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2019-04-26 Price in category Best Nordic Hedge Fund Overall goes to Shepherd Energy Portfolio

The “Best Nordic Hedge Fund Overall” title rewards the best fund in the Nordic hedge fund universe across all categories and strategies and is likely the most desired recognition at the Nordic Hedge Award. For 2018, Gladiator Fond managed by Max Mitteregger was named the best Nordic hedge fund of 2018. Second place goes to Shepherd Energy Portfolio, a multi-strategy futures-based trend-follower focusing on the Nordic power market, is only the third CTA to be among the winners in the “Best Nordic Hedge Fund Overall” category.

With a cumulative return of 34 percent in the previous three years and a gain of nearly 14 percent in 2018 alone while most other peers showed losses, the team behind Shepherd Energy Portfolio proved their vehicle “represents an uncorrelated alternative to traditional asset classes that also generates a positive return on investment” according to lead portfolio manager Arne Österlind. The fund’s uncorrelated nature stems from a discretionary- and systematic-based investing approach that seeks to capture both short- and long-term trends in the Nordic electricity market.

Commenting on taking second place in the “Best Nordic Hedge Fund Overall” category, Österlind says “it is truly an honor for us to have been placed so high in rankings given the fierce competition that exists from all the other skilled managers.”

Read more about Best Nordic Hedge Funds 2018 here:  Best Nordic Hedge Funds Overall 2018

2019-04-25 Shepherd Energy Portfolio wins price as best CTA fund

At Nordic Hedge Award the price for best CTA 2018 went to Shepherd Energy Portfolio a multi-strategy futures-based trend-follower focused on the Nordic power markets. The CTA sub-index of the Nordic Hedge Index hosts three of the 20 largest CTAs in the world; IPM Systematic Macro, Lynx, and SEB Asset Selection. The competition in the “Best Nordic CTA” award category is fierce. 

Shepherd Energy Portfolio is a one-of-a-kind vehicle in the Nordic Hedge Index. After enjoying the best two years of its 15-year history in the past three years, the Stockholm-based fund won the prize for the Best Nordic CTA at the Nordic Hedge Award. Shepherd Energy Portfolio, founded by lead portfolio manager Arne Österlind, employs both trend-following and relative-value strategies in the Nordic market for electricity futures.

Read full story about the price Shepherd Energy Portfolio won here:  Best Nordic CTA 2018

2019-04-01 New Analyst to Shepherds analysis team

Shepherd Energy AB has recruited Arian Kalantari as Junior Analyst starting in April 2019. During the spring term, Arian completes his master"s degree in Industrial Economics at KTH by writing his thesis at Handelsbanken Asset Management. During his studies, Arian has worked part-time at Handelsbanken Fonder with risk and performance analysis and with derivates at Handelsbanken Capital Markets. Shepherd Energy is delighted to have recruited Arian to the team and looks forward to continue to deliver edgy analyzes of the electricity market using Arian"s new eyes and analytical mind.

2019-02-12 Shepherd Energy Portfolio delivers best performance yet

When Shepherd Energy Fund was first launched in year 2004 it was one of the worlds first electricity funds. Today the fund is called Shepherd Energy Portfolio and is managed by Arne Österlind and Andreas Edlund.

In 2018 the portfolio had the best performance yet and delivered +13,8% which made the portfolio one of the top performers amoung hedge funds. Hedge Nordic met the management team to find out what makes the electricity market so interessting, how the porfolio trade in the market and what the managers see in the future. Read the full story here: 

One of World’s First Power Funds Achieves Best Year Yet 

2017-02-20 Shepherd Energy AB recruits Analyst Patrik Foberg

Shepherd Energy strengthens its experienced research team by recruiting Patrik Foberg from Los Energy Trading (ex. Telge Kraft). Patrik has worked as a power analyst at Telge Krafthandel AB  and as a macro analyst at Erik Penser Bank. Patrik will be working to analyze and develop prognosis models for the Nordic power market, produce Shepherd Energy"s appreciated market analysis as well as support Shepherds Energy"s Portfolio Managers.

 We are delighted that Patrik has chosen to join our team and look forward to take part of Patrik"s knowledge which will enable us to develop and renew our analyzes, says Arne Österlind, Head of Research.