The UK asset manager has hired Jan Brännback and Janne Lähdesmäki for its European equities team. The duo recently announced their departure from Aktia and will join the Schroders' Helsinki office around New Year.
Nordic asset management heavyweight Javiera Ragnartz moved towards a career in academia before quitting her Ph.D. program to work in finance. The best part about her role as the head of SEB's Investment Management is working strategically, she tells AMWatch.
The value duo Jens Moestrup Rasmussen and Kasper Billy Jacobsen are returning to portfolio management after more than a year on the sidelines. They are now ready to launch a new fund alongside a former colleague, and have international ambitions.
Years of sparring with Golding Capital Partners and a Christmas of soul searching led Andreas Nilsson to drop his niche boutique in favor of a "more impactful" large player. "More and more established players were coming into the market, so we had to decide if we wanted to be a small player or join a larger player and take impact investments to the next level," he says
Media reports that Sasja Beslik has stepped down from the role created especially for him after just two years on the job. However, both the bank and Beslik himself remain tight-lipped about the departure.
Two years after selling most of its funds in Sweden to Carneo, the Nordic asset manager is now making something of a comeback in the country’s mutual fund space - this time with amore focused product base.
The Climate Investment Coalition kicks off its 2021 summit tomorrow. Coalition chair and former PKA chief executive Peter Damgaard Jensen is raring to go and keen to talk to investors wanting to increase their green ambitions. "When you read the latest IPCC report, it is clear that by 2030 or 2040, it will be too late to start this transition," he says.
USD 1trn asset manager Insight Investment recently made a Nordic business development hire. After ten years in the region, it is ramping up, as it sees "alignment between its investment solutions and the outcomes required by investors".
Knut Kjær, the founding CEO of the world's largest sovereign wealth fund and current private equity chair, deems that "irrational human behavior" has exacerbated environmental problems -- and goes as far as to call the global climate crisis the "biggest market failure of all time."