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Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Alecta chief investment officer Hans Sterte has resigned from his role and will leave Sweden’s largest pension fund in mid-November at the end of his four-month notice period, according to Pensionsnyheterna.se. Sterte has served as Alecta’s CIO for the past four and a half years. “Hans Sterte...

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Fixed Income Managers Expect Inflation to Hasten Interest-Rate Hikes

By Russell Investments: Russell Investments’ latest survey of fixed income managers reveals a majority (55%) expects U.S. inflation to track between 2.26% and 2.75%...

Hedge Funds on Par with Private Equity

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Allocations to hedge funds reversed a multi-year downward trend, with allocations to hedge funds (28 percent) and private equity (27 percent)...

In the Face of COVID-19: Unusual Crisis Performance

By Danielius Kolisovas – In January 2021, the BBC published a report on how the coronavirus pandemic changed the world economy. As the number...

Secrets of Long Livers: Crisis Alpha

By Danielius Kolisovas – “Most hedge funds fail,” says the headline of a Financial Times article back in 2014. With an average life span of...

Hedge Fund Investors Driving ESG Uptake

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – One of the main attractions of hedge funds to institutional investors has been their ability to deliver uncorrelated absolute returns. A...

Hedge Funds Gain Favor Again

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Hedge funds have the most positive prospects among alternative investments, according to Preqin’s June investor survey, “though this should be seen...

Hedge Funds Hit by Unconventional Policies

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – A new study by Alexei Orlov of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and Massimo Guidolin of the Bocconi University tested...

ESG Incorporation in Hedge Funds

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Whereas traditional asset managers have relatively quick to incorporate Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) criteria into their investment decisions, hedge fund...

Running in the Family

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Hedge fund families – think of Julian Robertson’s Tiger Management and his dynasty of proteges running successful hedge funds of their own...

Hedge Fund Alpha: Cycle or Sunset?

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Fresh research confirms that hedge funds have been struggling to deliver alpha since the global financial crisis of 2008. According to...

Hedge Funds Are Losing Ground to Alternatives

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – Allocations to alternative asset classes remain robust and little changed in the past several years. Still, preferences for specific types of...

A Balanced Approach to Growth and Value Investing

By Jonathan Barry and Indhu Raghavan of MFS Investment Management: Executive summary With growth indices generally outperforming value indices over the past 10 years (see...