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"You can’t fight battles on all fronts at the same time and expect to win": Nordea's new RI head on activist investor role

In August 2019, deforestation of the Amazon led a NAM fund manager to quarantine Brazil's government bonds because of political and environmental risks, attracting attention from global finance media. Meanwhile, Russian forests were ablaze, and the White House opted out of the Paris Agreement. AMWatch asks Nordea's new Head of Responsible Investments, where to draw the line on justifying government bond quarantines.

PKA invests in Dutch green government bonds

With a EUR 200m investment in Dutch green government bonds, PKA now rounds EUR 468m in green bonds. The pension fund is hungry for more, but will not compromise on return and risk, assures CEO Peter Damgaard Jensen.

The world’s most-profitable hedge fund is now a climate radical

The hedge fund industry has no shortage of aggressive, in-your-face players, but few are as tough as Chris Hohn. The British billionaire takes the typical playbook to new levels—scuttling deals, pushing to remove bosses, and battering companies with litigation and threats.

Private equity portfolio manager made career U-turn

The new senior portfolio manager in alternative investments at AP4, Hanna Ideström, has been working in private equity for many years – an investment universe she will continue to work with at the Swedish state buffer fund. But in 2018, she felt the need for a U-turn in her career. Ideström has told AMWatch why and how she changed her career path.

...and more about people

A Nordea analyst joins IKEA, a financial consultancy changes CEO, a Sparinvest trader loses his job, Vasakronan gets a new head of investments and an ABG managing partner in DK stops after nine years. These are just some of this week’s job moves.

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