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16.11.15 Sector Healthcare Value Fund celebrates 5 years
  Since inception in November 2010, Sector Asset Management’s long only global healthcare fund has returned a compound annual growth rate of 22% for its shareholders. The Fund’s contrarian investment style with a focus on valuations has proven to be a successful strategy.
  Sector Healthcare Value Fund has outperformed the broader equity markets by more than 100 percentage points and the healthcare index by 38 percentage points, since launch. The team of five investment professionals has a long and proven track record of healthcare investing. The Fund has a 5-star rating by Morningstar. For more information on the Fund, please click here.
   
28.10.15 China – hard landing or lost decade? Lunch presentation with economist Kjetil Storesletten and some of Sector's asset managers.
  In surveys among global investors, China is considered to represent the greatest risk for 2016, both in terms of economic growth and in equity markets in general. We brought the topic to attention in a lunch presentation to our clients on October 28th in our Oslo offices.
  With 40 investors in the audience, one of Norway’s leading economists Kjetil Storesletten (Professor at Department of Economics, University of Oslo) presented his analysis and thoughts on challenges and future economic growth in China. Some of our own asset managers also shared their perspectives on how China affect their portfolios. Global Macro manager Gunnar Pedersen focused on credit and FX markets, and Nordic manager Jannik Arvesen talked about how a changing China impacts Nordic shares, while Peter Andersland considered Chinese shares in a global equity portfolio.
   
08.09.15 Sector Healthcare fund celebrates 10 years since inception today – on September 8th 2015.
  Sector Healthcare’s market neutral strategy is highly relevant given the current low interest rate environment. The fund has since inception in 2005 created steady returns despite heavy stock market fluctuations.The anniversary will be celebrated on Tuesday 22nd September at 11.30 – 12.30 in our offices at Filipstad Brygge in Oslo. Investors are welcome to join us for an informal luncheon and birthday cake, where we will give an update on the fund and its future outlook.For more information on the fund, please click here.
   
02.09.15 The Norwegian Kapital magazine has published a guest comment by Sector's Global Strategies Team's CIO J. Peter Andersland in it's 14th issue.
  Please click here to view the full article (in Norwegian only).
   
01.08.15 As at the 1st August 2015, Sector's Global Healthcare team has hired Are Søberg as a junior portfolio manager. His initial focus will be on quantitative analytics as well as program/algorithmic trading.
  Mr. Søberg was previously employed within Sector’s Fund Operations team where he for 6 years handled currency trading, profit/loss reporting, risk monitoring and various projects across Sector’s funds. He holds an MBA from Imperial College London with a thesis focusing on risk models and related market anomalies.
   
15.07.15 Svein Høgset, CIO of the Incentive Active Value Fund, has been interviewed as part of the 2015 HedgeNordic Industry Report.
  This year's report includes the usual articles on the sector's development over the past year, as well as presentations on recent new establishments and launches. In addition, the report for 2014/2015 has a particular focus on the Norwegian hedgefund market.
  Please click here for the interview with Svein Høgset or follow this link to HedgeNordic for full report.
   
18.06.15 Sector Asset Management's 15th Annual Investor Conference was held on the 17th June 2015. This year's speakers included Niall Ferguson, Meredith Jones, Amlan Roy and Andrew Lees.
  Like before, the event offered a combination of speakers that we regard to be world leading thinkers within their specific field of specialisation, as well as some of our own investment managers sharing their thoughts from the front line. The conference was attended by over 200 persons and was held at the Astrup Fearnley Museum in Oslo, followed by drinks at the roof-top of the Thief Hotel.
  This year we kicked off with Ms. Meredith Jones telling you the “truth” about the myth-infested hedge fund world. We followed up with two investment managers, Svein Høgset and Trond Hermansen, sharing their thinking and investment ideas. Next out was Dr. Amlan Roy who has specialised in how demographics affect pension plans, macro fundamentals and policy effectiveness. Following a networking lunch, Mr. Andrew Lees kicked off with the theme “Living a Lie”. His thinking evolves around the lack of productivity and innovation prevalent in the world today and the true reasons behind. We followed up with our investment manager Jannik Arvesen and Sector’s co-founder Peter Andersland. Finally, we offered one of the world’s most sought after economic historians, Dr. Niall Ferguson, who talked about the great degeneration of western powers.
  Sector's annual conference is by invitation only. Please contact us for further details or see this year's the full programme here
   
03.08.15 We are pleased to announce that the Sector Healthcare Value Fund won the award in the category Ucits-equity at the European Hedge Fund Performance Awards hosted by HFM Week.
  The HFMWeek European Hedge Fund Performance Awards celebrate hedge funds and fund of hedge funds that have outperformed their peers over the past 12 months with awards categories covering a wide range of strategies. The winners were announced on the 16th April.
  Sector Healthcare Value Fund is a global long-only ucits equity fund investing in the healthcare sector. In 2014, the Fund delivered a total return of 19.5% and as at year end the Fund was up over 133% since inception in November 2010. The Sector Healthcare Value Fund is managed by Sector's global healthcare team.
   
