Energy crisis spurs talk of Sweden inflation shock PRI Chair: Questions remain about standardization of sustainability reporting Nordic manager hires ESG director Net inflows blast past previous records on Nordic fund markets Goldman hunts for next 175,000 percent stock rally with new active ETF SpareBank 1 Forvaltning to launch new funds based in Stavanger PFA hires Sasja Beslik as head of sustainability After two years of preparation: Robur launches dark green prestige fund Foundation buys stake in asset manager Former Sparinvest value veterans reunite with colleague to form Great Dane trio Norwegian banking group establishes own index funds to meet client demand Dane lands senior role at brand new Canadian pension fund Palm Oil giant’s industry-beating ESG score hides razed forests Private equity funds riding green investment wave: "Honestly, it's a better time to sell than buy" Brookfield seeks up to USD 15bn for private equity fund Danish pension investments in alternatives hits milestone -- but central bank calls for caution Northern Trust's new head of sustainability sees four defining ESG themes Experienced hires join Capital Four in New York as launch preparations continue East Capital hires from Swedish quant manager Nordea private banking surpasses EUR 10bn in AUM in Norway - should be twice as much Heimstaden to make significant investments to achieve climate goals Unusually good decade for Danish equity funds, industry association says Index-tracking ESG funds attract record inflows PBU CEO uses "war room" to make investment decisions: "We leave our titles outside" PenSam sets new carbon footprint targets PFA trails behind competitors in industry return analysis AP2's former chief strategist appointed to private bank's board of directors Dimensional flips USD 8bn of mutual fund assets into ETFs University fund prepares for potential market drawdown Impact veteran recalls early days of small boutique as he aims to make a bigger splash at Golding: "We were swimming against the current" Odin finds new ESG head after difficult search Deutsche Bank expands ESG debt products with green repo SEB changes fund in response to client demand Janus Henderson enters crowded ESG field with five active ETFs Media: Nordic ESG expert leaves J. Safra Sarasin Danica votes for more diversity in resolutions for US-based companies Harvard’s USD 42bn fund to stop investing in fossil fuels Creating Article 9 products for the pension sector "probably difficult", says PenSam ESG head Danica's international real estate plans face tough competition: "We must politely decline a lot" Client demands ever-increasing, says Scottish asset manager Norway's oil fund steps up ESG focus in real estate Nordic fund sees good Danish investment opportunities Swedish FSA director warns of over-reliance on green investments Swedish hedge fund veterans start new fund Professional footballer turned financial advisor: "Life can't end at 34" Storebrand launches thematic fund US manager expands distribution to Europe Power companies face EUR 114bn ‘debt trap’ on climate delay Morgan Stanley Raises USD 3.1bn for global real estate bets Institutional worry about portfolio resilience benefits Swedish hedge fund European manager launches climate fund with seed capital from AP1 Manager signs credit agreement with European Investment Fund EQT hit by big insider trade worth SEK 23.3bn LGIM launches global equity index fund with Paris-alignment Fund consultancy makes double hire Alternative fundraising unfazed by pandemic PenSam CIO despite passive equity portfolio: We are a very active investor Jyske Invest clears investment history by merging core products Investment consultancy searches for bond managers Danish government proposes merging three state money pools into one new "superfund" Climate Investment Summit gets off to a roaring start with reports of good progress Mandatum's new asset management arm strengthens distribution ATP and Ørsted hire three engineering firms to help plan landmark green project bid Sweden's largest fund manager poaches sustainability analyst from MSCI Alfred Berg aims for Swedish comeback J.P. Morgan strengthens Nordic presence Nordea Asset Management's new Singapore hub to capitalize on growing APAC interest in ESG SPAC phenomenon grows in Sweden, but not in Denmark Oil fund ejects Indian oil group for ethical reasons Max Matthiessen continues to explore candidates after new acquisition: "We would love to do more in this field" Nordea Asset Management strengthens EMD team Janus Henderson in double fund launch Ex-PKA boss calls for green unity ahead of Climate Investment Summit Covid-19 crisis has made Danish mutual funds greener Templeton and BNP brace for higher real yields as inflation cools Committee to review central bank management of Norwegian Oil Fund Bonds make up smaller portion of pension portfolios Dark green fund flooded by capital, forced to reject 2,400 potential clients Managers struggle to meet demand for popular dark green investments Legendary hedge fund risks being dumped by pension fund over weak returns Money, money, money: AMF invests in new ABBA show Manager focuses on core capabilities in new Nordic push Trill Impact raises EUR 900m for first fund alongside Nordea Asset Management Advent and GIC make USD 8bn bid for Swedish biotech firm Danske Invest drops Danske Bank as custodian ATP CEO keeps a cool head as new investment unit takes shape Buffer fund beefs up timberland exposure Investor capital has geeks trading at heightened risk Nordnet: Norwegians sold equities for first time this year in August Nordea AM to open ESG hub in Singapore US manager patiently awaits breakthrough for ETF offensive in Europe: "We're feeling very confident" Max Matthiessen acquires fund manager Flodén: Merger will make AMF's life and fund management stronger Delphi veterans assume CIO roles in "exciting build up" of wealth manager PIMCO founder says bonds are 'investment garbage' just like cash ATP continues to divest Danske Bank and invest in Nordea Danish FSA to crack down on greenwashing at banks and pension companies Evli believes 'Nordic angle' of its new leveraged loan fund will spark foreign interest "We want to make this conference our big return to live events" AMF consolidates all asset management operations Lannebo hires duo ahead of new property fund launch Sbanken claims to have handled a quarter of all fund sales to Norwegian retail investors last year Norway USD 1.4tn fund flags more unlisted property deals ATP surpasses significant bonus threshold Industriens Pension pulls in sky-high returns on private equity Investors face 'transitional shock' as climate crisis hits BlackRock launches fixed income ESG ETF Institutional investors with USD 3tn eye hedge funds, Europe amid turmoil Good times on the equity market lead to record ATP returns AP7 beats private fund average on Fondtorget in H1 AP2 keeps faith in long-term promise of value factor Mærsk family investment manager has more up its sleeves after initial success of Africa fund Storebrand AM buys investment manager for its multi-boutique setup Deutsche Bank's DWS rejects claims it overstated ESG assets UBS chairman calls on Europe to create green capital market New products fuel Nordic growth for UBP Asset Management Think tank: Majority of green equity funds fail to live up to Paris Agreement targets PFA CEO rejects Danish FSA's suggestion that climate goals may negatively impact returns ATP hires director for new direct investment unit Kirstein backs investment platform and takes chair role Institutional sales veteran becomes co-owner of AI firm Oil fund exec leaves for US firm BNP Paribas appoints head of Denmark Diversification was "not worth it" during H1, says CIO of Finnish pensions firm PFA's new climate product outperforms standard offering in H1 TIAA and Nuveen eye green real asset uptake as institutions adopt green pledges AP3 beats reference portfolio by wide margin Aktia beefs up international sales capabilities Deutsche Bank's DWS shares fall as US opens probe into ESG Claims Domestic equities generate sound returns at Finnish pension firm Velliv divests shares in tobacco industry worth EUR 61m Global power demand outstrips green growth as coal picks up slack PFA takes domestic lead on climate goals Morningstar: Nordea one of top three managers for European fund flows Quant manager hires quartet from now-defunct IPM Private equity drives AP2's best-ever half year figures Eight Nordic asset managers saw double-digit AUM growth in the first half of 2021 Norway's Government Bond Fund practically untouched: "The fund's activity has been low" Swedish serial acquirers take aim at "mom-and-pop" firms in Europe External AUM at KLP increased in Q2 despite halved net sales Axcel closes fund at record EUR 800m Pension company hires new chief risk officer Danica to divest EUR 400m of real estate portfolio C Worldwide aims to double its AUM in Sweden DNB manager on tougher times ahead: "It could be fun" Sampension's value bet pays off in first half-year Nykredit launches eight Nordic Swan funds and becomes the largest provider in the Nordics Norway's largest pension company bought more equities in the second quarter Varma cuts hedge funds due to ESG credentials Sweden's biggest pension firm cuts stocks on inflation concern Danish FSA's climate concerns a headache for the pension sector Committee recommends zero-emission investment targets for Norwegian oil fund Manager of top-performing fund leaves Aktia - "At this age you can no longer be waiting endlessly if you want to make your dreams come true" Nordea AM hires portfolio manager for top fund New partnership agreement brings PensionDanmark closer to arms industry Catella increases AUM in first half of 2021 Danske Bank, Nordea dial down oil and gas lending Sustainable index funds provide solid return for university fund Sparinvest blasts past Nordic peers on AUM growth in H1 Cheap oil stocks lure investors even in an ESG-conscious world Norway's USD 1.4trn wealth fund puts oil stocks on notice Nordea storms ahead in a rapidly growing Danish retail fund market Bullish Varma beats main competitor on investment returns Brummer & Partners onboard two new hedge funds for flagship fund Swedish manager hires ESG specialist Norway's first rate hike since crisis flagged for September Private equity pulls in best returns at Finnish local government pension fund Swedish CEO sounds alarm on "excessive" stock market valuations US manager expands Nordic team with senior hire Taaleri announces record result after divesting its WM unit Carnegie launches infrastructure fund to capture paradigm shift AUM growth slowed in Q2 at Denmark's second-largest asset manager Head of Jyske Capital thrilled by accelerating sales trend Goldman Sachs to Buy NN Investment Partners Manual error gives oil fund NOK 582m gain during H1 Superstar fund manager's strategy draws more skeptics as returns dwindle ESG chief fuses sustainability to investment in new role at Topdanmark Oil fund beats benchmark and reels in nearly a trillion kroners in H1 Media: Bonus structure behind key staff exodus at Sweden's biggest fund manager Lannebo to implement swing pricing on fixed-income fund Asset manager targets Nordic investors for new impact PE fund Norwegian pensions giant hires C Worldwide's Head of Client Relations Private wealth manager hires former Sparinvest chief strategist Nordea's head of investment at pension unit leaves firm Luck or not - Norway's active funds beat index funds during the pandemic Nordic fund market inflows maintained blistering pace in July -- but Denmark outpaced the others Odin CIO: "We're not soothsayers running around wearing tall black hats" Taaleri's two equity managers call it a day at Aktia Jyske Capital's AUM picked up in Q2 Goldman Sachs joins SEB Pension Fund in financing Norwegian printing services firm Major ATP real estate sale crumbles after failed marathon talks with South Korean investors OP's infrastructure fund to keep strategic targets in domestic hands PenSam wants to increase alternatives through more partnerships Cheap energy stocks shrug off climate alarm with cash flowing Fast-growing fund-data platform acquires Denmark's FundConnect Fondo opens its fund platform to other service providers Danish wealth manager appoints new deputy director SimCorp appoints new CEO Australian manager hires distribution head for Nordics & Benelux AkademikerPension insources big EMD mandate following new hire Finnish cooperative gets new portfolio manager Nordic funds undaunted by Chinese regulators' recent action Long recruitment process yields right CEO to increase Cliens' growth focus Danish pension funds' returns from conventional and sustainable products tie in 2021 Darkening outlook boosts demand for outsourced investment teams Cliens poaches Robur CIO for CEO role Global real estate advisor appoints new head of investment properties in Finland Nordea: Emerging market ESG risks may be misunderstood KGAL launches planned greenfield renewables fund Record year continues for Finnish asset management sector Asian asset manager wants bigger chunk of significant Nordic capital pool Institutional investors up in arms following UN climate report Nordea pension unit: Investors will be more concerned with cutting emissions Academics' pension fund hits asset milestone after fruitful returns ESG investors question their own methods after grim climate report AMF property subsidiary appoints new CEO Asset manager's Nordic head sees value in physical meetings for business growth BNY Mellon subsidiary makes Nordic business development hire Beslik: Maximization of short-term gains is the biggest challenge to tackling climate change Ex-Barclays quant wants to clean up index boom DNB expects stiff competition from KLP henceforth UBS AM launches new light green index trackers CapMan passes EUR 4bn in AUM, reshuffles administration Danish Competition and Consumer Authority: Pension firm's asset management gains "lie in the high end" Nordnet's wealthy customers gain access to Lars Tvede's hedge fund Asset managers find greenwashing "blind spots" in EU regulations Stories from this summer on AMWatch Swedish fund manager doesn't rule out acquisitions in hunt for scale Big investors criticize executive salaries: Just because there's a lot of money to scrape in, it doesn't mean you should take it all Aktia starts to merge funds from Taaleri's product range Storebrand AM's new sustainability analyst: The rapid uptake in ESG makes role exciting and versatile Norwegian FSA criticizes more investment companies for arbitrage trading – it's not looking good Academics petition on Norway to have the Oil Fund join the Net Zero Asset Owner Alliance KLP sees opportunity for high growth potential for external assets Column: Meanwhile, we're waiting for uniform ESG reporting in the whole world Aktia records the best result in its history Ex-Enron trader discovers greed is good — for the environment Länsförsäkringar makes changes to its fund offering Didner & Gerge won't chase short-term trends PenSam is over half-way to achieving 2025 goals Formuepleje's head of clients leads from a distance and removes all obstacles Human Edge's funds double AUM in just a few months, but Nordic investors are not taking the bait yet Hedge funds will invest more and more in unlisted companies US investor escalates in Denmark: "Copenhagen has been really profitable" Pensam divests 83 percent of "black" equities in four years Fund managers' ESG claims face credibility test as gaps found Europe's pension funds still don't know how to treat a key risk New sustainability quant manager makes Stockholm key in global conquest: "ESG leadership coming from the Nordic region is really phenomenal" A lot of cash chasing a limited number of green companies comes with its risks, says Odin's CIO Danske Bank: Negative interest rates will cause Danes' investments to skyrocket SEB fund manager of top-performing ESG funds relies on C-suite test CIP makes green energy investment in India After tight eye on expenses in H1, OP determined to put new funds' commitments to work Evli poaches Danske Bank's chief strategist Nordea AM's head of high yield has quit to reflect on future DWS is expanding its private debt platform Yield quagmire is playing havoc with S&P 500 valuation models More than 50 institutional investors demand carbon reduction plans from companies Mutual fund investments in Denmark exploded during corona crisis USD 230bn IMF windfall lures investors into riskiest debt markets Working with kids taught WisdomTree's new sales director the importance of teamwork AMF to continue portfolio restructuring in favor of unlisted assets after H1 Odin CIO: Hands-on investment experience combined with ESG expertise still hard to find LGIM hires new retail distribution lead for Europe Phones ringing off the hook at Cromwell after wooden building fund plan announcement BlackRock's support sought in bid to end 5-month coal mine strike Danish institutional investors turn their backs on litigation funders Catella fund buys residential properties in Copenhagen for EUR 62m OP's AUM growth slows down slightly in Q2 The course has been mapped out - now the new CEO of wealth manager needs to set sail KLP Kapitalforvaltning only offers sustainable funds: Our values are fundamental to our customers Morningstar: Nordea, Swedbank and Handelsbanken top SFDR-ranking Two thirds of Danish pension savings are invested abroad Brookfield Seeks USD 12.5bn for new impact fund Topdanmark wants fifteen times more green investments in four years MFS: The biggest fear of Nordic institutional investors is market asset bubbles New quant manager poaches Northern Trust AM Nordic head SEB picks familiar face to lead equity unit and hires portfolio manager New benchmarks put an end to "anything goes" for ESG indexes Danica's green product attracts EUR 220m in nine months Danish pension companies are lagging behind the Swedes on ESG - some more than others After doubling DWS' Nordic AUM – Lindahl is ready for the next step Aegon poaches Komulainen to lead ESG in the UK EQT plans to step up hiring as assets under management soar Nordea's ESG products attracted 90 percent of Q2 net flows Danske Bank CEO: Things are going in the right direction for asset management Danica gets premium income boost but loses out on insurance Sustainable bond issuances exceed 2020 at six-month mark – SEB predicts strong trend will continue EU anti-money laundering proposal comes under fire Danske still lagging behind peers on AUM growth Crypto hedge fund started by Danes expands team in Cyprus Varma's EUR 4.8bn real estate portfolio gets new director Norwegian investment company acquired by Swiss asset manager Head of UN PRI returns to Australia Erik Penser Bank recruits new head of WM BlackRock's Head of iShares followed in family footsteps to realize her career KLP Kapitalforvaltning: We see no reason why we should be smaller than DNB on net inflow to retail funds Nordea after strong retail inflow in Norway: Norwegians have become more confident Swedish residential real estate firm makes first acquisition in Finland AP1 hits double-digit returns after first half of 2021 Asset manager hunts for partners for sustainable VC fund Strong inflows to Nordic mutual funds continued in June NAM's inflow impacted by divestment of its Danish pension business Europe's frothiest housing market is making politicians nervous KLP defends exclusions procedure after criticism of senior analyst KLP head of funds explains impressive inflow: "We have products that meet the demands of retail clients" FIM boosts engagement efforts: "Nordic investors finally speak the same sustainability language" BlackRock reports hard line on climate, but keeps oil giants on a long leash Equity fund inflows hit new highs in Norway Norway's oil fund engages with Polish oil refiner on press freedom concerns Danish FSA concerned about investment spike due to negative rates Cromwell hires manager for its wooden building property fund Volatility and institutional outflows behind Swedbank Robur's Q2 net inflow Finnish pension company bucks tradition by choosing non-Centre party CEO Caution slowed down Handelsbanken's inflows but net savings remain highest among peers Unlisted assets boost returns at Industriens Pension Alecta's default portfolio generates 12 percent year-to-date returns Pollution reduction top priority for Danes investing sustainably Pension challenger hits brick wall when consolidating dormant pensions Swedbank Robur gained less net inflows in Q2 than Swedish peers Handelsbanken grows AUM by 5 percent – but inflows drop by more than half SEB reaps rewards from savings focus BlackRock appoints Hyldahl as sole head of Continental Europe Pandemic has dampened, but not eliminated, strong desire to invest in Danish retail funds Bankinvest keeps gaining retail market shares – reaches new milestone DNB welcomes ban on kickbacks Evli CEO after turning last year's sales around: Our products are well suited for the current environment SEB IM suffers drop in operating profit – but grows AUM and has positive net sales Storebrand AM's Q2 result exceeded expectations, CEO says Finnish pension company appoints new CEO PFA under fire for interpretation of EU sustainability regulations Capital Four makes three new hires for US expansion Evli increases AUM by 7 percent in Q2 Sampension to target greenfield developments after major Copenhagen real estate sale Evli to split and list asset management business Storebrand's AUM grows 18 percent in a year – now exceeds NOK 1,000bn Odin reaches AUM milestone Norwegian banks over-report how far portfolios are in line with EU Green Taxonomy, study finds Norway's DNB predicts retail savings will double compared to pre-pandemic levels Hedge fund manager hopes to reach a wider audience Near double-digit returns for AP4 at the six-month mark Handelsbanken appoints new CEO of life insurance division PFA invests in large entrepreneurial venture fund Net inflows at DNB Asset Mangement decreased in Q2 Record fund savings in Sweden during first half of 2021 EU to launch own Anti-Money Laundering Authority BlackRock’s Fink urges World Bank, IMF overhaul for green era Bankinvest to take over management of five investment funds Trusting the process brought Didner & Gerge out of a crisis DNB creates new wealth unit – appoints DNB Life CIO as head Industriens Pension beats Danish peers by generating best returns in first half of 2021 Nykredit closes down Sparinvest's index fund platform Oil fund senior advisor leaves after 12 years FIM's inflows show positive momentum – but competition is heating up Storebrand Asset Management has clear climate demands for banks Alecta sets targets for path to net-zero EU accelerates the assessment of supporting factors for green capital requirements Skandia first Swedish firm to join Danish climate initiative Catella hires new portfolio manager How Asia and China studies led to a career at Storebrand Akademikerpension warned by Danish FSA: Consequences of exclusions must be considered Study highlights benefits of equity factor investing – but some investors still have misgivings Pension sector encourages Danish central bank to ensure green bonds are suitable Danish FSA demands changes at several fund brokers over risk and money laundering Sampension buys half of NRGi's solar cells and wind turbines Scandal at Exxon leads to exclusion by Velliv, but another chance from Danica Pioneer SPAC seeks to fill gap left by underfunded Finnish PE First close yielded EUR 550m – Swedish credit lender now expects non-domestic investors to join EU Commission wants to wipe out greenwashing with new gold standard Former CEO of AP4 awarded order of merit for climate efforts Nordea AM launches "dark green" strategy DNB ready to fight activists Fund manager launches active fund with no kickback After DBI acquisition: Swiss private bank aims to become key player in the Nordics Former Sparinvest director joins European value manager Swedish private bank puts data in the driver's seat for investment insights More Danes invest savings in green transition Nordea Liv wins battle to offer pensions to 380,000 private members KLP excludes 16 companies based on UN report Swedish Pensions Agency sues UBS subsidiary – wants USD 42m Swedish institutions pile into new credit fund Costs an increasing headache for sustainable investors Investment platform welcomes former Nordea wealth executive to advisory board Pension funds divest Ørestad homes for EUR 160m Artha manages fortunes of several Danish footballers: "They recommend us to eachother" Summer at AMWatch Lannebo lays the groundwork for incoming CEO Danske bank adjusts index funds to Paris-aligned MSCI indices Max Matthiessen announces new management group after three hires Pension funds invest in Nykredit's NEP fund despite higher risk Harvard's money manager has a plan to turn short sellers against emitters Nordic Capital raises billions and eyes up Danish acquisitions AMF Fonder deputy appointed CEO until fall European venture funds can now be established in Norway Swiss private bank buys Danske’s international wealth unit To be brutally honest – the corona crisis has been a huge gift for the asset management business Mandatum's new AM unit takes over domestic peer's fund management business Nordic and Dutch pension fund consortium invests in district heating USD 367bn investment manager opens Nordic office LGIM: Many ESG indices are destined to fail Scandinavia's first private social fund is ready for takeoff Commerz Real buys Finnish wind farm Taaleri targets EUR 50m for new infrastructure fund Swedish and Norwegian fund managers leading the pack in trading trend Swedish commodity manager launches ESG-based gold ETF Danish asset managers scared to offer "dark green" funds BNY Mellon embraces crypto, but one of its asset management units isn't so sure Wells Fargo launches climate-focused credit strategy Nasdaq launches new green labels for listed