About Tradewind Capital

The TradeWind Equity Fund is a long/short hedge fund which allocates to sectors on a top down basis and selects stocks on a fundamental bottom-up basis. The fund is managed by Leen den Hollander and Jacob Jurg, who have nearly 50 years of combined experience in European and especially Benelux equity investments. The fund manager has a well established track record in long/short portfolios.

The objective of TradeWind Equity Fund is to realize capital growth and weathering adverse market circumstances for its investors by engaging in long and short positions. Through its proprietary research TradeWind focuses on shifts in company strategy, financial health and profitability. The Fund is biased towards Dutch companies and adds-on unique cherry picked European companies to complete the risk / reward profile.

In order to maintain a much lower risk profile than general equity funds, the fund will have at least 50% of the  portfolio hedged against adverse market circumstances by all times. TradeWind Capital is licensed, authorised and regulated as Alternative Investment Fund Manager (AIFM) by the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) and Dutch Central Bank (DNB), according to the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD).


 Trade Wind, wherever the wind blows ‘ 

Key People

Leen den Hollander (1968)

Leen den Hollander (1968)

Managing Partner

Dutch. 23  years of professional asset management experience for major institutions like AXA, Kempen & Co and Delta Lloyd, well known asset managers for active value approaches. Kempen and Delta Lloyd are both award winning asset managers in value investing in Europe. He ran various portfolios during his career, such as, a Dutch equity portfolio, various Pan European all cap portfolios and global portfolios. His final position before starting up Trade Wind Capital B.V. was the global head of equities at Delta Lloyd with EUR 9 bln. equities under management and EUR 65 bln. total assets under management. He is experienced and skilled in all global markets but specialized in value investing in Europe and top down strategy. Prior to joining Delta Lloyd he ran a Cayman based hedge fund for 3 years. He holds a bachelors degree in Business Economics and is a chartered financial analyst (RBA and Effas).

Jacob Jurg (1969)

Jacob Jurg (1969)

Portfolio Manager

Dutch. Has over 18 years of experience in the businees. Worked at brokerage firm AFS Group, where he was responsible for the Equity and Rersearch Departments. He also was member of the investment committee for the asset management department of AFS. As an analyst he focused on dividend related subjects, looking at pan-European stocks as well as macro developments. For this research he was awarded with the 2011 Thomson Reuters Extel Award for best European analyst in the category Dervatives Trading/Execution.

John van der Schenk (1965)

John van der Schenk (1965)

Risk Manager

Dutch. 26 years of experience in the business. Worked for major banks like Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Natwest and ABNAMRO in a variety of functions on the sell side. Started his career as being an analyst. Thereafter mainly occupied in sales and advisory as head of sales and director equities. Before joning TradeWind Capital, John ran is own hedgefund Fonds Bloemendaal for 9 years. He holds a master degree in econometrics and is a chartered financial analyst ( RBA and Effas).

Tradewind Capital

Beursplein 5
1012 JW Amsterdam

Tel: +31 205 707 246
Fax: +31 205 707 244
Email: info@tradewindcapital.eu