15.07.15 UCITSindex has published an interview with Jannik Arvesen, Investment Manager of the Sector Sigma Nordic Fund, an absolute return Nordic long/short equity Fund. Please click here for the full article.
  The Fund was launched in June 2012 and has compounded at 15.5% p.a. with a volatility of 6.7%. Sector Sigma Nordic offers daily liquidity and is available in NOK, SEK, EUR and USD share classes.
   
15.07.15 We are pleased to announce that several Sector funds have been nominated for the 2015 HFMWeek European Hedge Fund Performance Awards.
  Both Sector Healthcare Value Fund and Sector Sigma Nordic Fund are nominated in the category Ucits - Equity. The Sector Healthcare Value Fund is a global long-only equity ucits fund investing in the healthcare sector and is managed by Sector's Global Healthcare team. The Fund was up 19.5% in 2014 and has delivered a compounded growth p.a of 22.8% since inception in 2010. The Sector Sigma Nordic Fund is a Nordic long-short equity ucits fund, primarily investing in the Nordic region, and is managed by Sector's Nordic Equity team. The Fund was up 16.3% for the year of 2014 and has delivered a compounded growth p.a of 16.0% since inception in 2012.
  The Sector Zen Fund is nominated in the category Long/short equity (Global) under $500m. Sector Zen is a long/short equity fund primarily investing in the Japanese equity market, and is managed by Sector's Japan team. The Fund was up 7.9% in 2014 and has delivered a compounded growth p.a of 11.1% since inception in 2006.
  The HFMWeek European Hedge Fund Performance Awards celebrate hedge funds and fund of hedge funds that have outperformed their peers over the past 12 months with awards categories covering a wide range of strategies. Please click here for the nomination shortlist. The winners will be announced on the 16th April.
   
 19.03.15 We are pleased to announce that our Sector Sigma Nordic Fund has been nominated in the category Best Nordic Equity Hedge Fund 2014 and Best Nordic Hedge Fund 2014 (over all)at the 2014 Nordic Hedge Award. The shortlist comprises of 5 funds, selected amongst all funds listed in the defined universe from the NHX database.
  Sector Sigma Nordic Fund is a Nordic long-short equity ucits fund, primarily investing in the Nordic region, and is managed by Sector's Nordic Equity team. The Fund was launched in June 2012, and delivered a total return of 16.3% in 2014. As at year-end, the fund was up 45.3% since inception.Sector Sigma Nordic Fund is a Nordic long-short equity ucits fund, primarily investing in the Nordic region, and is managed by Sector's Nordic Equity team. The Fund was launched in June 2012, and delivered a total return of 16.3% in 2014. As at year-end, the fund was up 45.3% since inception.
   
 17.11.14 HedgeNordic has published an interview with Jannik Arvesen, Investment Manager of the Sector Sigma Nordic Fund, an absolute return Nordic long/short equity Fund. Please click here for the full article.
  The Fund was launched in June 2012 and has compounded at 14.4% p.a. with a volatility of 6.6%. Sector Sigma Nordic offers daily liquidity and is available in NOK, EUR, USD share classes.
   
21.08.14 HedgeNordic has published an interview the Chief Investment Manager, Svein Høgset, of the newly launched Incentive Active Value Fund.
  Please click here for the full article.
   
02.07.14 Incentive AS launched the Incentive Active Value Fund on Sector Asset Management’s platform on the 2nd July. Incentive AS is a newly formed investment manager established in Oslo by former TPG Axon partner and Montrica founder Svein Høgset. Høgset, the CIO of the new entity, is joined by Mikael Berglund and Niklas Antman at Incentive.
  Incentive Active Value Fund is a long/short, concentrated, directional equity fund focused on European companies. The founders of Incentive have committed around USD 25 million of their own capital to the Fund, which started trading on July 2nd 2014. The Fund intends to invest in companies with significant potential for value appreciation and a particular focus on the mid-cap segment in Europe. The Fund will initially be managed by Sector Fund Services (a wholly owned subsidiary of Sector Asset Management), which in turn has agreed to subcontract the investment management function to Incentive AS. Incentive will also share offices with Sector Asset Management as well as take advantage of their operational infrastructure and investor relations team.
   
