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Round Table: Family Offices & Hedge Funds

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) - While ultimately families are patient investors with investment horizons often spreading across generations, there are flaws with their typical, long-only heavy...

Nordic Allocators’ View on Real Estate and Infrastructure

Real estate and infrastructure investments have been on the rise among institutions in the Nordics and elsewhere in recent years. The hunt for income...

Manager Selection Critical Amid Worsening Beta

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) - Hedge fund managers will have more opportunities to perform well as central banks have started unwinding their unconventional monetary policies, according...

AP1 appoints Hermes in Global HY diversification

Stockholm (NordSIP) - AP1 (Första AP-Fonden), the first of the five buffer funds in the Swedish national income pension scheme, has appointed U.K. institutional...

Varma helps promote responsible hedge funds

Varma is part of the UN PRI’s (UN Principles of Responsible Investment) working group promoting responsible hedge funds. The working group has launched a...

Are Hedge Funds Struggling to Please Asset Allocators?

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) - Considering the muted performance of hedge funds in the past several years, the assumption was an audience largely composed of hedge...

Granit Recruits AP4’s Ulf Erlandsson In FI Expansion

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) - Granit Fonder, the Swedish fund management company, has recruited Ulf Erlandsson (pictured) from the Fourth Swedish National Pension Fund (AP4) to set...

Varma Continues Hedge Fund Allocations Unabated

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) - An in-depth feature in the May issue of the Investment & Pensions Europe magazine highlights Varma, the largest private pension insurance...

Ericsson Pensionsstiftelse Adds Long-Only Managers

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) -  Ericsson Pensionsstiftelse (EPS), a Stockholm-based SEK 21 billion ($2.3 billion) pension fund covering Ericsson employees, is breaking with its strategy of...

PFA To Triple Alternative Investments

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) - PFA, the largest commercial pension fund in Denmark with DKK 450 billion (US$ 63.7 billion) in AUM, is forecasting a tripling...

Hedge Funds “Less Appealing”  for Ilmarinen

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) Growing prospects of a U.S. boom and lack of confidence in Europe’s political future is causing Ilmarinen, the Finnish pension fund with...

AP2 Enhances ESG Integration in Asset Management 

Stockholm (NordSIP) -AP2, the second Swedish national pensions buffer fund (Andra AP-fonden), has divested 10 more of the stocks it holds on grounds of...