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$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
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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
Gramont suffers losses as US technology stocks recover in July

Gramont suffers losses as US technology stocks recover in July

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – The Finnish long/short equity fund, Gramont Equities Opportunities, continued its recent string of losses in July with a net loss of 5.3 percent. This brings year-to-date returns to -20.9 percent, marking the fund´s lowest point since inception. The current drawdown is the longest and deepest experienced by the fund. It currently stands at around 24 percent measured[Read More…]

by 01/09/2017
THYRA Hedge Blames “Liquidity Supernova” for Reduced Risk-Taking

THYRA Hedge Blames “Liquidity Supernova” for Reduced Risk-Taking

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – THYRA Hedge, a fundamentally oriented long/short equity hedge fund run by Sentat Asset Management, has been struggling to find exciting investment opportunities due to high equity market valuations. Despite pinpointing an abundance of possible short candidates, the fund is wary of shorting company shares at this point in time. Although THYRA Hedge acknowledges that a high number[Read More…]

by 31/08/2017
Nordic Cross in Multiple Hedge Fund Launch

Nordic Cross in Multiple Hedge Fund Launch

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Nordic Cross Asset Management, a Swedish fund management company founded in 2016 by Caram (owned by the private equity company Altor) and a group of key people from Catella Fonder, is launching two new hedge funds and an additional one in the autumn of 2017, a press release states. The new fund launches follow on an approval[Read More…]

by 25/08/2017
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