Mermaid navigates stormy equity market

Fri Oct 21, 2011

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Copenhagen-based fund is developing a reputation for making money in volatile and difficult periods

Thomas Juul-Larsen
Ulrik Jonsen
Copenhagen-based Mermaid Asset Management is one of the few European long/short equity funds that appears to be navigating the stormy market waters with success this year.

The Mermaid Nordic Hedge Fund – run by founders Thomas Juul-Larsen and Ulrik Jonsen together with fellow ABN Amro veteran Jonathan Copplestone, who is based in New York – is up 7.27% to the end of September after recording positive performance over the turbulent last three months, when market volatility saw many equity hedge funds come unstuck.

The strategy gained 2.16% in August, when many long/short funds dived, and the fund has only registered one small monthly loss so far this year – with a dip of just 0.53% in...

ISSN: 2151-1845 / CDC10004H

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