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Amundi after zero H1 redemptions: "I would say our clients were pretty cool"

AM Series: Europe's largest asset manager, Amundi, took in EUR 3.5bn from two major Nordic pension funds when the second half of 2020 began. The ability to innovate investment solutions the institutions are unable to develop in-house will determine future business development, according to Amundi’s head of Nordics, Tove Bangstad.

Nordic Head: "Covid-19 has been a time for reflection"

AM Series: The ability for a global asset manager to execute, buy and sell orders quickly and efficiently cannot be underestimated. This is one of the important lessons from the historic H1 that Jan Eggertsen, head of Northern Europe and the Middle East at T. Rowe Price, carries with him.

Carneo CEO wants to double premiums for Swedish PPM system

Better information, robo-advising, and a double up on the premiums for the Swedish premium pension system (PPM). These are some of the things on the wish list of Carneo's CEO, Christoffer Folkebo. He also dreams of Swedish politicians traveling the world telling about the PPM system that in Folkebo's view is a real success.

"I get to bring and use my schoolbooks in my daily work"

NORDIC AM TALENTS: A research career was put on hold when analyst Aleksander Tetzlaff went to his first interview at Danske Bank Asset Management. He quickly figured out that working at the Danish bank offered him a great intellectual challenge.

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Skagen Fondene launches its first sustainability report

Norwegian asset manager Skagen Fondene uses the same investment criteria and sustainability policy as its mother company Storebrand when assessing which companies meet their sustainability profile. Currently nearly 250 companies are excluded.

ESG investor gets funds with USD 4.6trn to back Brazil plan

Last month, Storebrand AM initiated a dialog with Brazil heading a group of 29 investors to to stop the rapid deforestation of Brazil's Amazon rainforest. Now the investor group is counting 34 funds and is already seeing "real impact", says Jan Erik Saugestad, Chief Executive of Storebrand.

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