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Nordic hedge funds gain in July powered by CTA comeback

Nordic hedge funds gain in July powered by CTA comeback

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Nordic hedge funds, as expressed by the Nordic Hedge Index NHX, gained an estimated 0.2% in July (88% reported), bringing the year-to-date performance to 1.6%. The month showed mixed performance across sub-strategies. CTAs was the best performing category recovering from recent losses. However, year-to-date, the strategy is by a wide margin the worst performing one, showing a[Read More…]

by 15/08/2017
CTAs more than just a tail risk hedge – Bornemann

CTAs more than just a tail risk hedge – Bornemann

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – In a recent interview with Citywire, Hans-Olov Bornemann (pictured), who is heading the quant team behind the SEB Asset Selection Fund, explained why CTAs are more than just a tail risk hedge and that the strategy has fared well also in upward sloping markets. “CTAs do perform very well in volatile markets, or more specifically in negative[Read More…]

by 07/06/2017
Announcing the winners: Best Nordic CTA 2016

Announcing the winners: Best Nordic CTA 2016

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – In what was a challenging year for the CTA industry overall, there were some funds clearly standing out from the crowd, significantly outperforming industry benchmarks. In the Nordic hedge fund space, both funds from IPM; Systematic Macro and Systematic Currency, had a stellar year with gains of 7.4% and 9.5% respectively which compares favourably to the NHX CTA[Read More…]

by 02/05/2017
Winners 2016 Nordic Hedge Award

Winners 2016 Nordic Hedge Award

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Yesterday, April 26th 2017 the best Nordic hedge funds were distinguished for their performance during 2016 at the Nordic Hedge Award. It was the fifth year HedgeNordic in collaboration with the Stockholm School of Economics and Swedish House of Finance and support of a jury board determined this ranking. The winners  of the 2016 Nordic Hedge Awards[Read More…]

by 27/04/2017
CTA returns remain muted in first quarter, Nordic managers lag

CTA returns remain muted in first quarter, Nordic managers lag

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – The Nordic CTA industry had another lacklustre quarter in Q1 2017, lagging the SG CTA and Trend indices but outperforming an even weaker showing for the Barclay BTOP50. When the dust settled by the end of March, the NHX CTA index had lost an estimated 1,4 percent during the quarter, to be compared to a net gain[Read More…]

by 13/04/2017
Nordic hedge funds nominated for performance awards

Nordic hedge funds nominated for performance awards

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – A number of high profiled Nordic hedge funds have been short listed for this year´s European Hedge Fund Performance Awards, hosted by HFMWeek. A summary of the Nordic contestants is to be found below. The winners will be announced in London on April 27.   Credit long term performance 5 years: Capital Four Credit Opportunities Fund Event[Read More…]

by 29/03/2017
Columbia Threadneedle Appoints New Nordics Chief

Columbia Threadneedle Appoints New Nordics Chief

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Columbia Threadneedle Investments has appointed Ulrik Holm Oxfeldt, CFA, as its new Head of Nordics. Oxfeldt will lead the manager’s sales and client relationships, particularly in the institutional segment, throughout the Nordics, and will be based in Copenhagen. Oxfeldt possesses over 15 years of business development experience in the asset management industry, having worked at (Danish pension fund)[Read More…]

by 08/02/2017
Fondmarknaden’s Funds of 2016

Fondmarknaden’s Funds of 2016

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Fondmarknadan.se has announced the winners of its “Best Funds of 2016” awards. Conditions for nomination to the awards are that all funds are actively managed and that smaller funds have demonstrated considerable progress in the course of the year. Following a turbulent financial year with falling interest rates, great uncertainty in connection with global developments and the[Read More…]

