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An asset manager and a pension fund names a head of sustainability – a new CFO and an IR director – join an advisory board and a former pension CEO joins a board of directors. These are some of this week’s job moves.

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Surge in energy demand accelerates need for green transition

With global energy demand surging, temperatures risk rising faster than anticipated, thus increasing pressure to replace fossil fuels with renewables. These grim forecasts were layed out last week, when one of the world's largest asset managers invited Nordic pension investors to a seminar on investing in climate change mitigation. AMWatch attended, too.

Lannebo eyes better 2021 for European equities as risk horizon starts to clear

Even though 2020 may seem like a great year for Nordic stock markets, it has been a difficult year for European equities in a broader sense. Now, however, the outlook for 2021 looks rather promising, since three main risk factors are likely to be taken out of the equation, says Carsten Dehn, portfolio manager at Lannebo Fonder.

LGIM creates next-generation ESG index fund from AP1's extensive wish list

Swedish pension fund AP1 and one of the world's largest asset managers have collaborated on and created an emerging market index fund addressing multiple ESG dimensions. "Instead of using the stick, we now also have the carrot," Tina Rönnholm, External Partnerships & Innovation at AP1, tells AMWatch in a double interview with LGIM.

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Two Finnish fund managers join forces

Fourton and JOM Fund Management are the most recent Finnish fund management companies to announce a merger, which will take place at the end of the year.

"The application of philosophy to practically any field is underappreciated"

Career path: Philosophy graduate Philip Ripman from Storebrand Asset Management made a quite unusual career change when he went from being a sustainability analyst to become a portfolio manager. Today, he is back in a hybrid role, where he identifies companies that contribute to solving the UN Sustainable Development Goals. He tells his story to AMWatch.

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Danish pension fund blacklists Chinese surveillance firm

Akademikerpension has sold its securities in the Chinese Hikvision, which also goes on the pension company's exclusion list. "Hikvision contributes to human rights violations, and although the company promises improvements, it cannot document this," says Akademikerpension CEO.

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