In Finland, the last time equally radical losses were seen was during the financial crisis in 2008, when real returns were -19 percent, states the Finnish Pensions Alliance Tela. This is echoed across the Swedish border.
Pension Danmark, PFA and Seas-NVE are ready to invest in and run an energy island, which will be built out of concrete and located in the North Sea. Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners is also involved.
Swedish pension fund Alecta may complete its plan to more than double its alternatives allocation sooner than expected, as opportunities will increase when businesses struggle in the economic downturn due to corona, predicts its chief investment officer.
Webinars help Danish finance companies to communicate more easily, more effectively and often more cheaply with investors and other clients. The webinar trend is not going anywhere once the corona epidemic has passed, says PFA and Nykredit. "We think they have come to say," says PFA's head of private clients, Peter Rosalind-Nissen.
The Swedish stock exchange predicts that the next step in the reformation of the Swedish Premium Pension System (PPM) could jeopardize the foundation for funding to Swedish SMEs and thereby damage the creation of growth and jobs. Such measures could also affect the country's Covid-19 crisis recovery.
Investing in data centers after the corona crisis is far from stupid, says PFA's head of real estate. The pension company has paid EUR 200 million for a 20 percent share in a European data center portfolio.
The fact that the Bank of Finland has decided to create a new role within responsible investments reflects its dedication to focus more on the theme, Ilmarinen's head of responsible investments, Anna Hyrske, says to AMWatch. Hyrske is joining the central bank in the summer.
Denmark's largest commercial pension fund has signed up to the Net-Zero Asset Owner Alliance. The 2019 initiative aims for zero carbon emissions from investments and had Nordic investors including Alecta, AMF Pension, Folksam, Nordea Life and Pension, Storebrand and Pensiondanmark among its founders.
Swedish pension company Alecta and Dutch institutional asset manager PGGM have joined forces in an agreement about investing in credit risk sharing transactions. The transactions help banks transfer part of the credit risk to third parties such as institutional investors.
Sweden's second-largest pension fund AMF says that adjusting risk levels early this year has made it possible to invest in firms with long-term profitable business models in spite of the economic downturn.
Norway has restored its rescue bond fund from the financial crisis by providing NOK 50 billion to help Norwegian companies amid the Covid-19-crisis. The fund made its first investments shortly after state asset manager Folketrygdfondet took over responsibility for the restored fund.
Three of Jupiter Asset Management's funds are now available on the Swedish insurance platform Futur Pension - formerly Danica Pension. Funds from the British asset manager are also represented on a variety of other Swedish fund platforms.
After quitting from pension company Alecta, the long-time head of equities joins the board of investment company Lundbergföretagen. On behalf of Alecta, he has been a member of the nomination committee for several Lundberg companies but the CEO of Alecta sees no problem: "He personifies integrity," says the CEO.