits AP4’s Ulf Erlandsson In FI Expansion

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Granit Fonder, the Swedish fund management company, has recruited Ulf Erlandsson (pictured) from the Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund (AP4) to set up a new hedge fund later this year, according to a press release on Granit’s website. The fund will focus on climate change and green bonds, with Dr Erlandsson starting his new position as Head of[Read More…]

by 16/05/2017
Granit In Imminent ESG-Themed Hedge Fund Launch

Granit In Imminent ESG-Themed Hedge Fund Launch

Stockholm (NordSIP) – Granit Fonder, the Swedish fund management company, has recruited Ulf Erlandsson from the Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund (AP4) to set up a new hedge fund later this year, according to a press release on Granit’s website. The fund will focus on climate change and green bonds, with Dr Erlandsson starting his new position as Head of[Read More…]

by 16/05/2017
Winners 2016 Nordic Hedge Award

Winners 2016 Nordic Hedge Award

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Yesterday, April 26th 2017 the best Nordic hedge funds were distinguished for their performance during 2016 at the Nordic Hedge Award. It was the fifth year HedgeNordic in collaboration with the Stockholm School of Economics and Swedish House of Finance and support of a jury board determined this ranking. The winners  of the 2016 Nordic Hedge Awards[Read More…]

by 27/04/2017
Nordic hedge funds march on in March

Nordic hedge funds march on in March

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Nordic hedge funds, as expressed by the Nordic Hedge Index NHX, gained an estimated 0.37% in March (79% reported), bringing the year-to-date performance to 1.53%. The month was characterized by a positive sentiment overall for Nordic hedge funds with all NHX sub-categories but one showing positive returns. Multi-strategy and fixed income strategies performed particularly well with gains of[Read More…]

by 24/04/2017
Ericsson Pensionsstiftelse Adds Long-Only Managers

Ericsson Pensionsstiftelse Adds Long-Only Managers

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) –  Ericsson Pensionsstiftelse (EPS), a Stockholm-based SEK 21 billion ($2.3 billion) pension fund covering Ericsson employees, is breaking with its strategy of the past five years and is adding active long-only managers to its equity allocation, an exposé of the fund’s current strategy by Sarah Rundell in top1000funds.com reveals. “We haven’t used long-only managers in equity recently because[Read More…]

by 21/04/2017