companies Evli's global infrastructure fund lures in domestic institutions in last closing BlackRock's Nordic ETF lead sees clients becoming more active in their asset allocation East Capital appoints industry veteran as CEO CIP raises EUR 800m for new green technologies: "We are incredibly upbeat about it" Danish wealth manager invests in solar heating company Danish and Swedish institutions back CIP's huge new green energy fund NREP looks outside the Nordics, invests millions in Poland Citigroup appoints duo to lead EMEA investments US investor partners up with Danish firm over Copenhagen homes Danske AM beats SEB by a whisker in Nordic Prospera survey Risky ESG debt finds a buyer as USD 18bn credit fund piles in Insurance Sweden accepted as new Pensionseurope member Amazon fires provoke Storebrand AM to target companies EU prepares for action on crypto assets Brummer divests from credit hedge fund Norwegian fund manager resigns after 20 years Bubble expert Grantham addresses 'epic' stock euphoria AP Pension invests EUR 130m in Zealand real estate projects OE Capital prepares for post-pandemic world with new partnerships and physical meetings Cross-border fund regulation "severely delayed" in Sweden Danica portfolio manager juggles millions every day: "If you don't thrive under pressure, this isn't the job for you" Danish insurer reveals green investment goals AM veteran to use wealth of experience in investment processes in upcoming CEO role Lars Larsen Group increases stake in asset manager Award-winning wealth manager leaves Scandinavia after years of disappointing returns Pension giants exclude company with business in Myanmar Infranode CIO: "Unlimited interest" in sustainable infrastructure Nykredit Portfolio Administration hires new CEO Growth fund raises EUR 200m for new vehicle alongside pension schemes and high-net worth individuals Danske Bank AM hires green data lead Exxon activist investor shakes up USD 6.5trn ETF market Institutional clients turn a blind eye to scandals and vote Danske Bank number 1 Manager reels in major Nordic institutions to second fund Slower AUM growth than most Nordic peers doesn't stop Carneo from dreaming big Lannebo loses international sales chief to Intervalor ATP boss on new direct investment unit: "It is in uncertain times that we have the chance to take market shares" Norwegians turn to fund investments at record level Report: Average fund fees in Sweden drop for fourth consecutive year Fondita poaches portfolio manager from competitor Norwegian venture fund to establish offices across Nordic markets ETF veteran to use market insight to grow Amundi's Nordic index business Lyxor appoints duo to boost Nordic ETF sales Lego fortune manager Kirk Kapital invites two new investors on board Danish manager makes second international hire in a week Finnish regulator keeps Elo under supervision Complex ESG debt products prove too risky for some investors SSGA launches HY index fund with ESG screens in effort to convert active investors Sean George joins Millenium Capital Partners-division KGAL floats idea for co-investments in green energy with Nordic "know-how" investors Church pension invests in Storebrand's infrastructure vehicle Credit manager leaves Öhman for Lombard Odier Ikea and Rockefeller Foundations in historic green energy push Swedish pensions lobby applies to join European umbrella organization AI-driven hedge fund rules out bitcoin for lack of "fundamentals" Storebrand boosts Swedish ESG team Nordic placement agent partners up with Asian manager ESG fund assets hit record EUR 1.12trn in Europe last year Green hydrogen comet may be dream deal for ATP and Nordic Alpha Partners Managing director quits Nordea Asset Management to set up own advisory firm New Nordic ESG funds split over big tech exposure Swedish hedge fund allocates USD 500m to UK managers Nordic investor seeks global long/short equity strategy Danish EM manager hires UK sales head Max Matthiessen appoints its first CIO AP7 blacklists two more companies Competition heats up in Norwegian pensions as six biggest players lose market shares Paypal founder and KLP invest in new Nordic PE-fund Blackrock in push to expand private market access to smaller clients Everyone pays the same at new investment fund: "We will earn less" New pension chair must build bridges between disagreeing clients CEO and Partner had to look hard for female colleagues – now wants others to speak up EQT boss: Being an ESG leader will pay off Pensions boss on Danish climate goals: "We are global investors, and the climate crisis is global" Fund manager's new strategy copies oil fund: "Of course it helps a bit that I have worked with the strategy" Data problems hamper climate goal financing Investment firm's new partner wants to educate retail investors on multi-factor investing Impact investor looks to wealthy families to fuel growth ambitions Evli ranked as the best institutional asset manager for the sixth time Senior partner leaves IIP Denmark            Hedge fund Brummer & Partners expands top management Fund association criticises Swedish Pensions Agency for SFDR delay Norway's oil fund calls for more disclosure from Chinese companies Massive inflows to Nordic investment fund markets so far in 2021 Global asset manager brings SDG-focused funds to Nordics Storebrand sees no need to wait for taxonomy - prefers proactive stance on sustainability AP1 sides with the Fed on inflation Storebrand's Norwegian funds get new managers ATP remains tight-lipped about climate goals Financial advisor: Banks are slowing down spread of cheap ETFs Co-founder leaves Nordic Cross Alecta and Afa invest in new social bond SPACs fail to convince Finnish pension giants – Varma, Ilmarinen and Veritas explain why Frankfurt-based investor starts Nordic offensive alongside Danish family office Richest clients at SEB to be offered new range of services Pension funds' plans for TDC well underway Norwegian banking group adjusts fee model for investment funds PFA's green solution beats core product, meets important milestone Futur Pension appoints new CEO and announces board member changes Max Matthiessen's Deputy CEO steps down Europe's titans: This is why Nordic pension investors opt for our index solutions Internal database is the backbone of Storebrand AM's upcoming fund range Funds that helped drive carbon costs to record high are now selling Danish pension funds divided on government bond exposure Tech giants top picks for Swedish mutual funds Nordea AM to cap flagship fund's institutional inflow despite soft close status ETF specialist hires Nordic director Stars align for arbitrage specialist's three key strategies -- but analyst calls for caution Pension companies scrutinize fossil bond portfolios Deutsche Bank warns of looming inflation threat SEB's new Danish country lead wants to grow in private wealth segment Oil fund's tie to Amnesty offers clarity on 'S' in ESG The world's biggest investors get louder on ESG Finnish asset manager expands responsible investments team Alfred Berg takes double win for second year running Systematic strategy aids AP1's sustainability work Nordic pension firms and GSAM, Baillie Gifford invest in battery comet Wealth manager hires team lead for Sweden - plans to hire advisors Europa Capital Partner: Supply of homes for elderly is far too low 22 Norwegian mutual funds closed since 2019 SEB to merge funds after negative AUM trend Swedish hedge fund signs new analyst CIO of Church Pension Fund: Church ethics made us invest sustainably before many others AQR Principal: Nordic debut SPAC's lack of downside protection wouldn't pass muster overseas PFA divests bonds – Danica holds on Spektrum turns to data provider to enhance manager selection process AP Pension poaches fund selector as new investment unit takes shape Swedish insurer loses top manager to AP1 Pension firm makes exception with first direct investment in a developing company Divestments from fossil fuels hit AP Pension's sustainable product – Sampension soars on value strategy in Q1 BNP Paribas launches ecosystem restoration fund Greenwashing and finding suitable projects remain challenges for green bond investors, say Varma and State Street National Audit Office: AP-funds' sustainability work has plenty of room for improvement Thomas Tang started a fund whilst studying economics – now he has generated "excellent" returns Storebrand sets climate demands for external managers Bankers demand clarity as Swedish watchdog balks at ESG rules Varma seeds new sustainable bond funds by top-5 global manager PFA CEO: The future will bring lower returns on pensions and more expenses for the elderly DWS Group and Generali SpA compete for NN Group asset management arm Finland's first SPAC looks for a firm with "strong ties" to country Danish pension funds beef up equity exposure 29 Nordic asset managers make the global top-500 cut Momentum specialist hires well-known industry face to lead business development Velliv to shift portfolio around investment factors Danske Bank's wealthiest retail customers beef up alternative exposure Blackrock CEO Larry Fink sees potential for "big shock" from inflation SPP Fonder makes double hire LGT Capital Partner's new Nordic FI team emerges after Aktia resignations Bitcoin may yet see breakthrough, Norway's finance minister says Thematic funds grow, but long-term returns fall through the cracks US loan manager picks advisor for Nordic entry Swedish fund manager prepares generational shift amid institutional headwind Söderberg expects growth through new recruits, potential acquisition and focus on wealth management OP fund hatches new plans with Ethiopian chicken farming investment and internet financing in Asia US-based asset manager makes second Danish purchase in one week Nordea Liv moves billions between own funds Sweden's 50-year bond is about to test inflation anxiety Danish pension companies endorsed Shell's climate plan before Dutch court rejection EUR 26bn pension fund's ESG head resigns Prospera: Handelsbanken keeps top position – SEB out of top five After years of fruitless lobbying: Carneo CEO wants government to honor promise of broad PPM fund offering New global macro hedge fund under heavy scrutiny Bitcoin unlikely to dodge regulation for long, Sweden says KLP's head of sustainability leaves Climate activist buys into large companies to intensify CO2 plans Söderberg & Partners bring in more capital for expansion Blackrock shows "dedication" to Nordics through latest Danish real estate purchase AP6 wants more mid-cap and venture investments ATP wants to take the driver's seat with new investments Swedish government evaluates effect of new investment mandate on AP-funds BNP Paribas hires bankers to chase 'incredible' Nordic wealth Bond managers balk at Riksbank proposal to reform credit market Formuepleje scraps Danish equity fund Nordnet teams up with JP Morgan on tech-savvy index product Danske Bank to wave goodbye to senior portfolio manager Active asset manager looks for the few companies that can grow over time Lysa sees pleasing inflow in Denmark and Finland after recent launch Debt-fueled property boom drives record Nordic Euro-bond sales Industriens Pension divests Belarus Danish boss says goodbye to German asset manager and hello to new top job KLP sets up green infrastructure debt platform with global asset manager ESG now applied as weighty factor in credit ratings ATP sets aside EUR 810m for direct investments Major asset managers also hold criticized stock Storebrand: Investors turn to our alternatives for inflation hedge and green impact Crypto can be ignored as a fad, Danish central banker says KLP wants to invest in green maritime financing Danske Bank strengthens Stockholm fund selection team – pinches duo from insurance giants New global macro hedge fund expects 30-percent annual returns Portfolio manager quits SEB to pursue a career in private equity LGIM sees digital payments revolution as a big investment opportunity Finnish renewables pundit elected at Exxon board as climate investor presses for change Arjun Infrastructure: Nordic infra investors now look outside of home region DNB AM poaches medical PhD profile from life science fund manager Private equity firm: We still have a major problem in the wind industry Nykredit AM CEO quits to sail the world: "I am more scared of not doing it now that the window of opportunity is open" Nuveen slams sustainability-linked bonds over structural loopholes Fear of greenwashing is the biggest headache for Nordic green bond investors Outgoing head of SEB Denmark becomes chairman of Copenhagen-based hedge fund manager New quants blast onto scene with stellar start Zoscales Partners attracts well-known investors to new fund Swedish minister targets 'horrendous' wealth gap between sexes US hedge fund slams Robur for French tech investment Swiss manager finds Nordic expansion partner – starts out with Article 9 fund Private bank's wealth management chief sets up own shop – bags former employer as first client Sampension's Olejasz Larsen refutes allegation of lack of scale advantages Nordic manager rebrands ESG funds Danish equity funds among the best in Europe Handelsbanken to shift Nordic funds to Paris benchmarks by fall Consultancy hires advisor from Nordic Capital "Naive" credit-market fix in Sweden dismays Alecta Nordea AM notes ESG uptick with new pension clientele from South America Activist investor strengthens ownership position at Nordea Nuveen's agri arm wants to push for more regenerative agriculture Crypto fund weathers first big market drop New AM CEO wants to tackle the lack of women in finance: "Diversity gives balance" Pensam cleans black energy from its credit portfolio Qblue and Navigera's new fund just a start: the partners want to branch out and do more together Handelsbanken Fonder revamps five funds to meet Paris goals Morten Hummelmose: "Once you turn 50, you start thinking more about work-life balance" Norwegian bank alliance finds fund distribution partner PFA intensifies engagement with selected oil companies ECB compares cryptos to tulip mania Infrastructure investment platform continues hiring spree with double appointment Goldman joins Nordic banks exploring green equity as new ESG asset Oil fund drops firms linked to West Bank settlements Evli launches private debt fund Storebrand AM bets big on sustainable thematics with triple fund launch in sight After first launch: Nykredit aims to make private equity available to all investors Polaris launches new venture with former Danica CIO holding the reins Dane joined legendary hedge fund for a fellowship and stayed for the battle of ideas Swedish infrastructure player makes Oslo port investment Swedish pension company invests in green municipal bond Blue Equity establishes third fund with familiar investors Competition and Consumer Authority: Danish Pension funds are not utilizing scale advantages Three-decade bond veteran warns against big bets on inflation Danish parliament passes legislation increasing ATP's freedom to invest Q1 AUM growth: One Nordic asset manager is in the fast lane AP7 to get stricter ESG rules Lannebo reshuffles board before new CEO takes the helm Finnish investor sees sustainability regulation tsunami on the horizon Negative rates and fear of inflation makes pension funds turn their backs on government bonds ESG investor seeks clarity on what's dirty in banks' loan books Central bank portfolios worth USD 3.8tn look to go green BNP Paribas targets wealthy Nordic families with new hire New CEO to bolster product base with alternatives to raise AUM Nordea plans merger of two bond funds AP Pension reveals new members of investment unit's management team Danish Blackrock exec wants to measure temperature impact of investment funds Bankinvest CEO after Q1: We are far ahead of our sales budget Copenhagen Business School students make English-language podcasts with some of the biggest PE funds in the Nordics Asset managers cautious of cryptocurrency after price swings ESG investors turn to emerging markets, defying skeptics Fondtorget's watchdog keeps close eye on fees after recent price cut Critics: Blackrock's new investment fund is greenwashing KLP Kapitalforvaltning conquers market shares with low priced sustainable funds  Antler's nordic venture continues as first fund closes oversubscribed Schroders studied M&G deal to build USD 1trn fund manager Previously convicted CEO to lead investment advisory firm with tax issues Danish Pension funds already live up to new alternatives principles Hot corner of ESG investing is cooling fast and losing cash Swedish distributor strikes deal with European Investment Fund Pensiondanmark jumps aboard green dream team with substantial investment Bankinvest third among Nordic peers in 2020 with AUM growth tied to new sustainable products Inflation strikes again – but these investors are looking past it External assets under management at KLP Kapitalforvaltning grew by 8.2 percent in Q1 Sampension puts aside EUR 130m for care homes and assisted living Blueorchard has hired Nordic business development lead Norway's new asset manager talks conquest: "I feel a lot more confident about reaching our goals now than last year" Norwegian firm continues hiring spree – brings in real estate manager Investments in passive funds reach USD 15,000bn globally Norway to spend record USD 50bn of oil wealth on recovery Fund manager wants to disprove old-school finance in new fund push Danish hedge fund opens fundraising for second time since 2018 Aktia determined to win back capital that flooded out after resignations Danish pension companies pressure European oil major on Myanmar complicity Amundi's new CEO has roadmap laid out as she takes on Blackrock Norwegian bank gears up asset management bet Managing director to leave Skagen after strategic revamp Storebrand AM grows team in Sweden Swedish fund savings surpass significant milestone Ruling on Danish asset managers' return-based fees stranded in limbo Sales pick up at Jyske Capital after slow start to the year Tangen shakes up oil fund hiring: "It is how we shape the future" Danish investment firm expands with new domestic office Taaleri targets growth through private market funds after sale of WM unit Nordea CIO on Bitcoin: "It would be better to invest in a coal company" Norway wealth fund rethinks hiring plans amid "huge" cyber risk AP Pension picks new CIO from own ranks Folksam group surpasses SEK 500bn in AUM Varma's real estate lead looks back on tenure with pride as he leaves the world of pensions PGIM sees twin forces of stimulus upending stock-bond link OP reviews funds for ESG compliance: "We will most likely fine-tune some of our products" Nykredit WM sees subsidiary Sparinvest bring in half of inflows and returns Green capitalists with focus on megatrends sets sights overseas David Swensen, Yale endowment's pioneer manager, dies at 67 Blackrock launches two new sustainable equity ETFs amid green milestone Borea Asset Management's CFO to leave firm after 17 years US managers dominate list of most well-known asset management brands in EMEA Resignations deal heavy blow to Aktia's EM funds in Q1 Norwegian manager to establish Stockholm office – hires from Swedbank Robur Net inflows boosted AUM at Denmark's second-largest asset manager in Q1 Swede to lead German asset manager's new impact venture in private markets German asset manager strengthens Nordic passive sales team New chair of Dansif: We don't necessarily need to agree PFA invests in New York project and sharpens focus on international logisitics Lannebo poaches new CEO from Nordea Investment Management Schroders: Value rotation still dominates discussions - but too early to talk about greater shift Danish Council for Return Expectations lowers guidance for several asset classes Vanguard moves to hybrid work setup for most of its employees Danica follows strategy with large residential real estate push Swedish and Danish managers partner up on Article 9 global quant fund Oil fund broadens ESG screening FIM hires new manager to replace one lost to Aktia Aktia appoints new director for asset management unit after finalizing acquisition Nordea Life & Pension introduces new criteria for asset managers Nordea overtakes Danske as largest retail fund provider in Denmark AUM at Denmark's third-largest asset manager increased by 1.7 percent in Q1 Former NBIM-chief's new firm hires trio ahead of fund launch Nordnet's Danish branch turns focus to investment solutions in the hunt for market shares Former Sparinvest CIO made redundant from Nykredit Norwegian sovereign climate investment bets on hydrogen Sampension predicts more co-investments alongside private equity funds Finnish pensions giant pulls in healthy return but lags behind on climate targets Head of DNB WM sees a new super trend in the retail segment AMF pleased with Q1 but says returns held back by fixed-income Skandia invests over half a billion SEK in municipal sustainability bond Capital Four expands private debt team with a new director from SEB Global chief economist: "Europe is not doing enough to get out of the crisis" ATP CEO starts discussion over fewer fiscal reports: "We are long-term investors" Max Matthiessen and Goldman Sachs see partnerships as the way forward Lego heirs' EUR 16.5bn fund says future of offices unclear UBS Asset Management's development bank bonds ETF hits AUM milestone Momentum in retail sales drives Nordea's AUM to all-time high Swedish insurance broker enters "exclusive" partnership with Goldman Sachs Asset Management SEB Investment Management CEO wants sales to improve – but is pleased with increased AUM Net inflows account for more than half of AUM increase at DNB AM US real estate investor Hines continues shopping spree in Denmark Storebrand fund manager on leaving: "It was an opportunity I had to take" Danske AM CEO still waiting for net inflows to pick up Stronger krone bites Storebrand's growth after robust performance in Q1, says AM unit's CEO OP Asset Management hits milestones in Q1: "We've had an extremely good quarter" Swedbank Robur CEO turns to Baltics for growth as competition on home market spices up Fund managers are fearless as USD 1tn ETF wave hits Europe Danske's AUM rose by 3 percent in the first quarter SEB's fund company increases operating profit by almost 50 percent Swedish manager poaches analyst from SEB Pension fund strengthens unlisted investment team with double hiring Blackrock's Fink, bouyed by record inflows, vows 'loud' activism Bond investors take ever-riskier bets in hunt for greater return Argentum: Record level of foreign investors in Nordic private equity Active fund inflows add lion's share of 9-percent AUM growth in Swedbank Robur's Q1 Danish pension fund pressured to pull out of fossil investments earlier than expected Nykredit AM's new CEO: Both AP Pension and Nykredit are rooted in an association mindset Nykredit AM snatches new CEO from AP Pension Nordea AM kicks off green bond fund Danish FSA will struggle to inspect ATP if proposed legislation passes US asset manager expands Nordic team with two new hires Standard Life Aberdeen changes name UBS AM: Too early to conclude SFDR impact on client allocation despite many questions raised Preqin: Post-pandemic world holds huge opportunity for smaller alts managers BI Norwegian Business School team wins "olympics" of equity analysis Oil fund plans to vote against re-election of Credit Suisse risk committee chair Storebrand AM portfolio manager resigns to focus on tech shares Velliv stands out as only Danish pension fund willing to sue Danske Bank Hedge fund collapse in Sweden puts spotlight back on quants PFA's climate product surpasses EUR 670m Specialist manager reels in former wealth and pensions exec as project lead New NIB CEO helped rebuild Estonia - now sets sights on post-pandemic world Alecta portfolio hits all-time high after strong Q1 Savers paid wrong fees – Swedish Pensions Agency secures back portion of capital Denmark's PFA loses faith in bonds Danske veteran joins Saxo Bank's executive team Ilmarinen becomes seed investor in low-carbon high yield bond fund Oil fund says banks just displaced tech Catella CEO: "Snowball effect" behind recent large outflows from IPM Large Goldman Sachs survey reveals: Appetite for risk at highest level since 2014 Nykredit AM CEO quits his job to go sailing around the world Catella shuts systematic macro manager after AUM nosedives Pension company looks to add more infrastructure Lego heirs' family office increases risk and sustainability Arabesque makes another hire to Nordic team CEO: Handelsbanken Fonder reaps rewards for strategy Oslo-based hedge fund closes down after only one year despite positive returns Skandia launches three new funds with sustainability focus Norway wealth fund's giant stock portfolio beats benchmark index Varma open to tailoring more ESG products Bankinvest one of 14 new signatories to Net Zero Asset Managers initiative Handelsbanken takes 40 percent of new Swedish fund market inflows in Q1 Finnish startup funding hits new record – foreign VC investments more than double First glimpse of EU's green rules shows fight over climate goals Storebrand launches Nordic index fund Bottom line halved and lower bonuses - Covid-19 crisis hits Formuepleje hard SEB launches robo-advisory for pension clients Kempen's new Nordic lead calls for diversification and overcoming domestic biases Mandatum starts teambuilding for its new AM venture Danske Bank onboards global asset manager's thematics fund Frontier markets manager collaborates with Swedish fund platform Keva's climate eye turns inward with green power deal for full real estate portfolio Nordic region's largest asset manager hires institutional sales head for Sweden AP7, Akademiker Pension rejoice as engagement with Toyota bears fruit CIP closes new fund EUR 1.5bn over target Morningstar: ESG doesn't thrive in all market environments Rising Nordic property valuations lure investors to Baltics, say fund managers