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Announcing the Winners of the 2018 Nordic Hedge Award

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Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – HedgeNordic is pleased to announced the winners of the Nordic Hedge Award 2018. The Nordic Hedge Award is designed to celebrate the best and most promising Nordic hedge funds that manage to maintain high levels of absolute and risk-adjusted returns over a longer period of time.

All winners were selected in a three-step process. First, out of the around 170 hedge funds in the Nordic hedge fund universe, the top five or six funds (we saw very close scores between fifth- and sixth-ranked funds) per award category were shortlisted using a model co-developed by Nordic Business Media and the Swedish House of Finance / Stockholm School of Economics. The model uses several parameters such as both short- and longer-term absolute, relative and risk-adjusted returns, as well as skewness in returns as a measure of downside risk. Second, each member of a judging panel comprised of industry professionals gave scores for each fund. Third, the quantitative and qualitative scores are combined to create the final results and rankings.

The three best-ranked funds per award category and the respective winners are:

Best Nordic Equity Hedge Fund – Supported by Northern Trust
  1. Gladiator Fond
  2. PriorNilsson Idea
  3. Sector Healthcare Fund
Best Nordic Fund of Hedge Funds – Supported by RBC Investor & Treasury Services
  1. Merrant Alpha Select USD
  2. Formuepleje Merkur
  3. Atlant Multi-Strategy
Best Nordic Managed Futures / CTA – Supported by Efficient Capital Management
  1. Shepherd Energy Portfolio
  2. IPM Systematic Macro Fund
  3. Estlander & Partners Presto
Best Nordic Fixed Income Hedge Fund – Supported by Harvest Advokatbyrå
  1. Scandinavian Credit Fund I
  2. HP Hedge Danish Bonds
  3. Asgard Fixed Income Fund
Best Nordic Multi-Strategy Hedge Fund – Supported by Stockholm School of Economics / SHoF
  1. Ress Life Investments
  2. Formue Nord Markedsneutral
  3. Atlant Opportunity
Rookie of the Year 2018 – Supported by HedgeNordic

Winner: SEB Eureka Fixed Income Relative Value, SEB.

Performance Awards – Supported by AIMA

12 Months: Gladiator Fond

36 Months: Gladiator Fond

60 Months: Rhenman Healthcare Equity L/S

Best Nordic Hedge Fund Overall 2018 – Supported by CME Group
  1. Gladiator Fond
  2. Shepherd Energy Portfolio
  3. Scandinavian Credit Fund I

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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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