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Best Nordic Hedge Fund Launch 2017

Best Nordic Hedge Fund Launch 2017

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) –  The Rookie of the Year award was presented at the 2017 Nordic Hedge Award for the third time only. It is the youngest of the awards´ lineup and is supported by HedgeNordic. This prize rewards the most promising hedge fund launch of the year. In this year’s edition, any fund domiciled in one of the Nordic countries[Read More…]

by 24/05/2018
Small-Caps and Nordic technology leaders powered returns for Accendo

Small-Caps and Nordic technology leaders powered returns for Accendo

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – At the Nordic Hedge Award, one of the categories distinguished is the “HedgeNordic Performance Award”. This award is based on raw, absolute performance, with no adjustments made for volatility or any other risk considerations. In a bull market, it is likely that a long-biased equity manager will win the award. Activist Accendo Capital SICAV/SIF was the winner[Read More…]

by 09/05/2018
Katy Kaminski joins AlphaSimplex

Katy Kaminski joins AlphaSimplex

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – AlphaSimplex Group, LLC an affiliate of Natixis Investment Managers, has announced it has hired Dr. Kathryn Kaminski as the firm’s chief research strategist. Dr. Kaminski joins AlphaSimplex from the MIT Laboratory for Financial Engineering. A veteran in the hedge fund industry, she is regarded as an expert in alternative asset classes with a specific concentration in managed[Read More…]

by 02/05/2018
What Makes a Good Hedge Fund

What Makes a Good Hedge Fund

Market Neutral and Volatility Strategies Under the Spotlight Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – The Nordic Hedge Award has been recognising the best Nordic hedge fund managers every year since 2012. After a quantitative screening finds the nominees in each category, a jury composed of Nordic institutional investors determines the winner. The jury’s selection criteria go beyond numbers, by taking into account other[Read More…]

by 05/04/2018
Funds of Hedge Funds in Metamorphosis

Funds of Hedge Funds in Metamorphosis

London (HedgeNordic) – The claim that fund of hedge funds (FOHF) are dead is greatly exaggerated. Their headline assets of around $600 billion, per HFR, have been declining as a percentage of hedge fund industry assets (now around $3.5 trillion, according to BarclayHedge). But FOHF are highly influential in acting as consultants and advisors to some of the world’s largest[Read More…]

by 05/04/2018
Nordic Hedge Fund Industry Report 2018

Nordic Hedge Fund Industry Report 2018

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – HedgeNordic is pleased to have to have published the annual Nordic Hedge Fund Industry Report. On the first pages of the report, we made an effort to dissect to Nordic hedge fund space and present data, numbers, some facts and fiction we hoped you´d find relevant. This edition of the Nordic hedge fund industry report will look[Read More…]

by 26/03/2018
IPM in Contrarian Long US dollar bet as “Fundamentals Take Control”

IPM in Contrarian Long US dollar bet as “Fundamentals Take Control”

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Stockholm-based quant hedge fund IPM Informed Portfolio Management has taken the other side of the trade in the US dollar, holding a significant long position in the greenback, Serge Houles (pictured), head of investment strategy told Bloomberg last week. “One of the biggest positions we have now is the long dollar position. The dollar is one of[Read More…]

by 25/03/2018
Bodenholm Wins Investor Choice Award

Bodenholm Wins Investor Choice Award

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – The SEK 6.2 billion Swedish long/short equity hedge fund Bodenholm, part of the Brummer group, won the 2018 investor choice award at en event held in London last week. Bodenholm won the category “Global Equity Fund USD 500 million – USD 1 billion” in competition with the Ardevora Global Equity Fund, the MW TOPS Fund, the Naya[Read More…]

by 18/03/2018
Announcement: Nominations 2017 Nordic Hedge Award

Announcement: Nominations 2017 Nordic Hedge Award

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – The organizer ranked all funds eligible for nomination according to a calculation model co-developed with Stockholm School of Economics based on data drawn from the Nordic Hedge Index. This model translates the funds´ results into points earned for various achievements. Points are awarded for absolute performance, the stability of returns, performance in relation to historic returns of the respective[Read More…]

by 12/03/2018
Hedge Funds Regain Appeal for Ilmarinen

Hedge Funds Regain Appeal for Ilmarinen

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – In a recent interview with Bloomberg, Mikko Mursula (pictured), the chief investment officer of Ilmarinen Mutual Pension Insurance Co., says “we are feeling more positive about hedge funds than a couple of years ago.” What has spurred the regained appeal for hedge funds at the 57 billion dollar Finnish asset manager is, according to the interview, the belief[Read More…]

by 19/02/2018
The Unbearable Lightness of Bubbles

The Unbearable Lightness of Bubbles

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – The Swedish House of Finance (SSE) hosted a timely and highly topical seminar entitled Bubbles in Theory and in Markets with Jungsuk Han, Associate Professor of Finance, and Torbjörn Iwarson, Commodity Market Specialist at Skandia Investment Management. Their presentations gave their perspectives of asset price bubbles, in academia on the one hand and the commodity markets on[Read More…]

by 14/02/2018
In search for small-cap growth – Nordic Cross in new fund launch

In search for small-cap growth – Nordic Cross in new fund launch

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Nordic Cross Asset Management, the alternative investment management company that runs under the Caram umbrella organisation, just recently launched its third fund – Nordic Cross Small Cap Edge. The launch follows on the two launches that were made last year; Nordic Cross Total Return Bond Fund and Nordic Cross Stable Return. The new fund is managed by[Read More…]

by 09/02/2018
Millennium Trends elevate Pacific Multi Asset

Millennium Trends elevate Pacific Multi Asset

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Pacific Multi Asset, the multi-asset liquid alternatives fund managed by Pacific Fonder, has reached new all-time high levels in January spurred by trends in what the portfolio manager Eric Strand (pictured) refers to as the ”Millennium Trends” risk bucket. ”The millennium trends part of the portfolio seeks to benefit from trends that relates to the technological revolution[Read More…]

by 02/02/2018
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
SEB Diversified Fondmarknaden´s best hedge fund 2017

SEB Diversified Fondmarknaden´s best hedge fund 2017

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – SEB Diversified, the multi-strategy hedge fund managed by Hans-Olov Bornemann (pictured), was selected “Best Hedge Fund 2017” at the annual “Årets Fonder” event held in Stockholm. The event is organized by Fondab, a company running the Fondmarknaden.se fund platform that holds over 1.800 underlying funds. Commenting on the reasoning behind the winning choice, Fondmarknaden writes: “The fund[Read More…]

by 19/01/2018
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