Nordic Multi-Strategy Funds Inch into Positive Territory

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Nordic multi-strategy hedge funds returned 0.5 percent on average in July (95 percent reported), trailing the equity-focused and fixed-income members of the Nordic Hedge Index (NHX). The NHX Multi-Strategy Index, the most diverse and inclusive category of hedge funds, is up 0.5 percent year-to-date through July.

Speedometer: The July performance of the NHX Multi-Strategy Index relative to its best and worst monthly performance since 2005. Source: HedgeNordic.

The performance of international multi-strategy hedge funds was somewhat mixed last month. The Eurekahedge Multi-Strategy Index, reflecting the collective performance of 273 multi-strategy hedge funds, also gained 0.5 percent in July (65 percent reported). Meanwhile, the HFN Multi-Strategy Index, comprised of multi-strategy funds from eVestment’s database of hedge funds, fell 0.2 percent last month, extending year-to-date losses through July to 1.3 percent. Similarly, the Barclay Multi Strategy Index was down an estimated 0.2 percent, with the preliminary results calculated with reported data from 92 funds. The Barclay index is down 0.4 percent year-to-date.

More than half of the 38 members included in the NHX Multi-Strategy Index ended the month of July in the green. Several funds managed by Danish asset manager Formuepleje A/S dominated July’s list of best performers among multi-strategy funds. Formuepleje Penta, for instance, returned 4.6 percent last month, bringing year-to-date gains to 9.6 percent. Formuepleje Epikur and Formuepleje Safe were up 3.9 percent and 3.6 percent, correspondingly. Othania Invest A/S, which employs a proprietary algorithm to execute a tactical allocation between U.S. stocks and bonds on a monthly basis, gained 3.5 percent last month.

Pacific Precious, which seeks long/short exposure to precious metals and companies within the precious metal sector, went through a rough time last month after losing 3.6 percent. Genio ADEPTO, meanwhile, was down 2.0 percent in July, taking the year-to-date performance to a negative 3.0 percent.

 

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Eugeniu Guzun

Eugeniu Guzun serves as a data analyst responsible for maintaining and gatekeeping the Nordic Hedge Index (NHX), as well as being a novice columnist covering the Nordic hedge fund industry for HedgeNordic. Prior to joining HedgeNordic, Eugeniu had served as a columnist for a U.S. journal covering insider trading activity, activist campaigns and hedge fund moves. Eugeniu completed his Master’s degree at the Stockholm School of Economics in 2018.

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