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Storebrand Asset Management's CEO aims to conquer Denmark and the rest of Europe as major trends unfold across the continent

Three trends are shaping the European asset management industry, according to Jan Erik Saugestad. He recently visited Copenhagen, elaborating on his vision of conquering Denmark and the rest of Europe by pushing sustainable investment products.

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Analysis: Institutional investors will spend less on real estate

Nordic institutional investors' appetite for real estate is waning, and fewer property investments are expected for the coming years. "All in all, it appears that investors' opinion has changed quite drastically during the last four years," writes analyst firm Pangea in its latest report.

Millennials have money to spend, and they demand action

The generation of Millennials is expected to bust down the walls of the investment market with high demands for investments that make a difference. While asset managers prepare for the storm, a new asset trust is already feeling the activist demand.

M&G Real Estate eyes new investment targets in the Nordics

M&G Real Estate, one of the largest property investors in the world, is looking to invest in various sectors in the Nordics. Thorsten Slytå, the firm's Director of Nordic Region, says competition for deals has really increased over the past two years.

Pension funds keep 18 banks on a watch list

Following the case of dividend taxes, Danish pension funds JØP and DIP have collaborated to make a watch list including 18 banks. However, it remains unclear what it would take for the pension funds to install real sanctions.

Elmgreen plans to boost Amundi's equity platform

Kasper Elmgreen has spent the first months of 2019 assessing his new team at Amundi. As head of equities at Europe's biggest money manager, Elmgreen's mandate is to establish a strong alpha platform as Amundi "is punching a bit below its weight on equities" and the environment for active strategies improves.

Sparinvest CIO lands in new context after serving several months

Swedish Thomas Gunnarsson has worked most of his career in Denmark. Just a few months after stepping into Sparinvest as CIO, Nykredit is going to acquire the asset management firm. To Thomas Gunnarsson, the consequence of this new context is a strong focus on management and stability in addition to business as usual.

...and more about people

Two new chairmen, a new chief strategist at Nordea, a new CEO, new PM’s at PenSam, a new sales director and a new head of social responsibility. These are this week’s job moves in asset management.

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