COVID-19 and health and safety measures to contain the virus and protect public health is bringing public Europe to a virtual standstill. With increasing corporate and government restrictions on travel and gathering becoming more severe and also individuals practicing social distancing, I am very sorry to conclude that the Nordic Hedge Award cannot go ahead as scheduled and planned on April 22nd.
I had the chance to discuss the situation, our options and handling with the partners of the Nordic Hedge Award who have all been hugely encouraging and supportive in these trying times. A massive thank you for the guidance and support!
From todays viewpoint, the announcement and distinction of winners and a come together of the industry will be split into two parts:
- The announcement of the winners and the hand out of prizes will be done virtually, or alternatively in a very intimate setting, on April 22, 2020.
- We aim to schedule a come together of the Nordic hedge fund community after the summer, likely in mid-September where I am sure we will have some great war stories to tell.
While it is a real shame and disappointment we will not be able to gather and celebrate the Nordic hedge fund industry together in April, at the end of the day, our health and wellbeing may be the biggest prize of all.
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Very best regards and wishes. Stay safe in these trying times!