Ress Life Investments awarded Best Nordic Hedge Fund 2019
Grand Slam for Resscapital. Two awards for Ress Life Investments at HedgeNordic Awards
Resscapital AB is pleased to announce that our fund Ress Life Investments was awarded both Best Nordic Hedge Fund 2019 (Overall) and Best Nordic Multi-Strategy Hedge Fund 2019, by HedgeNordic.
The Award is designed to celebrate the best and most promising Nordic hedge funds that manage to maintain high levels of absolute and risk-adjusted returns over a longer period of time.
Ress Life Investment which invests in the secondary market for US life insurance policies had a net return of 8.0 % in US dollars during 2019. During the last five years the volatility of the fund is only 4% and the risk-adjusted return, measured with a Sharpe-ratio, is an excellent 1.2. Furthermore, the fund has had positive returns in 75% of all months, and the maximum drawdown is 1.3%. During the same time, the correlation between the return of the fund an that of global equities (MSCI World), is 0.0.
“Fantastic!, the award is a Grand Slam for the company and the whole team. This award gives us recognition for our long-term focus and established presence in our niche market,” says Jonas Mårtenson, founder of the company.
Resscapital AB is an alternative investment fund manager (AIFM) authorised and regulated by the Swedish Financial Services Authority (Finansinspektionen).
We have since 2011 bought a diversified life insurance portfolio on behalf of Ress Life Investments, which is listed at Nasdaq Copenhagen. Proprietary portfolio management systems and pricing models have been developed. The company also collaborates with independent medical underwriters specialising in senior mortality.
The management team has complimentary backgrounds and international experience from having worked at major banks, institutional investors and hedge funds. The board of directors consists of both successful entrepreneurs and senior managers with extensive experience from the financial industry.
Attractive Long-Term Returns
Ress Life Investments A/S purchases US life insurance policies in the secondary market. The company owns a diversified portfolio and policies are issued by over 50 highly rated US life insurance companies. The investment objective is to provide attractive uncorrelated returns in USD over the long-term. Ress Life Investments is listed at Nasdaq Copenhagen since 2015.
Attractive risk-adjusted return – the target return is 7% per annum in USD without any leverage.
Low volatility – a well-diversified life insurance portfolio offers investors stable and attractive risk-adjusted returns. Monthly historical volatility during the last five years is 4%.
Risk diversification – the return profile of the life insurance portfolio is characterised by low correlation to other asset classes, which makes the strategy attractive for investors seeking risk diversification.
Exchange-traded – the company is listed and a market-maker provides daily prices.
Ress Life Investments A/S is a limited liability company incorporated in Denmark. The company is an alternative investment fund (AIF) managed by Resscapital AB, a limited liability company incorporated in Sweden. Resscapital AB is authorised as an alternative investment fund manager (AIFM) and supervised by Finansinspektionen, the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority.
The depositary for Ress Life Investments A/S is Artha Fondsmaeglerselskab A/S. The administrator is Citco Denmark ApS, which is part of the Citco Group. The independent board consists of four members with extensive experience from the financial markets. Ress Life Investments A/S is audited annually by Deloitte.
Ress Life Investments A/S is admitted to trading and official listing on Nasdaq Copenhagen. The company’s short name is RLAINV, ISIN DK0060315604. Current prices can be found under the segment – Alternative Investment Funds on NasdaqOMXNordic.
Danish and Swedish retail investors and professional/accredited investors may also subscribe for shares on a monthly basis at the company’s current net asset value per share.