Norwegian fund managers make post-pandemic bet on new airlines State Street Global Advisors appoints Continental Europe lead Danish pension firms boost foreign investments ESMA aims focus at investment fund costs Sparinvest joins net CO2-neutral portfolio objective for 2050 Swedish hedge fund shuts as founder heads to London Blackrock acquires residential real estate in northern Copenhagen suburb BNP Paribas AM readies to reopen in-demand flagship fund co-run by Danish portfolio manager PFA CIO on lobby's new principles for alternatives: The cornerstone is that we can set fair prices on a daily basis Swedish fund company reunites with impact specialist as fund manager Evli rebounds with AUM reaching new record New fund platform launches in Sweden: "Our ambition is to offer the broadest fund offering on the market" House of Reach hires advisor in Finland Pioneering Nordic CLO fund reopens after hitting 20 perecent returns Central banking's green limits spark a legal debate in Sweden Industriens Pension: More direct investments will cut major costs for private equity firms Capital Four sees new German office spearheading its private debt lending platform Banks in Norway offered free climate-risk tool by government Systematic pioneers dives into sustainable investing venture with ex-ATP CEO as co-lead Dutch manager makes Nordic push – hires from Dimensional Fund Advisors Blackrock's record-breaking ESG fund looks just like a big tech ETF Danske Invest: Centralizing Nordic management will make us a better team Global wealth manager strengthens Nordic client team Hitecvision-owned venture to bet on offshore wind Alecta's Billing: A crisis carries opportunities – we can't let them go to waste Columbia Threadneedle EMEA CEO: BMO acquisition resonates well with Nordic investors Category change enables oil fund to increase ownership in Swedish oil explorer Denmark's pensions lobby sets new guidelines for valuation of alternative investments Finnish VC club expects record year for foreign investments New major fund aims to accelerate decarbonizing startups Handelsbanken appoints new head of wealth Record number of ETFs launch into industry deluged with cash Asset manager raises EUR 100m for new Nordic care homes AIP Management loses partner Nordic ESG pioneer: It's basically "ESG on steroids" now Little fund from Denmark beats global giants with highest return across five years Masters of USD 1.3trn fund see ESG dominating for decades Reuters: Credit Suisse notes interest for asset management unit Navigare Capital Partners scouts for new shipping fund investors Nasdaq preps "green stamp" for stocks The pressure to invest green: They thought we were shrill crazy Varma becomes sole Nordic investor in Blackrock's giant sustainable ETF Goldman Sachs says bankers beat algorithms when it comes to ESG Copenhagen-based Credit boutique opens German office with well-acquainted head of sales Lower green bond yields no barrier for entry for Nordic endowment Bankinvest chair steps down Invesco chases next-gen FAANG stocks with new ETF launch Norway wants its wealth fund to stop adding emerging markets Danske Bank reunites with former chief strategist Finnish manager's new fund turns to Baltics in search for higher yields Broadridge: Active equity funds on the "cutting edge" of post-crash inflows Morningstar: Active funds fail to outperform index peers Well-known partner joins Danish infrastructure investor Blackrock secures largest-ever ETF launch Nordic property market is "hotter than ever" Money managers face ethical dilemma in Myanmar Blackrock closes global renewable fund - almost double of its initial target Norwegian wealth fund to increase its allocation to external managers Veritas CIO: This is why our real estate exposure is much higher than our peers Carneo subsidiary finds new CEO and strengthens investor relations Pensions investor seeks ESG quants for European equity mandate M&A advisors: "We've never seen such investor interest in this service before" Bond vigilante calls out "dead fish" credit investors on climate Pension fund picks new CEO from domestic competitor Danske Bank WM loses another chief investment strategist Norway's oil fund buys first green infrastructure asset Infrastructure investors want more alignment through club deals Amundi agrees to buy Lyxor Alecta whets appetite for more illiquid assets after portfolio swells to double size Danske equity lead: We must constantly renew ourselves and explore new opportunities Nordea's Stratega funds criticized for high fees and failure to beat benchmark Global asset manager appoints former Miss Finland as Chief Executive Norwegian oil fund tied to Myanmar junta funding Swedish robo-advisor hits AUM milestone and turns to Denmark for more Finnish pension research lead: "Swedes seem a little better at investing than we are" Novo Holdings and partners invest in green fund Advisory giant buys Nordic Investor Services AP6 changes benchmark The pressure to invest green: We would rather under-promise and over-deliver Deutsche Bank's DWS signals a green light to pursue big merger AMF sets sights on more energy and infrastructure assets Franco-German manager strengthens Swedish team Nordea Funds' new head says his appointment was well-timed Record ESG bond sales in Nordics mask "worrying" concentrations New Lannebo manager onboards in June Aktia readies to become one of Finland's largest fund managers after acquisition Skandia takes the bulk of SEK social bond issuance benefiting Latin American youth AP-funds outperform their return goals – with one exception Nordea merges two North American equity funds Value quants is set for best quarter since 2000 Nordic investor seeks green equity strategy BNY Mellon Investment Management recruits new Nordic distribution lead from Pimco Equity chief quits SEB's fund company Veteran sales officer resurfaces at BNP Paribas AM's Stockholm branch Dane wants to create a holding company of independent Nordic asset managers Deputy head of investments leaves Bankinvest after mutual agreement Capgemini to help establish new premium pension board Danske plans wider retail access to advanced investment products Nordea Liv warns bitcoin story will end in tears after billionaire investor's turnaround History made as first mutual fund converts into an ETF French asset manager initiates European expansion and hires Nordic client manager Danske Bank sets big new sustainable investment target Credit Suisse, Nomura face losses as banks tally Archegos damage Goldman Sachs AM loses head of Nordic retail client business New CEO readies European wealth manager for further Nordic expansion Swedish FSA on SPACs: "A consumer needs to make sure to absorb all the relevant information" Finnish fund management hits record in operating profits Vanguard, Blackrock join investors pledging net-zero emissions Norwegian fund company recruits new CEO from DNB Nordic Capital: "We've reached our goals for MFEX" Top bond manager in Sweden sees risk of mass corrections in 2021 Regulatory deficit for AIF managers puts big responsibility on investors Pensam hires chief portfolio strategist for alts unit Finnish VC lead calls for new policy to boost institutional investments in domestic funds Four Nordic pension giants teams up with London-based manager for infra investment vehicle Swedish actively managed funds beat benchmark, most Danish funds lagged in 2020 Danish finance heavyweights divided on climate matters Danske Bank AM sets stricter constraints on fossil fuels Blackrock hires Nordic business development head for Aladdin platform First SPAC in Scandinavia has institutional funds piling in Pinebridge quits Fondtorget and slams pension agency for penalty Blackrock nominates Swede to Board of Directors Danish asset manager launches new passive eco-label fund for domestic equities AP1 CEO joins ECB's Financial Stability Contacts Group CFA Society Norway and Norwegian Association of Financial Analysts form partnership A hotter planet has Sweden predicting a new monetary policy era Fund manager calls new investment "one of the best tech companies in Sweden" Nordea picks internal candidate as new head of Norwegian fund arm Worst bond losses in decades show volatility starts to sting Industriens Pension snatches new risk manager after just two months at Velliv Industry titans prepare for ETF battle as new needs and interests take shape Swiss manager assists Danish Red Cross in launch of world's first volcanic eruption CAT bond Fixing deficit and weak returns will be new PFA chair's core task ATP praises Maersk for quality boost – but criticizes chairman remuneration Nordic investor seeks manager to a US real estate mandate More investment clubs form uniting Nordic pension capital towards foreign asset managers Column: Excessive return expectations risk setting savers up for disappointing retirement Despite fluctuation in tech shares it's best to hold on to long-term plans, says fund manager Nordnet recruits fund manager from Danske Bank Nordea bags most Morningstar Awards – smaller managers take fair share Swedish manager pinches investment specialist from Danske Bank Danish pension group enters new green bond fund Managers "missing an opportunity" by failing to accommodate investors specific ESG needs Storebrand to boost allocation to "solutions" New investment fund gets harsh critique: "It's deceit dressed up in clichés and buzzwords" Private markets boutique treats on-site due diligence headache with new virtual office tour Nordea merges two European equity funds Dodging "lipstick on pigs" helped ESG buyout firm top the ranks Global hedge fund investors prefer Asia AP4 hopes Swedish SPAC will offer more transparency Aktia starts to rebuild EM debt team – poaches manager from FIM Goldman Sachs' junior staffers ask to "only" work 80-hours a week Nordics need facts not trust for cybersecurity debate, says segment specialist New sustainable investment platform attracts new client types Norwegian asset manager pleased with outlook after satisfying 2020 results World's longest-lasting negative rate regime is getting a revamp Swedish Pensions Agency invests SEK 1bn in real estate firm Blackrock to press companies on human rights and nature Wealth manager with expansion plans names new CEO for Nordics ESG leaders are not always net positive, fresh report finds Hasselgren:"Sustainable doesn't mean flawless" Finnish pension CEO resigns three months after regulator appoints supervisor Swedish pension fund enters real estate development joint venture KLP pressures Toshiba after suspicion of AGM vote scandal Ilmarinen invests in rental housing down under Credit Suisse replaces asset management head after scandal Bond investors risk climate-change hit to economic growth Storebrand's new sustainability chief will increase the use of proactive engagement DNB wants to win over clients with knowledge – starts with a "big bang" Novo Holdings poaches experienced fund selector from Danske Bank as sustainability lead Sampension plans to chase returns in Latin America Mutual fund group forecasts record fund investments if current trend continues Investors now fear interest rate hikes more than Covid-19 First SPAC in the Nordics has bankers lining up for more Swedbank Robur brings in two new board members Credit Suisse weighs asset management split from wealth unit Blackrock: "We will move more capital into sustainable products than any other asset manager in Europe" Scorned 60/40 model finds allies in biggest test since 2016 Blackrock slides below Nordea's big shareholder threshold Who will do the next deal in Finnish AM? It could be cross-border, analysts say Aktia's emerging market funds take a blow from star-manager resignations Independent advisor brands three Skandia funds "a fiasco" Hedge-fund trader accused in Denmark for fraud now faces charges also in Germany PFA chief admits having had too little confidence in staff pre-pandemic Danish FSA takes action against greenwashing investment products Nordea picks Dutch investment manager as new preferred partner in ESG shakeup New premium pension board to be headquartered outside of Stockholm AP Pension moves to ensure equal gender pay Union wants safer pension system amid reform: "Too many still see this as Monopoly money" Nordea offloads Belarusian government bonds after taking criticism Mandatum's new AM unit calls out big oil selling ESG bonds Danish pension firms hesitate to use hyped shell listing method Capital Four wants to become more relevant to existing clients with its US expansion SPP launches disclosure regulation-aligned services for pension clients High profile sustainability pioneer joins Fundrella Velliv plans to increase PE investments with Blackrock, Nuveen Copenhagen-based credit manager wants to put Scandinavian culture behind US expansion Danske Bank veteran leaves company after nearly 24 years Top performing pension funds to "guarantee" negative returns Danish crypto fund skyrockets: "It's completely overwhelming" Green sector stocks plunge at dizzying speed Risk-shy funds are wading deeper into high-stakes world of junk PFA elects AM veteran as new board chair Falling green stock values might rattle bullish investment approach Major investors buy new World Bank bond Seasoned investor eyes tactical factor shift as value boom looms Investors House acquires Juhola Asset Management 160 properties haven't satiated Blackstone's Nordic logistics chief Danish fund invests in e-sports platform with Zlatan Ibrahimović in owner group Oil fund's watchdog probes Qatar labor scandal Danske Bank, Nykredit: EU's green disclosure rules will be a "game changer" NAM tightens demands on fossil energy investments AP7 calls for broader investment mandate after cutting gearing Storebrand feels well prepared for EU Taxonomy to enter force Aktia buys wealth management business from Taaleri Finnish manager pinches alternatives chief from Swedish pension fund as part of business push Former Odin CIO "formally establishes" investment company Commodity specialist completes Nordic expansion with fund introduction in Denmark SPAC craze reaches Sweden Experienced number cruncher shifts pension firm's approach to risk Danish pension fortunes accrue in fewer and fewer companies Copenhagen-based credit boutique expands to the US Standard Life Aberdeen sees slower exodus and slashes dividend Swedish conservation society fires shots at AP-funds' active dialog strategy Substantial growth at most of the big Nordic asset managers Media: Topdanmark is considering selling its pension business Danish managers divested Belorusian sovereigns after sanctions – Nordea holds fast Exclusion or dialog? Pension sector split on sustainability tactics Investment advisor on fund price adjustments: Nonsense to attribute to MiFID II Hiring star managers poses both risks and opportunities Nordea says polluters can't be axed from ESG investment banking Fund industry doesn’t fear tighter scrutiny by Swedish watchdog Nordic pension funds keep inflation trend on short leash Foxberry launches analytics platform – plans further sustainable indices Hedge fund reels in client manager on the back of 98 percent return World's most gender-diverse corporation says secret to success is childcare Tougher to find outperformers in FX and absolute return, Nordea's chief selector says PFA under heavy criticism for fossil fuel exposure Sweden housing market hotter then ever as "hysteria" fans prices Impact veteran wards off poverty in search for Covid-proof yields in developing markets Switzerland-based Dane to launch new hedge fund Green quants make Nordic push with executive-level hires EU's delayed taxonomy causes woes for asset managers Booming ESG debt helps spur record European bond sales Danske Bank notes record interest in some hedge funds - but liquidates others Pensiondanmark still confident in 2021's investment potential Nordic investors' recipe for potential bubble: cash and courage Fund firm files for bankruptcy as algorithms failed AP2 sticks to strategy despite lagging behind other Swedish buffer funds Jyske Bank to offer infrastructure exposure to retail clients New jail sentences in second step of Swedish pension scandal trial Central bank gets new mandate to promote green shift via monetary policy Norway's USD 1.3trn fund puts Kirin on watch for Myanmar ties Danish pension cash buys Finnish social bonds for sports and cheap housing Ex-Skagen CEO's investment firm nearly doubled AUM in 2020 New wealth advisor firm to shake up institutional advisory as industry has "stagnated" Sampension buys minority stake in Danish ferry group Derivatives are replacing bonds as some fund managers' new hedge New – and not very consumer friendly – sustainability disclosure rules in limbo amid unsettled framework up to 2022 Head of equities to leave EUR 9.65bn wealth manager for CEO role Asset manager changes in-house investment model Kirk Kapital grabs sustainability chief from Danske's new flagship fund SEB sees EU creating liquid secondary green bond market ATP eyes boom for social bond market after initial toe-dipping House of Reach: We enjoy working with smaller fund managers A USD 300bn quant trade wins in "almost unbelievable" market Underweight of Danish equities and Gilbraltar divestment dampened growth at Jyske Capital Nordea liquidates bond fund Swedish FSA continues to scrutinize fund industry Unusual but satisfactory year for Pensam, despite declining returns Danske Invest, Jyske Invest lag on returns in first virus year Mandatum aims to grow in alternatives with a new AM spinoff - targets growth in Europe Nasdaq reveals a surprising development in Swedish boardrooms Debt engineers tackle climate change with bonds to rewild land Wall Street giant revamps Nordic strategy: "Growing our local presence can be a game changer" AP6 pulls in a record result after "unusual and extraordinary year" Partner quits Formuepleje after brief tenure Swedish fund industry could be heading towards more consolidation The Oil Fund draws Dot-Com parallel with ESG Norway's USD 1.3trn fund dumped Saudi shares, added Qatar Catella points to systematic funds as main culprit for disappointing result AP1's 2020 return landed well above long term target Norwegian oil fund makes first divestment of companies due to tax risk Carneo CEO foresees massive outflows and free-fall market as new pension reform unfolds Roaring reflation forces HSBC, Blackrock, Axa to drop bond bets Private market specialist takes stock as his boutique prepares for future growth Nordea's biggest shareholder to "materially" reduce stake Nordic infrastructure investor hires sustainability pioneer Ulrika Hasselgren Catella waves goodbye to portfolio management lead and winds down troubled hedge fund Bank ratings get sex-equality eevamp, exposing Nordic edge Hedge funds seen luring up to USD 30 billion in recovery this year Goldman Sachs AM names Finnish country lead Danica maintains full speed on green investments Capital Group bets on family offices for new fund Hackers pester home office workers of Norway's oil fund Norwegian state pension manager seeks investment mandate extension Wall Street is inflation-proofing its debt-market portfolios Danish asset manager increased AUM in 2020 – but less than domestic competitors Bitcoin ETF sellers in Sweden urged to avoid average consumers World' largest active manager ploys visibility move in response to active demand Swiss investor poaches Nordic EM team but remains tight-lipped on identities KLP Kapitalforvaltning set to receive less AUM from parent company Norway's wealth fund may be facing a major ESG handicap Danske Bank AM's sales head in Sweden leaves company for new role Sparinvest's new index funds attract large pension investment AP1 weighs rate options as inflation spike looms Taaleri to expand fund range in three areas: "Markets have adapted to the pandemic" New Swedish quad launches credit fund KLP Kapitalforvaltning's AUM boosted by net inflow from external costumers Finnish asset manager loses three portfolio managers and two analysts Swedish politicians agree to cut the number of funds at Fondtorget Nykredit WM plans to weigh down value strategies in Sparinvest's portfolios Alternatives disappoint Finnish pension insurer Energy drives growth, wealth management lags behind long-term target at Taaleri Nykredit WM expects tailwind from two megatrends Amundi expects Nordic investors to show strong appetite for new green bond fund Handelsbanken to discontinue kickbacks Inflation bet has USD 105 Billion Danish fund sounding alarm Blackrock's latest climate instructions come with a new threat KLP skeptical about competitors' price hikes on index funds – We want to challenge that Nordic advisor looks for sustainable global equity fund Finnish money manager sees acquisition as potential next step Pension majors warn against green investment race Norway wealth fund asks boards to set gender diversity goals Danish FSA sees "systemic issues" with pension companies' investments Disgraced fund manager Woodford plans new investment firm Nordea Invest adjusts US equity market strategy Success stories pull new breed of investors to Nordic small caps, top managers say DNB to double price on index funds Chinese government bonds divide Danish pension funds Free-spending private equity firms set a record pace in Europe Big in and outflows behind Nykredit WM's double-digit increase in net sales Mandatum kicks off plans to establish asset management unit LD Pensions picks manager for emerging markets equity mandate Swedfund hires investment chief with emerging market heritage Hedge funds speed up growth as Ilmarinen's AUM hits new record Rivals demand probe of star managers' funds under ATP Dimensional makes USD 700m splash in ETF debut ATP CEO's March imagination couldn't foresee landing second-best result to date Alecta records strong recovery after tumultuous early 2020 DNB WM expects retail inflows to stay at a high level for the years to come Nordea Stars fund scores USD 550m from its former pension unit Danish pensions investor tenders mandate Nykredit WM hits double-digit AUM growth in Q4 OP AM's drawing board booms with impact, alternatives after busy 2020 Riksbank’s covered-bond strategy has USD 24 billion manager worried Nordea's entire USD 425 billion wealth unit is going ESG LD Pensions' new external managers have accepted new conditions after Covid outflows Storebrand wants to grow AUM by NOK 250bn after gaining market shares in Sweden and Norway Danske Bank saw retail ETF sales jump 142 percent in Denmark last year Junk bond boom in Sweden raises concerns over QE ‘gasoline’ Amundi CEO steps down after building Europe's top fund firm DNB Asset Management's AUM boosted by retail inflow in Q4 Finnish AM giant beefs up market share as new private investors flock to pick sustainable funds SEB IM scraps 'sustainable' from product names as new policy overhauls fund offering Odin CEO sets strategy to capture further savings market shares Northern Trust opens Oslo branch after renewing KLP mandate Trill Impact scours market for multiple investments alongside staff reinforcement Nordnet after adjusting fee model: We've seen a shift from index to active funds Hitecvision, Agder Energi to invest big in green power Bitcoin tops USD 48,000 for the first time after Tesla's purchase Pension funds seek ESG-conscious money managers, survey shows Pension firm critique prompts medtech group to revise tax payment transparency Ikea's Imas sees a new sustainable mandate creating 'clever alpha' Post-pandemic healthcare trends will turn, says SEB's new biotech portfolio lead Sherpa Edge targets first-mover role as more firms opt to outsource buy-side trading Nordic investor seeks L/S equity fund Odin Fund Management recruits new fund manager Renaissance clients pull out after firm’s rotten run of results Overview: This week's Q4 reports from four big bank-owned managers New head of Danske's AM primed for 2021 ahead of new green EU regulation Consortium ready to bid for Denmark's energy island Danske Bank has named new head of Nordic equities Pension firms invest millions in giant battery Janus Henderson loses top investor as client exodus persists Nordea AM CEO: Italian and Spanish investors bolster near-record quarterly inflow Top 10: Nordic fixed income funds with highest inflow and outflow in 2020 Carnegie picks internal candidate for new sustainability research and strategy role SEB: Sustainable debt market to reach milestone in 2021 after good start to the year CEO: Handelsbanken Fonder took 45 percent of Swedish market inflow Nordea's EM small cap equity mandate loses fund manager AP1 wants external managers to do own ESG analysis, not rely on others' data Danish independent advisor splits business to spur growth Odin's interim CEO's position made firm Danske Bank Wealth Management improved AUM and profit in Q4  Nordea's asset management records highest net inflow since 2016 Real estate issuers that saturated Swedish market turn to ECB Wealth management bank hires well known Danish strategist Danica customers lose return on guaranteed product Handelsbanken raised AUM 10 percent in 2020 with Sweden's largest net inflow to mutual funds Credit market throws weight behind shareholder ESG activism Copenhagen quants recruit CCO Nordea Bank is reorganizing its USD 390 billion wealth business Swedish private equity company expands team Column: A new allocation paradigm on the horizon as megatrends and helicopter money make inflationary times come closer Idea Incubator to bring Skagen's Kon-Tiki fund back to hey-day after years of struggle Formuepleje buys bank stocks again after four years avoidance Nordic investment group buys Swedish fund company and plans relaunch with former Danske top-manager Asset managers accuse Blackrock of ignorance relating to Swedish corporate governance Nordea Asset Management to soft-close popular fund Professor on PBU's equity portfolio trim: 50-100 holdings are enough Swedbank Robur loses market share back home in Q4 Top-ten manager of