 31.03.14 We are pleased to announce that the Sector Healthcare Value Fund won the award in the category Ucits - Equity at the European Hedge Fund Performance Awards hosted by HFM Week. The HFMWeek European Hedge Fund Performance Awards celebrate hedge funds and fund of hedge funds that outperformed their peers through the volatility of the last year with awards categories covering a wide range of strategies. The winners were announced on the 27th March.
  Sector Healthcare Value Fund is a global long-only equity fund investing in the healthcare sector. In 2013 the Fund delivered a total return of 43%, and as at year end the Fund was up over 95% since inception in November 2010. The Sector Healthcare Value Fund is managed by Sector's global healthcare team.
   
26.03.2014 Sector Healthcare Fund closed to new subscriptions.
  Please note that due to strong inflows into our Sector Healthcare Fund in the last few months, and in order to protect future performance of the Fund, we have decided not to accept additional subscriptions as of immediate effect. Going forward, we will therefore only be replacing any redemptions we receive.
  Should you be interested in securing an allocation, please contact us as we will be establishing a list of interested parties.
   
26.03.2014 We are pleased to announce the launch of a new equity long-only Ucits fund, named Sector Global Equity Kernel.
  The objective of the new Fund is to outperform the broader indices utilizing the best aspects of the fundamental and qualitative schools of investment management whilst avoiding the bad elements from both. Underpinned by our investment model, implementation platform and investment team pedigree, the Fund’s objective is to outperform the broader equity market during the full stock market cycle.
  The Sector Global Equity Kernel fund is managed by Sector's Global Strategies team.
   
26.03.2014 We are pleased to announce that the Sector Polaris Fund has been nominated in the category 2013 Best Nordic Fund of Hedge Funds at the Nordic HedgeAward.
 
For the 2nd time, the Sector Polaris Fund has been nominated in the category Best Nordic Fund of Hedge Funds at the Nordic HedgeAwards. The shortlist comprises of 5 funds, selected amongst 162 funds listed in the defined universe from the NHX database. Winners will be announced on the 7th May 2014.
   
26.03.2014 We are pleased to announce that several Sector funds have been nominated for the 2014 HFMWeek European Hedge Fund Performance Awards and the 2014 Investors Choice Hedge Fund Awards.
  The Sector Zen Fund is nominated at both awards; in the category Long/short equity global under $250M at the 2014 HFMWeek European Hedge Fund Performance Awards and in the category Asia Pacific Fund of 2013 at the 2014 Investors Choice Hedge Fund Awards. Sector Zen is a long/short equity fund primarily investing in the Japanese equity market, and is managed by Sector's Japan team.
  Sector's Global Healthcare team has received nominations for both the funds they manage; the long-only Ucits fund Sector Healthcare Value Fund is nominated in the category Ucits - Equity at the 2014 HFMWeek European Hedge Fund Performance Awards. The Fund delivered a total return of 43% in 2013, and as at year end the Fund was up over 95% since inception in November 2010. Additionally, the Sector Healthcare Fund is nominated in the category Equity Market Neutral Fund of 2013 at the 2014 Investors Choice Hedge Fund Awards. The Fund is a global equity market-neutral fund investing in the healthcare sector.
  The Sector Sigma Nordic Fund is nominated in the category Emerging Equity Fund of 2013 at the 2014 Investors Choice Hedge Fund Awards. The Fund is a Nordic long-short equity ucits fund, primarily investing in the Nordic region, and is managed by Sector's Nordic Equity team. The Fund was launched in June 2012, and delivered a total return of 25.2% in 2013.
  The annual Investors Choice Hedge Fund Awards honor managers that have achieved outstanding risk adjusted absolute returns. The awards is hosted by HedgePo and will take place on the 25th March. The HFMWeek European Hedge Fund Performance Awards celebrate hedge funds and fund of hedge funds that outperformed their peers through the volatility of the last year with awards categories covering a wide range of strategies. The winners will be announced on the 27th March.
   
10.03.2014 The article "Know Your Playground" by Sector's Nordic Equity Team was published in HedgeNordic's 2013 Industry Report
   
05.03.2014 In late 2013, Hedgefonder.nu invited some of the leading Nordic asset managers and European hedgefunds to a roundtable disussion on the topic of how to create returns by investing in hedge funds applying a multi-strategy focus and how this is executed in the most efficient way. The event was hosted by Movestic Life and HedgeNordic, and participants included representatives from amongst others Man, UBP, Nordea and Coeli Asset Management. Mr. Wollert Hvide represented Sector Asset Management at the event.
  The transcript and video from the event can be found in this article.
   
21.01.2014 HedgeNordic has published an article on Sector Sigma Nordic Fund: "Strong start for Sector Sigma Nordic", discussing both the Fund's return in 2013, as well as the performance since inception in June 2012.
   
