Retail clients flock to Norwegian passive fund manager

Norwegian asset manager KLP Kapitalforvaltning attracted a record net inflow from retail clients in 2020: "Low costs, Nordic Swan Ecolabel funds and a greater interest in investments from the Norwegians are the reasons behind the massive inflow," head of funds in KLP Kapitalforvaltning, Ann-Elisabeth Tunli Moe, tells AMWatch.

Ilmarinen swaps passive equities for ESG indexes

For the past few years, Ilmarinen has been swapping its passive equity investments for ESG indexes. CIO Mikko Mursula tells AMWatch that the Finnish pensions giant has thus been able to gain exposure to ESG ETFs in Europe and the USA and to make the contents of its portfolio increasingly sustainable.

State Pension Fund beefs up exposure to illiquid infrastructure

CEO of Finland's State Pension Fund Timo Löyttyniemi is mildly optimistic about 2021 market performance and believes that if Covid-19 is beaten next year, the recovery can gradually become stronger. "But this is likely to take place over two years – in 2021 as well as 2022," he says.

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