OPM driving funds of funds forward

Tue Oct 20, 2009



Scandinavian funds of hedge funds (FoHFs) have historically been junior partners to the far more numerous single-manager funds that account for the bulk of the regional hedge fund industry. Estimates by some analysts suggest that the (FoHFs) sector probably still only accounts for around 17% of total hedge fund assets in Scandinavia. Nevertheless, a number of sophisticated players have emerged over the past few years who are pushing this area of the industry forward. Stockholm-based Optimized Portfolio Management (OPM) was founded in 2003 by its chief executive, Simon Reinius, and his three partners. Reinius, who also doubles up as chief investment officer, had previously worked as head of investor equity trading at Investor AB, the Wallenberg family holding company, where he had been deeply involved in creating mathematical valuation models. The first FoHF, OPM Alfa, was launched in July...

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