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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
One Team, Two Launches

One Team, Two Launches

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Gothenburg-based asset manager Strukturinvest Fondkommission plans to launch two credit-oriented hedge fund strategies that aim to generate returns irrespective of interest rate changes. The firm’s Chief Investment Officer Sean George and Lead Portfolio Manager Ulf Erlandsson will be managing the funds jointly. One of the funds called the Hamiltonian Global Credit Opportunities fund, will search for long,[Read More…]

by 30/11/2017
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
Different Shades of Blue

Different Shades of Blue

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Yesterday, Tuesday November 21, Man Group held a breakfast seminar at the Grand Hotel in Stockholm dedicated to institutional investors. Presentations spanned over four different aspects of alternative investments, all covered by Man Group’s umbrella which comprises distinct specialised asset management styles: AHL, Numeric (both quantitative strategies), GLG, FRM (both discretionary managers), and Global Private Markets. The[Read More…]

by 22/11/2017
Special Report: Real Estate & Infrastructure

Special Report: Real Estate & Infrastructure

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – In this publication, you will find that, to little surprise, those managers in asset classes adjacent to real estate, have been particularly vehement about the increasing mispricing of real estate. Not only has the illiquidity premium been drawn down, but the risk of the asset class itself may be misunderstood, given how long the current positive trend[Read More…]

by 09/11/2017
FIM Launches Nordic AI-Powered Fund

FIM Launches Nordic AI-Powered Fund

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Finnish asset manager FIM launches a Nordic fund powered entirely by artificial intelligence. FIM is one of a handful of global asset managers tapping into the growing use of AI in the asset management industry. FIM Artificial Intelligence uses AI and machine learning to identify causal relationships in global equity markets that humans cannot detect. Much of[Read More…]

by 07/11/2017
Coeli Adds Accum’s Hedge Funds Under Its Umbrella

Coeli Adds Accum’s Hedge Funds Under Its Umbrella

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Starting in October, Accum Capital’s Capital Preservation Strategy (CPS) and Capital Growth Strategy (CGS) – two funds of funds predominantly investing in hedge funds and absolute return funds – will operate under the umbrella of Coeli Asset Management AB. Current and potential investors of the two funds of funds are expected to benefit from the transition, as[Read More…]

by 03/11/2017
The Power of Mean Reversion in Morningstar’s Five-Star Ratings

The Power of Mean Reversion in Morningstar’s Five-Star Ratings

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Mutual funds with a Morningstar five-star rating seldom sustain their above-average performance over time, writes a Wall Street Journal cover story on investment research firm Morningstar’s mutual fund ratings. The WSJ article discusses the “regression to the mean” phenomenon for mutual funds, particularly for the highest-rated ones. Morningstar rates mutual funds on a one-to-five scale depending on how[Read More…]

by 01/11/2017
$3 Trillion Hedge Fund Industry a Mirage

$3 Trillion Hedge Fund Industry a Mirage

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Various financial media outlets and data providers, including HedgeNordic, have recently talked about the hedge fund industry capital hitting a new record due to strong investor inflows in the second quarter of the year. While the industry’s assets under management are often estimated to be in excess of $3 trillion, executives at London-based hedge fund Winton Group[Read More…]

by 19/10/2017
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
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
AIMA Highlights Benefits of CTAs

AIMA Highlights Benefits of CTAs

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Fresh research shows that investor portfolios containing managed futures funds perform better and exhibit less risk than those without them. Despite occasionally experiencing periods of underperformance, managed futures funds can provide competitive risk-adjusted and non-correlated returns coupled with limited drawdowns. Managed futures strategies represent one of the main alternative investment strategies, accounting for roughly $340 billion in[Read More…]

by 03/10/2017
Target, bullseye, arrow, bow & arrow,

Origo Takes Another Step Towards Greater Transparency

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Hedge funds are notorious for being secretive, but there is little doubt that the industry has entered a new era of transparency. And some hedge fund vehicles have successfully responded to greater demands for transparency. For instance, Swedish hedge fund manager Origo Capital recently launched Insight, a new informative publication that gives investors access to the fund[Read More…]

by 29/09/2017
Hedge Fund Liquidations Drop as Industry Capital Hits New Record

Hedge Fund Liquidations Drop as Industry Capital Hits New Record

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Hedge fund liquidations dropped in 2Q 2017 as new investor inflows propelled hedge fund industry assets under management to a new record. According to a recent report released by hedge fund data provider HFR, the number of hedge fund liquidations declined to 222 in 2Q 2017, down from a total of 259 recorded in the prior quarter[Read More…]

by 28/09/2017
David Rindegren (Carnegie Asset Management), Wollert Hvide (Sector Asset Management),  Anders Holst (Lynx)

Defensively Positioned Copenhagen-Based Hedge Fund Gets Optimistic

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – The Carnegie WorldWide Long/Short Fund, a fundamentally-focused hedge fund managed by Copenhagen-based Carnegie Asset Management, was down a mere 2 basis points (-0.02%) in August, bringing the year-to-date performance through August to 4.1%. The hedge fund generated a return of 0.25% in July and incurred a loss of 0.50% in the prior month. The C WorldWide Long/Short[Read More…]

by 08/09/2017
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
Nordkinn Fixed Income Macro Fund Discusses August Performance

Nordkinn Fixed Income Macro Fund Discusses August Performance

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Nordkinn Fixed Income Macro Fund, a global macro fixed income fund run by fixed income specialist Nordkinn Asset Management, retreated 0.68% in August, with the fund’s year-to-date gains diminishing to 1.93%. With North Korea stepping up military provocations and geopolitical tensions on the rise, investors channeled capital into safe haven bonds, which had a negative impact on[Read More…]

by 06/09/2017
Manticore CIO on Impressive 2017 Performance

Manticore CIO on Impressive 2017 Performance

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Tech-focused equity hedge fund Manticore, backed by Stockholm-based fund-of-hedge-funds firm Brummer & Partners, has been delivering jaw-dropping returns in 2017. The long/short fund focused on investing in the technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) sectors returned an estimated 6.2% in August, bringing the year-to-date gains to an impressive figure of 35.9%. In a video interview, Manticore’s Chief Investment[Read More…]

by 04/09/2017
Nordic Nominees at inaugural Emerging Fund Manager Awards

Nordic Nominees at inaugural Emerging Fund Manager Awards

Stockholm (HedgeNordic). There seems to be no hedge fund award ceremony with at least a good portion of Nordic nominees to be considered. In the latest addition to awards for hedge funds, HFM Global/Hedge Fund Intelligence  announced the initial nominations for the inaugural EuroHedge Emerging Fund Manager Awards, which will be announced and presented at an industry dinner in London[Read More…]

by 01/09/2017
Svante Bergström - Lynx

Lynx “down but not out”

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – In a recent article in Swedish business magazine Dagens Industri (DI), Svante Bergström (pictured), founder and CEO of Swedish systematic trend following hedge fund Lynx, was asked whether there is a risk that the fund will be closed by Brummer & Partners. The reasoning being that Brummer is keen on closing non-performing funds, highlighted by the closure[Read More…]

by 01/09/2017