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. Aegon...