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Green-themed equity funds soar as fossil volatility wrenches investors' guts

Investor demand for low-carbon portfolios is not the only driver behind a massive growth in energy transition fund launches across both the Nordics and the wider world, long-term thematic investor Ulrik Fugmann explains. In the Nordics, fund managers Robert Slorach and Philip Ripman are the latest to oversee portfolios within the theme. Morningstar analyst expects that investors will have even more funds to pick from going forward.

Nordea AM urges consortium to stop massive coal power project

Nordea Asset Management leads a group of 21 investors, representing EUR 4.7trn, which urges the consortium behind a giant new coal power plant in Vietnam to halt its plans. Samsung and Korea Electric Power will curb their participation in future coal projects, but it's too late to back out of the Vung Ang 2 project, they say.

Private equity firms looking to buy Obton

There's reportedly plenty of interest in acquiring the Danish solar power investor, and talks are reportedly underway with several private equity firms concerning a partial sale of Obton.

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