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Lower green bond yields no barrier for entry for Nordic endowment

Nordic as well as other investors tend to believe green bonds offer lower yields compared to other fixed income assets, which research by investment consultancy Kirstein shows. But some institutions would gladly give up "a few basis points" for the greater good, a recent webinar by NN Investment Partners highlights.

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Bankinvest chair steps down

Danske Bank's new chief legal council, Niels Heering, is resigning from his board chair post in Bankinvest, which manages assets worth approximately EUR 15.2bn.

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Invesco chases next-gen FAANG stocks with new ETF launch

The fund manager launches a new UCITS exchange-traded fund in Europe aiming to provide access to the 101st to the 200th largest securities listed on Nasdaq. It also launches a synthetically replicated version of an existing ETF tracking the largest 100 companies.

Finnish manager's new fund turns to Baltics in search for higher yields

Baltic states have had a notably higher GDP growth than Finland, and expected property yields are also clearly higher than in Helsinki, so Baltic property is definitely an investment worth making, says Tommi Santanen, Managing Director of Titanium Fund Management, which this week launched a new fund investing in Baltic real estate. The fund aims to pull in annual return of 7 percent.

Morningstar: Active funds fail to outperform index peers

There is no merit to the notion of active funds' superiority compared to index funds during market volatility, with many having failed to show their worth during last year's turmoil. Their success rate looks even worse over the last ten years, new research from Morningstar shows.

Money managers face ethical dilemma in Myanmar

The Norwegian oil fund and several major asset managers have invested in companies tied to the Myanmar junta. Some say, though, that divestment and boycotting implicated firms would entail forfeiting influence.

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Nordic property market is "hotter than ever"

The number of real estate transactions in the Nordic region is likely to jump more than 10 percent this year to a record USD 60bn. That's roughly on par with the UK market, which has a population twice the size of the Nordic region.

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