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Emerging Markets: Riding the Narrative

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – With emerging market countries enjoying higher-than-average economic growth amid the catching-up process with countries in the developed world, emerging markets can...

ATP’s Smart Beta Approach

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – ATP, Europe’s fourth-largest pension fund, runs an investment portfolio and a hedging portfolio, “with the hedging portfolio taking care of the...

MAM Launches Operations

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – In early 2021, Sampo Group-owned life insurer and asset manager Mandatum Life announced plans to merge Sampo’s and its own asset...

AP1 Seeds HY Impact Fund

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Global asset manager Federated Hermes is launching a high-yield impact fund seeded by and designed in partnership with Swedish National Pension...

Turning to Real Assets

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Swedish pension fund Alecta is reallocating a portion of its portfolio from bonds and equities to alternatives such as infrastructure projects...

Dropping Hedge Funds Falling Short on ESG

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Finnish pension insurer Varma, known for its long-standing exposure to hedge funds, has been cutting back on hedge fund managers falling...

Stocks Drive Norwegian Oil Fund’s Returns

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Norway’s Government Pension Fund Global, the largest sovereign wealth fund in the world with NOK 12.2 trillion or about €1.17 trillion...

Equities as an Inflation Hedge

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Asbjørn Trolle Hansen, the head of Nordea’s multi-asset investment team, believes that inflation expectations should be a major consideration in asset...

UBS Backs Women-Led Hedge Funds

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – The asset management arm of Swiss bank UBS has launched a portfolio that solely invests in female-led hedge funds in an...

Varma Appoints New Head of Real Estate

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Finnish pension fund Varma has appointed Sampsa Ratia as the director in charge of real estate investments to replace Ilkka Tomperi,...

Equities and Alternatives Drive AP1’s Returns

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – The Swedish national pension fund Första AP-fonden (AP1), which had SEK 431.5 billion under management at the end of June, enjoyed...

Getting High on Confidence

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – With half the year already behind us, both Nordic and global hedge funds enjoyed their best first-half return since 2009. According...