Hedge fund collapse in Sweden puts spotlight back on quants

As one of Sweden's oldest hedge funds shuts its doors, investors are trying to sort through the wreckage to figure out what exactly went wrong.

IPM was based in Stockholm.

Lars Ericsson, the chairman of soon-to-be-defunct Informed Portfolio Management, says it's clear now that the quantitative strategies his fund used failed to cope with the market moves brought on by the pandemic. But he rejects the idea that quants have had their day.

"There is definitely a future for quantitative hedge funds," he said on Thursday.

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