Nordic institutional assets pins high hopes on new EM vehicle Silver spikes as retail investors swarm their biggest target yet Average private funds beat AP7 product at Sweden's Fondtorget in 2020 Carneo waiting to pounce Finnish acquisition target Marine investment firm expands portfolio with new purchases Danish Blackrock veteran has left the firm in favor of private equity giant Norway wealth fund dumps oil stocks amid 10bn-dollar loss Danske Bank waves goodbye to global chief strategist Swiss asset manager plans a host of new sustainable funds in the wake of opening a Nordic office Nordic small caps market on fire, says microcap top performer Hedge-fund titans lose billions to Reddit traders running amok Top 10: Nordic equity funds with highest inflow and outflow in 2020 Nykredit to transfer depositary business and employees to BNY Mellon Holberg eyes strong growth in new markets following acquisition by Carneo World’s biggest wealth fund returned USD 123 billion in 2020 Swedish FSA sends big fine to Nasdaq for role in botched power trade Swedish Carneo buys Norwegian Holberg AP3 names head of alternative investments SEB Group's AUM rose by 2.5 percent driven by rising equity markets in Q4 World’s biggest wealth fund builds tool to fix investment errors Trillion dollar manager bets on next-gen passive and factor strategies to standout in crowded ESG market EQT soars to record valuation after USD 1.9 billion property deal Danish FSA hones in on illiquid credit following inspections VFF report: The investment industry's credit risk must be balanced out before the next crisis Nordic institutional investor seeks sovereign debt manager Nordic microcap frontrunner scales down game companies Dot-com era stock valuations bringing bubble fear to ESG Funds Nordic asset managers target Brazil debt after amazon fires ATP wants to increase risk: Status quo is not an option, says CEO Sustainability role brought new opportunities for experienced fund manager who takes on new role at Swedish fund company US manager eyes strong Nordic interest for its new biotech 2.0 fund Deutsche Bank probing sales of investment banking products A quant hedge fund has decided to back some human stock pickers Nordea loses ESG specialist to Credit Suisse in sustainability overhaul Former Skagen Fondene exec jumps aboard financial advisory firm Northern Trust Asset Management launches climate aware emerging market index strategy U.S. bonds taken off blacklist by USD 18 billion fund in Denmark Columbia Threadneedle appoints EMEA distribution lead with Nordic past Author debut on how to trade like a hunter-gatherer paved way for forthcoming hedge fund launch "in a good environment" Danish pension funds and utility ally with Nykredit to finance energy isle New Sparindex funds to meet toughest EU climate demands Norges Bank's "surprisingly hawkish" comments fan early hike bet Video meetings complicate new manager hires, Nordic investors say From sleepless nights to wildest career experience: Covid-19 effects behind 98 percent return at Copenhagen-based hedge fund Blackrock takes first step into crypto exposure in two funds Nordea AM lands sustainable mandate with Finnish pension giant Frontier investor sees US change of power as catalyst for EM upswing Storebrand AM appoints new Head of Sustainable Investments Danish Wall Street economist: The hunt for yield will carry on - but watch out for inflation Pension fund ditches private equity and reduces listed equity portfolio in hunt for savings Former Aberdeen profile becomes European executive at Australian investor Franklin Templeton is betting on Europe’s high-yield bank bonds EU’s bond spree risks chipping away at demand for members’ debt Nuveen buys renewable energy fund manager Skorstad: Fund managers neglect trading impact on portfolio performance Nordic small cap funds record returns poles apart from one another in 2020 Danish FSA slaps ATP for insufficient risk management of illiquid credit investments More traders likely face charges in Danish tax investigations Sherpa Edge hires chief trader Former Danske Bank executive switches to CIP Global Head of CI&IB leaves after eight years at Nordea Tabula targets Sweden's climate-conscious investors with Cool SEK listing of new Paris-aligned ETF Oil Fund hires sports psychologist to work with managers in search of better returns Fidelity, Capital Group score worst in climate engagement London-based niche manager creates advisory board as it looks to grow Nordic investor base Crisis was litmus test for active managers, EM duo says after sweeping market for mispriced stocks Swedish pensions giant acquires minority stake in home delivery company East Capital buys stake in impact investment firm ATP's CIO satisfied with dynamic trading outcome through both ups and downs Nordic asset manager searches for Chinese equity manager BNY Mellon, Amundi partner to help investors better manage money Akademikerpension, Folksam call out HSBC for lacking climate efforts Troubled Swiss asset manager opens Copenhagen office M&G Investments increases wholesale focus as wealth advisors call for illiquid solutions Blackrock says buy Covid-sensitive bonds on recovery prospects Experts: Sustainable funds fail to prove that they are mitigating climate change Swedbank Robur takes further steps towards realizing sustainability goals Sweden's top issuer of green bonds opens the door to social debt CIP pursues new green tech to counter oil giants' offshore wind entry Bankinvest offsets ecolabel funds' climate footprint with carbon quotas bought with annual fees Storebrand AM expands real estate offering with multiple funds in pipeline S-Bank poaches long-term Danske VP for COO role Danske Invest rearranges US funds after unsatisfying performance Taaleri Energia turns South for untapped potential in green energy investments Norway's oil fund prepares for first investment in renewables Coeli hires product specialists to create awareness of global equity fund in Europe Biodiversity, supply chain rank among biggest ESG themes in 2021 Green bond sales explode: It's a burgeoning "giant market" ...and more about people Sampension calls for increased tax payment transparency Danish asset manager names new chief executive Hedge fund founder in Dubai won't fight extradition in Danish tax case New faces represent major AM's ETF legs as a game of musical chairs unfolded Retail clients flock to Norwegian passive fund manager Pareto Securities' ex-partner sets up his own hedge fund Tesla and other sustainable stars fly high on equity sky Swedish e-commerce investor becomes first to tap new EU fund End to face-to-face meetings halts the hiring of new managers at Norway's oil fund Danish pension scheme poaches physicist from Nordea to be new chief risk officer World's super-rich families want more hedge funds, survey finds Bankinvest expects mutual fund market to fundamentally change in 2021 Nordea keeps equities overweight and recommends buying on price dips Green investments have prompted Pensam to rethink its FX hedging strategy Handelsbanken recruits healthcare specialist from Swedbank Robur Danica CIO expects decent returns in 2021 Danish asset manager to establish new branch offices "It came as a surprise to many people when I started at Storebrand, but it was a very conscious choice" In the 21st century’s toughest test yet of governing, the Nordics stand out Storebrand's private equity division reels in director from Nordea Sustainable funds power ahead and attract billions in inflow Danske becomes Nordic ESG debt leader after USD 4 billion in deals From new ventures to Covid-19 lockdowns – Our most-read stories in the extraordinary year of 2020 Swedish fund company expands into real estate funds – plans further growth in 2021 Kirstein consultancy to take a more traditional direction after the sale of investment firm Goldman's asset management unit chair announces resignation Human-run hedge funds outperform robot quants in pandemic year Danish AMs join forces Passive pension product beats actively managed portfolios Solar energy drives growth at Swedish sustainable energy fund Frontier market specialist sees a long-awaited turnaround Large asset managers expand EU staff – Brexit likely to erode London's status Ilmarinen swaps passive equities for ESG indexes Experienced board member sees improvement in the gender ratio of Swedish-listed companies Danish pension fund allots 21 percent in deposit rate to some of its members for 2021 Danish academics pension fund plans to keep equity overweight going into 2021 Boris Johnson admits Brexit deal doesn't meet ambitions on financial services Swedish pension fund warns of unintended effects of new EU screening criteria proposal State Pension Fund beefs up exposure to illiquid infrastructure Catella innovates real estate index with Nasdaq ahead of double fund launch Danske Bank AM's next commander-in-chief plans to stay on until retirement: "You can quote me on that" Nordic institution in search of ILS manager DNB's reputed technology fund has underperformed in the last two years Swedish fund company replaces long-serving CEO with candidate from own ranks Danske Bank AM reveals new CIO Survey: Top ten managers of institutional assets in the Nordics SEB IM bids farewell to quant team and liquidates fund Industriens Pension boosts strategic alts allocation - but some managers will get the boot Industry veteran checks out after 33 years: "This is a good time for me to pass on opportunities to the next generation" AP7 dumps fee for its SEK 630bn equity fund CIP seeks five-fold growth up to 2030 with bold and ambitious targets Sweden says EU plan could hurt world's busiest green debt market British pension fund picks Storebrand for major climate mandate Danish FSA will monitor the frequency of pension firms' revaluations of unlisted assets Professionals miss face-to-face meetings despite less time on the road and more exercise Architect behind PFA's alternatives division has found important nut to crack ...and more about people Vestas buys stake in CIP Nordic investors still prefer to keep HY investments actively managed Catella revamps hedge funds after major pull out Head of PFA's real estate arm after billion kroner deal: "Properties like these don't have a lot of risk" Nordea names new head of Danish private banking activities New Nordic investors join Taaleri's solar and wind fund Nordea's new PE fund reaches target size ahead of finale close Green boom’s hottest trade in 2021 may turn out to be utilities Blackrock will enhance Aladdin Climate with feedback from asset managers Sweden's growth-oriented fund managers dominate European top 2020 performers Thematic funds stay clear of worst industry-wide fee pressure - at least for now Hedge fund boss ignites Swedish race debate with bias complaint Teaching background was crucial to financial career Swiss institutional investors commit to infrastructure platform's latest fund Polar Asset Management ditches hedge fund and starts something new Ultra-short-term bond funds seen high inflow in Nordic region - absolute return funds suffer outflows These are the best and worst places for investor fund disclosure Top-performing Danske AM fund manager leaves after less than three years Evli hopes new leveraged loan products will become fixture in the "Nordic financial ecosystem" Former NBIM and Odin managers establish new AM firm Danish pension funds' green products reach AUM milestone Price competition fuels fee wars across Europe's investment industry Fastest-growing Nordic asset manager preparing new alternatives funds for global audience ...and more about people Per Frederiksen reached career peak and resigned: "The job must be meaningful at a deeper level" Nordic firms join investors making USD 9 trillion net-zero pledge SEB predicts green bond issuances to reach USD 500bn in 2021 Finnish pensions company launches new guidelines for active ownership: "Fixing problems does take time" AP2 cleans up portfolio to align with Paris targets – and plans to continue Ex ATP CEO to spearhead the world’s biggest hedge fund's green fund push Blackrock sees voting against directors as one of the most important tools in its stewardship toolbox Top ESG fund with 131 percent gain buys more Asia renewable stocks Danish asset manager revamps investment and manager selection committees as chair steps down First two Nordic institutions join Biodiversity Pledge Emerging-market investors predict rally will roll on into 2021 Pension fund excludes all coal companies Investment consultancy discloses its playbook for external manager selection Vanguard makes rare retreat as price war it started takes a toll "It was actually a great privilege to be forced to rethink my life and career at age 38" 5 central questions on Nordea Asset Management's new prestige project OP Asset Management poaches Nordea's compliance officer Investors will have doubled their sustainable investments in a few years ETF specialist finds hidden gems for megatrend series with unique method Nordic pension fund searches for global equity manager Column: Financial markets set climate scope to blind eye The pandemic will reshape the investment industry, study says Absolute return funds are on the road to worst-selling year ever Swedish fund consultancy hires new advisor to widen strategic capabilities in Denmark Several external managers for Danish pension fund will get less money to manage Institutional client director will use fatherly dedication to excel in thrilling new job ...and more about people Global sustainability group wants to know who money managers are lobbying Record negative rates drive Danish FSA to crack down on Banks Experienced fund selector leaves Danske Alecta boosts exposure to US health-care and life science real estate – also eyes potential targets in Europe After five years in the lab: Innolab looks forward to finally proving skeptics wrong Nordea on sustainability: "We look at the facts" Swedish boutique liquidates L/S fund after AUM decline Nuveen's responsible engagement dates back to 1970s' anti-apartheid: Today Nordic investors want to understand and manage climate impact Danish financial group outsources asset management Investment manager with Nordic aspirations takes cautious stance Handelsbanken hires chief strategist from Danske New fund created to bet against Swedish real estate KLP dedicates hedge fund award to years of hard work Danish pension fund injects major sum into solar developer Danish family office establishes asset management arm Fund industry network will solve investment managers’ growing headache Nordea tops European inflows for active managers Career-defining phone call led financial analyst to help create Denmark's first ESG wave Blackrock, Vanguard show little favor for shareholder ESG votes Nasdaq invests in Danish ESG data firm BNY Mellon opens a new branch in Denmark Velliv executive after major acquisition: "Cash flow from day one" Test Test Aberdeen Standard Investments passes on management of EUR 4bn real estate portfolio Pandemic and digital meetings nearly halve average price of one-to-one analyst meetings Pandemic presents an opportunity to accelerate transition to a low-carbon economy, says Schroders Bonds aimed at heavy corporate emitters set to roll out in 2021 S&P Global nears USD 44 billion IHS Markit deal to build data giant Nordea analysis shows excess return on sustainability and active ownership bet Net inflows at a record high in Danish mutual funds – Danske Invest surges for the first time in months PKA CEO expects a comeback to the average interest pension product ...and more about people Norway's oil fund CEO tests positive for coronavirus Award-winning fund manager sets up his hedge fund strategy in another firm after being fired from previous role Surge in energy demand accelerates need for green transition Lannebo eyes better 2021 for European equities as risk horizon starts to clear Riksbank expands QE more than expected as Covid threat grows Swedish Pension Agency retrieves just over third of money lost through fraud funds Swedish insurer adds new impact and gender equality funds to pensions offering EU watchdog criticizes Blackrock appointment as ESG adviser LGIM creates next-generation ESG index fund from AP1's extensive wish list Two Finnish fund managers join forces ATP pursues optimal climate effect: The future's green winners may be black today Danish investors form new investment club for infrastructure investments Global investing giants are making their post-covid stock bets Students approach ATP's ESG veteran for career advice as battle for talent intensifies Wealth management executive to leave Danske Bank Evli turns to global forestry in new fund of funds launch Industry people: Mutual funds may be converted to ETFs "The application of philosophy to practically any field is underappreciated" Danish pension fund blacklists Chinese surveillance firm EU set to tap buoyant demand for social bonds with another sale Time-constrained ex-Danske Capital CEO quits venture fund for board work and own firm JPMorgan’s USD 150 billion unit taps hedge funds for ESG gains Carnegie Fonder poaches new head of sustainability from Catella CFA defends plans to create global standards for ESG Finnish pension giants refrain to name and shame, unlike Danish and Swedish peers Bank that pioneered green bonds sets ultimatum for its clients New platform will help investors compare mutual funds' performance Fund rules stifle tech sector performance, SEB says after passing troubled fund to Blackrock AP2: Climate reporting is a tool for improving and learning ...and more about people Alecta dives deeper into risk sharing transactions after co-investment pledge Renaissance, Two Sigma drop as quants navigate chaos Norway wealth fund to hand USD 60 billion to external managers Covid-19 is no game changer for the environment, but makes people realize we're all connected, says AM giant Storebrand addresses gaps in the Icelandic retail market Nordic investors turn to AI for long-term growth opportunities, finds survey Morningstar responds to criticism: BLS Capital is in the right category "In hindsight, moving away from banking towards asset management and the growing ETF business was a great move" Handelsbanken bond chief says credit market doesn’t need more QE The largest Nordic asset managers have increased their AUM this year – one is far ahead of the others Amundi starts low-carbon index fund with Cambridge, Oxford Vanguard, Fidelity Investments fall short in ESG fund ratings Hundreds of UK funds marketed towards Norway may take damage from Brexit Norway's sovereign wealth fund passes NOK 11trn Pimco full of confidence: Targets annual double digit growth in the Nordics Putin told to clean up on climate or risk losing investors Blackrock to take management control of SEB's troubled fund US financial group names co-heads for Nordic region Fund manager: "We're being treated unfairly by Morningstar" CIP enters 5-GW hydrogen project Most fund managers ignore racial diversity in staff, study shows Storebrand and Swedbank included in sustainability index Carneo wants to enter new markets – eyeing Norway and Finland Risk platforms hold key for next take-off in ESG investing, PwC says Danish watch dog scrutinizes banks for pressuring savings into investments Lombard Odier launches USD 400 million natural capital equity fund Icelandic pension funds boost foreign exposure Continued margin pressure calls for further consolidation in Sweden EIB to fund climate projects with EUR 1trn CIP pursues another slice of Scottish offshore wind Nordnet to go public in Stockholm with USD 1.1 Billion of stock Danish green energy developer reinforces top team with closer asset management connection East Capital Partner was leading a Russian bank at the age of 23 ...and more about people JPMorgan Asset cuts 60/40 outlook, backs hunt for alternatives Senior bank loans in demand as investors turn to higher yielding strategies This is why Egil Matsen took on job at Forte Fondforvaltning Standard Life Aberdeen’s CEO looks to deals in passive shift Nordic pension funds' ESG policies have remarkable differences but also similarities, Robeco finds Nuveen names new head of Nordics and floats idea of further regional expansion Carneo CEO on growth ambitions: Things take time Storebrand after green pledge with Danish schemes: This cements our position as a Nordic actor Carneo sells OPM to Carnegie Fonder Hitecvision and Italian oil giant form Nordic green energy JV Pensam CEO eyes room for more partners in green investment platform Credit investors target Sweden as they wait for a correction Two Swedish investors bought large stakes at the listing of paper company four days ahead of weak Q3 report AP7 seeks offers to carry out work in responsible investments US election outcome bound to boost emerging market investments, investors say Column: Pension funds and asset managers should improve sustainability communication Former central bank deputy governor takes the lead at Forte Fondsforvaltning Excessive focus on ESG achievements overshadow lacking efforts, says Nordic ESG pioneer Three Nordic investors create massive climate and infrastructure fund World's second-largest asset manager had data error for almost a year This is how the Danish investment funds plan to achieve common goal of reducing carbon footprint by 75 percent ESMA warns against flawed product declaration on mutual funds Too many active managers spoil the return, quant wizardry shows Riksbank’s bond list seen revealing more flaws in credit market EU turns attention towards social factors in taxonomy regulation ...and more about people Pension fund strengthens its climate reporting and plans to be carbon neutral in 2050 Swedish wealth manager reels in 61 years of experience from DNB in triple hire Value styles form main factor for Nykredit WM's lagging AUM Danica's new sustainable pension product rakes in money German NGO pressurizes Norway's oil fund on ethical guidelines Nordic investors prepared to take on more risk Greenwashing and lacking transparency hamper sustainable investing, says new study Danske Bank WM sees profits decline – but AUM moves above 2019 year-end AUM at Nykredit WM still below 2019 year-end Nordnet aims high with sustainable and renewable funds Data breach hits 1 million Swedes as insurance firm admits error Danish investment funds commit to 75-percent CO2 reduction by 2030 M&G Investments hires Director for Stockholm office Swedish Investment Fund Association appoints new savings economist Danish pension sector three years ahead of green investment target Pension funds look forward to learning the outcome of the US presidential election Climate-reporting forerunner sees huge shift in asset management industry Velliv hires yet another investment manager from Danske French private equity manager looks for Nordic energy targets Invesco finds new head of Nordic ETF business at Blackrock PFA yields small negative return for market rate customers after rough early year Ilmarinen's AUM still below 2019-year end despite rebound Swedish pension savers may have to adjust to lower returns, says strategist Denmark will emerge from the corona crisis as one of the strongest countries, UBS AM says World's biggest wealth fund adds USD 8 billion to external mandates Stocks, commodities and credit elevated "remarkably profitable" ATP quarter ...and more about people Norway's USD 1.1 trillon fund says infrastructure looks pricey Alpcot hires ex-Alfred Berg asset allocation chief Nordea's Danish wealth management executive stops Major performance dispersion ahead for green-themed funds by Nordic managers NREP backs real estate startup as lead investor Danske Bank AM names head of quant & overlay ATP closes Covid-19 gap with investment result worth DKK 14bn in Q3 Growth spurs Danish investment fund specialist to get its own manager license Poor ESG profile could shut off access to capital, Amundi says Nordea AM lands its largest single climate mandate to date Dutch fund manager makes a big statement against fossil fuels Industry associations develop CO2 model for mutual funds, pension products Asset manager remains US overweight even if he cuts exposure ahead of the presidential election Former Nordnet CEO launches venture capital fund Green-themed equity funds soar as fossil volatility wrenches investors' guts China-savvy analyst leaves Nordea for Danmarks Nationalbank Nordic institutional investor seeks strategy in Eastern European countries Active strategies in Nordic equity came out on top of the world in Q3 – but trail China YTD The EU commission considers limiting hedge funds post-Brexit Nordea AM urges consortium to stop massive coal power project HC Andersen Capital reels in bank's longtime chief equity analyst AP7's and Pimco's funds swap places again as Europe's largest open-end fund Goldman Sachs launches diversity-focused European index Evli expects "clearly positive" operating profit for 2020 – launches global forestry fund Industry titan targets institutional core allocations through new climate equity funds Danske Bank points to the winners and losers in the pursuit of IMO's climate targets "I have learned that great leaders are defined by their followers" ...and more about people Investors gauge future climate risks with satellite imaging Private equity firms looking to buy Obton Patrizia makes EUR 100m acquisition in Sweden Professor and former chief economic advisor lambast exclusion lists Nordic institutional investor hunts for an emerging markets equity fund Portfolio manager duo to bring Nordic equity fund back to hey-day after strategy revamp Nordea's AUM at a record level after highest net inflow in four years Danes start new investment fund: Plan to trade cryptocurrencies from Cyprus Worthwhile Capital appoints advisors with IMF and G7 experience and expands sales team Storebrand AM CEO: "Very pleased with the results and the confidence that clients show" Alecta improves performance after negative Q2 