Responsible Investing

New head of Denmark's Sparinvest looks to institutions to fuel growth

Sparinvest has put a brand-new strategy in place to see it through the next four years. By the end of 2022, it must have gathered in more than DKK 60 billion in extra assets under management -- and in the future, most of its business growth is to come from institutional investors. CEO Jørgen Søgaard-Andersen tells AMWatch's siter site, FinansWatch, all about the plan.

Nuveen woos pension funds in Copenhagen for USD 1.1 billion impact fund

A portfolio manager from US money manager Nuveen -- which has almost a trillion dollars under management -- has been on a road show in Copenhagen to attract Danish pension capital to her USD 1.1 billion portfolio. AMWatch met up with her and heard about her two-fold investment strategy: To generate financial returns while addressing some of society's most urgent problems.

Landscape shifts for Norway's early mover as sustainability goes mainstream

Newly-elected chairman of Skagen, Jan Erik Saugestad, has spent the past 19 years at Storebrand Asset Management making sustainability the core of the business -- while rising through the ranks from portfolio manager, to CIO and finally -- CEO. But these days, he says, the mainstream incorporation of sustainability among financial service providers is changing the competitive landscape.

Danske Bank: Head of Legal quits as Thomas Borgen empties his desk

Even though the board of Danske Bank insisted last Wednesday that its CEO Thomas Borgen would stay on until a replacement had been found, news broke this morning that as of today, Borgen is no longer employed at the scandal-hit bank. And the bank's head of legal has now announced his resignation.

Ethical issues pose new challenges to ATP

It is no longer enough to ensure returns to our pension savers, we must make ethical investments, says Christian Hyldahl, CEO of ATP to the news service,

Sparinvest: Further revelations may change our view of Danske Bank

Responsibility is on top of Sparinvest's investment agenda, and the investment manager is not hesitant to say that it is surprised with the scale of Danske Bank's money laundering case. Sparinvest still invests in Danske, however, if more revelations are disclosed, it may change its view of Denmark's largest bank.

Major investors may flee Danske Bank securities over scandal

Major asset managers in Sweden, Norway and Denmark are very concerned about the impact of a money-laundering scandal at Danske Bank's Estonian unit. Several investors have already, or may, drop investments in Danske Bank securities, due to policies on responsible investments.

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.

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