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Saemor joined educational event at Erasmus University Rotterdam

Saemor participated in Hedge Fund Day organized by the Erasmus Investment Society and B&R Beurs.  It was an educational event for bright university students to design their own hedge fund. Click here for more information.

Posted on August 22, 2014

Saemor Capital aan kop in peergroup, Fondsnieuws

Het Europe Alpha Fund van Saemor Capital, een Nederlandse hedgefondsmanager die met ondersteuning van Aegon in 2008 werd opgericht, heeft in de eerste helft van dit jaar alle concurrerende fondsen achter zich gelaten.

Posted on July 28, 2014

Saemor Capital fund returns 9.3% in H1, complies with AIFMD

Saemor Capital’s Founder and CEO Sven Bouman said a pro-risk approach at the start of the year and subsequently a more cautious portfolio stance have worked out well. Read more on Opalesque.

Posted on July 25, 2014

Saemor Europe Fund returns 9.3% in H1 2014

A 9.3 per cent return in the first six months of 2014 has earned Saemor Capital’s Europe Alpha Fund a top ranking in the equity market neutral and quantitative peer group categories. Read more on Hedgeweek.

Posted on July 04, 2014

Saemor to present at the Global ARC event in London

CIO Sven Bakker will participate in the panel on Systematic Strategies.

Posted on May 19, 2014

Saemor’s Europe Alpha Fund returns 2.8 per cent in January

Saemor Capital has reported a strong start to 2014 for its Europe Alpha Fund with a return of 2.8 per cent in January, despite the volatility caused by a sell-off in emerging markets. Click here to view the article.

Posted on February 17, 2014

Saemor selected to present at ABN AMRO’s Amsterdam Investor Forum

The Amsterdam Investor Forum has become the leading alternative investment event in the Netherlands. Saemor was selected as one of 6 alternative funds to present at the AIF Factor.

Posted on February 06, 2014

CEO Sven Bouman interviewed in WTC The Hague Magazine

'The Hague will be the asset management centre of The Netherlands.'

Posted on July 01, 2013

Sven Bouman speaks about ESG investing – GAIM Amsterdam

Sven joined the panel ‘Current trends in investing and impact on the future’. He spoke about the benefits and dilemmas of ESG investing in a long/short strategy.

Posted on June 20, 2016

Patrick van de Laar speaks at HFM Summit in London, 31 May

This regards the HFM New Product and Distribution Summit 2016. Click here to view the link.

Posted on May 17, 2016

BAML European Manager Conference, 22 October, NYC

Posted on October 22, 2015

Patrick van de Laar speaks at CAIA Netherlands and AIMA Educational Event: Value of Hedge Fund Investing

At the event a broader discussion took place on the value of hedge fund investing and the roles hedge funds can play in investment portfolios. Other panelists included ABP, PGGM, Transtrend and Simmons and Simmons, among others. The event also marked the launch of the second paper in the AIMA/CAIA hedge fund trustee series, “Portfolio transformers”.

Posted on October 22, 2015

Sven Bouman on Quantitative Trading Panel, at Morgan Stanley Event, 16 October in Paris.

The panel was moderated by Daniele Spada from Lyxor, and discussed various quant strategies, optimal market conditions, etc. The panel also included David Hoey, ABC Arbitrage Asset Management, Francois Bonnin, John Locke Investments, Philippe Azoulay, Marshall Wace, Michael Kharitonov, Voleon Capital Management.

Posted on October 16, 2015

Morgan Stanley Sixteenth Annual European Hedge Fund Forum, Paris

Posted on October 13, 2015

BAML Cap Intro Conference NYC

2015, 25 February BAML Cap Intro Conference NYC

Posted on February 16, 2015

Whitepaper on quantitative stock selection

Welcome to introduction to Saemor’s Whitepaper on Quantitative Stock Selection – covering 4 subjects related to our models. The purpose is to bring our investors up to date on specific quantitative research and techniques we conduct.

Posted on January 25, 2015

‘Sell in May and go away’ revisited

Andrade, Chhaochharia and Fuerst re-examined the ‘Sell in May and go away’ effect first published by our CEO Sven Bouman & Ben Jacobsen in 2002. The authors expected to disprove the effect but to their amazement reached the conclusion that seasonality still exists not only in stock markets but also in other markets. The full article in the Financial Analyst's Journal can be found here.

Posted on November 12, 2013

AIFMD: grow or restructure, Financial Investigator

In just two months, alternative investment fund managers will need to be compliant with the new European harmonized infrastructure on financial supervision, AIFMD. A further consolidation of the industry is to be expected. Click here to view the full column

Posted on June 12, 2013

Saemor says stocks may be ‘overbought’ after Cyprus, Bloomberg Brief – Hedge Funds Europe

‘Equity markets now “seem overbought both in the U.S. and in Europe,” Bakker said in the email. With credit spreads widening due to the unresolved Italian elections and the on-going questions surrounding a bank bailout in Cyprus, “we feel that markets are at least ready to take a pause,” the report said.’

Posted on March 22, 2013

Ample scope for alternatives under Solvency II, Financial Investigator #1

Alternative investments remain attractive for insurers within Solvency II, despite the more onerous capital requirements for the asset class. Proprietary risk modeling by insurers and portfolio transparency are important stepping stones. Click here to view the full column.

Posted on March 01, 2013

Pension Funds in Alternatives, Financial Investigator #5

Pension funds need a stable funding ratio and this often translates to a need for a consistent and steady return. The most obvious way to achieve this is by diversification through asset classes that offer a decent and uncorrelated return. Therefore, pension plans have been increasing their allocation to alternative investments such as hedge funds. This trend is observed in both public and corporate pension funds all over the world. Click here to view the full column

Posted on October 30, 2012

Quant Beleggen 2.0: Hoe werkt het? – Financial Investigator #4

Saemor Capital staat in de internationale belangstelling door de top 10-performance van het Saemor Europe Alpha Fund, een marktneutraal aandelenfonds dat belegt met kwantitatieve modellen. Lees meer

Posted on October 16, 2011