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Crisis triggers – Where are the wild things?

Crisis triggers – Where are the wild things?

(Man Group: Views from the Floor): One school of thought supporting a potential leg up for the market is that there seem to be very few sell off catalysts on the horizon. Indeed with global growth expectations rising (in June the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) forecast that the world economy would experience its fastest growth in six[Read More…]

by 16/08/2017
Interview: Caba Capital in fixed income hedge fund launch

Interview: Caba Capital in fixed income hedge fund launch

Caba Capital is the latest addition to the successful group of fixed income hedge fund managers that have been coming out of Denmark in recent years. Following a capital raising period which, according to the fund manager has brought in DKK 200 million in initial investments (well above the DKK 100 million that was set as target), the team started[Read More…]

by 19/07/2017
Nordic CTAs add to losses in second quarter as industry suffers

Nordic CTAs add to losses in second quarter as industry suffers

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Nordic CTAs continued to struggle during the second quarter 2017 as the NHX CTA Index lost another 4.1% during the period, bringing the year-to-date loss to -5.8%. This was largely in line with global industry benchmark as the SG CTA Index and the Barclay BTOP50 Index posted losses of 3.5% and 3.1% respectively. The managed futures industry[Read More…]

by 17/07/2017
Summer Additions to the Nordic Hedge Index

Summer Additions to the Nordic Hedge Index

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Three hedge funds have been added to the Nordic Hedge Index (NHX) since the start of the summer, bringing the NHX fund universe to a total of 155 funds. The new additions coincided with the delisting of several funds such as Indecap Prisma and Guide Multihedge, funds liquidated during the second quarter of 2017. Brief introductions to[Read More…]

by 14/07/2017
Interview: Stefan Gavelin, Adrigo

Interview: Stefan Gavelin, Adrigo

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Adrigo Hedge is an actively managed equity hedge fund aiming to achieve attractive absolute returns at a lower risk than in the Nordic equity markets. The Stockholm-based fund, which predominantly invests in Nordic equities and equity-related instruments, focuses on larger and more liquid companies throughout the Nordics. Adrigo Hedge has successfully managed to deliver strong returns at[Read More…]

by 11/07/2017
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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
Directional volatility key to turnaround for CTAs, RPM argue

Directional volatility key to turnaround for CTAs, RPM argue

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – In Wednesday´s edition of EFN TV’s “Börslunch Special”, a local Swedish television show covering financial markets, RPM’s executive Vice President Per Ivarsson (pictured) talked about the recent weak performance of CTAs and what would be required for it to turn around. Walking through the most recent development for the CTA industry, Ivarsson pointed to the fact that[Read More…]

by 29/06/2017
The Mystery of Historically Low Volatility

The Mystery of Historically Low Volatility

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – One of the biggest mysteries in the world of financial markets in the still young Trump era has been the historically low level of volatility despite all the turmoil and geopolitical uncertainties prevailing across the globe. The current state of the world demands a significantly higher volatility according to the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of[Read More…]

by 27/06/2017
Excalibur´s Pohjanen eyes Riksbank tightening by year-end

Excalibur´s Pohjanen eyes Riksbank tightening by year-end

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Thomas Phojanen (pictured), CEO and Portfolio Manager of Swedish hedge fund Excalibur, expects Sweden´s central bank, the Riksbank, to begin raising interest rates already this year. In an interview with Bloomberg, Pohjanen was quoted as saying: “We’re moving into a time when the Riksbank will gradually change its monetary signalling. When it happens, one should buy protection[Read More…]

by 27/06/2017
Man Group names  Desmyter Head of Responsible Investment 

Man Group names Desmyter Head of Responsible Investment 

Man Group today announced the appointment of Steven Desmyter (pictured) as Head of Responsible Investment and Chair of Man Group’s Responsible Investment Committee. This position recognises his instrumental role in developing and driving forward the firm’s responsible investment capabilities, in support of clients’ needs. Steven, who is member of Man Group’s Executive Committee and Head of Sales across EMEA, will[Read More…]

by 20/06/2017
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
Hedge Funds Hold On in May – Barely

