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Does the 2016 Bounce in Emerging Markets Have Legs?

Does the 2016 Bounce in Emerging Markets Have Legs?

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – If macro markets are efficient at discounting consensus views then, in theory, only economic surprises should move markets. But active managers cannot realistically hope to “out-forecast the market at every stage of the cycle”, according to GAM’s Michael Biggs, who helps manage the JB Local Emerging Bond Fund. However, he finds “the market is prone to making specific forecast[Read More…]

by 25/09/2016
How CTAs cope with the nearing end of a bond super cycle

How CTAs cope with the nearing end of a bond super cycle

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Systematic trend following futures strategies, formerly known as Commodity Trading Advisors or CTAs, have for the most part benefited from the sustained decline in global interest rates over the past few decades. As bond markets are approaching extreme valuations, and with implied yields trading at rock-bottom levels or even entering negative territory, how are quantitative strategies adapted, if[Read More…]

by 22/09/2016
The hunt for yield

The hunt for yield

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Negative or near-negative interest rates, which was unthinkable not so long ago, are now a reality in the Nordic region and elsewhere. This, combined with plunging bond yields across the world, has forced investors to re-focus their fixed-income allocations. According to Kirstein Finans’ latest Nordic Investor Survey, allocations to fixed income continue to decline. One reason is that diminishing diversification benefits combined with the aforementioned low[Read More…]

by 21/09/2016
Bringing Direct Lending to the Nordics

Bringing Direct Lending to the Nordics

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – With investors being drawn from traditional fixed income assets in search for yield, the private debt market has emerged as a fast growing investment option. Within this space, investment strategies focusing on offering loans to private companies, so-called Direct Lending strategies, have emerged as a new asset class. Stockholm-based asset manager Kreditfonden aims to bring Direct Lending[Read More…]

by 21/09/2016
AP1 aligns investments with UN’s sustainability goals

AP1 aligns investments with UN’s sustainability goals

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Första AP-fonden (AP1), one of five buffer funds in the Swedish national income pension system, has expressed its intention to invest in accordance with the UN’s 17 stated Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s), according to a press release. “The world’s environmental and social challenges emphasize the need for a sustainable and global economy where investors can play an[Read More…]

by 13/09/2016
Kames  warns of risks from ‘overbought’ EM debt

Kames warns of risks from ‘overbought’ EM debt

London – Investors need to treat emerging market debt with caution following a strong period of performance in 2016, with the more hawkish tone now emanating from the US Federal Reserve a potential threat, Kames Capital’s Scott Fleming (pictured) has warned. Emerging market debt has delivered double-digit returns year to date, with the JP Morgan Emerging Market Bond Index Global[Read More…]

by 09/09/2016
Sneak peek: HedgeNordic Fixed Income Report

Sneak peek: HedgeNordic Fixed Income Report

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – In its special report on Fixed Income due for publication next week, HedgeNordic offers a panoramic view of the Fixed Income universe in the Nordics, and beyond. Amid a low-yield, zero-interest rate and highly volatile environment, there are as many questions outstanding as there are enterprising answers and strategic adjustments. And yet, all is not bleak: if[Read More…]

by 09/09/2016
Hedge Fund Industry Changes Driven By Performance

Hedge Fund Industry Changes Driven By Performance

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – According to managers and institutional investors, performance is currently one of the key drivers of change in the hedge fund industry, shows a recent survey from Preqin. Hedge funds posted overall gains of 1.09% through H1 2016, down from returns of 1.97% in 2015 and considerably below the double-digit figures recorded between 2009 and 2013. The Nordic[Read More…]

by 08/09/2016
Robust August for Kreditfonden

Robust August for Kreditfonden

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Stockholm based Kreditfonden newly joined the Nordic Hedge Index (NHX) in September 2016. The fund, Scandinavian Credit Fund I, which provides small and medium-sized enterprises with short-term direct equity loans, reported a   0.8% NAV  increase in August. Investors qualifying for these profit-sharing loans can be individuals, companies or professional investors. As most investment options in the market[Read More…]

by 02/09/2016
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Responsible Investing & Fixed Income: DK Focus

  Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Fixed Income comprises a number of areas that lend themselves naturally to SRI/ESG principles. In a preview of the forthcoming (September 2016) HedgeNordic report on Fixed Income, we take a look at the SRI/ESG approaches taken by Danish fixed income funds, which provide examples of the successful convergence of civil legislation with optimized opportunities for investor[Read More…]

by 31/08/2016
New funds added to the Nordic Hedge Index

New funds added to the Nordic Hedge Index

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Five new funds have been added to the Nordic Hedge Index during the month of August which brings the total fund universe to 158. Among the funds added, three are from new fund companies whereas two are new funds from already listed fund companies. Below a short introduction of the newly listed funds. No funds were removed[Read More…]

by 30/08/2016
Sustainable Investing in the Nordics: A Short Introduction

Sustainable Investing in the Nordics: A Short Introduction

  Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – In a series of articles over the coming months leading up to its special report in October, HedgeNordic examines SRI/ESG implementation, conflicting attitudes and broader developments in the Nordics. SRI: A Growing Business “There is growing interest among our clients to invest in a more sustainable and responsible manner in light of the trends and challenges[Read More…]

by 04/08/2016
Changes to NHX July 2016

Changes to NHX July 2016

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – HedgeNordic undertakes great efforts to capture and reflect the entire universe of Nordic hedge funds and managers in its databases. Additional funds are added as soon as we become aware of them and / or, or when we gain access to required date and/or when the respective managers consent to be listed in the databases. Also, on[Read More…]

by 01/08/2016
Hedge Fund Seeding: A white paper

Hedge Fund Seeding: A white paper

The environment for hedge fund seeding and acceleration looks increasingly attractive relative to the low yields available from traditional investments. For those with a multi-year investment horizon, seeding or acceleration capital investments can help investors to decrease hedge fund investment costs and enhance returns by directly participating in a greater proportion of the industry economics. The industry investor base has changed materially since the[Read More…]

by 26/07/2016
Hedge fund assets increase in second quarter

Hedge fund assets increase in second quarter

Hedge fund assets under management increased in the second quarter of 2016, recovering the decline from the previous quarter and rising above year-end 2015 to reach the third highest quarterly capital total on record, HFR´s Global Hedge Fund Industry Report reveals. Total capital allocated to hedge funds rose to USD 2.898 trillion as of June 30, an increase of USD[Read More…]

by 22/07/2016
Pareto Funds Drop in June; Outlook Remains Optimistic

Pareto Funds Drop in June; Outlook Remains Optimistic

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Norwegian Pareto Asset Management experienced a setback for its both funds in June, albeit in line with macroeconomic expectations. Pareto’s Nordic Alpha plc fund dropped -3.15%, while its Nordic Omega plc fund dropped -3.06%. These figures were by comparison to a -3.0% fall in the OSEFX index, a fall of -3.4% in the MSCI N* index and[Read More…]

by 21/07/2016
Luke Ellis to success PIMCO-bound Manny Roman as Man Group CEO

Luke Ellis to success PIMCO-bound Manny Roman as Man Group CEO

Luke Ellis is to succeed Emmanuel (Manny) Roman as chief executive officer of Man Group on 1 September 2016. Roman is stepping down from Man Group’s board on 31 August 2016 to take up the role of chief executive officer at PIMCO from 1 November. Ellis (pictured) has worked alongside Roman since 2012 as president of the firm. Jonathan Sorrell will continue as[Read More…]

by 20/07/2016
Brexit illustrates diversification benefits of CTAs Lyxor claims

Brexit illustrates diversification benefits of CTAs Lyxor claims

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – The strong returns and decorrelated performance characteristics of CTAs post Brexit show the diversification benefits of trend following strategies, according to a recent expert opinion from Lyxor’s Guillaume Jamet, principal portfolio manager of the Lyxor Epsilon Programme. Jamet says that the environment for trend following strategies has been mixed in the second quarter which is illustrated by[Read More…]

by 15/07/2016
Alternative risk premia weathering Brexit storm well

Alternative risk premia weathering Brexit storm well

Dr Lars Jaeger, head of quantitative research in GAM’s Alternative Investments Solution (AIS) team, comments on how the growing alternative risk premia industry has delivered strong performance in the uncertain Brexit environment – proving once again its strong diversification and market neutral properties. Against the volatile Brexit backdrop, many alternative risk premia products have performed very well, with gains between 1.5%[Read More…]

by 15/07/2016
GAM to launch new merger arbitrage strategy

GAM to launch new merger arbitrage strategy

GAM today announced the launch of a new merger arbitrage strategy in July 2016, subject to regulatory approval. The strategy intends to benefit from inefficiencies in the market prices of companies that may occur after the announcement of corporate events such as mergers, acquisitions or spin-offs. Arbitrage opportunities may also arise after company-specific news, such as the inclusion of its[Read More…]

by 05/07/2016