by 12/01/2017
10 Years with SEB Asset Selection

10 Years with SEB Asset Selection

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – On 3 October 2016,  SEB Asset Selection celebrated its 10th anniversary since inception. The funds portfolio manager, Hans-Olov Bornemann (pictured) and SEBs Global Quant team took this as an opportunity to do a long term performance evaluation of the fund. In the white paper 10 Years with SEB Asset Selection – A Comprehensive Performance Evaluation, the fund’s performance is reviewed from[Read More…]

by 02/12/2016
“Maybe it’ll be OK” – Reactions to Shock Trump Win

“Maybe it’ll be OK” – Reactions to Shock Trump Win

  Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Donald Trump proved Tuesday he and his operation have been massively underestimated, polls being proved almost uniformly wrong and markets panicking accordingly. Indeed, it seemed a replay of Brexit, with prediction markets going south due to an increasingly unreliable trust in public institutions and forecasts. Nevertheless, the reality is that Donald J. Trump will be the[Read More…]

by 10/11/2016
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
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Visio’s Allocator Fund flies high in August

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Visio Asset Management Ltd. of Finland reported an impressive 3.26% increase (0.53% YTD) in net asset value for its Allocator Fund for the month of August. This was by comparison with a 1.15% increase in the Euro Stoxx 50, a 0.42% increase in the MSCI World Index and an estimated depreciation of -0.12% on the NHX Composite.[Read More…]

by 12/09/2016
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
Rhenman launches Global Opportunities L/S fund

Rhenman launches Global Opportunities L/S fund

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – The new hedge fund from Rhenman & Partners, Rhenman Global Opportunities L/S, was launched on August 31, according to a press release. The fund is described as a global equity fund with a mandate to go long and short selected regions and sectors and trades independently from index. At any given point in time, the fund should have[Read More…]

by 01/09/2016
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
CTAs saved by the Brexit-bell in second quarter

CTAs saved by the Brexit-bell in second quarter

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – In what looked to become a negative second quarter for the CTA industry following weak numbers in April and May, was to become a positive one as financial markets reacted forcefully to the Brexit vote in June. The event reinforced longer term bullish trends in fixed income and precious metals markets while triggering some significant moves in currencies,[Read More…]

by 28/07/2016
Brexit & CTA’s: Machines – or Back to Humans?

Brexit & CTA’s: Machines – or Back to Humans?

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – As HedgeNordic has reported, CTAs have emerged as the best-performing hedge fund strategy following the Brexit vote, while others, such as equity hedge funds, have suffered. Now, the Wall Street Journal is reporting the emergence of an increasingly clear demarcation between “human” and “machine” analysis in light of the results and the market fluctuations and hedges made[Read More…]

by 02/07/2016
CTAs make significant gains post Brexit

CTAs make significant gains post Brexit

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Following the Brexit vote and the significant market turmoil experienced on June 24, CTA funds look to be the big winners among hedge fund strategies overall, the Nordic names being no exception. The BarclayHedge CTA Index, an industry benchmark aggregating returns for the largest CTAs in the world, gained an estimated 1.6% on the day following Brexit[Read More…]

by 29/06/2016
Delay for Rhenman Global Opportunities L/S

Delay for Rhenman Global Opportunities L/S

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – One of the much awaited fund launches of the year has just postponed its first investment opportunity for Swedish investors which was set for 31 May. Rhenman & Partners, which were aiming to broaden the fund range next to their Healthcare Equity L/S fund by adding Rhenman Global Opportunities L/S, announced the marketing authorization in Sweden has not[Read More…]

by 26/05/2016
Best Nordic CTA 2015 – IPM Systematic Macro

Best Nordic CTA 2015 – IPM Systematic Macro

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Swedish quant shop Informed Portfolio Management (IPM), were awarded “Best Nordic CTA” at the 2015 Nordic Hedge Awards for their Systematic Macro Program. At last year´s event, IPM ended up only second to fellow Swedish giant, Lynx. who in this years competition failed to be nominated. After receiving the award together with Björn Österberg (CIO), Stefan Nydahl, CEO of IPM,[Read More…]

by 05/05/2016