When markets offer lemons, Lynx makes lemonade

Swedish asset manager has had bumper year with trend-following platform tailored for troubled times

It’s been a good year for trend-following quant funds, and for Lynx Asset Management in particular. And, according to the firm’s senior managing director Martin Källström, that is just how it should be.

He tells Risk.net of how the $8.5 billion-plus Swedish hedge fund “steered” the design of its programme towards times like these: “If we’d been down this year, clients would have asked: ‘What happened?’”

Trend following is known as a strategy that can prosper in difficult markets. For some

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