Fri Jul 1, 2005

Nordic hedge funds leave Europe behind

Over the past five years, Scandinavian fund managers have significantly outperformed the European average. Neil Wilson looks at how the various types of strategies have fared

There is certainly no shortage of hedge funds managed in the Nordic region with an outstanding trading record in recent years, and many investors have been more than satisfied with the managers they have chosen around the region. But for the first time here, we are able to present some statistical analysis which provides empirical data that adds significant backing to this anecdotal evidence.

As the charts presented here clearly demonstrate, Scandinavian hedge funds have on average massively outperformed the European equity market over the past five years - by a margin of close to 50%. They have also significantly outperformed the European hedge fund universe as a whole.

"Scandinavian hedge funds have on average outperformed the European equity market over the past five years...

ISSN: 2151-1845 / CDC10004H

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