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The Nordic financial group's pension wing Nordea Liv & Pension shuffles its board of directors, the managing director of Danish mutual fund Jyske Invest Fund Management announces retirement, a risk manager names head of global sales and a Norwegian becomes a member of supervisory board of EUR 475 billion asset manager.

From zero to EUR 31 billion: Torben Möger Pedersen looks back

For the past quarter of a century, Torben Möger Pederesen has seen Pensiondanmark's assets under management grow from zero to around EUR 31 billion under his management. The veteran Danish pensions boss tells AMWatch about some of the obstacles, changes and trends that happened on his watch.

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SEB expands market research department in Norway and creates international sales team in Denmark; Danske Bank makes more staff changes and Swedish subsidiary for Storebrand Asset Management names a new director.

SEB hires for new asset management team, further recruitment possible

SEB Asset Management launches international sales team to support global growth. The new team consists of sales professionals with a diversified mix of competencies, The head of Financial Institutions Coverage tells AMWatch, and, depending on its success, further hiring is possible.

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Danske Bank makes a series of changes to its group management; the Swedish Investment Fund Association recruits an analyst from SEB and an ATP subsidiary hires its first CFO.

Danske Bank's wealth management chief quits

The head of Danske Bank's Wealth Management unit, Tonny Thierry Andersen, has decided to leave the bank following a management reshuffle. The 53-year old manager says he declined a unspecified senior management position.

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New portfolio manager at AMF; Nordea names Chief Information Officer and CBRE and Nordea Asset Management hires more people.

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Nordea Liv & Pension poaches Danske Bank profile to become responsible for the construction of portfolios. Also, there have been several changes in the board of directors across Nordic banks, pension funds and non-profit funds.

“I missed the never-ending learning of the investment arena”

Career Path: Timo Viherkenttä’s professional journey has taken many unexpected turns before he landed the job of the chief executive of The State Pension Fund of Finland (Valtion Eläkerahasto, VER) three years ago. A few years before that, he took the eyebrow-raising decision to voluntarily leave Finland’s Supreme Administrative Court judiciary — preferring a fresh start in a government role.

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Finnish bank's CEO steps down after just one year at the position, Danish pension fund names its new Chief Investment Officer and an entire portfolio team leaves mutual fund with ESG focus.

New CIO searches for head of equities and two "talents"

Appointing one of its own as its new chief investment officer has opened up a vacancy at Denmark's EUR 10 billion pension fund PBU. The fund now needs a new head of equities, and the investment team is set to expand with two young investment "talents", PBU's chief executive tells AMWatch.

Former Pensam chief executive joins capital fund

Benny Buchardt Andersen, the former Chief Investment Officer of the Danish pension fund, Pensam has become a new partner in the private equity fund, Greystone, while Henrik Heideby has resigned.

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Deutsche Asset Management expands in the Nordic, Danish labor market pension fund names promotes two directors and Danske Asset Management hires Sampension strategist.

From DTU and MIT to Sparinvest’s second-in-command

The crown prince of the Danish asset management firm, Sparinvest has always known what he wanted. Nonetheless, the career of the investment manager with an engineering degree has not always followed a straight path. His career took a large shift as early as 1996. "It came to define the rest of my life," he says.

Seasoned Danish manager trio launches own thematic hedge fund

A long-held dream is coming true for three Danish portfolio managers. Having managed institutional funds and hedge funds for decades, the three money managers decided to start their own unleveraged hedge fund that uses thematic investing with an emphasis on structural changes.

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