Former Swedish finance minister steps down from chairmanships

Former Swedish finance minister Pär Nuder has decided to step down as chairman of the board of pension provider AMF and real estate developer Fabege. Last week he resigned as chairman of skiresort company Skistar after allegations of inappropriate behavior.

Greek-American director intrigued by Nordic asset management culture

Storebrand AM's Director of International Clients Spiros Alan Stathacopoulos got a bit of a culture shock when he started working alongside Norwegians who love to eat mackerel in tomato sauce for lunch. AMWatch talked to him about the cultural differences he encountered upon moving to the Norwegian capital more than a decade ago.

Denmark hosts most "Orphaned Funds" in the Nordics

Nearly 25 percent of all European funds are prone to deliver poor investor outcomes due to their quantitative characteristics, according to Morningstar. There are 182 in the Nordics of which most are domiciled in Denmark.

French asset manager is hungry for more real estate in Denmark

Residential properties are still on top of the agenda, as the asset manager wants to expand its Danish real estate portfolio. However, it may be necessary to adapt the agenda in order to reach the target, says head of Nordic in an interview with AMWatch's sister site EjendomsWatch.

Cultural difference challenges work on global green bond standard

Drafting a global standard for green bonds is far from being a straightforward task, as Nordic, Asian and US experts all have their own views on what a sustainable investment is, says Jyri Suonpää, Ålandbanken's head of fixed income. Suonpää is part of ISO's group of experts aiming to launch the new standards in 2021.


A glimpse inside Nordea's new ESG emerging market debt strategy

As lead manager of a newly-launched emerging markets debt strategy at Nordea with an environmental, social and corporate governance focus, Thede Rüst is determined to put his money where his mouth is. He expects interest from the financial group's private banking clients as too many of them are underinvested in the attractive asset class, he argues.

Bond investors worry about fueling debt levels

Bond investors and CIOs highlight mounting government debt as a potential trigger of a new recession or market crisis, a new study finds. More than one in three even anticipates a stock market crash within twelve months due to growing risk.

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