Saemor Capital, the European
long/short equity boutique established in 2008 by Dutch
insurance giant Aegon, is putting a difficult first 18 months
behind it – having outperformed the equity markets and
its peer group since the beginning of the year.
The firm has just completed the second year running its sole
strategy, the market-neutral Saemor Europe Alpha Fund, and is
planning to increase its marketing efforts to attract
significant outside capital for the first time.
Saemor was one of two boutique hedge fund firms set up by
Aegon Nederland as part of an overhaul of its asset management
activities. The firm had decided to separate its European and
Asian equity investments into alpha and beta portfolios.