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AMF urges 630,000 Swedes to review pension savings

The overhaul of eligible pension funds in Sweden's Premium Pension System should prompt 630,000 Swedish pension savers to take another look at their choice of savings funds, according to Jonas Eliasson, CEO of AMF Fonder.

Historically-low rates send Japanese bond buyers to Denmark

In recent years, Japanese institutional investors and major banks have been flocking to Denmark for to buy mortgage credit bonds with a fixed interest rate. Why? AMWatch drills down into complexities of the global market which leave few alternatives for Japanese money.

"It is a privilege to integrate ESG into our investment style"

Career path: It is rare to meet a portfolio manager who has worked in Kabul at a private equity fund. Or taught economics to South African parliamentarians, for that matter. But the lead manager of Nordea's newest Stars fund, Thede Christoph Rüst, is such a person.

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...and more about people

Two management teams are reshuffled; three new heads and a deputy head are put in place; a new PM and a new analyst are hired, and Sampension makes a promotion.

Time for take profits? Major Nordic AMs at odds on EM equities

With institutional investors now prefering to overweight equities, emerging market shares are leading the current global equity rebound. However, some of the biggest money managers in the Nordics disagree on whether there is more outperformance in the horizon -- or whether it is time to sell. And what does an investment algorithm think?

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China's equity market courts foreign attention

As the still domestically-dominated equities market of the world's most populous country continues to mature, it could now be right on the brink of huge foreign capital inflows, argues one Hong Kong-based investor.

ATP takes big profit hit in 2018, losing DKK 25.5 billion

The year just ended was a dire one for ATP, with a major life expectancy update and negative investment returns dealing a blow to the pension fund's annual result. In the fourth quarter, ATP's investment activity made a loss of DKK 9 million (EUR 1.2 billion).

"A new job must push me out of my comfort zone"

Career Path:The new head of sustainability at Nordea Life & Pensions Sweden, Peter Sandahl, has never had a five-year plan for his career. But he has always been led by one guiding principle when starting a new role: The challenge must be a new one.

EU pact on easier cross-border selling of investment funds

The European Parliament and EU member states have agreed on new rules to make it easier for EU asset managers to sell funds to a wider range of investors. The Commission's vice president brands the move as, "an important milestone for the Capital Markets Union".

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