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Spiltan Fonder plans new fund-of-funds vehicle launch

Stockholm-based money manager Spiltan is planning to develop its funds range further this year. Details of the new product are not yet final, but CEO Erik Brändström envisions a fund-of-funds vehicle consisting of the firm's existing offerings.

AMF urges 630,000 Swedes to review pension savings

The overhaul of eligible pension funds in Sweden's Premium Pension System should prompt 630,000 Swedish pension savers to take another look at their choice of savings funds, according to Jonas Eliasson, CEO of AMF Fonder.

Historically-low rates send Japanese bond buyers to Denmark

In recent years, Japanese institutional investors and major banks have been flocking to Denmark for to buy mortgage credit bonds with a fixed interest rate. Why? AMWatch drills down into complexities of the global market which leave few alternatives for Japanese money.

China's equity market courts foreign attention

As the still domestically-dominated equities market of the world's most populous country continues to mature, it could now be right on the brink of huge foreign capital inflows, argues one Hong Kong-based investor.

Bankinvest hungry for more real estate in Denmark

As a result of unexpectedly high demand, Danish asset manager Bankinvest is buying a new portfolio of commercial real estate in Denmark from pension fund PFA. But even with this new addition, the firm just cannot keep up with investors' appetite for the assets, its CIO tells AMWatch's sister site EjendomsWatch.

Ten years in alternatives: PensionDanmark's Lyngdal looks back

PensionDanmark was one of the first institutional investors in Denmark to test alternative investments, dipping first a toe and later a whole leg in the water. AMWatch met Claus Lyngdal, the pension fund's head of alternative investments since 2008, as he heads to Rome with colleagues to compete for the title of best European alternatives team.

Brutalist freight terminal fully occupied – and Swedish owner wants more

After Kammeradvokaten (legal advisor to the Danish government) signed the lease agreement, all 30,000 square meters of the old freight terminal in the city center of Copenhagen are now fully occupied. "Our appetite in Denmark is huge, and you will see more of that in 2019," says the CIO of Genesta, which paid approx EUR 70 million for the property.

New ESG study is "good news" for Nordic investors

Tove Bångstad, Nordic head of Amundi, tells AMWatch just why a recent study by Europe's largest asset manager is encouraging for Nordic investors -- and how she plans to get a bigger piece of the region's institutional sales pie in 2019.

Finland’s Evli widens alternatives and PE fund range

A Finnish fund with a EUR 230 million portfolio of nursing and healthcare properties is to make its seventh and final call for capital at the end of February, the fund’s portfolio manager Petteri Nurminen says. Meanwhile the asset management firm behind the fund is boosting its alternative investment offerings.

State-backed SDG fund taps new investors for extra capital

The Danish SDG Investment Fund -- which supports the UN Sustainable Development Goals through commercial investments in developing countries -- has reeled in capital commitments from three more private investors in a second and final closing.

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