Fund Management

"You can’t fight battles on all fronts at the same time and expect to win": Nordea's new RI head on activist investor role

In August 2019, deforestation of the Amazon led a NAM fund manager to quarantine Brazil's government bonds because of political and environmental risks, attracting attention from global finance media. Meanwhile, Russian forests were ablaze, and the White House opted out of the Paris Agreement. AMWatch asks Nordea's new Head of Responsible Investments, where to draw the line on justifying government bond quarantines.

MP Pension ready to take more mandates after attention-grabbing victory

It isn't every day that a pension company nabs an investment mandate in competition with several asset managers. But this is what happened for MP Pension, who recently beat rivals because of its approach to sustainability and active ownership. The door is open for more customers, says MP's CEO.

Danske Bank Wealth Management teams up with quant pioneers in new multi-factor fund launch: "This was an unique opportunity"

Denmark's largest asset manager has wanted to provide clients with access to an external, customized multi-factor strategy with a sustainability overlay. Danske Bank Wealth Management's investment trio assesses AQR to be one of the best managers for this job and is pleased with the ability to discuss and share research, insights and ideas with the US-based asset manager for in-house managed risk premia products, they tell AMWatch.

Folksam beefs up investment in forest fund

Forest investments contribute to sustainable development and are also interesting as a real asset with low volatility, says Folksam's Head of Asset Management and Sustainability.

Blackrock fund manager eyes renewable revolution

Renewable energy investments will grow five-fold as energy production undergoes radical changes. This change will open up new investment opportunities in energy generation, Blackrock's Swedish portfolio manager says to Helsingin Sanomat.

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