SEB Group's AUM back above 2019 year-end figure DNB Asset Management's AUM hit milestone despite decline in institutional and retail net flow Hedge funds shunned on principle by Danish pension fund Handelsbanken's sustainable assets see gradual but steady growth Institutional flow drives Storebrand's AUM close to NOK 1trn mark Hines Nordic executive: We will never compromise on quality and location Institutional investors drove Swedbank Robur's Q3 inflow NREP jumps on the nursing home band wagon: Plans to build 10-15 new homes in the near-future Ex-ABG banker invests his time in the bankers of tomorrow EU’s first social bonds prove magnet for record EUR 150bn Swedbank Robur added AUM in third quarter driven by actively managed funds  EQT taps top Microsoft dealmaker to hunt for growth investments Amundi goes fishing for better returns and higher impact Five-star manager to launch two new funds focused on Sweden Norwegian pension investor says it disinvests if a fund's key people quit PwC: ESG funds in Europe can overtake regular funds' AUM by 2025 Managers of EUR 21.3 trillion are almost all bond quant believers now Nordic fund group Carneo is readying for sale by owner Altor "When there is a gold rush, you should own shovel manufacturers," says manager at one of Norway’s best-performing funds Green investment products go mainstream with ESG billions flooding over Europe ...and more about people Robo advisor plans Nordic expansion after capital injection from Skagen co-founder Danish pensions trio sells Portland Towers for more than DKK 700m Trump or Biden can't derail Swedish asset manager's equity bet ILS strategies are back in demand after years on the sideline – but the asset class can turn into a costly affair Norway wealth fund rose USD 44 billion as stock markets gained Sweden's Investment Fund Association calls for next reform step to be canceled Danish pension funds poised to invest in nursing homes Swedish manager who bought junk at crisis lows has a new trade Danish pension firm divests fossil assets Consultancy’s new partner: Low expected returns increase the need for independent advisory Danish politicians critical of ATP wanting to let in external investors Finnish fund manager becomes first Nordic firm with Austrian Ecolabel ETF trend speeds up the pace of consolidation in asset management Europe’s green bond revolution could help lift its currency, too AP7 reselects BNY Mellon for global custody Independent asset manager changes its Copenhagen team Amundi makes senior hire to Nordic team: responsible for the asset manager's most popular regional division Morgan Stanley: Social bonds must be part of a comprehensive portfolio Pimco holds high regional hopes for new climate fund Swedbank Robur launches energy transition-focused fund Danske Invest experiences significant outflow Alternatives specialist highlights CFA career impact as he gets ready for new role at Evli Asset managers complete large deal of Copenhagen-based property Watchdog scrutinized former Danske Capital CEO's integrity: "Not a great feeling" ...and more about people Column: Rising inequality challenges growth and welfare Danish hedge fund calls it a day after 17 years in operation Danske Asset Management changes head in the bank's new organizational change Former CEO redundant at PFA Asset Management – now he's drowning in coffee Riksbank releases credit market memo in wake of Blackrock furor Catella IM Benelux expects 2020 acquisitions to reach EUR 300m under new managing director Swedish finance heavyweights turn to water, agriculture and green mortgage funds for fundraising Tabula wants bigger slice of growing fixed income ETF market Nordic Power Trading closes French fund World's fourth-largest asset manager in triple climate equity push SPP Fonder turns to domestic small cap in new fund launch Worst functioning market in Sweden dragged before lawmakers London-based ETF provider makes senior hire for Nordic business push AP1 and Tobam partner to adopt fossil-free investment strategies Oil fund should sell more companies with poor ESG performance, says Tangen Five Nordic investors included in this year's UN PRI Leaders Group Exile trader says Danes offered four years in a ‘nice cell’ in German tax case Storebrand AM loses head of sustainable investments ATP establishes ESG database for illiquid portfolio Odin Forvaltning gets a new CIO Nordic Capital raised EUR 6.1bn for new fund without physical meetings Quant strategist's revelationary road to becoming green bond pioneer One of the world's largest asset manager expands its sales team in the Nordics Nordic asset manager NREP raises EUR 1.9 billion in real estate bet, lures Danish pension fund on board AP7 CEO satisfied with sexual harassment settlement against Google: It shows you can get far even as a small shareholder Quintet Private Bank: Now it's finally time to show who we are EQT closes real estate fund with broad array of institutional investors on board Aalto University endowment fund plans to boost alternatives exposure Nordic Swan Ecolabel plans to raise the bar: "We need to keep up with the speed of sustainability" Danish asset manager launches ecolabelled fixed income fund European wealth management bank finally ready for Danish business push Credit market dysfunction in Sweden brings benefits to some LGT hires experienced business developer for executive role ...and more about people Danica Pension launches sustainable product ATP launches new private equity fund, opens for external investors ATP manager named as "rising star" New investor networks in Denmark focus on women – banks are out of the loop How Europe is leading the way in reshaping global green bonds Asset managers turn to Swan label for visibility: "We have seen a big interest from both retail clients and big institutional clients" Danish council downgrades return outlook on almost all asset classes SEB IM's former Deputy CEO resurfaces at US law firm Stockholm-based hedge fund boss says clients balk at ESG risks Watchdog slaps NRP Asset Management CIP forms world's largest green investment fund Evli expands European institutional reach and signs two deals in less than a month Moody's figures reflect notable drop in revenues for EU asset managers Investment robot reaches AUM milestone Trill Impact launches microfinance strategy with EM focus Price risk lurking in green bonds has a EUR 77 billion fund worried Swedbank Robur expands "Paris Aligned" fund range Top-ranked VC turns to Scandinavia in search for investors for sixth fund Danske Invest prepares for EU taxonomy: "Labels will play a more important role" Pandemic bites private equity activity, especially in Denmark and Norway Sampension achieves green bond milestone Capman plans Nordic property acquisitions for half a billion euros CIO at Norway's oil fund leaves for central bank Danish family office loses investment manager to London-based private equity firm Bank behind world’s first green bond is set to blaze a new trail BNP AM's new Earth fund beats annual return target in less than three months Sweden's pension platform will get a wholly new manager, says ministry Tell us what you think – on AMWatch Busy Danica Real Estate CEO: "We probably won't have four projects this big again" Global solutions fund thrives in uneasy market: "Pandemic has only enforced the strategy" Vanguard, Blackrock eye munis and junk as high-grade yields drop Nordic institution in search for "All-Weather" equity manager ESG funds get more AUM Survey: Few women chose career in Danish asset management ...and more about people ATP launches women-only talent program: "We're trying to give women an extra engine gear" Pension fund's new head of RI has seen sustainability's many shades AM founder started painting during Covid-19: "It's one of the few times I can drown out everything else" CARN Capital receives NOK 300m for new fund Asset managers hoping for data help from the EU After blacklisting China, pension CEO considers also throwing Russia on the list Fast-growing asset manager unveils its first ‘Paris Aligned’ funds Danish pension fund blacklists China ATP's revamped hedge strategy passed first test: "So far, it looks quite nice" Catch growth in emerging markets by going for private assets, says adviser Nordea AM appoints new fund manager for EM debt strategies FSA fines hedge fund for delayed reporting on short selling Hedge funds’ top clients step up demands for ESG strategies Europe’s largest open-end fund now resides in Stockholm Watch out greenwashers: Bond institute plans to publicly call you out Danica plans to boost foreign real estate exposure Turnaround: Green duo hurls global asset manager's thematic fund into 99th percentile in one year World’s biggest wealth fund set to raise U.S. stock exposure London-based asset management star aims for concession to run third Norwegian farm Capital Four outsources IT management to Itadel and subsupplier Norwegian oil fund CEO appoints special advisor A Stockholm-based macro hedge fund reveals its bet on the first G10 rate hike Sweden heavily redacts Blackrock report on credit market woes Ex-AP4 credit manager launches think tank to expedite fixed income's green transition Pension funds lobbied for deferred period before property intervention Norwegian mutual funds generated EUR 17.6bn in profits last year Danish jewelry maker tops world’s best-performing equity market Pension duo invests EUR 460m in British electric train Danske Bank reels in bond market specialist after brief advisory spree ... And more about people Finland's AM industry likely to experience "a wave" of consolidation Childhood dream lured sales director to Nordic startup with European growth ambitions Pension firm heeds members' calls, excludes 144 companies After two years of preparing, Danske Invest presents prestige fund Pensions giant kicks off stock picking for EUR 1bn sustainable equity portfolio EUR 24bn pension investor makes trading team to cut costs, boost returns SEB forms unit to invest in young greentech companies Blackrock politely declines on Danish real estate: "We haven't reached the goal" Danish watchdog slaps pension funds' alternatives arm: Must valuate assets fairly Ex-ABG banker starts research firm to target market’s blindspot Swedish quants hire Goldman bankers for product development SEB IM snatches new Head of Risk Control from smaller competitor Media: Norwegian investors may lose nearly EUR 28m off investments in a UK biotech company Pharma manager bets on post-vaccine hike in routine health appointments Ex-Danske Bank CIO resurfaces in Abu Dhabi UBS chairman rumored to aim for merger with Credit Suisse EMEA investors viewed global core equity strategies most over Q2, says data provider Hedge fund inside Norway’s biggest bank reveals high yield bet Qblue Balanced hires senior portfolio manager from AQR Asset manager to buy Danish bricks worth DKK billion figure: "We believe in Denmark" Equity funds for long-term investors face short-term turmoil Fastest-growing Nordic asset manager: A large part comes from our sustainable strategies Coronacrisis makes thematic funds bright spots for money managers Nordic junk bonds get green treatment as buyer demand soars Doomsday real-estate bets rejected by Swedish pension fund ...and more about people DNB phases out oil and shipping fund DNB fund manager rejects notion of ESG bubble One of Sweden's biggest investors starts ESG pressure campaign Nordea names new CEO for Norwegian pension business Investors urge Samsung to skip coal power plant: If we succeed, the Chinese will probably build it instead Swedish investors prefer domestic stocks, Finns go for emerging market equities Norway's financial watchdog: The pension business can afford higher losses than in 2008 Experienced marketer wants to challenge status quo at global asset manager US investment bank trying to sell Formuesforvaltning Evli keeps confidence in factor funds' future despite difficult take-off Nordea AM boosts external products team with internal hires PFA turns to Sweden to develop its real estate portfolio Nordea bids farewell to value manager since 1998 Kavaljier sales exec moves to Odin Fonder to boost expansion in Sweden Nordea has own ambassadors who will challenge on sustainability Evli hires loan strategy portfolio manager to focus on a new fund Sparinvest slashes fees as Nykredit merger synergies kick in Alternative-asset price warning riles PFA Pension Norwegian state-owned investment company had record-breaking quarter Female fund managers outperformed men during the Covid-19 turmoil University makes "significant" investment in Swedish fund company and scores positive H1 return Former pensions equities chief resurfaces at London-based AM company World’s top pension funds told: Drop focus on short-term returns Krona rally has further to go, CEO of Swedish pension giant says ...and more about people Danske Bank acknowledges another investment product mistake DNB hails FSA initiative: It helps reduce the risk of "green-washing" Foxberry launches food and education indices New hedge fund launched by Brummer & Partners veterans Asset manager plans to increase investments in Nordic nursing homes Billionaire Fredriksen builds investment team with new star hire Invesco braces for index battle as Nordic institutions turn to passive products Residential real estate remains property investor's rock, says Varma ATP CEO after mass departures at real estate arm: "It's not like we're wearing blinkers" Bridgewater’s risk-parity shift jolts a USD 400bn quant trade Nordic pension funds spend a half billion euros on new green bonds AP1 seeds new emerging markets fund Folksam strikes its single largest investment in new real estate debt fund Bankinvest invests in unlisted company with IPO dreams AP2's half-year return negatively affected by the fund's overweight in low valuation equities Research casts doubt on ESG’s "widespread" outperformance claims A less liquid property market is a pitfall and an opportunity, says property advisor New chief of PFA AM wants a better connection between the pension giant's unlisted and listed investments SEB removes fossil energy from four index funds ATP regained half of lost return in the second quarter Sweden’s green bond premium seen luring foreign buyers Risk-on Nordic credit market sparks rebound in junk bonds Nykredit on the exit of experienced managers: We had a long-term succession plan Swedes beat Scandinavian peers on active fund management Schroders expands Nordic team with head of marketing Systematic manager hires sales manager for Nordics and EMEA Remote work pushes office real estate to radical change, says Varma Danske appoints new head of sustainable investments CEO of world’s biggest wealth fund reflects on being unpopular Sampension's Head of RE & Infrastructure wanted to be more than just an advisor ...and more about people PFA's investment portfolio still in negative territory after Q2 World’s biggest wealth fund accelerates transparency push AMF Fonder replaces CEO with board member Highly experienced portfolio managers leave Sparinvest Europe’s tech deficit sends Finnish pension fund to U.S. stocks Skandia CIO slams central bank for distortions in Swedish bond market LD Pensions picks yet another manager for its equity portfolio Active manager says passive tech funds face 1990s concentration problem Titanium expands investment team with experienced fund selector Financial watchdog urges politicians to update antiquated pension legislation EU plans to sell green and social bonds for recovery fund The era of star fund managers is over, Franklin Templeton says Blackrock launches a global multi-themed equity fund Evli expands factor offering with global strategy Storebrand AM CEO: "Our new lobby criteria show there'll be consequences for environment-hostile companies" Skagen Funds forecasts AUM rebound as value offers historic opportunity Former Nordea manager ready to launch new fixed income trading platform Sweden’s financial watchdog targets predatory investment firms Alecta creates new group to support its AM team Investment consultancy names new partner The Danish FSA sharpens its focus on market rate products Tangen sells hedge fund stake to take top job in Norway's oil fund Söderberg & Partners poaches fixed income specialist from Danske Bank Capital Four attracts more than half its target for new fund's first close Danish pension funds won't follow ATP's divestment of global real estate Highlights from the summer at AMWatch Nykredit WM sees clients ready to make an impact at the expense of lower returns KLP's results improved in Q2 Alfred Berg creates Nordic AM team in the middle of layoffs Veritas tops up equity exposure amidst turbulence Hedge fund boss under pressure to divest for EUR 1 trillion job ESG price myths about to be debunked in Danish bond experiment Storebrand Asset Management dumps Exxon, Chevron on climate Goldman reports show hedge funds, mutual funds split on megacaps ... and more about people Velliv hires former JP Morgan and Danske Capital professionals "We've received more positive than negative news since Q1 although it doesn’t always feel like it," says Varma's CEO Nordea expands its debt business with New ESG financing product Liquid alternatives to play bigger part of pensions portfolios envisions family-owned AM's Head of Nordics Nykredit WM regains some of its AUM loss from Q1, but not all Aberdeen turns towards RE investments in Denmark EQT disappoints investors - share plummets Chief portfolio manager quits Danske Bank AM Odin Fonder loses heavy quartet EU seeks tighter asset-manager rules with Brexit date looming ATP hid plan to reduce global real estate exposure: "We prefer a 'quiet' exit'" P+ wants to accommodate members' green wishes with more flexible product Pimco, Amundi and BlueBay stand by bet on CoCos in pandemic "Now you hit it, and you hit it hard, this is the strategy’s mandate" Topdanmark poaches Head of ESG from PFA Ilmarinen appoints new Head of Responsible Investments House of Reach enters Norwegian market by recruiting AM profile Länsförsäkringar manager quits to go at it alone Danish AM ditches fund with domestic equities Oil fund's external managers saw performance-fees jump in H1 Norway's oil fund lost EUR 17.7bn in H1 Pension fund CEO sees major venture in forthcoming energy island like an advanced real estate investment UBS outranks Amundi as top European manager of retail investor assets Evli launches green corporate bond fund Nykredit WM aims to spur growth through partner banks with solutions in Sparinvest wrapping        Ness, Risan & Partners poaches Länsförsäkringar manager for new real estate fund NREP close to managing DKK 40bn – CEO expects further growth this year Odin Fonder poaches equity analyst from Danske Bank Larry Fink of Blackrock is still the highest-paid CEO in asset management Cevian lashes out as USD 2 billion Neles deal hits ownership hurdle World’s biggest wealth fund caught up in governance drama Danske Bank has named new head of asset management sales in Sweden Finland's largest pension fund sees AUM drop below EUR 50bn in H1 …and more about people ATP's real estate arm affected by firings and resignations Consumer council slams asset manager for product ad Two Sigma starts impact-investing business focusing on workers PFA picks new CEO for Asset Management department Lockdown forced Nuveen's Nordic investors to rethink their real estate exposure ATP cuts global real estate exposure by billions Taaleri's income drops in H1 but CEO says business is developing well Taaleri's co-founder departs the company after 14 years Sigurdsen to pursue childhood dream as private investor – but doesn't rule out managing for external investors again Catella Fondförvaltning puts a new CEO in place to lead "a new phase" Renewables specialist quits DNB AM to manage own investments Covid-19 has brought the S in ESG back into focus, says Danske Bank’s Head of Fundamental Equities Nordea pitches fashionable ESG funds to U.K. retail investors Riksbank hires hedge fund manager for credit trading job AM market is becoming increasingly challenging for smaller players, says Carneo's CEO From place of crisis mode AP4 trades only when necessary, CEO says "We did not foresee the storm," says Governor of Norway's Central Bank on Tangen appointment LocalTapiola Group to acquire Seligson & Co Tide turns for the popularity of domestic funds in Sweden Proving value creation is one of the main challenges in the industry, AM talent says Danish asset manager wants to hunt foreign pension fund assets Helmet company and home improvement chain spearhead growth at Spiltan's small cap fund Malaysian medical gloves and Turkish convenience store become Evli's new holds PFA's climate product pulls in EUR 67m of savings "I dream of changing the global financial system to enable a sustainable and circular economy" Large UK asset manager sees sharp fall in profits ...and more about people Nykredit WM on Sparinvest acquisition: Scale and an extensive product range are future essentials After three years of momentum, this is how Bankinvest plans to keep its peers at bay AP7 beefs up green mandate awarded to Impax Amundi after zero H1 redemptions: "I would say our clients were pretty cool" Norway's Forvaltningshuset adopts the name of its main shareholder Tech talent wants to increase use of tech in several areas of the industry Minister wants to ease investment restrictions at ATP – but rejects "gambling" with citizens' pension savings Danish securities platform gets new CEO Carneo CEO wants to double premiums for Swedish PPM system Health-care stocks push Copenhagen index to best performance in Europe Bankinvest poaches new portfolio manager from PFA Country WM head quits Danske Bank for major Swiss financial group US ESG skepticism faces opposition from major player Nordic Head: "Covid-19 has been a time for reflection" Institutional client director sees asset owners tweak manager searches in Covid-19 Folksam AUM increase whilst Covid-19 deals a blow to life insurance business Skagen Fondene launches its second sustainability report "As US-China tension grows, so does demand for gold," Invesco says Investment robots June and Nord Investments take the lead in Danish market "I get to bring and use my schoolbooks in my daily work" Most Nordic asset managers' AUM still below year-end 2019 after H1 Nordic client head had to make a u-turn when Covid-19 restrictions hit AMF records negative return but is pleased with how it fared during the "troubled spring" Media: Several of PFA's high-profile alternative investments underperform ESG investor gets funds with USD 4.6trn to back Brazil plan Customers hesitate to make deposits in AP Pension's green product Norges Bank changed its ethical rules before Tangen hearing Nordnet launches sustainability data on exchange-traded funds Nordea's head of external funds eyes ESG and private credit in the wake of Covid-19 Grandhood eyes scalability with other established firms after Velliv deal Frontier market specialist consolidates four funds into one Danish pension funds to finance Swedish battery factory Franklin Templeton appoints new head of EMEA ahead of Legg Mason acquisition close Investors turn to passive funds in favor of active houses Danish National Research Foundation renews Nykredit's post as bond manager Nordea AM breaks off with Brazilian meat giant Industriens Pension plans expanding investments in EM renewable energy PFA CIO will not drop investments in oil and gas: "I can't rule out Shell or BP managing the transition" Corona crisis boosts interest in sustainable investments Going solo after a long career in AM: Practical challenges in self-employment surprise investment chief Property investor expands Finnish team with new hire "You can spend a day digging into your spreadsheets and the next speaking in front of hundreds" Pandemic crisis will take a toll on companies' psychology, says Varma's CEO NAM lands EUR 2.16bn sustainable mandate with long-standing client Major Danish pension funds own coal mine shares worth more than EUR 134m The baby should not be thrown out with the bathwater, says Lannebo's Co-Founder on Sweden's pension reform Elo expands trading team with hires from OP PKA still owns some of the world's biggest coal mines despite fresh exclusion policy Tangen's asset manager reports interest from Danish pension funds AP1 beefs up equity portfolio amidst concerns of growing global tensions Nordea AM talent focuses on structural growth opps in underpenetrated markets Norway's oil fund sells real estate worth USD 79m AP4 encourages companies to conduct real-time voting at AGMs Nuveen completes first close of Global Impact Strategy with Danish pension fund onboard Sovereign funds set to boost bond and infrastructure exposure, Invesco finds A USD 1 trillion glut of bonds is dwarfing central-bank demand Nordea AM's CEO takes stock of historic H1 and sets sights on Europe's elite Trill Impact makes its first acquisition Global real estate investment plunges amid covid pandemic Evli may consider an add-on acquisition if "suitable target" appears Experienced wealth manager is back to his primary DNA after move to Faroese banking group PKA tightens exclusion policy and widens blacklist Danish pension fund doubles green investments Danica improves earnings due to better investment result in plagued health and accident business Effects from higher mortality among Alecta's members offset by falling interest rates Norwegian mutual fund sales came to NOK 5.4bn in H1 Column: What's cheap may become expensive when the storm rages ...and more about people Vestas' conduct crucial for sustainable equity label Danske Wealth Management's AUM still below year-end 2019 Storebrand grows in Sweden Index-linked funds behind net inflow at Swedbank Robur Nordea Asset Management's profit slides in Q2 as lower fees take their toll Actively managed funds beat index funds during corona – but only in Norway Blackrock shows resolve and restraint in public climate