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AP2 Enhances ESG Integration in Asset Management 

AP2 Enhances ESG Integration in Asset Management 

Stockholm (NordSIP) -AP2, the second Swedish national pensions buffer fund (Andra AP-fonden), has divested 10 more of the stocks it holds on grounds of financial climate risk, marking the further integration of ESG (Economic, Corporate and Social Governance) as part of its asset management strategy. This brings SEK 90 billion of the Fund’s SEK 300 billion in AUM in line[Read More…]

by 07/12/2016
Man FRM Early View – Hedge Funds (Nov 16)

Man FRM Early View – Hedge Funds (Nov 16)

The recovery in Equities seen following the Trump victory in the US election has been positive for the hedge fund industry as a whole. The HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index returned 0.87% in November. At the margin, most strategies saw slightly better pricing of fundamental themes driven by a normalization of the Bond market and increased expectations of higher inflation[Read More…]

by 05/12/2016
The Increasing Allure of Alternative UCITS

The Increasing Allure of Alternative UCITS

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – With continuing positive inflows, Alternative UCITS are proving an appealing option to investors looking to diversify investment, particularly in the looming shadow of a likely rising interest rate environment and its effect on fixed income portfolios. Following years of investors piling into fixed income at low or zero interest rates, the election of Donald Trump and an[Read More…]

by 01/12/2016
Man AHL launches second annual coding competition for students

Man AHL launches second annual coding competition for students

Man AHL, Man Group’s diversified quantitative investment manager, today announces that applications are now open for the second annual Man AHL Coder Prize, a coding competition for students with a top prize of £5,000. The Man AHL Coder Prize, which launched last year for students in the UK and Ireland, is now also open to entrants based in the EU1[Read More…]

by 16/11/2016
Nordic hedge fund managers comment on US election

Nordic hedge fund managers comment on US election

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – The American people have spoken and voted Donald Trump into the White House as their 45th President (elect). This decision came as a surprise, overturning earlier predictions which had Senator Clinton on the books as a safe bet. There you go! HedgeNordic invited Nordic hedge fund managers to submit views and comments on the US election and[Read More…]

by 10/11/2016
Nordic CTAs give up gains for 2016

Nordic CTAs give up gains for 2016

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Having stormed through the turbulent first two months of 2016 and again adding massive gains post Brexit, Nordic CTAs were in a good position to record solid year-to-date returns going into autumn. However, following a stream of negative months since July, the NHX CTA Index, a composite index of Nordic CTA managers, has lost significant ground. At[Read More…]

by 10/11/2016
GAM leverages on Cantab, launching new funds

GAM leverages on Cantab, launching new funds

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – GAM Systematic has launched the first of two new UCITS funds, GAM Systematic Global Equity Market Neutral, following the completion of its acquisition of Cantab Capital Partners in early October, as previously reported by HedgeNordic. The fund contains Cantab’s previously established equity-focused models, which have delivered a successful return track record as part of Cantab’s flagship Quantitative[Read More…]

by 08/11/2016
Hedge Funds Make (Slow) Progress Towards Gender Equality

Hedge Funds Make (Slow) Progress Towards Gender Equality

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – According to a recent international analysis by DHR international, the global executive search firm, women now represent 12% (1 in 8) of partners at hedge funds, private equity firms and other investment partnerships, up from 10% the two previous years. The data, provided by the Financial Conduct Authority, shows that out of 3,509 partners at regulated firms[Read More…]

by 08/11/2016
Nordea Alpha 15 takes the lead

Nordea Alpha 15 takes the lead

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) –  2016 is proving to be a challenging year for the hedge fund space to generate returns. The Nordic Hedge Index (NHX), up by 2.1% by end September, on track for its weakest year since 2011, when the Index lost ground and was down by 2.6%. Disregarding the only two negative yielding years, 2011 and 2008, the weakest[Read More…]

by 04/11/2016
Soothing October for Storm

Soothing October for Storm

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Storm Bond Fund, the Norwegian managed High Yield Fund, experienced returns of 1.2% for October, pushing its net YTD returns up to 11.2%. Storm Bond Fund invests across various credit ratings based on a detailed risk/reward analysis, where its management team, among them CIO/Founding Partner Morten E. Astrup and Portfolio Manager & Analyst Morten Venold, is the[Read More…]

