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After two-year search, PFA's Indian property dream vaporizes

It should be possible to make great returns from real estate in a country of 1.5 million people. However, that dream has now vanished for Denmark's PFA. In the end, it was the Indian currency that forced the pension provider to mothball its plan for success in the Asian country, the firm's head of property tells AMWatch's siter site EjendomsWatch.

Swedish pension fund managers still major fossil sinners

European asset managers -- including several from Sweden -- are overexposed to coal and oil, according to a recent survey from WWF. New analytical methods are gaining a foothold, and could potentially contribute to new investment strategies in future.

"Act decently," Pensam CEO tells bankers and lawyers in candid letter

Torsten Fels, CEO of Denmark's Pensam, has made it plain he will not do business with companies which help their customers engage in tax fraud or money laundering. To be crystal clear, the pensions chief wrote to 20 CEOs of Danish and international financial institutions, law firms and audit firms.

How a dismissed CEO reached the top of a major UK pension fund

Making the front pages because you were laid off is not much fun. However, that misfortune could end up opening new doors after all. In fact, it might even pave the way to the job of CEO at one of the UK's biggest pension funds -- and taking charge of more than GBP 50.7 billion (EUR 57.2 billion) of assets.

Chasing returns, AP Pension plans to build private nursing homes

Super-low interest rates on government bonds are forcing pension funds to make more alternative investments as a way of securing a stable income in future years. Proving it is no exception, Denmark's AP Pension announces a focus on care homes for senior citizens.

Former climate negotiator plans to boost PKA's sustainable investments

PKA has established a new sustainable investments team headed up by Dewi Dylander. In her former role at ATP, and in her capacity as head of department at the Danish Ministry of Climate, she has acted as chief negotiator at international climate talks. "It takes money, investments and finance to make the world a better place," says Dylander.

Pension fund Velliv takes harder line with Macquarie than Danske

Money laundering and cum/ex scandals have put Velliv's investments in Danske Bank and Sydney-based Macquarie on hold. In future, Velliv -- formerly Nordea Liv & Pension Danmark -- has no plans to invest in Macquarie, however, Danske Bank's chances within Velliv's investments look much brighter.

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