test - but MP Pension's CIO is not convinced Foreign investors have a strong appetite for the Nordic real estate market Dane co-runs French asset manager's new green long/short bet Storebrand AM's unit saw profits and AUM increase in H1 despite pandemic SEB's profit destroyed by FSA fine – AUM down by SEK 132bn since turn of the year Rich Nordic investors plow record cash piles into tiny firms SPP Fonder beats peers on domestic H1 inflow After a strong second quarter Evli estimates full-year profit to be "clearly positive" AP4 reports H1 loss – allocates money to Swedish companies hit by Covid-19 Billions flow into quant ETFs behaving like the S&P 500 Nykredit to lift its sustainability reporting Bankinvest's new eco-labeled equity fund attracts billions and beats internal record Banker pay theory upended by Harvard expert in Swedish study Danske Bank AM develops data tool to improve risk-adjusted returns: "Highlights ESG risks and opportunities that we previously may not have been aware of" Swedes turned to risky funds in June Professor warns against outsourcing ownership duties New DNB fund fares well during corona pandemic New real estate investor to conquer logistics and leaseback throughout Europe ATP: High costs may shrink pension savings by a third Goldman Sachs enters Copenhagen with valuable lessons Advisor slams pension funds' focus on alternative investments ...and more about people Experienced social bond manager has no fear of "social washing" despite a record surge in issuances Virus spurs emerging market investors to seek returns in ESG University of Helsinki invests in green bond fund Nordic investors want change in Brazilian deforestation policy before making further investments Danske AM wants to improve despite ranking higher than head-to-head competitor in this year's Propera survey Pension fund picks US quants as new equity manager Aberdeen Standard Investments takes over problematic high-rise real estate project in Denmark Pensam continues central Copenhagen acquisitions Vanguard trounces Blackrock for ETF flows in volatile half Alecta's new real estate arm grows staff by three and plans hiring spree VP Bank takes over Öhman's private banking business in Luxembourg Danish FSA initiates four investigations concerning pension funds and fund managers EQT lowers bid for New Zealand-based retirement village firm ATP to increase investor focus on human capital Pensam selects new manager for half its equity portfolio to track new climate change index Ilmarinen backs new ETF launch with over EUR 500m investment Öhman Fonder floats idea of acquisitions outside home market to meet growth ambitions Nordea buys EUR 400m pension portfolio Professor chastises world's largest asset manager: "Blackrock's criticism amateurish" Portfolio manager on use of mental coaches: “Humility is a very underrated quality” Private equity investments call for special skills Prospera: Danske Bank AM best in Denmark – Nordea hits bottom Investing after covid-19: Investors to review how to assess companies Weekly overview: Did you catch it all? Triple fund investments bring Alecta closer to alternatives target Altor Equity Partners sees strong growth NAM fund managers on new innovation fund: "We've created a fund we would want to invest in ourselves" Experts: Risks outweigh opportunities in today's real estate market SEB backs new Sri Lankan green bonds ...and more about people Danish top economist joins alternative investment firm in New York Danish central bank after investor skepticism: Our model provides the same transparency as Germany's green bonds Foundation ramps up investment team with triple hiring Head of Nordics to leave swiss asset manager Vanguard and State Street are resisting the hot new ETF craze Denmark's biggest pension fund set to manage EUR 1.3bn crisis re-capitalization fund Independent asset manager recruits Head of Clients and Sales Norway's consumer council thinks fund intermediaries cost consumers too much Professional investors missed out on market recovery Norway's FSA considers ban on kickbacks Riksbanken increases corona acquisitions to SEK 500 million Sweden makes exemptions for buffer funds to hold larger stakes Blackrock’s alternatives chief has a USD 23 billion war chest for distressed assets AP7 hit by fake fossil news Former Danske Bank chief to manage family office Standard Life CEO Keith Skeoch to stand down Nordnet launches four new index funds in collaboration with JPMorgan An MFS Investment manager is fighting FOMO and dumping stocks Skagen appoints new manager for its two bond funds US manager eager to work with sustainable Nordic investors amid media scrutiny Carn Capital hires ESG profile from the Oil Fund SPP Fonder sees a 'sweetspot' in high yield bonds US asset manager makes major real estate acquisition in Copenhagen World’s only escapee from negative-rate trap isn’t wavering AMWatch newsletters during the summer Skagen Fonder manager warns investors of high dividend stocks Bankinvest hires chief portfolio manager from SEB: "Look forward to the investment mandate" Storebrand SICAV joins Luxembourg Fund Industry Association CIP preparing for more offshore wind: "Things will move fast in Asia" Pandemic brought time for reflection – Hasselgren ready for her next challenge Danish and Swedish companies are popular in ESG funds Significant support for eco-certified mutual fund Systematic investment founder reflects on global career: High level of excellence in Danish AM ...and more about people House of Reach expands with new financial advisors Former Danske Bank WM exec joins the board of prominent Swiss bank ESG investors are confronting a race problem of their own Goldman, JPMorgan among banks trading new ESG credit swaps gauge Gudme Raaschou and SEB to manage the Danish Police Union's strike fund Pension funds often abstain from investing with managers due to ESG concerns Schroders wants to strengthen its Nordic private equity sales with new hire PKA’s independent private equity firm fails to attract external assets but has new investment task  Sampension develops new policy for responsible tax practices Norwegian private equity fund could miss out on EUR 87 million FSA rejects one-year shutdown of high-yield fund Forte Kreditt Professor praises Blackrock's criticism of Danske Bank's management and pay-level Nordea widens Stars range with innovation fund Retail traders piled into European stocks as big money held back Mizuho investors reject shareholder climate resolution Danish shipping foundation invests in financial inclusion of women in developing countries Head of sustainable investments leaves Danske Bank Blackrock dissatisfied with salary levels and efforts at Danske Bank and A.P. Møller-Mærsk Nordea expects pressure on Brazil to intensify: This is a serious signal Nykredit AM makes organizational revamp, appoints sole CEO KLP Bedriftspensjon sold to DNB Amazon starts USD 2 billon in green energy fund Danish pensions lobby appoints new CEO Data provider makes another breakthrough with Nordic pension fund Young investors contribute to a record for Norwegian fund providers PIMCO wins Danish pension fund's biggest mandate yet Storebrand leads investor initiative to stop the deforestation of Brazil's Amazon PFA sacks 25 employees KLP to invest significantly in renewable energy – commits another large sum to CIP How the world's largest European high yield credit manager plans to deal with distressed debt Banking gig in Greenland opened door to asset management Fund suspensions expose mismatch in liquidity PKA excludes carmaker for lack of sustainability focus – five more are under observation Nordnet: "Actively managed funds and index funds will cost the same" Hedge fund founder fears he can’t pay legal bills in tax case with Denmark Sweden’s credit market rebounds on surging ESG bond volumes Alfred Berg reclaims top position in Prospera survey – DNB AM keeps struggling ...and more about people Danske Bank's remote working plans must live up to work environment rules EUR 18.7 billion debt program in Denmark leaves bankers confused Hitecvision appoints shipping profile to board of directors Nicolai Tangen will have guest access to oil fund offices over summer Independent asset manager triples bottom line and pays out large dividends Blackrock puts its mouth where its money is — votes against chairman of AB Volvo Dalio's Bridgewater warns of possible 'lost decade' for stocks Blackrock bets on increased ESG enthusiasm with new ETFs Asset manager worried about property valuations Pension company slims down real estate portfolio with major divestment Tundra Fonder is waiting for a trigger to turn frontier markets around after new blow from corona Nordea Asset Management makes organizational changes Danish pension funds invest in Texan wind farm FSA slaps Danish pension fund with nine directives Half a million for another Swedish "save the world" fund Kristin Aamodt to lead billion-kroner Canadian fund from Oslo Bank investors in Denmark warned of new round of impairments Committee wants oil fund to take a stand on economic crime A EUR 46 billion fund just found cracks in alternative assets Professors declare LD Pension fit for duty despite lower amount of holiday pay Nordic profiles left BIL in Luxembourg to head up UBP's Nordic private banking business SEB's new microfinance manager: "I worked closely with African companies to mobilize impact and green investments" Nykredit WM boss takes over chairman post at investment lobby New product will pave the way for climate neutral portfolio at PFA Simcorp: New department will give better access to expertise Elo works on new wind farm investments in Finland and Sweden AP Pension doubtful about climate alliance: "There are more questions than answers" Storebrand fund manager: Pessimism on the stock exchange turned very quickly to optimism Danish pension funds split over international climate alliance membership CIP launches green energy fund of up to EUR 13.4bn Bankers brace for debt refinancing wave in Swedish real estate Formuepleje gets new executive and member of investment committee CABA Capital reaches milestones and sets sights on future goals Less holiday pay for LD to manage, but "it is still a lot of money" Norway's EUR 888 billion fund should deepen weapons ban, panel says. World's largest green bond fund surpasses EUR 300 million Investment houses prepare to reopen offices EQT connects equality to credit conditions Nordea: Norwegian banks are leading the Nordics in green bonds Investment firm posts mandate tender on social media to attract more managers EUR 23 billion investor says her ESG bets outperformed in selloff Sweden explores stricter bond-trading rules after funds gated Storebrand sets climate requirements: Suppliers who do not cooperate can lose contracts Europe's time-starved traders want to keep working from home ...and more about people Investors in race to find best models of climate risk Activists want Danish pension fund to quit gas Capman on sale of historic property: It reduces risk significantly Bankinvest gets new head of marketing and communications Nordea launches new long-term bonus program for a number of executives Personality award opened doors for fund selector ready for new role Large Wallenberg initiative to help Swedish companies get through the crisis Fund manager uses own model and bets on casino to beat peers Major Norwegian private equity poised to venture a billion into oil and gas TIN Fonder launches new world tech fund with Avanza 20 percent of AP Pension's portfolio will be invested in the green transition by 2030 Blackrock builds stake in unlisted Swedish firm - valued at EUR 935 million Taaleri launches Finland's first open impact fund PFA's climate product is now up and running After 19 percent drop in high yield – Capital Four only expects a short spike in default rates Internal investment strategies were enough to justify police report Swedish Investment Fund Association launches fund manager index CIP expects to raise EUR 5.5bn for new green fund "Traditional multi-asset approaches, to a certain degree, are being pushed towards their limits" Manager forced to liquidate prize-winning fund: "It is sad that it ended like this" Danish FSA reports Danske Bank to police for market manipulation Chief Investment Officer quits Odin Fund Management Simcorp merges European market departments Investment firm buys majority stake in Catella Fondförvaltning Nordea and SEB have joined entrepreneurs in Swedish impact venture capital fund Norrsken EUR 17.6 billion fund targets dirty bonds in its ESG strategy Danske Bank chairman after leadership shuffle: "We have also needed innovation" Storebrand AM wants to bring private debt vehicles to market SEB's new venture capital fund bets on cyber security PFA and Alm. Brand invest least in fossil fuels – climate campaign investigates insurance companies' black investments Asset manager spends hundreds of millions on Postnord properties in Sweden Partner is leaving alternative investment platform IIP LD Pensions to miss out on billions if politicians decide to payout Danes’ frozen holiday money House of Reach's new relationship manager looks back on jump from buy-side to sell-side East Capital sees Russia as emerging market with most potential Danish asset managers among best in Europe ATP's real estate arm reels in new investment manager Froth in stocks starts to bubble over after EUR 18.6 trillion rebound Head of business development at major asset manager: "We want as diverse an environment as possible" Invesco research: Emerging market debt exposure shot up in 2019 Asset manager met 25 of Denmark's biggest tier 1 clients before opening new office: "They say our offering is relevant" Swedish politicians postpone next step of controversial pension reform Velliv's real estate arm more than doubles its year-end result and expects same level in 2020 EUR 26.5 billion property investor says offices remain a good bet Nordic funds bank on quality to weather US turbulence Equity profiles to start venture fund in energy tech SEB to help Swedish central bank with green bonds First Fondene: It is a strong signal for the markets Storebrand AM opens Danish branch to get bigger piece of institutional market Newcomer Polar Asset Management tops hedge fund list Danske Bank manager on hunt for golden goose: "Now and then, we come across companies that are priced wrongly" ...and more about people MP Pension signs up to global CO2 neutral goal Blackrock files to license active non-transparent ETF structure Football player wants to advise teammates about their private economies: "There is a huge need" Former Nordea boss promises CO2 neutral returns for asset manager within 15 years Capman divests historic building to shy billionaire for hundreds of millions Danica increased green investments by 38 percent in Q1 Capital Four reaches for high and low risk with two new structured debt funds Pension reform could pull SEK 250 billion out of the Swedish stock market The oil fund has invested in real estate for 10 years: "It has given better returns and lower risk" Manulife seeks to grow business scope with new funds and more partnerships Nordics have sound fundamentals to deal with crisis, says NIB CEO Danish pension company takes over Norwegian clients AP3 recruits equity manager from Aberdeen's global team Prospera: Storebrand enters list of best external asset managers in Sweden Private equity investment profile moves to Realdania ATP's forester takes landlord role for giant Australian wind power project Nordic investors join asset managers' call for biodiversity impact metrics Pensam buys EUR 16 million property - has right of first refusal for more Hines continues hotel project despite corona crisis "Organizational changes" cost seven employees their jobs at Nykredit's asset management arm Investment data provider eVestment reels in AP1 as new customer Major asset manager targets Nordics with fund range as part of global growth strategy Bank-owned asset managers dominate list of largest asset managers SEB reels in Storebrand's sustainability specialist AXA IM: Some investors still confuse impact investing with philanthropy Corona means quick fix of investor protection regulation will suffice Pension fund puts another EUR 40 million into green investments DNB Manager: Our investments have significant positive effects on the environment Nykredit cuts positions after Sparinvest merger - chief strategist leaves Capman scours the market as pandemic creates investment opportunities Advisory bot enters pension market Hedge fund in Sweden trounces return goal with rare AI model Former Alecta CIO to chair AP7 as Swedish government overhauls AP funds' boards Former Alecta CIO to chair AP7 as Swedish government overhauls AP funds' boards Nordea liquidates L/S equity fund as boutique shuts Forvaltningshuset on hiring spree Danske WM revamps investment division yet again – former Nordea CIO takes another step up ...and more about people BlackRock lures asset managers, wealth funds after PNC exit EQT's Director of Shareholder Relations jumps ship for similar role at SEB Danish FSA's investigation of alternative investments will reveal fluctuations Nicolai Tangen: "There will be no more seminars" Skorstad to quit Nordea Asset Management in search for new challenge Stoxx 600 index on course for best May in 11 years Erik Penser Bank launches sustainable impact equity fund Nasdaq: Retail investors are key to well-functioning stock markets that support growth Aberdeen Standard Investments sheds light on real estate divestment plans Column: Covid-19 crisis has affected our favored investment themes Varma plans to grow infrastructure portfolio with future-proof investments Industriens Pension buys 159 newbuild homes in Aarhus Goldman Sachs delays launch of new private wealth platform Trill Impact expands after triple hiring Nordea Asset Management grows equity investment team Arne Simensen manages EUR 110 million - predicts three major post-pandemic challenges New CEO of Norway’s EUR 906 billion fund in make-or-break moment AP3 poaches new senior equity manager from Swedbank Robur Danish FSA puts pension funds' valuations of alternatives under the microscope Aberdeen Standard Investments is exploring sale of Nordic direct real estate arm Capital Four is planning several new funds NREP joins new company: may invest billions PFA boss made authorial debut and got a new job simultaneously Competitors non-committal about Danica's valuation proposal Dane in Switzerland wants to prove academics wrong with upcoming investment firm Europe's biggest fundamental investor: The olden days are gone Triodos IM expands into Sweden, eyes up other Nordic markets New oil fund manager could frequently be disqualified for investment decisions US stock exchange authority brings case against Dane accused of fraud and using a Ponzi scheme Sustainable investments held back by several factors Danish government to EU: Only limited updates to regulations on financial instruments, please Pension portfolios lose lion's share of 2019 gains Pimco-specialist: Corona crisis speeds up digital currencies Nordic Capital buys Swedish advisory firm Amundi chief pays close attention to three cycles to determine equity market view Nordic sales head celebrates ten years at MFS Investment Management and reflects on career Skagen CIO: No chance of business life speeding up anytime soon Nord Investments gets cash injection from Arabic bank FIM's new fund adopts zero tolerance policy to fossil fuels Blackrock is about to find skeletons in Sweden's EUR 41 billion bond market Millennials prefer robot bankers to humans, Nordic lenders' wealth units find Consortium including Pension Danmark and PFA plans 10 GW energy island Fund manager: "Times of crisis show who is swimming naked and who has things in order" ...and more about people Pension funds invest in companies with ownership structures under heavy public scrutiny Danish pension fund launches new sustainable product Folksam invests in green municipality bond CIP opens Vietnam office High-ranking Dane at Patrizia gets more responsibility Bankinvest recruits ESG analyst for fixed income S-Bank buys insurer's asset management and real estate units Two AP funds express doubt about plans to let AP7 invest in illiquid assets Investment bank establishes Nordic real estate company PIMCO fund manager does not believe in oil comeback Pandemic wipes out hedge fund gains but HCP Focus fund remains resistant Nordea replaces mandate for managing its EM small-cap fund Investment app with big promises slammed: "In my view, it is a scam" Goldman Sachs reopens Stockholm office with rigid staff checks Wealthy family expands billion-kroner Danish portfolio by 47 properties Danish football star becomes partner at family office Top performer to look abroad in search for new investors Danske Invest: The investment opportunities are often the best when the future looks bleakest Swedish fund manager plagued by severe negative returns appoints new CEO Industry 'diversity washes' figures for female managers, report finds Danish pension fund reels unlisted investment specialists Skandia Asset Management CEO to join AP Pension Bankinvest makes cuts and fires nine Swedish-style dictatorship of officials not a real option in Finland, says Varma CEO Simcorp publicizes new, lower expectations: Earnings are in decline Bankinvest makes top management changes Volatile markets enable Alecta to stock up on alternative investments BlackRock joins Allianz, Invesco saying ESG outperformed Analysts look on as Simcorp enters new market PRI CEO urges investors: We need a new normal NREP adjusts strategy with new partner and director Länsförsäkringar now holds highest share of sustainable bonds in the Swedish AM industry Webinars have become the secret weapon in the finance sector's communication Real estate investor loses CEO New green bond platform onboarding issuers at scale – ready to redeem first revenue Experienced strategist set sights on board career Blackrock accused of climate change hypocrisy Ex-head of WM quits Danske Bank to become CEO outside of financial sector Danish philanthropic foundation seeks equity manager for impact investing mandate Swedish central bank hires BlackRock in feud with Parliament Snorre Storset: We want transparency about the climate impact of our fund portfolios ...and more about people Broker: Corona has turned investors' expectations of the value of their real estate portfolios upside down Head of equity pressed restart - but can't let go of the financial world Velliv CEO: Now it is a battle to lose the least Fed buys EUR 282 million of ETFs at launch of historic program Nordic funds regain popularity among Finnish investors Former Nordea CEO becomes chairman at large Swedish property company Strategic Investments buys slice of Investeringsrådgivning A/S Swedish small cap fund stocks up on dry powder and builds stake in company cut in half by crisis Swedish asset manager aims to sell Copenhagen real estate projects Nasdaq Stockholm fears pension reform may threaten SME growth and corona recovery Two black swans take Norwegian equity funds on a roller coaster ride Capital Four’s new VP wants to inspire more women to become CFA holders after returning to Denmark Norwegian quant robot crowdfunded EUR 485,000 from 180 investors Oxford University: Wealthy private investors steer towards sustainable funds Mandatum Life has first closing on private debt vehicle in uncharted territory World’s biggest wealth fund dumps EUR 2.8 billion in fossil fuels Inflows show change of mood among Norwegian fund savers in April KLP invests in billion-kroner Norwegian wind project Capital Four expands investment team with new recruitments Danske Bank hires former ABG head of equity analysis ATP, SEB see more companies start hunt for capital PFA real estate head: Investment in data centers cost around EUR 200 million Fund platform grows user base and starts expansion abroad World's largest managers attract more assets during crisis PFA buys stake of data center operator from AXA IM Cilia Holmes Indahl becomes new leader of EQT Foundation Danica proposes shared industry codex for alternative investment valuations Danish asset manager reels in two new faces to client team BlackRock stake sale frees PNC to hunt for another acquisition Norway to spend record EUR 37.9 billion of oil wealth amid crisis New Nordic player eyes growing demand for adjusted index products Amateurs flock to share trading, trigger warnings over risk Goldman Sachs AM Nordic integration plan takes a step ahead CEO selection at world’s biggest wealth fund slammed by watchdog Swedbank Robur's CEO elected new chairman of investment fund association Bank of Finland creates and fills new responsible investments role Model-based asset manager uses uncompromising strategy and refuses to manage clients' entire fortunes Future CEO of Norway's oil fund used criticized Panama law firm Swedish fund savers returned to equity funds in April PFA follows Nordic peers and pledges carbon-free future SEB dives deeper into the world of microfinance Oil fund's historic asset sale gives Norway an edge ...and more about people AXA Investment Managers eyes up impact growth following charity pledge Capman appoints new partner Danske Bank WM Head laments: I haven't seen anything this bad since 1990 East Capital: China's GDP hit "way worse than expected" Institutional investors avoid complicated investments amid corona crisis Nykredit Wealth Management attracted new capital in Q1 Alecta joins Dutch pension fund and investment manager in co-investment agreement Integrity and quick decision-making gained former fund selector a place as partner Columbia Threadneedle fund buys majority stake in Norwegian 'green' data center An AQR warning and a 3,612 % return fire up the black swan debate AMF supports virus-stricken Swedish economy and picks future winners LGIM opens office in Stockholm and reels in ex-AP4 equity head to lead it Swedish