Hedge Funds

PRI intends to grow private market allocations

Peter Ragnarsson head of alternative investments at the USD 3bn non-life mutual insurance company PRI Pensionsgaranti, says the intention is to increase private market investments as returns are difficult to find in traditional fixed income....

Aktia’s Ville Toivakainen sees strong demand for alternative credit

Ville Toivakainen shares his views on why Aktia has had a long-term focus on emerging market debt and alternative credit, what he looks for on the alternative side and how he selects managers to Aktia’s fund-of-hedge funds portfolio.

2018-05-31T13:43:02+00:00By |Categories: Hedge Funds, People, The Nordic Brief|

Short Volatility is not Dead!

Long live volatility trading strategies The demise of the short volatility Exchange Traded Note (ETN) with ticker XIV, has led some media observers to suggest that the short volatility trade is dead. I would argue that many short-biased strategies continue to thrive, but trading volatility requires a more sophisticated ... Read more

2018-03-28T12:25:49+00:00By |Categories: ETFs & Indicies, Hedge Funds, The Nordic Brief|

The Hedge Fund Allocation Is Dead. Long Live Total Return!

Outflows from hedge funds are accelerating. Hedge funds are now finding themselves on the defensive from poor performance, high fees, unfriendly legal structures, and an onslaught of negative publicity. Investors were already becoming more conscious of fees amid low nominal returns. Now a new dynamic is setting in: fear. ... Read more