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Nordea AM selection head: ESG is the biggest gift to active asset managers in decades

Active asset managers should see integration of ESG as a fantastic opportunity, says Head of External Products at Nordea Asset Management.

Anders Bertramsen. | Photo: PR: Nordea

In Copenhagen, Nordea Asset Management Head of External Products Anders Bertramsen advices asset managers to forget about models or quantitative scores as a quick fix for integrating ESG values. Instead, they need to integrate the ESG understanding and framework into the mindset of portfolio managers and equity/fixed income analysts who analyze companies day in and day out.

"This is exactly what will set you aside from the passive asset managers. They cannot do this, as this will cost them a fortune and their low fees doesn’t support it," he writes in a commentary published on Linkedin.

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