Post Tagged with: "Stockholm"

Michael Petry

Danske Invest FI’s Petry: Peril and Promise in 2017

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Michael Petry (pictured), chief portfolio manager at Danske Bank’s flagship hedge fund Danske Invest Hedge Fixed Income Strategies, which has $1.15 billion in AUM recently conducted a wide-ranging interview with Barron’s in which he reveals his forecasts for bond markets in 2017. The most pressing issues facing global bond investors will be navigating markets impacted by the[Read More…]

by 01/12/2016
KLP Alfa Global Rente Shorts Euro

KLP Alfa Global Rente Shorts Euro

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – KLP Alfa Global Rente, the fixed income fund managed by KLP Kapitalforvaltning, a subsidiary of Norway’s biggest life insurer Kommunal Landspensjonskasse (KLP), is shorting the euro as it bets on a wave of political risk in Europe to spell more losses for the currency in the short- to mid-term future and through 2017. The fund’s strategy is[Read More…]

by 29/11/2016
Sector Asset Management: Trump – “Let’s Do It”

Sector Asset Management: Trump – “Let’s Do It”

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Sector Asset Management, the Norwegian hedge fund firm with $1.7 billion in AUM, is betting on U.S. President-elect Trump’s promises to salvage society’s losers – or at least those financial sectors that have lost out in the past decade. The firm, which launched Norway’s first hedge fund in 2000, is rearranging its portfolios to bet on bank,[Read More…]

by 18/11/2016
Hedge Funds’ Cold October Dip

Hedge Funds’ Cold October Dip

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – eVestment, the leading provider of institutional investment analytics, intelligence and data worldwide, has announced its findings for the month of October in its most recent hedge fund industry report. The average hedge fund industry performance globally was -0.76% in October, with +3.70% YTD. October was the first aggregate decline for the hedge fund industry since the beginning[Read More…]

by 15/11/2016
“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
Final Call: Polls Point To Clinton Market Favourite

Final Call: Polls Point To Clinton Market Favourite

  Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – With the final round of polling putting Hillary Clinton on average 3-4 points ahead of Donald Trump nationally in the U.S. presidential race, markets are increasingly confident of having long priced in a victory for Mrs Clinton. By comparison, the 2012 presidential race showed Mitt Romney within 1-2 points of President Obama in the final days,[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
September Stronghold for IPM

September Stronghold for IPM

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – IPM Informed Portfolio Management, the Swedish systematic investment manager offering macro and equity portfolio solutions to institutional investors globally, reported a healthy September with a 3.60% rise for its Systematic Macro Fund  (+6.7% YTD) and its Systematic Currency Fund  up 1.68% (+17% YTD). The returns were by comparison to a 0.5% increase on the MSCI world and[Read More…]

by 16/10/2016
Shepherd under steam in September

Shepherd under steam in September

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Shepherd Energy AB, which manages the Shepherd Energy Portfolio and Shepherd Power Series Fund , reported a 0.42% rise for the former and an impressive 5.72% increase for the latter in September. The Shepherd Energy Portfolio, rising 0.42% in September, is described by Shepherd as a managed futures portfolio in the Nordic Power Market using standardised futures,[Read More…]

by 12/10/2016
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
Nordic hedge funds little changed in August – CTAs in the red

Nordic hedge funds little changed in August – CTAs in the red

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Nordic hedge funds, as expressed by the Nordic Hedge Index NHX, was little changed in August posting a negative return of 0.08%. Year-to-date, the NHX Composite index has gained 1.89%. The Nordic hedge fund universe continued to benefit from a risk seeking environment during the month with the only strategy group showing signficant losses being CTAs. CTA strategies had[Read More…]

by 22/09/2016
Mermaid, Copenhagen, CPH, Denmark, Danmark,

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 returns,[Read More…]

by 31/08/2016
Danske Invest Launches Sustainable Investment Fund

Danske Invest Launches Sustainable Investment Fund

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Danske Invest announced in a press release last month its launch of a new fund, Danske Invest European Corporate Sustainable Bonds. The fund handpicks its holdings based on the underlying companies’ sustainability efforts, investing in corporate bonds of European companies, where bonds are selected on the basis of two criteria: a financial assessment of the company, and[Read More…]

by 04/08/2016
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
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
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
Elementa picks up prize at Hedge Funds Review  Awards

Elementa picks up prize at Hedge Funds Review Awards

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Swedish long / short equity fund Elementa, launched in early March 2015 by fund manager Marcus Wahlberg, was awarded “Best New Hedge Fund” at the Hedge Funds Review European Single Manager Awards 2016. Elementa invests in small and mid-cap stocks active in the Nordics using deep fundamental research to pick companies that Wahlberg believes have tangible profits and cashflow upside. In[Read More…]

by 27/06/2016
Gunnar Wiljander and Mikael Spångberg of Nektar Asset Management with Kamran Ghalitschi of HedgeNordic

Minor gains in May for Nektar

Stockholm (NordicHedge) – May showed a minor gain for Brummer & Partners´ macro fund, Nektar. The fund ended the month up by +0,29%, but is still in negative territory for the full year by -1.24%. The Nordic Hedge Index (NHX) is estimated to advance 0,66% in May to stand at 0.56% year-to-date. Positive contributions for Nektar in May came from fixed[Read More…]

by 20/06/2016
Gramont Equity Opportunities tops tables YTD

Gramont Equity Opportunities tops tables YTD

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Helsinki based Gramont Equity Opportunities tops the list of net performers among the 55 funds in the equity subcategory of the Nordic Hedge Index (NHX). The fund benefitted from the continued volatility with the posting returns of +2.6% in February, ending +7.4% year to date. NHX equities for February is flat (71% of managers having reported thus far) and[Read More…]

by 10/03/2016
Adrigo awarded “Hedge Fund of the Year” by Privata Affärer

Adrigo awarded “Hedge Fund of the Year” by Privata Affärer

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – The Swedish hedge fund management company Adrigo has been awarded “hedge fund of the year” for its long/short equity fund, Adrigo Hedge, by Privata Affärer. The motivation states: “High returns to low risk – a winning combination” In a comment Adrigo says: We are honoured by the fact that we have been awarded “hedge fund of the[Read More…]

by 28/01/2016