Swedish boutique Lannebo Fonder has launched the Lannebo 130/30 fund. The fund can invest in Swedish equities, money market instruments, derivatives and debt.
In line with Lannebo's investment style the Lannebo 130/30 fund follows a bottom-up approach, this time combined with the leverage and derivative exposure that the 130/30 category allows. The fund manager's benchmark is the SICPRX index and the initial minimum investment is SEK5000 (€451.5).
Mats Gustafsson, Robert Tobi and formerly AA rated Lars Bergkivst have taken the helm of the new fund. Bergkivst currently runs the Lannebo Sverige and Lannebo Sverige Select funds while Gustafsson and Tovi are in charge of hedge funds Lannebo Alpha and Lannebo Alpha Select.
Lannebo Fonder was founded in 2000 by Anders Lannebo, alongside a number of other reputed Swedish fund managers. Lannebo Fonder is an Swedish equity stock picking specialist with a reputation for being a long term, active manager. Among its managers, Peter Rönström currently holds an AA-rating for his risk adjusted performance with small cap fund Lannebo Småbolag.
Born in Hägfors, Sweden in 1960, Bergkvist obtained an MSc in Mechanical Engineering and Marketing Management. He started his career as an analyst in corporate finance at H&Q Bank in 1990. In 1995 he worked in institutional sales at Enskilda Securitiea before moving to Nordea in 2000 as a fund manager. He subsequently managed funds at H&Q Bank and AMF Pension.