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Candidates for the Rookie of the Year 2023

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – One of the first distinctions up for grabs in the early stage of a Nordic hedge fund’s lifecycle is the “Rookie of the Year” award, recognizing the best new hedge fund launch in the region. This title is awarded annually at the Nordic Hedge Award to the most promising hedge fund debut, chosen by a jury board consisting of fellow Nordic hedge fund managers. 12 funds have qualified for consideration for the 2023 “Rookie of the Year” award.

Qualified Funds for the 2023 “Rookie of the Year” Award
Brobacke Global AllokeringCABA FlexCoeli Renewable OpportunitiesEpoque
Gersemi Shipping FundImpegaLynx Systematic MacroMunin Quant Fund
Norselab Meaningful Impact High YieldPriorNilsson FastighetRidge Capital Northern YieldSilverDome One

The 12 hedge funds considered for the “Rookie of the Year 2023” award were launched during the 12-month period ending in September last year. Funds launched after September will qualify for next year’s “Rookie of the Year” award. Additionally, eligible funds must be listed in the Nordic Hedge Index and meet the necessary listing criteria. There are no specific requirements regarding assets under management for consideration. The winner of the “Rookie of the Year” award is determined by the combined scoring of a jury board comprised of Nordic fellow fund managers, making this a peer group award.

For the 2023 Nordic Hedge Award, the “Rookie” jury consists of Michael Falken, Co-Founder and CIO at Tidan Capital; Vincent Dilling-Larsen, Co-Founder and CIO at Othania; Riku Karkkulainen, Portfolio Manager at OP Financial Group; Pontus Dackmo, CEO and Portfolio Manager at Protean Funds; and Ernst Grönblom, Portfolio Manager at Asilo Asset Management. The members of the jury select what in their opinion represents the most promising hedge fund debut of the passing year by considering a host of qualitative assessments at their discretion. The jury members are invited to consider questions such as:

  • Which of the qualifying funds would I personally feel most comfortable investing in, considering its short track record and potential small size?
  • Which fund is positioned to build a respectable and outstanding, long-lasting track record
  • Which fund has the potential to have a meaningful impact on the Nordic hedge fund landscape, potentially becoming a “star manager” or managing substantial assets?
  • Which fund has the potential to become a “Billion Dollar Fund” (if that is even desired or intended, within the capacity of the strategy)?

The winner will be announced on the 24th of April, 2024 at the final event of the Nordic Hedge Award in Stockholm. For more information about the award and previous winners, please visit: Rookie of the Year.

Good luck to all contestants!

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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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