Karri Haaparinne was one of the asset managers who set up Taaleritehdas, today called Taaleri, in 2007 after Danske Bank acquired Sampo Bank. Today, the Finnish asset management company's portfolio totals EUR 7.1bn.
Exactly how to set one asset manager aside from his peers is a huge challenge in the industry today, but to Kasper Illemann Hansen from Nykredit Asset Management, it is a challenge that he hopes to combat in his career.
NORDIC AM TALENTS: Watching Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth" documentary became life-changing for Investment Analyst Sunniva Bratt Slette. She knew she wanted to focus her career on something that could have an effect on reversing climate change. She tells AMWatch why she chose the asset management industry.
This week, a continental investor poaches Scandinavian wealth management head, and a fund management company hires a new alternatives expert. A long-time Alpha specialist also announces his departure, and a securities platform gets a new CEO, whilst a portfolio manager swaps jobs, and a pension insurance company expands it trading team.
NORDIC AM TALENTS: Robin Sedman from SEB Investment Management has a dream of enabling coded tech for non-tech people in the industry. He tells AMWatch why and how a tech talent from the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm ended up in asset management.
AM Series: The ability for a global asset manager to execute, buy and sell orders quickly and efficiently cannot be underestimated. This is one of the important lessons from the historic H1 that Jan Eggertsen, head of Northern Europe and the Middle East at T. Rowe Price, carries with him.
AM Series: New manager searches started to pick up up when the historic first half of 2020 drew to a close. Many of the new searches, however, are more demarcated than prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to Stefan Laszlo, executive director institutional client relationship at Dutch asset manager Robeco.
NORDIC AM TALENTS: A research career was put on hold when analyst Aleksander Tetzlaff went to his first interview at Danske Bank Asset Management. He quickly figured out that working at the Danish bank offered him a great intellectual challenge.
AM Series: Co-head of client group Nordics at AXA Investment Managers had to turn around at the airport when travel restrictions were imposed on the French asset manager's employees. The behavior of some of his clients surprised him and the seven people working at the Stockholm office.
The Norwegian central bank has changed its ethical regulations after realizing conflicts of interest could arise when Norwegian hedge fund manager and philanthropist Nicolai Tangen starts managing the NOK 10 trillion Norwegian oil fund.
Morten Kongshaug brings useful knowledge and experience from a long career at Denmark's major financial firms into his new business as an investment strategy provider. But he is surprised how many practical things he needs to do as self-employed.
NORDIC AM TALENTS: To portfolio manager Hans-Marius Ludvigsen from DNB Asset Management, the main attraction to the industry was initially, and still is, the many skills one needs in order to become a great portfolio manager.
NORDIC AM TALENTS: AMWatch asked the largest Nordic asset managers to pick one of their brightest talents for a Q&A. The first part of this series starts at Nordea Asset Management, where Equity Analyst Aatman Ajmera helps pick Indian and Indonesian stocks for the fundamental equities team. (Updated)
After spending more than 25 years in the wealth management industry, Lasse Bargmann recently took a leap and started as Head of Investment Solutions in Faroese financial group Banknordik. He reminisces about a career that made him one of the founders of a concept that is still going strong at Nordea.
This week, a former IR head will go to the other side of the fence in an Investments department, a pension fund gets a new Head of Actuarial, another pension fund has welcomed a new Head of Middle Office and a longtime equity sales specialist re-joins the fintech industry.