Hedge Funds Hold On in May – Barely

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Hedge Funds returned +0.26% in May, according to the Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund benchmark, marking the seventh consecutive month of positive returns. This was by comparison to a marginal -0.06% on the Nordic Hedge Index NHX Composite (85% reporting). “Hedge fund performance has continued to make ground in May, despite some concerns about slowing growth in the[Read More…]

by 16/06/2017
What Professional Poker Players Bring To The Hedge Fund Industry

What Professional Poker Players Bring To The Hedge Fund Industry

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – In the eyes of many, trading is viewed as a fancy label for pure gambling. Indeed, most players within the financial community surely feel dishonored when they are named “gamblers” instead of “traders.” During a brief stint at a day-trading proprietary trading firm, I came to the realization that no one in the office was inclined to[Read More…]

by 14/06/2017
Storm Bond Fund Steady Through Cool May

Storm Bond Fund Steady Through Cool May

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) Storm Bond Fund, the Norwegian High Yield Fixed income fund managed by Storm Capital Management Ltd. with a primordial focus on Nordic bond markets, continues its strong winning streak despite a muted (by its recent standards) +0.6% return in May, turning in +10.7% returns YTD. This was by comparison with +0.59% returns in the NHX Nordic Fixed Income[Read More…]

by 09/06/2017
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Pacific Fonder’s Absolute Return Funds Turn Around Performance in May

Pacific Fonder AB’s two absolute return funds – Pacific Absolute Return and Pacific Precious – finally put an end to a two-month stretch of negative performance, bringing their year-to-date return to 3.91% and 4.02%, respectively. The investment firm’s three mutual funds did not disappoint either, though the Pacific Extraordinary Brands – the fund focusing on the luxury goods sector –[Read More…]

by 09/06/2017
CTAs more than just a tail risk hedge – Bornemann

CTAs more than just a tail risk hedge – Bornemann

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – In a recent interview with Citywire, Hans-Olov Bornemann (pictured), who is heading the quant team behind the SEB Asset Selection Fund, explained why CTAs are more than just a tail risk hedge and that the strategy has fared well also in upward sloping markets. “CTAs do perform very well in volatile markets, or more specifically in negative[Read More…]

by 07/06/2017
New Adrigo L/S Fund Nabs Origo’s Östlin

New Adrigo L/S Fund Nabs Origo’s Östlin

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Staffan Östlin, now former Portfolio Manager of the Swedish long/short equity hedge fund Origo Quest 1 , will henceforth act as PM of the soon-to-be launched hedge fund Adrigo Small & Mid Cap L/S from Adrigo Hedge, the division managed by Adrigo Asset Management. Following ten successful years culminating in AUM approaching the SEK 3 billion mark, Adrigo[Read More…]

by 06/06/2017
IPM Systematic Approach Pays Off Amid Trump Deflation

IPM Systematic Approach Pays Off Amid Trump Deflation

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Deflating hopes about U.S. President Donald Trump’s reflation effect have proved highly beneficial to Swedish investment manager Informed Portfolio Management (IPM), with its Systematic Macro Fund outperforming benchmarks such as the HFRX Macro Systematic Diversified CTA Index and the NHX Nordic Hedge Fund Index amid growing doubts about U.S. President Donald Trump’s ability to achieve key aspects[Read More…]

by 30/05/2017
Nykredit MIRA Hedges Danish Callable Bonds Market

Nykredit MIRA Hedges Danish Callable Bonds Market

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Nykredit MIRA, the $250 million hedge fund of Nykredit Realkredit A/S, Denmark’s biggest mortgage lender, is a relative value fund investing in fixed income with a focus on Danish mortgage bonds. The objective of the fund is to generate high absolute return using trading strategies that include leverage, short selling and derivatives. According to a profile by Bloomberg,[Read More…]

by 19/05/2017
Interview: Carl Rydin – Origo Capital

Interview: Carl Rydin – Origo Capital

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Last week, the Swedish activist hedge fund manager Origo Capital announced the hire of Carl Rydin (pictured) as new portfolio manager. Carl, who joins from the US long/short equity hedge fund Lucerne Capital, will be added to the team of analysts behind the Origo Quest 1 fund. In an interview with HedgeNordic, Carl explains how he identifies[Read More…]

by 15/05/2017