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Handelsbanken's Head of Asset Management enters a new role, a microfinance initiative hires a new program manager and new private banking advisors have been found. These are some of this weeks job changes as yet another week in the midst of the corona crisis comes to an end.

“Diplomacy rests on the notion of managing relationships in an increasingly complex world”

Career Path: The new Nordic business development director at Eaton Vance, Henrik Hoffmann-Fischer, has always been fascinated by foreign affairs and aspired to a career in diplomacy. But an overseas job in corporate finance introduced him to the world of finance and he changed direction. Today, he is certain that his background in foreign affairs is a strength that he uses every day.

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Two new board members, a private banker resigns and a Head of Equity Analyst Guide stops. These are some of this week's job moves – a week that was dominated by corona headlines.

Seasoned alternatives specialist finds it refreshing to build something new at Evli

Career Path: After 14 years at Nordea, Richard Wanamo left to join Evli's private assets department as Investment Director. He has spent all of his career working with alternative investments, and he does not consider the job move a huge change in his daily work. But going from a large organization to a smaller one has been refreshing and he likes the fact that words and actions are not oceans apart.

Column: Investors in big trouble as stock-bond correlation turns positive

Financial markets are in panic mode and most global and Nordic investors are getting hammered as the stock market collapse is followed by rising bond yields – an extremely rare occurrence. Risk parity like investment strategies are particularly vulnerable, writes Frank Hvid Petersen in this column.

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Pension funds dominated this week’s job moves with two new CEOs and a new chairman in Sweden. In Denmark, a pension fund got a new Head of ESG, another pension fund hired a new press consultant and an asset manager has welcomed a new Head of Clients. There were also changes at Catella, where the board has taken over the CEO role.

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