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Property still cheap, say partners at DKK 22 billion RE firm

Niels Lorentz Nielsen and John Fisker Bødker -- who have known each other since university -- head up asset manager Core Property Management. In a rare interview with AM's sister site, EjendomsWatch, they talk about the strategy and generational change.

Private debt fundraising dips in H1 but trend still strong, says Preqin

International investors’ interest in distressed debt has overtaken that of mezzanine — the previous favourite, according to the latest report from alternatives data firm Preqin. Overall, private debt fundraising levels fell back in the first half of this year, but the asset type is still seen reaching three-quarters of a trillion dollars in next 1-2 years.

Sparinvest turns to own standards for new ethical fund

This summer, Sparinvest has added a new ethical fund to its palette of passive funds. But instead of taking the traditional route and following an ethical index, the institution is taking a different approach and formulating its own set of ethical guidelines for the fund, according to Lars Toft Jensen, Senior Portfolio Manager.

Marmorbyen buyer doubles operating profit in first half

German real estate manager Patrizia Immobilien, which snapped up the 259 apartments of Copenhagen’s waterside Marble City (Marmorbyen) residential area at the beginning of the year, has reported huge asset growth in the first six months of 2018 after integrating two major property management firms into its organisation.

No trend chaser: T. Rowe Price targets long-term alpha

Demand may have surged for passive strategies and alternatives, but they do not form part of T. Rowe Price's product offering. Not all asset managers should pursue ever-changing trends in the financial markets, the firm's Nordic chief tells AMWatch.

Accunia stretches investor base with third CLO bond issue

The boutique's third CLO issue has commitments of EUR 361.75 million, with the money now coming from a larger and more geographically-diversified investor base than its predecessors. It shows Accunia is becoming more broadly accepted by major institutional investors, according to the firm's chief executive.

German asset manager buys in Valby for long-term strategy

Augsburg-headquartered asset manager Patrizia has snapped up the last part of a 367-unit residential property in an up-and-coming area of suburban Copenhagen. The buyer tells AM's sister site EjendomsWatch the asset is part of a long-term buy-and-hold strategy in Denmark.

ESG rankings help Neuberger Berman pinpoint undervalued EM debt

Rob Drijkoningen is one of the best-performing EM debt managers of his peer group. The way he picks alpha-generating debt securities in emerging markets is to put equal weight on ESG scores and hard financial data. AMWatch talked to him about this approach at the Nordic Investment Forum.

Danske Bank AM: Handling risk is our competitive edge for the future

With markets changing -- and doubts the nine-year-old bull market will live to be ten -- asset managers are facing a different set of demands. Recently crowned "Best Nordic Asset Manager" by Swedish benchmark provider Prospera, Danske Bank AM tells AMWatch what the future holds for the sector.

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