17.01.2014 We are proud to announce that our Sector Healthcare fund is nominated at the 2013 EuroHedge Awards in the category “Equity Market Neutral & Quantitative Strategies". This is the 3rd time the fund is nominated at the EuroHedge Awards. The fund also received nominations in 2008 in the category “Equity Market Neutral & Quant Strategies" and 2011 in the category “Long term performance (5 yrs) – Equity strategies”.
  The EuroHedge Awards celebrate fund excellence in the European hedge fund industry and the awards themselves are regarded as the most prestigious and accurate in the industry. The winners will be announced on the 23rd January, 2014.
   
20.12.2013 Sector Sigma Nordic Fund delivered strong performance in November and was up 2.9% on the month (Class A NOK). According to HedgeFund Intelligence, the Fund delivered the strongest performance within the category UCITS European Equity Fund in November. As at the end of November, the Fund has achieved a year to date performance of 23.3%.
  For more information on the Sector Sigma Nordic Fund, please refer to the Fund's Fact sheet or contact us.
   
20.12.2013 In October, Hedgefonder.nu invited some of the leading Nordic asset managers and European hedgefunds to a roundtable disussion on the topic of how to create returns by investing in hedge funds applying a multi-strategy focus and how this is executed in the most efficient way. The event was hosted by Movestic Life and HedgeNordic, and participants included representatives from amongst others Man, UBP, Nordea and Coeli Asset Management. Mr. Wollert Hvide represented Sector Asset Management at the event.
  Please click here for the initial article on the event, the full transcript is expected in January. The video from the discussions can also be viewed here.
   
19.12.2013 On the 19th December, HedgeNordic published the article "Sector Asset Management - Strong results in November", covering the performance of the open-ended funds managed by the different Investment Teams of Sector.
   
09.12.2013 On the 16th November, Sector Healthcare Value Fund achieved 3 years of performance history, and this week the Class A USD received 5 stars in the Morningstar Rating.As at the end of November, the Fund has delivered an impressive total return of 91.3% since inception, outperforming the MSCI World Healthcare Index by nearly 12%. The Fund's compounded growth p.a. was 23.8%, with an annual standard deviation of 11.9%.
  The Sector Healthcare Value Fund is a UCITS global long-only equity fund investing in the healthcare sector. The Fund is managed by Sector's Global Healthcare Team.
   
21.08.2013 EuroHedge wrote a profile article on Sector Asset Management in their July/August 2013 issue, covering Sector's history and investment products.
   
02.08.2013 These presentations are now available as video files. Please click here to view the presentations.
   
01.08.2013 Sector will host a lunch seminar on the 2nd September at The Thief Hotel in Oslo. Our fund managers will present investment opportunities going forward and be available for questions and discussions.
  Kindly note that the conference is by invitation only. For full program, please click here.
   
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21.05.2013 Sector Asset Management's 13th Annual Investor Conference will take place on the 20th June at The Thief Hotel in Oslo.
  Our fund managers will review their recent investment performance as well as the investment opportunities going forward.
  This year we will revisit the topic of absolute returns and how to think about investing in the space. We have two renown speakers: Alexander Ineichen and Nassim Nicolas Taleb. Both authors have a great wealth of expertize in the alternative investment industry.
  Kindly note that the conference is by invitation only. For more details, please click here.
   
25.04.2013 At the 2012 Nordic Hedge Award organized by Hedgeaward.com, Sector Zen was awarded 2nd Place in the category Best Nordic Equity Hedge Fund and Sector Polaris was awarded 3rd Place in the category Best Nordic Fund of Hedge Funds.
   
15.04.2013 Hedgefonder.nu article on Sector Zen - "Sector Zen: Norska upptäcksresande i den Japanska aktievärlden"
   
04.04.2013 Sector Zen has been nominated in the 2013 European Performance Awards by HFMWeek as Best Global Equity Fund under 500musd and Best Specialist Fund under 250musd.
   
02.04.2013 Two funds from Sector Asset Management nominated at the 2012 Nordic Hedge Award, organized by Hedgeaward.com
  Sector Zen: Nominated as Best Nordic Equity Hedge Fund
  Sector Polaris: Nominated as Best Nordic Fund of Hedge Funds
   
12.02.2013 Sector EuroPower was mentioned in Bloomberg article on Nordic power trading funds
   
01.02.2013 Sector has launched an A SEK Class for the Sector Healthcare Fund. The class is only open to professional investors.
   
23.01.2013 AsiaHedge article on Sector Zen "Impressive December for Sector Zen on Japan resurgence"
   
21.01.2013 HedgeFonder.nu article mentioning Sector Zen "Nordic hedge funds strong in 2012, fall behind international peers"

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