In the third quarter, Storebrand saw assets under management grow partly driven by its external mandates from institutional and retail investors. The group's AUM has more than doubled over the past eight years.
NREP is building two private nursing homes, and many more are on the way, including one north of Copenhagen, the investment director says. He thinks municipalities will soon realize the benefits of private care.
When investing in a new fund, what we find is not a company but a team of portfolio managers behind the strategy, and if one or several people in that team were to leave that would definitely be a large red flag for us, says head of equities Norwegian pension fund Fellesordningen for AFP.
The global property investor Hines buys the two iconic office silos in northern Copenhagen from Pensiondanmark, PFA an ATP, which score millions of kroner on the deal. The buyer has its eye on Denmark.
The Swedish Investment Fund Association petitions for the Pensions Group and the government to reconsider their plans to proceed to the state's procurement of funds in the country's reformed premium pension system. "This is an unnecessary and risky step that would not benefit Swedish pension savers," the CEO of the association argues.
ATP plans to let external investors invest in a fund that will be parallel to its next private equity fund. This is met with skepticism from Danish politicians and market participants, writes AMWatch's sister site FinansWatch.
Catella Investment Management Benelux has appointed a new managing director to succeed Voäs Brouns, who recently announced his intention to step down in order to "make way for a new generation of managers" at Catella.
The initiative represents a milestone with Tobam's analysis clearly demonstrating that ESG can be incorporated into vastly different asset classes without sacrificing returns – through the use of a systematic approach, AP1 says.
This year, the United Nations' Principles for Responsible Investment (UN PRI) has pointed out a number of leaders among its signatories. This time, five Nordic investors are included among the appointed leaders against eight in 2019.
Denmark's largest investor wants more ESG data from its unlisted companies to help them prosper and has now started building an in-house database for this purpose. "We want to have the same ESG overview of our illiquid portfolio as we have of our liquid side," Director at ATP's ESG team, Susanne Røge Lund tells AMWatch.
AP7 has reached a settlement with Google after the tech giant's management attempted to sweep sexual harassment problems under the rug. This happened with the support of thousands of other investors, Richard Gröttheim, CEO at AP7 tells AMWatch.
Over the course of the next ten years, lower returns are forecast for both equities and fixed income, shows a new prognosis from the Danish Council for Return Expectations. Insurance & Pension Denmark says this will have only marginal significance for pension savers.
Four major development projects is quite enough for Danica Real Estate, CEO Michael Nielsen tells AMWatch's sister media EjendomsWatch, forecasting an increase in acquisitions and a decrease in development for the pension investor.
One of Europe's largest pension funds says there are too few female leaders in its pension and investment department – and in the financial sector overall. The Danish fund thus sets up a talent program entailing assertiveness training for eight selected women.