- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

Changes at the Helm of Catella’s Hedge Funds

Report: Systematic Strategies

- Advertisement -

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Catella has announced portfolio management changes for two of its hedge funds: Catella Hedgefond and Catella Nordic Long/Short Equity. The changes come on the back of poor performance for the long/short equity vehicle in 2018, as the fund gave back prior gains after a fall of 18.1 percent in the fourth quarter.

Martin Nilsson and Ola Mårtensson, who had been previously responsible for the day-to-day management of Catella Nordic Long/Short Equity, are handing over the portfolio management to the team running Catella Hedgefond. Nilsson, who had been part of the five-member team managing Catella’s flagship hedge fund before the recently announced changes, will hand over his mandate in Catella Hedgefond to the four remaining members of the team. Instead, Nilsson will focus on co-managing Catella Småbolagsfond, a long-only fund investing in Swedish small-cap companies. Thomas Elofsson, Stefan Wigstrand, Martin Jonsson and Anders Wennberg form the four-member team currently managing Catella Hedgefond, which oversees SEK 9.3 billion in assets under management as of the end of last year.

Ola Mårtensson, meanwhile, will focus on managing Catella Balanserad, a broad fund of funds investing both in Catella funds and external vehicles, as well as managing a range of funds marketed and sold by ICA Banken AB as part of a collaboration between Catella Fonder and ICA. Catella Balanserad invests half of its assets in Swedish and international equity funds, whereas 20 percent and 30 percent of the remaining assets are invested in hedge funds and Swedish fixed-income funds, respectively.

The target return objectives and risk profiles of the two hedge funds undergoing portfolio management changes remain unaffected. Catella’s portfolio management team of hedge funds, however, will intensify their efforts to increase gross exposure, increase sector diversification, and limit correlations to underlying markets. “The performance outcome in 2018 did not live up to our expectations, and we are not satisfied, especially in the case of the fund Catella Nordic Long/Short Equity,” reads Catella’s recent announcement, but the reshuffled portfolio management team are rolling up their sleeves to rectify last year’s struggles.

Subscribe to HedgeBrev, HedgeNordic’s weekly newsletter, and never miss the latest news!

Our newsletter is sent once a week, every Friday.

Eugeniu Guzun
Eugeniu Guzun
Eugeniu Guzun serves as a data analyst responsible for maintaining and gatekeeping the Nordic Hedge Index, and as a journalist covering the Nordic hedge fund industry for HedgeNordic. Eugeniu completed his Master’s degree at the Stockholm School of Economics in 2018. Write to Eugeniu Guzun at eugene@hedgenordic.com

Latest Articles

Ridge Capital Expands Team After Hitting €100 Million Milestone

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – With its unconventional high-yield bond strategy now exceeding €100 million in assets under management, Ridge Capital is expanding its portfolio management...

“7 Years, Niller, Then You Know a Thing or Two”

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – There is a Danish saying that goes, “7 years, Niller, then you know a thing or two,” suggesting that seven years...

Brobacke Gains 7.6% in Early July, Predicts Continued Bull Market

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – After a relatively flat first half of 2024, marked by noticeable month-over-month volatility, discretionary macro fund Brobacke Global Allokering advanced 7.6...

Kristofer Barrett Back to Managing Tech Fund

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Kristofer Barrett, the former portfolio manager of the multi-billion-dollar Swedbank Robur Technology fund, has returned to managing a technology-focused equity fund....

Tidan’s Resurgence Amid Markets Needing a Touch of Magic

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – In late 2021, Michael Falken and his team at Tidan Capital launched a hedge fund employing a capital structure relative value...

The Value of Short Selling for Symmetry

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Stock-picking hedge fund Symmetry Invest has achieved a net-of-fees annualized return of 18 percent since its inception just over 11 years...

Allocator Interviews

In-Depth: High Yield

Voices

Request for Proposal

- Advertisement -