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Good times may come back to (real) hedge funds & how to address the ESG dilemma - Nordic Roundtable

 

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The Nordics provide a robust business environment for effectively running alternative investments funds such as hedge funds - for example, the Swedish FSA has been regulating onshore hedge funds since 1996, which has made them accustomed to the many features of hedge funds. The entire ecosystem, from regulators, service providers and investors, is well developed. The Nordics are also very attractive in terms of finding investment opportunities for various reasons.

Some of the Nordic asset managers believe that, from a macro perspective, many institutions will - particularly after this run across various markets - find themselves in situation where they have way more risk than they think they have. Contracting global monetary policies will continue to turn the most recent investment paradigm upside down. Many investors which have cut a lot of the de-risk strategies in their portfolios could end up in a corner (page 27). Good times may be coming back to (the real) hedge fund managers.

How fund managers can address the ESG dilemma

The Nordic countries are also thought leaders or front runners in terms of ESG requirements and implementation. There is more demand for ESG solution than ever before, and further demand will emerge driven from regulators. However, it's also clear that everyone wants different things in ESG.

The dilemma fund managers are facing is that each investor has his or her own guidelines, preferences and aims, and so it is difficult to please everyone. What could be a solution for fund managers? One suggested strategy is that fund managers pro-actively define and implement their own responsible investment strategy, which suits the overall investment strategy and maximizes the return from ESG analysis. Then it is up to the fund manager to explain it to the investor and through this find common ground (page 12-14).

The Opalesque 2018 Nordic Roundtable, sonsored by Eurex, took place in Stockholm with:

  1. Gunnar Wiljander, CEO, Nektar Asset Management
  2. Erik Eidolf, CEO, Nordkinn Asset Management
  3. Eric Orving, Deputy CEO, Bodenholm Capital
  4. Per Ivarsson, Head of Investment Management, RPM
  5. Carl Rydin, Investment Analyst, Origo Capital
  6. Achim Karle, Global Equity & Index Sales, Eurex
The group also discussed:
  • Swedish AIF are a more cost-efficient and investor-friendly structure than any other in the market as no other fees outside of trade-related costs can be passed on investors (page 7-8)
  • Increased interest in CTAs: How is CalSTRS mitigating equity risk? (page 8, 19)
  • Game changer: How and why private equity firms are increasingly active in public markets (page 20)
  • Why fixed income arbitrage will have an interesting time going forward (page 22, 25-26)
  • Why Deutsche Boerse Group is already a winner from Brexit (page 23). Why hedge fund managers should look at Brexit (page 24)
  • Investing in companies with a "self-help" component: More earnings independent of macro factors (page 25). Opportunities in deconglomeration strategies (page 21)
  • The new Eurex ESG Futures family is coming (page 4, 12, 15). The problems of negative screening (page 16-17)

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