Europe's biggest fundamental investor: The olden days are gone

With a career dedicated to fundamental analysis, the covid-19 pandemic is likely to have affected how Kasper Elmgreen and his colleagues at Amundi's equity department will interact with their portfolio companies. The asset manager is now reopening its offices across Europe.

Kasper Elmgreen | Photo: AMWatch / Søren Rathlou Top

As the largest European asset manager, Amundi has offices all over the continent. The company is French, but its Head of Equities Kasper Elmgreen works in Dublin. As several European countries gradually begin to reopen, Amundi is following suit.

“Everyone is working from home apart from a few individual workers, who have a really good reason for going in. Nobody is travelling or holding physical meetings. Our reopening phase has just started in Italy and France, but in Dublin, Boston and Tokyo it hasn’t started yet,” says Elmgreen, who has previously been head of equities at Nordea and Bankinvest.

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