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"It is a privilege to integrate ESG into our investment style"

Career path: It is rare to meet a portfolio manager who has worked in Kabul at a private equity fund. Or taught economics to South African parliamentarians, for that matter. But the lead manager of Nordea's newest Stars fund, Thede Christoph Rüst, is such a person.

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Two management teams are reshuffled; three new heads and a deputy head are put in place; a new PM and a new analyst are hired, and Sampension makes a promotion.

"A new job must push me out of my comfort zone"

Career Path:The new head of sustainability at Nordea Life & Pensions Sweden, Peter Sandahl, has never had a five-year plan for his career. But he has always been led by one guiding principle when starting a new role: The challenge must be a new one.

Ten years in alternatives: PensionDanmark's Lyngdal looks back

PensionDanmark was one of the first institutional investors in Denmark to test alternative investments, dipping first a toe and later a whole leg in the water. AMWatch met Claus Lyngdal, the pension fund's head of alternative investments since 2008, as he heads to Rome with colleagues to compete for the title of best European alternatives team.

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A new alternative investments analyst for AFA Kapitalförvaltning; an FSA director changes sides and joins Mercer; a Nordnet gains a new board member Finland's Evli takes on two new private bankers.

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CEO and chairman steps down; hedge fund reorganizes PMs; new director at DWS in Stockholm and new head of markets.

Industriens Pension loses key alternative investments staffer

After 11 years at Industriens Pension, the Danish pension fund's director of private investments is leaving to set up his own business. He will be targeting Nordic institutional clients looking for collaboration around real assets such as infrastructure, real estate and more.

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More responsible investment hirings, a new company launch, a real estate manager, a new equity head in SEB -- and an investment fund icon reaches the end of his life.

Snoop Dogg backs Swedish fintech unicorn

Sweden's largest fintech startup, Stockholm-based Klarna, is growing even stronger with the backing of US rap legend Snoop Dogg -- financially as well as on YouTube.

Colliers partner jumps into lead role at Heimstaden

A 32-year-old commercial real estate agent has clinched the top job at one of northern Europe's largest commercial real estate firms. The CEO of his new firm describes him a cross between soccer stars Zlatan and Messi. The Dane will now spearhead the development of Heimstaden's new investment arm for the entire group in Copenhagen.

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Organisation change within Danske Wealth Management, a new CEO in Svenska Fondhandlareföreningen, and Engagement International expands its US team.

Danske splits CIO role into two

Held by Anders Svennesen for several years, Danske Bank is now moving to divide the role of CIO into two. Svennesen will stay but find himself with a double.

Kirk Kapital waves farewell to CFO

A new investment strategy put in place in the late fall of 2018 at Kirk Kapital has led to the family-owned investment firm parting company with its CFO.

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