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Handelsbanken's Head of Asset Management enters a new role, a microfinance initiative hires a new program manager and new private banking advisors have been found. These are some of this weeks job changes as yet another week in the midst of the corona crisis comes to an end.


“Diplomacy rests on the notion of managing relationships in an increasingly complex world”

Career Path: The new Nordic business development director at Eaton Vance, Henrik Hoffmann-Fischer, has always been fascinated by foreign affairs and aspired to a career in diplomacy. But an overseas job in corporate finance introduced him to the world of finance and he changed direction. Today, he is certain that his background in foreign affairs is a strength that he uses every day.

The Nordics' top European equity performers hold self-discipline and focus on products with ongoing demand as keys to decade-long success

While investors are focusing on the biggest turbulence in decades, AMWatch asked the two best-performing Nordic funds about their key principles over the past decade, based on data by Morningstar which was obtained before the sharp corona-led downturn. On Thursday, AMWatch will examine how asset management companies treated the equity funds whose ten year returns were among the poorest in the region.

No free lunch in finance as so-called safe funds follow market into sharp decline

Nordic-based funds with names that could indicate that clients' money is safe under market turmoil have proved themselves to be anything but risk-free. In fact, one fund titled 'Safe' lost more than a third of its value in the past month. A year ago, a Swedish asset manager was fined for using a name for a fund that could indicate that the fund was a safe investment.

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