HedgeNordic Q2 2018 Industry Report


Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – We are pleased to present the HedgeNordic Industry Report for the 2nd quarter of 2018, just before Sweden and the Nordics shut down for summer.

On the first pages of this report, we made an effort to dissect to the Nordic hedge fund space and present data, numbers, some facts and fiction we hoped you ́d find relevant. We especially looked at assets under management among the Nordic managers and reintroduce NHX-AGI, the Asset Growth Index to the Nordic Hedge Index family.

Likely the largest single manager fund in the Nordic region now is IPM Systematic Macro, who, to our calculations, took over that distinction from Lynx. We are pleased to therefore be able to have also interviewed the funds’ portfolio managers Björn Österberg and Mattias Jansson on the success of their fund.

Just a few days ago, the largest independent Norwegian Asset Manager, Sector Asset Management, hosted their annual investor day in Oslo. As always, the event was worth the trip and next to getting insights into the firms’ funds and strategies, delivered plenty food for thought through their guest speaker line up. In the light of that, we are pleased to have had the possibility to interview one of the founding partners and CEO, Wollert Hvide, on the firms strategy which we are happy to share in this publication.

With Martin Källström at AP1 and Gustav Karner of the pension foundation for the Swedish state-owned pharmacy retailer Apoteket we talk to two of the most recognised individuals in the Swedish institutional allocator space who seemingly are taking very different approaches in their dealings with hedge funds.

When prizes were handed out at the Nordic Hedge Award in April, Rhenman and Partners managed to take home trophies in four categories. We interviewed the two portfolio managers, Henrik Rhenman and Susanna Urdmark for this magazine and want to learn how long this run in pharmaceuticals can last.

In our “in focus” series, we take a deeper look at equity market neutral strategies and different approaches there. Edinburgh based Kames Capital, UBP from Geneva and Amundi from Paris share their views.

And, as we have had in previous publications will also highlight various aspects and views on sustainable investing with an emphasis on the alternative investment and hedge fund space.

As always though, there is much, much more on the following pages for you to find out. So, hoping you have a great read, best wishes, and looking forward to catching up after the summer!

You can download your copy here: Q2 2018 Industry Report

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Kamran Ghalitschi
Kamran Ghalitschi
Kamran has been working in the financial industry since 1994 and has specialized on client relations and marketing. Having worked with retail clients in asset management and brokerage the first ten years of his career for major European banks, he joined a CTA / Managed Futures fund with 1,5 Billion USD under management where he was responsible for sales, client relations and operations in the BeNeLux and Nordic countries. Kamran joined a multi-family office managing their own fund of hedgefunds with 400 million USD AuM in 2009. Kamran has worked and lived in Vienna, Frankfurt, Amsterdam and Stockholm. Born in 1974, Kamran today again lives in Vienna, Austria.

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