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Wealth head still in race to replace Danske's CEO

Thomas Borgen is continuing as Danske Bank's CEO until a successor is in place. The bank's board is reluctant to say whether the next chief executive will be found internally -- or brought in from outside the group.

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Blackstone eyes $18 billion capital raise for its biggest RE fund

The private equity industry’s largest real estate investor is planning a broad replica of the strategy behind its last fund -- investing in distressed properties globally, according to informed sources. Blackstone’s previous fund drew in $15.8 billion in 2015.

Sharp focus of single-strategy PE works for PKA AIP Private Funds

The alternative investment arm of Denmark's PKA is currently deploying its USD 3 billion (EUR 2.57 billion) three-year program focused on private equity funds and co-investments. But given the vast choices out there, how does the team select private equity fund managers?

ByFounders: Financial crisis gave venture capital legitimacy

Back in 2008, venture capital was not the first place investors considered putting their money -- on the contrary. But the financial crisis brought about the conditions for the asset class to become far more widely sought after. One Danish venture capital fund looks back over the last decade.


...and more about people

Sparinvest, Industriens Pension, SEB, EQT, Swedbank, Eastnine, IFU and Pensiondanmark are this week's firms in focus.

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Nordea AM temporarily halts investment in Danske Bank shares

Nordea Asset Management, the largest asset manager in the Nordics, has had a halt on all investments in Danske Bank shares due to a developing money-laundering case since early summer, the head of responsible investments tells newspaper Svenska Dagbladet.

Danish investors shun next generation of green companies

Having burned their fingers on cleantech investments, venture capital funds in Denmark are now dropping startups with new, sustainable solutions. The risk of regulatory change in the sector has upped the risks for early-stage investors, says the head of the country's biggest VC fund.

Patrizia raises EUR millions via new real estate fund

Patrizia Multi Managers -- formerly Copenhagen's Sparinvest Property Investors -- has hauled in millions of euros after closing the first investment round in its fifth real estate fund. The fund's target is to reach EUR 700 million.

LGT Capital Partners: The secret to venture capital? Go for the top quartile

What is the best way into venture capital? Direct investments into upcoming businesses looking for seed capital? Or scouting for VC funds in house? Or should you pay for less risk by opting for a fund of funds set-up? With two decades of experience, LGT Capital Partners reveals its own take on the choices.

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