Post Tagged with: "Trump"

The Mystery of Historically Low Volatility

The Mystery of Historically Low Volatility

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – One of the biggest mysteries in the world of financial markets in the still young Trump era has been the historically low level of volatility despite all the turmoil and geopolitical uncertainties prevailing across the globe. The current state of the world demands a significantly higher volatility according to the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of[Read More…]

by 27/06/2017
Handsome Payoff For Asgard Low Risk Approach

Handsome Payoff For Asgard Low Risk Approach

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – With +19% returns in the past year, Asgard’s Fixed Income EUR 600 million Fund must be doing something right. The key lies in the fund’s preference for the safest bonds, instead of riskier ones, with a dollop of leverage on top. The Copenhagen-based fund’s investment policy is based on a top-down approach that follows a disciplined investment[Read More…]

by 16/06/2017
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
Lyxor: Slight March Setbacks, But Reduced Geopolitical Risk

Lyxor: Slight March Setbacks, But Reduced Geopolitical Risk

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) After predictions of a strong March for Hedge  Funds following a 0.8% increase in its first week, the Lyxor Hedge Fund  index is signalling a marginal setback due to macro, merger and credit  funds lagging. Macro funds’ USD exposure fell by a third due to long Emerging Markets  FX positions prior to the FOMC. Merger funds fell behind due[Read More…]

by 22/03/2017
CFA Institute: Geopolitical Risk is Back

CFA Institute: Geopolitical Risk is Back

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Historically, funds have diverged strongly as to the necessity of political risk assessment, depending on strategy, investment targets, geopolitical location and a host of other factors. Some, such as Sweden’s Informed Portfolio Management, see little need for it at all, considering broader calculations. Nevertheless, there are indications that views on the need to re-incorporate political risk into[Read More…]

by 17/03/2017
Interview: Allan Winkel Hansen – WH Index Fund

Interview: Allan Winkel Hansen – WH Index Fund

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – As founder and CEO of Denmark’s WH Asset Management, portfolio manager of the multi-asset WH Index A/S and WH Index Growth A/S AIFs, and founder and CEO of the investment advisory company WH Invest, Allan Winkel Hansen is a busy man. Nevertheless, he took time out for an exclusive interview with HedgeNordic, in which he discusses his[Read More…]

by 01/03/2017
CTAs end 2016 on a positive note

CTAs end 2016 on a positive note

CTAs continued to head north during the last two weeks of December adding to an already positive month. The currency bucket was the leading contributor. Systems benefited from their long USD positioning as global currencies continued to fall versus the greenback. Equities also led to profits with major contributions from the Japanese and European markets especially during the 3rd week[Read More…]

by 03/01/2017
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
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