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A Head of Sustainability moves to fintech, two credit specialists leave Swedbank, ATP Real Estate appoints Head of Asset Management, and PFA hires a former Justice Department spin doctor. These are some of this week’s job moves.

Head of WM reminisces amid strong AUM growth and "the biggest and most exciting change in his career"

During his 14 years in the finance industry in London, Head of Nykredit Wealth Management Peter Kjærgaard worked with Alison Rose, the first female CEO of one of the UK’s four big banks. He tells AMWatch how a specific incident with Rose completely captivated him and why she, and Kjærsgaard’s early years in the Danish national forces have played an important part in shaping his view on management skills.

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Once again, pension funds have made headlines; recruiting new colleagues and making changes to the boards. This week, however, Handelsbanken has hired new people, too, and the largest stockbroker in Sweden completed an organizational restructuring.

New pension fund CEO seized the opportunity

Starting at the turn of the year, Danish pension fund Lærernes Pension has a new CEO. Karsten Kjellerup Kjeldsen's career is clearly characterized by investment and while he had not expected to become CEO this early, he looks forward to taking on his new responsibilities and manage the pension savings of 146,000 teachers.

"ATP is simply one of the most attractive work places for an investor"

On Wednesday, the largest pension fund in Denmark ATP announced the name of its new CIO. Mikkel Svenstrup, 45, looks forward to entering an organization whose investments are based on ideas and principles that are in line with his own. Whether he will introduce changes to the investment strategy is too soon to tell, he says.

Round-up: Bespoke solutions seem to be the only way forward in today's environment

Over the past few months, AMWatch has quizzed some of the world's largest investment managers on the Nordic asset management environment and despite the number of relevant themes, there is one common denominator: Customization is the name of the game for asset managers. Here's a throwback to articles with representatives from BlackRock, Robeco, Dimensional, Natixis Investment Managers, Aberdeen Standard Investments, Invesco, PIMCO, MAN Group, Nuveen, BMO GAM, and Amundi.

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Nordea has lost a few old-timers and a Danish fund's alternative investment arm has poached new team member from PensionDanmark while Nykredit has found a new chief economist. These are some of this week’s job moves.

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