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"I told them I wanted to be a boss when I grew up"

Career Path: Olaug Svarva, chief executive of Folketrygdfondet, the manager of the Norwegian Government Pension Fund Norway (GPFN), has now decided to leave the organization to look for new opportunities. After 12 years at the fund's helm, she tells AMWatch how she got started on her path to the top.

New MP Pension CIO welcomes more time for investment

Anders Schelde knows he is in for a big change in his working environment with his shift to a Danish member-owned pension fund from Nordic financial giant Nordea. AMWatch spoke to the new CIO at MP Pension about profit ambitions, asset allocations, and ESG.

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Capman hires two new portfolio managers in Stockholm and Copenhagen and SEB has hired a new Client Executive

SEB reels in new Danish head of equity sales from London

Major Swedish bank SEB has reached across to London to hire a new head of equity sales for institutional investors. This concludes the game of musical chairs that began with Nikolaj Kosakewitsch’s switch to Nasdaq Copenhagen.

"It’s almost like being part of a little family"

Career path: In May this year, Søren Kilsgaard went from being responsible for 70 employees at Nordea Asset Management to being part of a team of four people. This job change has been the biggest of his career, but Kilsgaard has no doubt that for him, it was the way to go.

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The Managing Director for the Nordic region at private equity fund TPG Capital quits, and the Deputy CEO of the Danish insurance and pension lobbying group retires.

Nordea manager credits mentor for leadership steer

It was Brandon Mayo's mentor on his graduate program at Nordea who opened his eyes to the management career that has become his. Now Head of Wealth Advice and Development at the bank's Wealth Management unit, he tells AMWatch what the professional development system has meant for him.

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Blackrock has found a new head of retail; Nordea Asset Management has created a new regulatory reporting team within its Products & Operations unit, a new CEO is appointed at Danica Ejendomme, and Danish pension fund ATP is hiring a new corporate vice president of HR.

Saxo Bank: We are part of the solution, not the problem

For a quarter of a century, Saxo Bank has produced solid results and growth that few businesses can match. Even so, the Danish people have yet to completely embrace the bank. CEO Kim Fournais hopes this will change and that the bank will receive the recognition that he believes is due. (Corrected)

Career Path: "Politics was part of our dinner-table talk at home"

Peter Damgaard Jensen, chief executive of Danish pension fund provider PKA, has always had a head for the bigger picture, and opted for the twin disciplines of politics and economics at university. Perhaps the constant discussions between his politically-aware parents and their visitors in his childhood home helped form his mindset.

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