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Insurer builds stake in Columbia Threadneedle's European social bond strategy: Investment duo notes growing interest in social investments

LB Forsikring has invested in the US-based asset manager's European social bond fund as the strategy nears its three-year track record. More investors are looking into social bond strategies, as they want to add more social criteria to their portfolios, says Columbia Threadneedle Head of Nordics and social bond fund manager.

Private equity firm sells oil service companies

A Norwegian private equity firm sells four oil service companies for a total price of EUR 128 million. Not long ago, another equity fund shelved its plans to sell a number of oil service companies.

Swedish pension fund AP1 achieves highest return in ten years

With a return on investments of 15.1 percent, 2019 turned out the best year in a decade for AP1. However, the Swedish state pension fund expects markets to slow down and has adjusted its future return targets. The Swedish state buffer fund revealed new CEO earlier this week.

CIP sells stake in Taiwan offshore wind projects

The Danish infrastructure fund has now sold shares in its first two Taiwanese offshore wind farms to a couple of domestic insurance companies, thereby securing necessary capital for realizing the projects.

...and more about people

Nordea Asset Management sales executive duo gain more responsibility, a pension fund beefs up quant capabilities with PhD hire, a head of asset management becomes deputy CEO at major investor, Luxembourg-based wealth manager reels in private bankers, and two hedge funds expand sales units. These are some of the job changes in a busy week for Nordic asset management where a Dane also moved up the ranks at Blackrock.

AP1 recruits new CEO from Nordea

Swedish state pension fund AP1 has appointed Kristin Magnusson Bernard as new chief executive officer. She is currently the country senior executive at Nordea Markets Sweden.

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