firms pay out billions to owners despite pleas to stop Bond investors read clear message from ECB ruling: ‘Watch Out’ Novo Holdings prepares Scandinavian real assets offensive Atrium has plans for Nordic venture fund with sustainable startups London-based Swede took giant leap and started his own company Norway’s new Covid-19 bond fund makes first investments Health care funds pull in sound returns despite pandemic German judges give ECB three months to fix QE program Finnish pension giants invest in ailing companies with growth potential Jupiter AM onboards funds on Swedish insurance platform Novo Holdings buys stake in NREP SEB's Danish asset management arm to widen client coverage Alecta's head of equities joins board of Lundbergföretagen KLP CEO: We can withstand zero returns for five years World’s oldest central bank hits legal blockade amid crisis Neuberger Berman turns to connectivity in new 5G fund A USD 300 billion Nordic manager reveals his new availability credo Blackrock's Hyldahl expects demand for illiquid assets to continue to climb upwards post corona Founders of secretive Danish asset manager switch roles Corona crisis has shown the value of green investments - billions more may be on the way Major investor slams more than half of Denmark's biggest companies for wage policies Ex-AP3 fund manager reminisces as he enters partner role at up-and-coming firm ...and more about people Capital Four boosts investment team yet again Danske Bank Wealth Management still losing clients Founding family bought out of Formuepleje Danica CEO "I want to work from home more, too" Pandemic shakes up Swedish small caps amid liberal virus restrictions Norway wealth fund chief cleared of ethics breach "Bad feeling" before the coronacrisis arrived benefitted PFA, despite large loss Danica close to zero result despite growth in premiums ATP satisfied with hedging strategy despite billion-euro Q1 losses Storebrand Asset Management got through Q1 with only slight drop in AUM Legal claim saw DNB Asset Management's profit nosedive in Q1 PIMCO: Crisis may lock in low interest rates for up to five years PFA wins back half of huge Q1 loss Head of equities set to leave Alecta Maj Invest loses chief economist to family office EUR 3.3 billion manager bets crisis is getting worse - dumps risk East Capital reels in experienced fund manager with ESG credentials as CIO Intensive advice strategy made Nordea private banking clients invest more in March PFA CEO open to four-day week Swedish real estate investor sees light at the end of the corona tunnel Massive bond issues may create surplus New clients at Artha send AUM rocketing by EUR 201 million SEB Investment Management's AUM drops as corona bites Largest Nordic asset manager sees AUM fall in first quarter LD Pensions seeks managers for bond mandates Leveraged ETFs bearish on stocks lure EUR 5.2 billion in April Nordea Asset Management bets big on technology and reels in SimCorp specialist to head up new unit Nordic asset managers reach top and flop lists in European fund analysis Upright Project research: ESG Funds can have a negative impact, too Head of sustainable financing at Danske Bank sees opportunities for bigger climate efforts after the corona crisis Poor performance puts strain on alternative risk premia funds New oil fund CEO will work around the clock to prove himself Watch Medier launches finance media in Norway Riksbanken maintains interest rate level - but does not rule out lowering it later UBS has biggest loss provisions in a decade ATP builds stake in green bonds issued by Nordic Investment Bank Fund selector felt her gender was an obstacle – now she acknowledges the power of being herself Bankinvest CEO: Clients prefer index funds to bots AP3 forms new group to tackle strategic and tactical asset allocation PIMCO integrates European ETF arm into global platform Asset managers ask pharmaceutical companies to stop competing in the hunt for a corona vaccine A hedge fund manager’s dream just crashed into the real world MP Pension wants executive bonuses scrapped at Danske Bank - but keeps own program Europe’s number one stock market is close to erasing 2020 drop Money was flooding into Bankinvest in 2020 - and then the coronavirus came The timing was right for Bankinvest in 2019 - this may not be repeated in 2020 Atrium Kapitalforvaltning reels in experienced fund selector as partner Technology funds record strong returns in Sweden during pandemic US investor predicts huge purchases on Copenhagen property market Catella warns of significant corona effect A Swedish credit investor just opened a EUR 1.5 billion war chest ...and more about people Citywire picks 10 best fund selectors in the Nordics New face joins current CEO at Patrizia's helm Pimco steps up distressed bet with another USD 3 billion fund Danica gets new head of communications Victory is short and sweet for most Nordic Hedge Awards finalists as coronavirus crashes the party Swedbank Robur's AUM plummets by 12 percent in Q1 as corona bites CEO of world’s biggest wealth fund says he "really screwed up" ATP reaches new milestone for green bonds PKA invests billions in healthcare projects in developing countries Griff Kapital sees biggest opportunity for growth in Norwegian family offices DNB newssite hires Morningstar veteran as content producer Danske Bank manager aims to make herself superfluous Ilmarinen hopes that climate change is not being forgotten like it was in 2008 Handelsbanken appoints new heads of Finnish banking and internal auditing UBS expects extra taxes for richest clients Well-known Swedish fund companies perform below average amid corona turmoil Pension funds to consider increased supply of Danish government bonds Griff Kapital hires senior employees from DNB, Nordea Teachers' pension fund criticized for Aramco shares Miracle scenario needed for quick pandemic recovery, says CEO of Finnish State Pension Fund Danish pension funds back ex-PM's suggestion to avoid corona disaster McKinsey: Sweden's AP funds should widen their investment expertise Swedish investors are early supporters of T. Rowe Price's new sustainable funds Norway’s USD 1 trillion wealth fund snared by scandal over its CEO Turmoil boosts ETF usage says Blackrock in run-up to anniversary Coronavirus hits Norwegian mutual funds Industriens Pension predicts long-term remote work Psychologist: Managers have had the wind in their sails for the first weeks of crisis and remote working - here come the after-effects European regulators scrutinize investment fund liquidity Danish investors still buying mutual fund shares despite market downturn Nordea revamps fee structure and ditches commission fees for some clients Handelsbanken's fixed income funds invest in NIB's Covid-19 Response Bond CEO of Norway’s wealth fund faces probe after luxury jet use Renaissance says quant models misfired during March mayhem US bond giants hit hard by corona crisis Pensiondanmark CEO: Unlisted investments have "proved their worth" during corona crisis Sweden faces tougher economic setbacks than Denmark due to coronavirus despite lenient strategy Nordic head ready to take on entrepreneurial ambitions in new role Former Nykredit director joins Sparinvest board ...and more about people Man Group faces redemptions as clients adjust portfolios amid economic uncertainty Investors invest record amounts in junk bonds Quintet Private Bank reveals new advisory team in Nordic business push Investors sow seeds of doubt over possible buyers of national debt Ex-pharma professional will lead DNB’s new biotech fund Blackrock sees investors flee long-term funds in Q1 UBS’s billionaire clients keen on turnaround opportunities Norway's asset management association welcomes FSA's push to comply with MiFID II Record outflow from Swedish mutual funds in March Railway pension scheme brings ATP's Head of Investment Strategy on board Hines makes Danish residential debut: Buys 121 properties from Bonava Rare praise for active managers as two decades of returns have "exceeded expectations by a good margin", says NBIM EQT chairman believes in optimistic economic scenario Varma believes pandemic will turn a new page in real estate market Danske Bank WM executive starts in new role as part of organizational change Private equity fund tight-lipped over secrets to success Navigare Capital pays out dividends to owners NAM executive to chair global investor advisory board in hunt for better disclosures Denmark mulls foreign debt as funding needs hit USD 37 Billion Simcorp enters deal with large Italian asset manager Norwegian FSA orders fund management companies to let lower costs benefit clients Credit quants get schooled after liquidity storm upends trading He brings with him three decades of sustainability experience to MP Pension Odin Fonder Finland gets new CEO Swedish alternatives specialist joins US investment advisory Amundi strengthens Stockholm-based sales team Corona draws out the tide and reveals skimpy swimwear as funds proved less safe than their names suggested AMWatch goes on Easter vacation Danske Bank warns of lawsuit against Thomas Borgen Bank shuts down climate fund after weak returns Recovery from pandemic may include raising inflation, says Taaleri Invesco eyes Chinese recovery and launches two funds ATP investment managers have been adjusting billion-kroner risk levels from home Aberdeen Standard Investments loses head lawyer from Danish office UBP launches new frontier market sovereign bond fund run by ex NAM manager RI chief was scared of becoming redundant when she quit her credit analyst role and stepped into the then unknown world of ESG MFS Investment Management keen to pick up talks with Nordic investors on high yield Visible role models and stronger networks would make fund management more attractive for women A.P. Møller Capital acquires Kenyan power plant Industriens Pension excludes tar sand companies ESG funds outperform wider market during corona crisis Investors demand high-level wages are reduced Scandal follows crisis after 35 bond funds shuttered in Sweden Norway’s wealth fund wants more from brokers at end of the day Ex-Danske WM executive resurfaces at Blackrock Asset management industry fails to attract female fund managers Europe's largest asset manager: "It's too simple to say that value as a style didn't perform" Media: Authorities may clamp down on pension funds' valuations of unlisted investments Fund distributor House of Reach hires new profiles Nordnet hires experienced client manager from Danske Bank to improve platform Dane behind London-based quant fund with EUR 134 million AUM: "The potential is fantastic" NAM keeps Swedish crown jewel despite massive share drop and high ESG risk: "They have a very ambitious turnaround plan" A wealth fund pioneer targets credit markets to save the planet LD Pensions seeks fundamental manager for emerging markets equities mandate PFA ramps up oil exposure despite criticism ECB’s Rehn calls for Europe-wide systemic solution to crisis ...and more about people Hedge fund specialist describes what makes a good leader in asset management Nordic pension funds take flexible stance on dividends Hidden-asset ETFs test appetite for active managers amid rout ATP: A crisis can also bring investment opportunities Watch Medier launches German business media outlet Swedish real estate investor buys EUR 375 million real estate portfolio Norwegian oil fund has gigantic minus for Q1 Corona hits Nordic PE and VC after years with record activity: "If – and that's a big if – this succeeds, we should see a strong rebound" UBS hires experienced private banker in efforts to rebuild Copenhagen advisory team after six advisors quit for rival bank Two chief sales managers leave Nordea Markets Nordic investors beef up corporate bonds exposure, says Jupiter Asset Management Citigroup reels in ex Danish prime minister for top advisor role Danske Bank's wealthy clients flock to livestreams to interact with strategists and look for answers to corona crisis Thylander Gruppen has big plans for historic Danske Bank headquarters Fund savers in Sweden continue their monthly savings and have a positive long-term outlook Lannebo excludes all controversial industries from fund portfolios Central bank expects continued low rates during corona crisis Express Bank finds new CEO Denmark's central bank: Some banks will go under if the crisis lasts Investors come across a myriad of open questions in ESG, says Swedbank Robur Record-breaking deal: Danske Bank's historic headquarters sold for over EUR 268 million Shuttering of investment funds triggers probe in Denmark Lego billionaires’ fund says now’s no time to buy stocks Quant researcher with two centuries of return data reflects on corona-led downturn "We are not stopping everything because of the virus": DNB has biotech fund launch on the horizon Asset managers failed to build up resilience during upswing, warns Blackrock's Larry Fink Norwegian law professors call hiring process for one of the world's most powerful financier roles illegal Rebalancing by pension funds has helped equity market Axcel raises billions for new fund Two large Nykredit hedge funds hit by problems Nasdaq exchange director: Trading volume is at an all-time high World’s biggest wealth fund dragged closer to dumping assets Industry organization warns against ban on short selling Nuveen targets more direct investing in private equity and real estate PFA CEO: "I am leading more through others at the moment - and that is probably very healthy" Danish pension funds stop selling off Danish kroner - currency stabilizes AP7: "We still have a leveraged portfolio" Formuepleje: Losses don't surprise clients DNB AM's new funds excel under tough market conditions: "We have the prerequisites to generate alpha" With 660,000 job losses, rich Nordic economies are in deep shock Velliv reels in professional risk manager to head up its middle office 5 steps to curb the economic effects of corona: Nordea Asset Management joins forces with global investors in statement to tackle crisis A hedge fund manager’s dream job comes with drastic pay cut Simcorp CEO's plan: We will be back at the office in June Infinite QE is destroying traditional bond-fund strategies Future CEO of Norway's national oil fund connected to funds registered in Cayman Islands ...and more about people AP7 restructures investment team and names three division heads PKA brings real estate projects forward Danish foundation sees buying opportunities in corona crisis Billion-dollar Swedish hedge fund liquidates Equity funds with decade-long underperformance change fund managers Norway’s EUR 862 billion wealth fund set to buy stocks due to rout Storm prompts investors to reassess earlier strategies, says Neuberger Berman Seasoned Danish stock picker pays researcher to help with corona trial: "We all need a few rays of comfort in this challenging period" Norwegian oil fund names new CEO New AI fund navigates market turbulence: "Our plan is to demonstrate that this is the next generation of CTA investing" A EUR 15 billion bond manager says it’s too late to hedge risk Danish industrial properties part of EUR 65.7 million Blackstone deal Handelsbanken withdraws proposal to raise board wages Danske Bank AM veteran becomes CEO of fintech startup Corona trade sends revenues at investment banks soaring Institutional investors will only step in if they see solid signs of change “Diplomacy rests on the notion of managing relationships in an increasingly complex world” Dane becomes CEO of wealth management bank under sad circumstances Watchdog criticizes Danica Pension: Needs to improve value assessment of unlisted asset class No free lunch in finance as so-called safe funds follow market into sharp decline The Nordics' top European equity performers hold self-discipline and focus on products with ongoing demand as keys to decade-long success Norwegian krone soars significantly after market digests intervention risk Söderberg & Partners to look for new CEO for Danish branch Issues with login on AMWatch site Swedish pension fund platform still labels suspended funds as low risk Danish pension funds want central bank to purchase government bonds ATP objects to Maersk chair's DKK 7 million wage Fed signals unlimited QE, adds aid for companies, municipalities First Dane with ESG investment certificate: "It is a kind of re-education about reality" Chairman of EU Securities and Markets authority: Open markets are vital to the economy Pinebridge Investments picks peer's Nordic head to lead new regional hub CEO of Swedish private equity company: "This is much, much more serious than 2008" Crisis will reveal risk management abilities of pension companies Capman maintains course despite corona Swedish corporate bond funds are reopening: "We hope the market calms down" Pension fund CIO reviews hedge fund allocation after sell-off: "I fear they don’t work, but I hope to be proven wrong" Alecta, Folksam and Länsförsäkringar rush to help those affected by the pandemic This is how Nuveen's Head of Continental Europe built his Copenhagen-based advisory team ... and more about people Crisis fires up pension funds' calculators: What are private assets worth in a corona-riddled world? Goldman Sachs wins investment tender with LD Fonde Finnish state pension fund beefs up exposure to commercial paper Seasoned alternatives specialist finds it refreshing to build something new at Evli Alecta sets up real estate subsidiary to manage domestic properties Private Banking Director at Nordea: The crisis must be resolved by rebalancing the portfolio Finance professor scolds queasy investors for taking excessive risk NREP divests 11 logistics properties in major deal DNB's new multi-asset fund obtains marketing permission amid market storm: "It would be a lie to say it hasn't been a challenging start" Taking a Nordic impact platform to different cultures comes with its challenges – The Upright Project eyes expansion into Asia Column: Investors in big trouble as stock-bond correlation turns positive Norway’s krone suffers worst drop in half a century CEO of Swedish pension fund AP3: "We must leave the panic behind us" A world of exotic quant trades joins stock meltdown Real estate investors hold their breath and hope for the best Danish FSA asks pension funds for market turmoil's impact on market rate products Norwegian government asks manager of domestic oil fund to run crisis bond fund C Worldwide changes strategy and drops Danish equity fund Swedish pension company AMF about the Covid-19 crisis: "It's about wintering" EU bans non-essential incoming travel for 30 days PFA navigates market turmoil: "Sometimes you get it right, and sometimes you don’t" A perfect storm has hit Nordic business developers Nordea AM: ESG funds weather the storm better than others Danish asset manager Othania in defensive phase with systematically traded funds Heimstaden appoints new Danish country manager Storebrand bosses buying up company shares for private portfolios amid market turmoil Nordic Capital agrees to buy U.K. eye-surgery firm SpaMedica Danish pension fund plans to expand real estate portfolio to EUR 2 billion over the next five years Formuepleje reels in Danish bank's fintech guru to draw attention to itself Column: Market crash improves long-term return outlook, but the short-term looks very shaky AP1 divests from companies with fossil fuel activities Norway's oil fund has lost EUR 111 billion during market turmoil The largest private equity firm in the Nordics takes steps to stave off cash crunch Winners of annual Morningstar awards across the Nordics revealed - some global asset managers come out on top Swedish country manager of Pareto AM warns of too much risk-taking in negative interest rates environment Multi-billion manager now fears a global credit crunch Lack of liquidity hits Danish mortgage bonds Philanthropic association aims for increased exposure to illiquids as part of long-term strategy ...and more about people Norges Bank reduces interest rates to 1 percent - ready for more Danish partner leaves large Nordic private equity fund Nordea strategist on ECB president: "She is not very good at calming people down" European stocks plunge most this century after ECB underwhelms Finnish managers well-prepared for lockdown as government follows lead of other Nordic countries Fund companies raise prices and suspend funds one after another One of the largest Nordic asset managers reels in ex Blackrock and Invesco sales professional PFA intensifies crisis committee's work after government shuts down country Corona case at Saxo bank sends half of employees home from headquarters EM bond fund manager turns to credit default swap index to protect his portfolio amid stormy weather Forget 2020: "It's really too late to escape now that it has fallen so much" One of Sweden's biggest investors kicks gambling out of portfolio Scandinavia is in lockdown after latest spike in virus cases Denmark shuts down for two weeks due to COVID-19 Top ESG manager is a philosophy graduate with outsized returns Sweden's EKN drops fossil investments UK-based asset manager enters Scandinavian wind market Avanza's CFO will leave the company in 2021 French finance group splits asset management business in two Former FSA employee to lead Nordea Invest They manage USD 310 billion, and they want new carbon pricing rules Swedbank admits to possibly breaking US sanctions New senior portfolio manager with Ph.D. in quantitative economics joins Pensam Net inflows to funds registered in Finland drop dramatically PFA: “We are paving the road whilst driving on it – Climate Plus is ready to fly but continuously under development” Ditched professor lifestyle in particle physics to enter the realm of quant investing Handelsbanken moves AGM due to corona fears Elo partners with Sonae Sierra, Allianz and APG to invest in Iberian malls Nordea is helping business clients – but still sees the corona effect as temporary COLUMN: Market turmoil reveals spots of weakness within alternative investments Pension companies see opportunities after corona and oil market shocks One of Sweden's best-selling funds is run by Norwegian ex-physicist: Fund manager's non-financial background could be the recipe Finnish holder of new ESG certificate: For me it is not about formal credentials, but about learning Danish mutual fund providers suspend trading after shares plunge Market unrest may push the Fed and the ECB into large rate cuts Skagen Fonder manager sees new bubble in US tech companies Markets react: Coronavirus and oil shock lead to massive drops EUR 37.6 billion Swedish manager fears rate cuts more than virus Jobs bonanza in stewardship and sustainable investment teams International agri investor commends Danish approach to sustainability but isn't investing just yet Billion-kroner build hit by bribery case: PFA turns in advisor Swedish financial watchdog values transparency about coronavirus preparedness Market crash offered a major lesson in psychology, recalls Enter Fonder's founder ...and more about people Formuepleje criticized for charging returns-based fees ETFs tracking Foxberry's indices surpass milestone Swedish financial authorities prepare for an epidemic - radio silence from Danish equivalent Institutional investors step up thematics despite decade of questionable performance On the hunt for alternative investments for retail clients: "It is insanely exciting" Storebrand is buying up equities: "In six months, we won't necessarily be talking about the coronavirus" Small asset manager grows in bank-dominated industry ATP increases sustainability and reduces energy bill Fokus Asset Management finds CIO in Zambia Former AP4-profile leaves Australia to join sovereign wealth fund in Abu Dhabi Retail clients flock to Danish asset manager's index offering Danish pension funds' private market investments have grown by a third in two years Global real estate investment manager makes single largest investment in Denmark to date Norwegian oil fund slashed Tesla stake before rally Newsec expects over 25 percent more property sales this year Swedish fund company goes fossil-free but CEO does not see a need for tougher regulations Danish investment company hires new financial director "I have never come across a similar platform": Experienced financier to spearhead Hemonto's first overseas hub World’s largest wealth fund reveals talks with Danske and Swedbank on laundering case World’s biggest wealth fund tells firms to give it more ESG data Finnish State Pension Fund's emerging market bonds yield a "splendid return" Top economist in Norway bets against Wall Street on rates Norwegian investment bank buys real estate project in Denmark for EUR 20 million Equity manager returns to Arctic from Nordea East Capital: Coronavirus has dealt the hardest blow to China's small businesses Virus forces DNB unit to send staff home New CEO could not turn down offer to run Danica's real estate arm Northern Trust Asset Management: It is only logical that investors are increasingly turning to factor investing Jyske Capital's multi-factor credit funds gain traction abroad -- but not as quickly as the lead fund manager had hoped Independent asset manager posts record result and dividend Irish-UK asset manager eyes Nordic wind investments Coronavirus triggers heavy outflows and falling share prices for asset managers One of Sweden's largest asset managers hails new suite of ESG futures Blackrock survey: Institutional investors to increase allocation to private markets For 19 years, the chief executive of PKA has tried to change a past regret ATP's real estate arm reels in new CIO from Danica Media: Nordea's asset and wealth management chief exec could be unnamed candidate for CEO position in Oil Fund ...and more about people CFA Society UK's new ESG Investing Course attracts 1,200 students in just a few months Media: This is why CIO is leaving Danica EQT considers sale of Singaporean services firm Pensiondanmark CEO: We are building to generate