Pensam lauds half year result in challenging market

In the first six months of 2018, Pensam made a return of a little over one percent. According to its CEO, the company is off to a good start compared to many rivals who are typically more exposed to equities -- assets that were generally under pressure in the first half.

AMF boosts investment in less cyclical assets

Sweden's AMF reports a total return of 3.5 percent for the first six months of 2018. Releasing interim financial figures, the pension fund highlights the need for risk diversification in order to deliver attractive returns in the future -- in the face of growing market turbulence.

After slim H1 return, Industriens Pension says diversification is key

The weak market trend of the first six months of this year shows through in returns at Industriens Pension -- one of the first Nordic pension funds to report half-year figures. With US trade conflicts and low government bond yields, there really is no safe haven, says listed investments chief Peter Køhler Lindegaard.

Pensam keeps asset managers on a short leash with ESG

Having systemized its screening process, Pensam now analyzes its asset managers' efforts on environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria. The Danish pension provider plans to follow up on these results, and asset managers failing to move in a positive direction will be ousted, says CEO Torsten Fels.

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