BankInvest's new Director of Sales looks back on 18 years in AM: "Communication is the ultimate link to ensure success for your business"

Career Path: Although Thomas Bonnor, the newly appointed Director of Sales at Bankinvest, has spent 18 years in the asset management industry, his path to the financial sector was not predetermined. In high school he was passionate about playing music and he considered attending the Royal Danish Academy of Music. But a scruffy saxophone teacher scared him off from a life with no steady income.

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Arctic Securities, Taaleri and Carnegie are among the companies that made new recruitments this week and Pensiondanmark has made amendments to its Board of Directors. This article provides a summary of some of the job moves that we have covered at AMWatch over the last week.

What characterizes an ESG champion?

Asset managers increasingly allocate financial assets to sustainable or ESG-oriented investments but who is responsible for this transformation? Throughout the summer, AMWatch has talked to SEB, DNB, OP and Nordea and investigated the career paths of Nordic ESG champions.

CIP snags Ørsted's head of asset management

Ørsted's now former head of asset management, who spent ten years with the utility, will now play a key role in Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners' new investment strategy for emerging markets, where Chinese offshore wind is also a possibility.

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Two former Carnegie senior bankers take on wealth monitoring, a new Engagement Manager and a new Head of Legal, a new Board Member and a new Real Estate Director – these are just some of this week’s job moves.

Burnt out Head of Equities choked on regulation: Today he is a happy wine trader

Former trader and Head of Equities Per Østergaard left the industry in the late 2000s, burnt out and sick and tired of regulation and compliance. He decided to become his own boss to not have to report to anyone else. Today, his passion for wine has become his meal ticket and he has never been happier, he says to FinansWatch in an interview.

Former trader on a new path: "Asset management is a perfect fit at this stage"

Former broker Brian Kudsk left his fast-paced life as a trader as early as 2007 because of disagreements with the industrial development. Today, he is grateful to have made it on his own, founding an asset management company, and perhaps this business area is also a better fit for his age, he tells FinansWatch in an interview.

PensionDanmark boosts alternatives division

The EUR 31.5bn occupational pension fund has appointed an additional Investment Director for its Alternative Investments team to sharpen its focus on direct equity investments.

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