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Growth in Nordic Hedge Fund Industry Slows

Growth in Nordic Hedge Fund Industry Slows

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) For just over a year now, since January 2017, HedgeNordic has been calculating and publishing the NHX asset growth Index (NHX-AGI), an index computed using an equally-weighted indexed-based compounding methodology in an attempt to representatively measure the development of the AuM of the Nordic hedge fund industry. The Nordic hedge fund universe consists of a few giants with[Read More…]

by 05/04/2018
Nordic Hedge Funds Suffer Losses in February – CTA and Equity Strategies slump

Nordic Hedge Funds Suffer Losses in February – CTA and Equity Strategies slump

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – February proved to be a challenging month for a majority of the Nordic hedge funds underlying the Nordic Hedge Fund Index – NHX. With 75 percent of managers having reported their numbers for the month, the index suggest a loss of 1.5 percent, which is in line with the Barclay Hedge Fund Index but better than the[Read More…]

by 08/03/2018
February Volatility Spike Beats CTAs to the Ground

February Volatility Spike Beats CTAs to the Ground

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Computer-driven, trend following hedge funds or CTAs recorded their worst month in 17 years in February, data from Barclayhedge and SocGen Prime Services suggest. The move is largely explained by losses caused from the sudden volatility spike that was seen on February 5 and that coincided with sharp trend reversals in many markets where CTAs had built[Read More…]

by 01/03/2018
CTAs rally in January to score best month in three years

CTAs rally in January to score best month in three years

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – As January comes to a close, estimates from the world’s leading CTA benchmarks suggests an exceptionally strong month for systematic trend following managers. The Barclay BTOP50, reflecting the largest managers by assets under management, recorded its best month in over three years with early data suggesting a gain of 4.8 percent for the month. The SG CTA[Read More…]

by 30/01/2018
SEB Diversified Fondmarknaden´s best hedge fund 2017

SEB Diversified Fondmarknaden´s best hedge fund 2017

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – SEB Diversified, the multi-strategy hedge fund managed by Hans-Olov Bornemann (pictured), was selected “Best Hedge Fund 2017” at the annual “Årets Fonder” event held in Stockholm. The event is organized by Fondab, a company running the Fondmarknaden.se fund platform that holds over 1.800 underlying funds. Commenting on the reasoning behind the winning choice, Fondmarknaden writes: “The fund[Read More…]

by 19/01/2018
Nordic Allocators’ View on Real Estate and Infrastructure

Nordic Allocators’ View on Real Estate and Infrastructure

Real estate and infrastructure investments have been on the rise among institutions in the Nordics and elsewhere in recent years. The hunt for income producing assets and an attractive yield gap on real estate investments given ultra-low interest rates are factors playing into the demand picture. But how are Nordic allocators viewing this exposure currently, HedgeNordic took the pulse on[Read More…]

by 14/11/2017
CTAs getting crushed in September

CTAs getting crushed in September

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Systematic trend following hedge funds or CTAs, as measured by the Barclay BTOP50 index, took another hit in September early estimates show. The index, which tracks some of the largest CTA managers in the world, had lost 2 percent by month-end according to early estimates, bringing losses to 4.2 percent for the year. Also among Nordic CTA[Read More…]

by 16/10/2017
Nordic CTAs recover in July, trend followers in bad international company on year

Nordic CTAs recover in July, trend followers in bad international company on year

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Nordic CTAs, as measured by the Nordic Hedge CTA Index (NHX CTA), gained 2.37 percent in July and thereby recovered from recent losses. Year-to-date, the index is still in firm negative territory with losses mounting to 3.64%. In July, the best performing manager was the Alfa Axiom Fund from Alfakraft, with gains of 8,3 percent, closely followed[Read More…]

by 17/08/2017
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
Petri Tuutti - VISIO AM

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