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Pension portfolios lose lion's share of 2019 gains

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.

Webinars have become the secret weapon in the finance sector's communication

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.

Bank of Finland creates and fills new responsible investments role

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.

PFA follows Nordic peers and pledges carbon-free future

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.

Alecta joins Dutch asset manager in co-investment agreement

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.

Norway’s new Covid-19 bond fund makes first investments

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.

Jupiter AM onboards funds on Swedish insurance platform

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.

Alecta's head of equities joins board of Lundbergföretagen

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.

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