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Nykredit crowned best private bank in Denmark

Both Nordea and Danske Bank have been beaten by Nykredit when it comes to serving successful entrepreneurs in Denmark. Two magazines owned by the Financial Times have crowned Nykredit as the best private bank in Denmark, but named Nordea once more as champion of the Nordics in the same category.

ATP venture fund VIA ranks second in Europe for equity returns

Sky-high returns on its investment in Nets have pushed the Danish-based equity fund VIA Equity to second place in a new Preqin ranking. Both in Europe and globally, the ATP and PFA-backed fund has a strong position in terms of returns thanks to a conservative investment strategy, the CEO says.

Swedish investor triples money with Danske Bank stake

Cevian Capital has just sold the last of the Danske Bank equities it bought back in 2010, realising a huge profit on its investment. Investment opportunities are still to be had among Swedish or European banking shares, the Swedish investment firm says.

Lawyers call for Danish real estate bond comeback

The much-criticized financing concept that has been been left unexploited in Denmark since the financial crisis, has benefits that investors in Norway and Sweden can easily spot, says law firm Bech Bruun.

Asset manager hires new Nordic head

An international asset manager has revealed its new head of the Nordics: A Swede with extensive experience after 17 years in Fidelity International.

Nordea to adopt expanded systematic internaliser role from early 2018

Mifid II is almost a reality by now, and getting ready for it is everybody's challenge these days. Scandinavia's largest bank, Nordea, has decided to adopt an expanded Systematic Internaliser role, embracing more products than actually necessary many months in advance of the required deadline.

Danish equity manager feels the heat in London as Brexit looms

Quitting Danske Capital back in 2014 for the lights of London's financial hub, John William Olsen could not have guessed the City would be shrouded with uncertainty over Brexit two years later. But something good could come from all the pressure, he says.

Norway's Storebrand buys the Skagen capital manager

Storebrand, the major Norwegian insurance and pension group, buys Norway's Skagen asset manager for a price of at least NOK 1.6 billion (EUR 175 million). Skagen's founders are selling out after several hard years. But despite this, the final price for the asset manager may be much higher than the initial selling price.

Öhman set for more growth as Gustavia Sweden Fund enters fold

Some EUR 200 million of investment fund assets are due to change hands next month when the investment funds run by Swedish fund manager Gustavia are officially taken over by managers Öhman and East Capital. Öhman chief executive Johan Malm tells AMWatch the move is only part of a much broader drive to grow the company.

Danske AM has learned from private equity criticism, chief says

The decision early this summer to move Danske Private Equity closer to Danske Asset Management -- resulting in the departure of two managers, Peter Thellufsen and John Danielsen -- led to murmurs of discontent. In an interview with AMWatch, Henrik Gade Jepsen responds to the criticism.

Real estate investors brace for tougher times

The real estate field itself believes that the market has reached its zenith, according to market statistics from the Danish Property Federation. The report is surprising -- but a good sign, according to a senior economist.

Brexit creates uncertainty in Europe’s financial center

More than a year after the Brexit vote, London still seems to be a dynamic Mecca for finance. But below the surface, people working in the sector in the UK capital harbour worries that the lack of political agreement over the break with the EU could damage the financial industry.

Spektrum offers infrastructure to smaller pro investors with CIP feeder fund

Søren Dal Thomsen, the newly appointed CEO of Kirstein offshoot Spektrum, is already working with the firm on a fund giving smaller institutional and professional investors exposure to infrastructure assets. The firm’s founder Jesper Kirstein tells AMWatch it is not just large pension funds that need alternatives in their portfolios.

Alfred Berg Finland sold to Elite Asset Management

Finnish asset manager Elite has acquired 100% of the shares of Alfred Berg Asset Management Finland – in a deal adding a new member to Elite's ownership circle and a involving a cooperation with France's BNP Paribas Asset Management.

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