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Foreign asset managers open more offices in "attractive" Nordics

The rivalry between global asset managers in the Nordics is gradually sharpening, increasing the need for firms in the race to set up a physical presence locally. AMWatch quizzes the Nordic heads of major firms from Canada, US and Germany to discover the reasons behind the trend.

Pemberton mulls opening office in the Nordics

Solving funding problems for mid-sized companies is no small task. Doing it in a personalized and consistent way is an even bigger job -- which is why Pemberton Capital Advisors is now contemplating opening a Nordic office.

Pension funds back Danish government's SDG fund launch

Six of Denmark's largest pension funds have invested in the new Danish SDG Investment Fund, targeting an annual return of 10-12 percent, while contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. AMWatch went to the fund's official launch.

How Schroders plans to grow its Nordic business

Henrik Jonsson recently took on the role as Head of the Nordic region for Schroders, with the job of expanding the firm's Nordic business out of his Stockholm office. MiFID II, alternatives and multi-asset funds are among the key drivers behind achieving this, he says.

New fund tracks newsletter's long-time model portfolio

Granting one of its readers' wishes, financial newsletter Økonomisk Ugebrev has turned its theoretical portfolio into a real investment product. But the journey from theory to reality was longer than first anticipated.

Major meat and fish companies rated "high risk" in new food index

A new protein producer index is assesing the worlds biggest, listed suppliers of meat and fish on a number of ESG issues. Several Scandinavian companies gets top ranking while many Chinese companies are putting share holder value at risk. The index is backed by asset managers like Aviva and Schroders.

Asset pricing underestimates physical climate risks, warns DWS

The EUR 700 billion asset manager now incorporates physical climate risk in portfolio construction, so favoring firms with a more climate change-resilient business model. Globally, weather events have already hit share prices on several occasions and new data suggest markets have not yet priced in this risk.

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