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Commodity Investments in Finland

Commodity Investments in Finland

Helsinki (HedgeNordic) – In an interview with Karri Lehtinen, the Managing Director of Helsinki based MG Commodity Corporation, Mr. Lehtinen gives an overview of commodity investments in Finland, which has emerged in fits and starts over the past two decades. He discusses some of the challenges that have faced the asset class in the country, alongside its prospects in the next[Read More…]

by 26/05/2016
A Finnish investor’s perspective on Asian hedge funds

A Finnish investor’s perspective on Asian hedge funds

Helsinki (HedgeNordic) – Most investors would agree that hedge funds should be viewed as an extreme degree of active management, an unrestricted way to manage money, not as an asset class of its own. The fund manager’s skill dictates returns, instead of an arbitrary benchmark. Hence an investor does not want exposure to the average return of hedge funds as[Read More…]

by 26/05/2016
Passion Palette of a CTA Pioneer

Passion Palette of a CTA Pioneer

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Finnish men are not famed nor do they have a worldwide reputation for being very outspoken about their emotions, and expressing them in many words and vivid colors. This is also a rare breed among sober and cool, systematic, traders in the Managed Futures space. What stands out therefore, when reading interviews or listening to podcasts with Martin[Read More…]

by 26/05/2016
Varma punching above its weight in hedge fund allocation

Varma punching above its weight in hedge fund allocation

Helsinki (HedgeNordic – Teaser) Finnish institutional investors seem to have taken to hedge funds more than their peers elsewhere. According to statistics from TELA, The Finnish Pension Alliance, the average allocation among pension and insurance providers, at the end of 2015 was 9.6% and 7.7% among all pension funds, which includes the country’s industry-wide, company and public sector funds. In[Read More…]

by 25/05/2016
It helps to have muscles

It helps to have muscles

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) There is a bit of an epidemic among Nordic hedge funds it seems closing their funds for new subscriptions.  The limitation in capacity for some hedge fund strategies is evident given the instruments they may use or markets they trade on.  For others, one may assume, they are fishing for trading opportunities in space as vast as the[Read More…]

by 20/05/2016
Borea’s new spring – Mixed Results for April

Borea’s new spring – Mixed Results for April

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Norway’s Borea Asset Management AS reported its European Credit fund was up 2.10% in April. Borea’s Global Equities fund, however, reported a drop of -1.15%. Borea, which has roughly NOK1.5b in AUM, suggested that April was marked by rising oil prices, the rise of the Norwegian Krone (NOK) against most other currencies, and positive macroeconomic news from[Read More…]

by 16/05/2016
Machine Learning Centre launched by Man AHL & Oxford University

Machine Learning Centre launched by Man AHL & Oxford University

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) –  The Oxford-Man Institute (OMI), the collaboration between Man AHL and the University of Oxford, has announced the creation of a new centre for machine learning and data analytics. A world-leading academic institute for research into quantitative finance founded in 2007, OMI will become part of Oxford University’s Department of Engineering Science (DES). DES is a branch of the[Read More…]

by 12/05/2016
left to right: Struan Malcom, Erik Eidolf, Despina Xanthopoulou, Mats Langensjö

What’s next for a hedge fund business?

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Attracting institutional assets is often seen as the Holy Grail for hedge fund managers but with the opportunity also comes challenges. As the industry becomes more institutional demands on performance, liquidity, transparency and infrastructure increase. At this year’s fourth Hedge Nordic Award, held in Stockholm, the podium discussion focused on how to meet these challenges. The panellists discussed[Read More…]

by 12/05/2016
Real estate investment vehicles and the trend towards an outsourced model

Real estate investment vehicles and the trend towards an outsourced model

Stockholm (HedgeNordic – Teaser) – Real estate and infrastructure investments have attracted increased interest from institutional investors in recent years. At the same time, the regulatory regime surrounding these asset classes has tightened and brought increased oversight and complexity for asset managers wanting to set up investment vehicles. In an interview with HedgeNordic, Dirk Holz (pictured), director of real estate and[Read More…]

by 24/04/2016
Special Report: Real Estate and Infrastructure

Special Report: Real Estate and Infrastructure

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Real estate and infrastructure investments have come to the forefront of institutional investors allocations in recent years. With traditional low risk alternatives yielding close to zero, the relatively stable returns and low risk profiles of these investments have had instititutions, in the Nordics and elsewhere, focusing more on these asset classes. Today, real estate allocations in pension[Read More…]

