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Foreign asset managers open more offices in "attractive" Nordics

The rivalry between global asset managers in the Nordics is gradually sharpening, increasing the need for firms in the race to set up a physical presence locally. AMWatch quizzes the Nordic heads of major firms from Canada, US and Germany to discover the reasons behind the trend.

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