Experienced social bond manager has no fear of "social washing" despite a record surge in issuances

Never has the world seen so many social bonds issued as in response to the covid-19 crisis. Experienced social bond manager does not fear "greenwashing" or "rainbow washing" or those kinds of things, he tells AMWatch.


...and more about people

UBP reels in Nordea fund manager, Capital Four hires credit analyst, founding partner at EQT's venture arm leaves company, Alecta’s legal head moves to Swedbank, and former Nordea and Danske analyst joins new startup These are just some of this week’s job moves.


Virus spurs emerging market investors to seek returns in ESG

Emerging-market investors may have identified the assets that offer sustainable post-pandemic returns. Now they just need to find more of it. But investors need to stay alert: “There are a lot of solar tech companies for example, but if you look at some of them historically, they have been either frauds or haven’t met their cost of capital," a JPMorgan Asset Management specialist says.

VP Bank takes over Öhman's private banking business in Luxembourg

In October 2018, VP Bank based in Liechtenstein entered the Scandinavian market by taking over Carnegie's Luxembourg investment funds as well as the Luxembourg private banking activities of Catella Bank. The bank now makes another move to increase its business scope in the Nordics.

ATP to increase investor focus on human capital

While it has become popular among investors to examine, for instance, the environmental impact of companies invested in, there has been less focus on social matters. ATP aims to change that.


Private equity investments call for special skills

Career Path: Last week, private equity specialist Heidi Haurholm-Rasmussen entered her new office at Industriens Pension. She tells AMWatch about how she was introduced to private equity and why she has stayed with the asset class ever since.

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