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Swedish pension giant AMF hires new CEO of its fund division, AMF Fonder. Pensiondanmark snatches portfolio manager from Danica, and Europe's second biggest bank by assets, French BNP Paribas, names new CEO for Nordic Region who has spent the past twenty years in American investment bank Citi.

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AMF Fonder names new CEO

Jonas Eliasson has joined AMF Fonder as new CEO. He replaces Gunilla Nyström, who has retired. Jonas moves from Alfred Berg Fonder where he worked since 2008 and for the last four years as CEO. He has previously worked at Swedbank.

This week on AMWatch, you can read an interview with Jonas Eliasson about the challenges he thinks the fund sector is currently facing.

Pensiondanmark snatches portfolio manager from Danica

Denmark's Pensiondanmark has hired Thomas Janik as portfolio manager. Janik has worked for Danske Bank for the past eight years, most recently as portfolio manager in Danica Pension. Janik has confirmed the move in an e-mail to AMWatch, but has no further comments.

BNP Paribas hires new CEO for Nordic region

For the past 20 years, Eirik Winther has worked at Ciiti and most recently as Head of the Nordic division, however, he has now joined BNP Paribas as Managing Director for the Nordics and Head of Corporate and Institutional Banking in the Nordics.

He has previously worked as Citi's Head of Capital Markets for Europe, Middle East and Africa.

PBU lays of CIO over the last 15 years

Danish pension fund Pædagogernes Pensionskasse, PBU, has waved goodbye to its CIO for the past 15 years, Morten Schou.

Citigroup promotes two employees to Co-Head Nordic investment division

Lars Ingemarsson and Ari Mäkelä have been promoted at Citi as Co-Heads of Investment Banking for the Nordic region. They will lead a Nordic team that includes Nicholas Blach Petersen, Head of Investment Banking in Denmark, and Morten Eikebu, Head of Investment Banking in Norway.

Both joined the American investment bank in 2011, Lars Ingemarsson came from JP Morgen and Ari Mäkelä previously worked at Deutsche Bank.

New Chief Client Officer to join Saxo Bank in February

Damien Bunce is new Chef Client Officer and member of the executive team at the Danish asset broker Saxo Bank. The former employee of Goldman Sachs, Barclays Capital and most recently Russian Sberbank begins at Saxo Bank at February 19, 2018. He reports to CEO, Kim Fournais.

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It all began in a copying room 25 years ago...

A quarter of a century ago, Jesper Kirstein threw in the towel and became self-employed. Before that, he had a promising career in the financial sector, which ended abruptly after just seven months as chief executive of Alm. Brand Bank. What began as a one-man business in the copying room at a friend's office, has now grown into the advisory and consultancy house Kirstein A/S and asset manager Spektrum.

Why Denmark's ATP is shaking up its business

The Danish pension fund ATP is primarily known for managing close to DKK 768 billion (EUR 103 billion) on behalf of every employee in Denmark. But along the way, ATP has acquired a long list of public and private administrative tasks. ATP CEO Christian Hyldahl has now undertaken an extensive restructuring so the fund can manage those tasks better. Changes include the dismissal of a key ATP executive after 20 years of service.

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