by 04/11/2016
Kreditfonden Continues Along Upward Curve

Kreditfonden Continues Along Upward Curve

  Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Scandinavian Credit Fund 1, which was  recently added to the Nordic Hedge Index, reported returns of 0.9% for October for a 5% for the year so far. The fund launched in January 2016. The fund provides small and medium-sized enterprises with short-term direct equity loans. Investors qualifying for these profit-sharing loans can be individuals, companies or[Read More…]

by 04/11/2016
Clinton Leads in Hedge Fund Contributions  

Clinton Leads in Hedge Fund Contributions  

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – A week out from the 2016 election, U.S. hedge fund managers are still faced with a set of conflicting imperatives for how they hedge their bets. “You have one person with questionable judgment and the other person may be demented, narcissistic and a scumbag,” says Appaloosa Management’s David Tepper, the CEO of the $19 billion hedge fund[Read More…]

by 02/11/2016
Nordic CTAs nominated for European Performance Awards

Nordic CTAs nominated for European Performance Awards

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – A number of Nordic CTAs have been shortlisted for the CTA Intelligence European Performance Award, to be held in London on November 30. Among the names are well established players such as Lynx and SEB Asset Selection as well as some newcomers including Brummer & Partners Florin Court and SEB Diversified. All nominees are Swedish or Sweden-linked.[Read More…]

by 26/10/2016
Market slump foreseen should Trump prevail – Brookings

Market slump foreseen should Trump prevail – Brookings

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – As the U.S. Presidential Election draws to a close in two weeks, newly released studies are showing slightly conflicting expectations for behaviour in financial markets in its aftermath, but with trends hardening overall. With Hillary Clinton the prohibitive favourite to win the election (a recent ABC-commissioned poll showed her leading with 12 points, an almost insurmountable deficit[Read More…]

by 25/10/2016
Hedge Fund Industry Rebounds in September

Hedge Fund Industry Rebounds in September

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – eVestment, the leading provider of institutional investment analytics, intelligence and data worldwide, has announced its findings for September 2016 in its hedge fund industry report. The average hedge fund industry performance globally was +0.73% in September, by comparison with a healthy +2.91% increase for Q3 2016 and +4.40% YTD. Commodity prices rose +1.09% in September, halting a[Read More…]

by 18/10/2016
Ress Life Investments reaches the $80m

Ress Life Investments reaches the $80m

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Ress Capital, the Swedish Fund Management company whose focus is insurance-linked securities with an emphasis on the secondary market for US life insurance policies, announced this month that AUM now exceeds USD 80 million for its Ress Life Investments fund A/S, with pension funds, insurance companies and several larger family offices among its largest investors. Ress Life[Read More…]

by 11/10/2016
CTAs suffer in September, turning Q3 negative

CTAs suffer in September, turning Q3 negative

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – September turned out to be a difficult month for CTA strategies, with the  SG CTA Index entering negative territory for the first full quarter since Q2 2015.The index ended the month down 1.20 per cent, according to figures from Societe Generale Prime Services. All of SG’s managed futures indices had negative performance in September, with the SG Trend[Read More…]

by 11/10/2016
Global corporate bonds – In search of coupons

Global corporate bonds – In search of coupons

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – By investing in corporate bonds globally while holding part of the portfolio focused on the Nordic region, Stefan Ericson and the team behind the Pareto Global Corporate Bond Fund aim to deliver 4-6 per cent annually to its investors, a quest that has become increasingly challenging given the current interest rate environment. ”We are focusing on niche companies[Read More…]

by 07/10/2016
GAM Systematic to Launch 2 New UCITS strategies

GAM Systematic to Launch 2 New UCITS strategies

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – GAM announced in a Press Release yesterday the completion of the acquisition of Cantab Capital Partners LLP on 3 October, first announced on 29 June this year and now completed following regulatory approval. “Cantab,” as it is known henceforth, is an industry leading, multi-strategy systemic manager based in Cambridge, UK, with USD 4.1b in AUM on behalf[Read More…]

by 05/10/2016
Wealth manager Perspectives on the Zero interest Environment

Wealth manager Perspectives on the Zero interest Environment

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Like many other investors with a fixed Income component in their portfolios, asset allocators and family offices are trying to get their heads around the question as to how to obtain yield in a zero, or even negative, interest rate environment. following the Brexit referendum in the UK, the dilemma appears set to remain for the foreseeable future. Is[Read More…]

by 30/09/2016