by 22/04/2016
Hedge Fund Assets fall in volatile Q1

Hedge Fund Assets fall in volatile Q1

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – According to the most recent HFR Global Hedge Fund Industry Report, global Hedge Fund capital declined in Q12016, as volatile markets and early quarter performance culminated in falling investor risk tolerance and led to redemptions from underperforming strategies. Total global Hedge Fund capital declined to USD 2.86 trillion, including investor outflows of USD 15.1 billion. This marked[Read More…]

by 21/04/2016
Schroders joins forces with Hållbarhetsprofilen

Schroders joins forces with Hållbarhetsprofilen

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Schroders, the independent, global asset management firm with €425.4 billion in AUM, has opted to connect some of its most in-demand funds to Hållbarhetsprofilen (the “Sustainability Profile”) in order to facilitate smart and sustainable fund selections for investors. Schroders, which has operated in Scandinavia since 1989, has a long track record of working on sustainability issues, and has[Read More…]

by 13/04/2016
HedgeInar – the value of hedge funds in times of uncertainty

HedgeInar – the value of hedge funds in times of uncertainty

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – On April 6, 2016, HedgeNordic together with the Stockholm House of Finance and  financial communications consultant Laika Consulting organized HedgeInar for the second year running. The event, aimed at delivering insights into hedge fund strategies to investment advisors, private bankers and institutional allocators in Sweden, took place at financial information provider Thomson Reuters’ Stockholm office. Four hedge fund[Read More…]

by 06/04/2016
Global Macro and CTA – Same, same but different

Global Macro and CTA – Same, same but different

Stockholm (HedgeNordic Teaser) – Providers of hedge fund indices typically view Macro and CTA funds as being part of the same strategy group. The fact that both strategies aim at capturing broad market trends in a wide range of asset classes makes the comparison viable, however there are also periods when the individual strategies show great performance dispersion. Overall Macro[Read More…]

by 24/03/2016
CTAs and Macro in a Multi-Strategy Context

CTAs and Macro in a Multi-Strategy Context

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Johan Tjeder is the portfolio manager of Atlant MultiStrategy External (AMSE), a fund that invests into other hedge funds exhibiting low correlation to equity markets. By design, the portfolio is tilted towards CTAs and Macro. A logical choice, if you are to create an uncorrelated portfolio that is to deliver a meaningful return above the risk free[Read More…]

by 24/03/2016
A different approach to trend following

A different approach to trend following

Stockholm (HedgeNordic-Teaser) – Vienna-based CTA, SMN, has been running their SMN Diversified Futures Fund for close to 20 years. Continued research along the way has resulted in a trend following approach that uses a core momentum strategy with a risk overlay that ensures robustness and drawdown control. The approach has generated above industry returns and had the manager nominated for[Read More…]

by 22/03/2016
Honey, I hedged the premia…!

Honey, I hedged the premia…!

Stockholm (HedgeNordic – Teaser) – Alternative risk premia have been a widely covered topic in the last decade. The idea of allocating across risk factors instead of traditi onal asset classes is gaining traction and the market is flooded with various product off erings in the alternative beta space. Hedging against risk premium exposures, as we do at IPM Informed[Read More…]

by 22/03/2016
Special Report: CTA & Macro Strategies 2016

Special Report: CTA & Macro Strategies 2016

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Over the years, CTAs have been declared dead numerous times. Funny enough, the grave diggers tend to be most vocal around the same points in time as CTAs suddenly rebound. If one was to develop a timing indicator for CTA returns, by academics probably considered an unnecessary excercise, the number of google hits on ”ctas are dead”[Read More…]

by 18/03/2016
February brought more bitter pills for Rhenman Healthcare

February brought more bitter pills for Rhenman Healthcare

Vienna (HedgeNordic) – Rhenman Healthcare Equity L/S Fund, the global long-biased equity fund with an exclusive focus on health care, reported that the Fund’s main share class, IC1 (EUR) was down by 5.4% in February after a volatile month for global stock markets.  The global equity index was down down by 1%, while healthcare was  down by 1.5% and biotechnology[Read More…]

by 16/03/2016