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Media: EQT going public in September

Unnamed sources have informed Danish business daily Børsen that the largest private equity firm in the Nordics, EQT is going public in September.

Hedge fund manager sees his fund as a "luxury product"

Mikael Petersson manages Swedish hedge fund Coeli Absolute European Equity with EUR 56.6m under management. "I don't have a problem charging for the excess return that I deliver. I think it is absolutely fair," says Petersson when confronted with the asset management industry's criticism of high fees.

Competitors examine business following scandalous Danske Bank case

In the aftermath of the Danske Bank fee scandal, sector peers are investigating whether their own customers pay excessive fees without any real prospects of a return. According to Danish Financial Supervisory Authority Director General Jesper Berg, new EU regulation has led banks to look for new income opportunities.

SEB to bolster product offering and staff to increase AUM

The financial group's top management recently wrote a playbook containing three focal strategic topics. Its general purpose is to boost the asset management business. AMWatch has met with Head of Asset Management Sales and Head of Investments in Denmark to discuss the plans.

Director has tripled PFA's real estate investments

In six years, PFA's Director of real estate has increased the pension fund's exposure to real estate from EUR 2.7bn to EUR 9bn. This month, in an early celebration of his 60th birthday, he has purchased yet another spectacular property: the concert and exhibition hall Forum in Copenhagen.

KPA Pension and Folksam invest more than EUR 20m in battery developer Northvolt

Europe's first large-scale factory to produce durable batteries for the automotive industry will be placed in Skellefteå almost 400 miles north of Stockholm. Swedish pension providers KPA Pension and Folksam are investing more than EUR 20m in the project led by battery developer Northvolt. Last week ATP and AMF also made an investment in the firm.

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