Amundi after zero H1 redemptions: "I would say our clients were pretty cool"

AM Series: Europe's largest asset manager, Amundi, took in EUR 3.5bn from two major Nordic pension funds when the second half of 2020 began. The ability to innovate the investment solutions that institutions are unable to develop in-house will determine future business development, says Amundi’s head of Nordics, Tove Bangstad.

Amundi’s head of Nordics, Tove Bangstad. | Photo: PR / Amundi

Europe’s largest asset manager Amundi kicked off the second half of 2020 with the announcements of two major mandates totaling EUR 3.5bn  from pension funds Pensam and Ilmarinen from Denmark and Finland, respectively. 

According to Amundi Head of Nordics, Tove Bangstad, discussions with the two pension providers started before the pandemic crisis and ESG was the most important factor throughout the negotiations.

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