returns - not so members can save on living costs NBIM after EUR 164 billion return: Rebound will define the blow Coronavirus eventually deals to the world economy Head of investments is also leaving Danske Bank's wealth management unit Danske Bank Asset Management fires four from sales team Simcorp makes deal with US startup DNB Asset Management has "sold a lot of equities" and turned to credits EUR 14 billion buyout firm just joined the negative-rate debate Lego billionaires take charge after losing EUR 275 Million on ISS CIO duo leave Danica and Danske Bank Swedish fund managers: The crucial factor is whether the Coronavirus spreads in the US Investors expect value of Danish real estate to increase in 2020 Industriens Pension hires private equity specialist from foundation Global distribution head: "Index has no conscience" Norwegian partnership forges solar and wind investment plan World’s biggest wealth fund draws no women in search for new CEO Media: Pension investors uneasy about infrastructure partner's shifting focus "With hard work and a willingness to learn, you can go beyond the remit of your degree" Real estate broker predicts 2020 will outdo 2019 as foreign investors chase property Pension funds back new Danish State investment fund aimed at entrepreneurs Pensiondanmark becomes first Danish pension company to get ESG standards audited Pensiondanmark shifts focus to costs as lower expected returns loom Enter Fonder plans to reform its screening process A EUR 13 billion credit manager braces for the next sell-off ATP poaches quant specialist from PKA to boost global equities team After 33 percent AUM growth in 2019: This is how SPP Fonder plans to keep up the momentum Nordea Asset Management in Luxembourg recruits head of product management Approach to climate puts Scandinavia on asset manager's top 30 Pensam tucks away bonus after good investment year Saxo Bank introduces negative rates for wealthy clients Danske Bank AM overhauls corporate bond funds: "I would be surprised if we didn't experience more interest and inflow in the future" Rising fears of a bubble in responsible equities Catella announces progress in Denmark and Finland Pensam overhauls equity portfolio to meet new climate benchmark Insurer builds stake in Columbia Threadneedle's European social bond strategy: Investment duo notes growing interest in social investments AP3 also achieves best investment result of decade Private equity firm sells oil service companies Danish pension funds to stop investing in tax havens "Massive risk" drives ESG bets at EUR 100 billion Finnish funds Pension fund depreciates property portfolio by EUR 53.6 million due to regulatory change - may write off more Oil fund is part of class action suit against Danske Bank's former CEO CIP sells stake in Taiwan offshore wind projects The Norwegian sovereign wealth fund increases investments in "blacklisted" companies Dissatisfied investors sue former Danske Bank CEO for over EUR 335 million ...and more about people Despite growing popularity, Danish investments in index products are still lagging behind Swedish pension fund AP1 achieves highest return in ten years Castellum takes concrete steps towards climate neutrality by 2030 Danish pension fund's low risk level shows in returns Adrenaline kick during financial crisis in London made transitioning to Denmark hard Danske’s richest clients dragged into long-term subzero pain Swedish state pension fund caught in a snare - has invested EUR 47 million in tax haven on EU blacklist Danske Bank introduces negative rates for retail customers Real estate brokers: Nordic market will continue to attract foreign investors as rent growth exceeds European averages Storebrand AM scrapped fragmented IT infrastructure to create unified platform for all its brands After tripling of green bond investments in 2019: Länsförsäkringar aims even higher for 2020 Danica CIO unconcerned by negative rates Ex-executives: Give Danish pension savers free choice of asset manager Swedbank Robur picks internal candidate as head of trading AP1 recruits new CEO from Nordea Danish FSA names new head of investor protection Media: Blackrock promotes former ATP CEO to co-head its European division Derivative products are still a no go in the Nordic region Via Equity: New investors change nothing for us PFA closely monitors EU's verdict on Maersk's beaching yard Media: Danske Bank headquarters up for sale for over EUR 268 million Danish pension fund duo divest shares of private equity funds Finnish finance heavyweights question government climate fund plan Skype founder attracts record amount for new venture fund Wall Street targets the Nordics after latest spike in wealth Survey: 43 percent of Nordic institutional investors have turned to impact investing Danish pension duo's infrastructure company finds three new partners internally Contracts with Danish pension funds make Newsec the second-largest real estate manager in Europe when measured by square footage Competition clause of Nykredit's buy of Sparinvest was not vetted by authorities British asset manager skyrockets after announcing plans to buy competitor Externally managed assets rose by almost a third at KLP Asset Management in 2019 After best investment return of the decade, Ilmarinen aims to become carbon-neutral pension fund Swedish fund industry slams FSA's proposal to strongly limit fund offering in PPM system Watch Medier expands to Norway and Germany Danish foundation's new CIO originally wanted to be a judge Norway's central bank warns of meddling with EUR 1 trillion fund More asset managers turn to sustainability benchmarks ...and more about people Danish pension fund reduces equity portfolio's climate footprint by 20 percent New head of Nordics: “I had to fight for every win for the first couple of years” Gefion sells Copenhagen office property to German investor for EUR 22.3 million Eaton Vance's new Nordic business developer puts clients' needs first to unlock growth potential: "We have a lot of confidence in his abilities to raise assets in relevant strategies" PE funds lead growth at Taaleri Group Ilmarinen continues allocation shift towards ETFs with ESG overlay Finnish life insurer turns to AI in new fund launch for institutional market LD Fonde wants external managers to push companies in a more sustainable direction Swedish AM community hails Riksbank's commitment to zero, rather than negative rates AMF works towards fossil-free society and pulls in 13.7 percent return New sustainability report: Higher quality in fund offerings from Swedish unit-link insurance companies BlackRock climate vow pays off with new ETF’s USD 600 million debut EU rejects UK finance sector's demand for market access after brexit Norwegian fund cancels sale of oil service firms and founds new group Danish pension funds build stake in eucalyptus plantation in Tasmania in effort to boost green profile Norwegian "tiger cub" appears on list of best paid US hedge fund managers Danske Bank under scrutiny for new commission cap Storebrand Asset Management posts Q4 results: AUM soars by 18 percent in 2019 EQT shows interest in UK company's waste-management arm Danish FSA guidelines burden small pension funds' alternative investments Europe’s post-subzero rate experiment faces next big test First day of business for Futur Pension after sheding its Danica past New head of fixed income reflects amid reshaping portfolio of external credit managers EQT opens office down under Ray Dalio says market impact of Coronavirus is ‘exaggerated’ EU finance sector risks losing competitiveness after Brexit is finalized, says UK's ex-FM at VER anniversary Velliv wants pension savers to switch to market rate products US investor wants to expand billion-dollar Nordic real estate portfolio AP2 celebrates strongest investment result ever Formuepleje: chief exec: "New co-CIO has responsibility for institutional activities" US fund company launches high-risk sustainable investment ETF Sustainable funds attracted a third of new capital in 2019 Activist investor stands to enter board at Nordea Not enough attention has been given to the social factor of ESG, says business school professor The world’s lowest interest rate may soon be raised in Denmark Asset management consultancy names new Head of Market Research Danske Bank WM's head equities and risk premia: "Our ambition is to develop a cutting edge cross-asset platform" ...and more about people Belgian investment company eyes growth in Swedish care real estate Norwegian oil fund removes British power company from blacklist PFA's head of CSR quits after two months of employment Danske Bank divested shipping stocks in 2019 due to new sulfur rules Disappointing final quarter for ATP partly caused by rising interest rates The Nordic region's largest asset manager sees competitive advantages of global ESG wave Market tailwind secures all-time high AUM for Nordea Asset & Wealth Management in Q4 Skagen shuts down activist fund after two years following low interest Final quarter was weakest of 2019 for ATP NREP finds new partner at J.P. Morgan DNB Asset Management reached AUM of EUR 66 billion in Q4 Danica to offer new, green pension product in 2020 Danske Bank appoints new head of asset management Polhem Infra adds energy profiles to investment staff Money laundering scandal dies down: Danske Wealth Management wants to win back lost clients T. Rowe Price reels in "Nordea talent" to strengthen Nordic client team Denmark's biggest money tank maintains fossil fuels shares despite criticism Three Swedish top fund managers shed light on difficult decade for fundamental strategies as pension system reform unfolds Simcorp earnings disappoint slightly Danske Bank's wealth management continues weak growth Danske Bank wants to reach EUR 13 billion in sustainable investments Swedish asset manager launches sustainable corporate bond fund Danske’s new Head of Fixed Income was introduced to "nerdy theme" for master’s degree – and got hooked Simcorp releases quarterly report on Wednesday: will focus on additional sales to existing customers Ilmarinen, Danske Bank and SEB rescue scandal-ridden care home chain from looming bankruptcy Impact profile resurfaces at EUR 4.6 billion investment manager PFA hires alternatives advisor from decommissioned commercial bank Equity rally fueled big pay rises for asset managers in 2019 Cautious investment strategy gives P+ a return on the lower end of the spectrum Neuberger Berman eyes new business opportunities following Nordic hub launch SEB: Low yields and reasonable growth equals and justifies high equity valuations DNB appoints head of Danish branch - needs to deliver on plan for growth in Denmark South Korean syndicate and Varma purchase OP HQ in Helsinki Fondita's Europe fund pulls in record result after sustainability makeover AP CEO after avalanche of improvement orders: We took risks we didn't want to take Danish FSA orders commercial pension company to improve alternatives reporting Large US asset manager hires business development director for Nordics Acting CEO explains her revamp of a EUR 32.5 billion fund -- shifting from active to passive equity investment strategy Danish pension fund introduces climate-focused pension product Meet BlueOrchard - an impact investing veteran Nykredit reels in rivals' employees for private banking elite unit Brunswick opens Copenhagen office headed by former Aberdeen chief Investment duo to gain more responsibility following alpha head's exit In an industry full of cowboys, he is "the most likeable guy in the room" Rubik Properties to expand within asset management ...and more about people Pension fund picks Danske Bank AM's Head of Alpha as new CIO European sustainable funds more than doubled in 2019 - "Interesting to see whether asset managers in other regions follow Nordic example" ATP divests Mexican mining equity following failed engagement Danish investment company appoints new CEO Foxberry: Rapid development in ESG knowhow requires 'future-proofing' of portfolios Nordic money managers: Coronavirus may be key market driver for months in 2020 New head of Asset Management Office at Danske Bank Top 10 infograph: These Nordic mutual funds topped and flopped 2019 flows Formuepleje splits CIO role in two and promotes internal candidate CIP names second new partner within few days EQT executives weigh a buyout of EUR 3.9 billion credit arm Top UK pension scheme sets deadline for asset managers to handle exposure to climate risk Danish investors bought foreign bonds rather than equities in 2019 Danske Bank names Global CIO for private wealth management CIP snags yet another Ørsted boss SEB’s AUM-fulfilling ESG criteria increased by 36 percent in 2019 How founder of "Sweden's riskiest fund" stays ahead in niche market Carnegie: Small companies have historically generated higher returns but are still often neglected LocalTapiola opens illiquid funds of funds: "Institutions are looking to transfer more assets into illiquid investments" "You can’t fight battles on all fronts at the same time and expect to win": Nordea's new RI head on activist investor role The world’s most-profitable hedge fund is now a climate radical Swedbank Robur grew AUM by five percent in Q4 PKA invests in Dutch green government bonds Finland is losing its fight to regain AAA status Barings reels in new head of Nordic real estate from competitor Private equity portfolio manager made career U-turn Evli makes sustainability push, develops executive RI committee Bond managers mobilize for spike in Nordic sales to pay for M&A 29-year-old lawyer gives billion dollar advice at PFA: "It has been a steep learning curve" New impact investment tool from Pictet rates emission sinners Head of Nordic Wholesale Distribution quits Allianz Global Investors for specialized tech fund company Unlisted investments pulled returns down at Industriens Pension after a great year for equities Working towards a net zero carbon portfolio – Storebrand wants to see companies change on their own initiative Consumer watchdog slams pension fund for misleading marketing Retail investors flock to robot solutions: generated big returns in 2019 Industriens Pension generated an overall return of 12 percent in 2019 Shipping companies seek clarity on ESG: "How much is enough?" Infrastructure specialist reminisces as he prepares to boost Swedish pension savings ...and more about people CIO duo sheds light on differences between commercial and occupational pension funds Entrepreneur: the transition to a greener society means more requirements for investors in venture funds House of Reach appoints ESG product specialist in New York Wallenbergs reveal carbon emissions in EUR 45 billion portfolio JP Morgan challenges Nordic banks on private banking Swedish fund manager mulls bigger bet on Astrazeneca Trill Impact expands team of private equity professionals ESG wave breaks on Danish asset management: "It will hit the whole industry - and is just as influential as MiFID" Skagen Funds seeks to improve its advisory service amid European expansion plans PKA invests millions in Danish asset manager's microfinance fund MP Pension ready to take more mandates after attention-grabbing victory Watchdog slams fund companies for MiFID II violations New NREP fund invests in four shopping centers in Stockholm KLP is part of class action suit against Danske Bank Nordea Asset Management opens sustainable funds to UK investors JP Morgan launches actively managed index fund FSA Director to join Danske Bank Wealth Management as demand for alternatives' monitoring surges Danske Bank Wealth Management teams up with quant pioneers in new multi-factor fund launch: "This was an unique opportunity" ‘Massive amounts of money’ headed for Nordic real estate All Danish asset managers expect net sales to increase significantly in 2020 PKA considers removing Danske Bank share from observation list Folksam beefs up investment in forest fund Neuberger Berman strengthens Nordic foothold with new office Blackrock fund manager eyes renewable revolution Outgoing head of SEB in Denmark wants to achieve one last ambition after leaving the bank Pan-Nordic real estate investor gets four US-based pension companies onboard new record fund Index funds investing in Swedish equities have outperformed their active counterparts over the past ten years Swedbank Robur going for a firmer grip on the Nordics and Baltics Seven more Danish pension funds join shared tax principles initiative Sparinvest's index fund range under pressure as price war bites Alecta builds real assets debt platforms Head of institutional Scandinavia has left Fidelity International Nordic Cross Credit Edge hoping for an action-packed 2020 Danish pension funds invest EUR 100 million in green energy in developing countries Aberdeen boss leaves to help a foreign investor get going in Denmark SEB names new head of Danish division ...and more about people "At the age of 14, I invested all my money in equities" Sustainable funds lead growth at SPP Fonder Alecta hires rival CIO to head new real assets unit Foxberry hopes to reshape sustainability benchmarking Pension funds reconsider investments in security company Danish pension funds increase their risk with investments in development project Investors have pulled EUR 1.2 billion out of Danske Invest Founders to change roles in Danish emerging markets boutique Copenhagen Business School starts new board classes for fund companies Danish Investment Association: "Best year for mutual funds since 2009" BlueOrchard loses head of Business Development Nordics Equity strategy pulled results down despite high returns at Sampension EQT plans for next record fund ATP applies stricter standards than others in the green bond market Finnish investor buys Danish real estate for German pension fund The end of the bonus culture is coming to Wall Street Simcorp CEO: Order expectations were met in 2019, despite weaker activity in the US Amundi finds ESG investing has rewarded investors since 2014 Danica promotes Kobberup to CIO with Svennesen turning to wealth management Blackrock shakes up sustainable investment efforts Nordea looks into distressed debt amid slowdown fears Ex-CEO returns to VER – Viherkenttä moves to academia Nordic ETFs in US market halved in two years Low interest rates help investment watch dog with its overseas ambitions: Opening office in Norway Pension fund after record-high return: We might have taken some of the next few years' benefits already MP Pension satisfied with 2019 return - only FX pulling it down Hiking looks better than oil to private equity firm Altor Fund association in counterattack on proposed changes to premium pension system Storebrand Asset Management plans a Nordic real estate fund and expansion into infrastructure Danish pension funds buy government bonds issued by problem countries Catella turns more of its funds fossil-free Nordic Cross: “We don’t believe in TINA – we are the alternative” Thylander Gruppen invites investors on board at new billion kroner fund PFA throws EUR 201 million into office development after Korean buyer jumps ship Veritas poaches new CIO from Varma Blackrock joins USD 41tn investor climate campaign ...and more about people Swedbank Robur adopts new climate strategy impacting all investment areas DNB to cut fund fees – introduces new price structure LD on winner of Danish equity tender: MP Pension are far ahead of many competitors Biggest Nordic bond manager girds for issuance rush through June Carnegie names new head of M&A Danish credit manager starts a hiring spree: "Banks come to us because they can't recommend their bond funds to their clients" Swedish pension fund is on the lookout for private credit managers Norron ready with sustainable product offering in Q1 Danish energy developer enters solar joint venture with London-based AM Länsförsäkringar's mixed fund team explains successful year NAM's new responsible investments head is fighting to keep the major money manager ahead of rivals who "woke up yesterday and suddenly went green" High dividends and moderate valuations keep attracting investors to the Helsinki bourse, says FIM Nordea loses executive to Kommunekredit Management changes at real estate group Heimstaden MP Pension beats Danish competitors in billion kroner call for tenders for asset management Wallenberg family's Danish investment banker to create a well-oiled machine at SEB The Danish pensions sector spent EUR 17 billion on foreign bonds last year Huge potential in new field for Norwegian oil fund PFA raises pension customers' investment costs Hedge fund veteran floats idea of more strategies - but not at all costs Large Swiss bank splits up assets department - 500 employees to be fired Varma seeks to hire new managers for hedge funds, private equity and infrastructure Ilmarinen: Polluters should be made to pay for their emissions Citigroup: Art has become a real asset class Active asset manager changes strategy to attract women US fund giant attracted to wind investments in Sweden Finnish fund selector leaves SEB to join video game developer Nordea Asset Management changes bond team to improve diversity Nordea Asset Management loses selection manager to formerly owned pension company Polhem Infra ready to woo Swedish municipalities with Evergreen model Less money flowed through stock exchanges at Nasdaq Nordic in 2019 "A career in the finance sector means you never stop learning, which is a crucial thing for me" More wealthy Danes reject private banking solutions ...and more about people Denmark's largest active asset manager: It is hard to win in the big leagues Danish equity analyst only regrets one thing about his job in London A private equity manager's role is the corporate equivalent to a doctor Korean institutional investors buy wind farms in Northern Finland 2019 was the best year ever for Norwegian oil fund Polhem Infra: "We have an advantage over other infrastructure investors" Norron founders ready to dilute ownership over five-year period EQT Real Estate sells Technologiepark portfolio to TPG Real Estate Aktia plans expansion outside Nordic region through spearhead emerging market bond funds Business has never been better globally at this EUR 1tn active asset manager, despite more investors turning to indexes COLUMN: AM industry faces several challenges in 2020 Less than 1% of Danish pension funds' bonds are green Aalto University promotes Paukkeri to Head of Investments Nordic Head of Corporate & Institutional Banking at BNP Paribas believes in strong stock market in 2020 Aberdeen Standard Investments seeks out Nordic targets for its new real estate fund AMWatch news Macro fund manager warns about European bank sector's prospects under negative rate regime Formuepleje delays initial public offering Franklin Templeton to push ETF range to Nordic investors: "We wanted to develop something rather unique" SEB's Global Head of Investment Banking: Working abroad takes empathy and the ability to question your own beliefs Danske Invest lowers costs on 26 funds as industry fee pressure bites "I feel that being a portfolio manager is a lifestyle" Finnish asset manager launches Nordic hotel fund Danish pension fund buys real estate portfolio from Patrizia Folksam builds bigger stake in Heimstaden ...and more about people Finnish FSA bans real estate fund manager Icon from providing investment services One of Denmark's biggest banks names new head of asset management and private banking Nordea picks chief investment manager for private banking from own ranks Microfinance fund manager re-joins NAM to head new team Danish asset manager reels in new director for real estate arm Media: Highly-ranking Nordea executive is leaving the bank MP Pension lowers investment risk as market slump looms on the horizon Bank of Finland to increase scrutiny of external managers following UN PRI pledge New CIO makes his first move: Danish pension fund overhauls investment department Folksam Group names its new CEO Riksbank hike ends subzero experiment in global test case Icelandic pension fund looks for external managers in portfolio overhaul US-based asset manager picks Deas to manage its Danish real estate portfolio Demographics will keep up demand for residential real estate despite economy slowing down, FIM believes Heimstaden poaches head of real estate from Sampension for CIO role Swedish RE investor recruits new director Danish PE on capital hunt for a seventh fund NAM poaches sales head from the world's largest asset manager Swedish government ready to ease investment regulations for AP funds Storebrand AM executes next step in its European fund conquest The battered krona’s woes are far from over, says Swedish fund Sweden’s pension industry is about to get its first taste of life after negative interest rates. Denmark's largest pension fund invests in AXA IM Real Assets fund Brummer fund invests in new Swedish hedge fund Frost Equity specialist takes stock after quitting wealth-tech company to pursue new opportunities EU overcomes nuclear divide to reach key green-finance deal Swedish asset manager recruits four quantitative researchers After criticism from Competition Council: Danica denies overpricing asset management Seligson plans to expand exposure to Brazilian consumer sector Seligson plans to expand exposure to Brazilian consumer sector ‘Zombie’ future threatens asset managers, warns industry CEO Nordea Asset Management picks internal candidate to head its responsible investments team Söderberg & Partners takes minority stake in Swedish AM company Asset manager reels in Nordic head from global consultancy firm EQT tops Swedish list of highest average salaries US asset manager wants bigger piece of growing market Danish Competition Council shoots down pension funds' toasts about benefits of large scale operations in asset management Finnish asset manager's real estate fund buys Kone headquarters in Helsinki Norwegian pension fund buys head office in Copenhagen Another watchdog warns of ‘exploitation’ around green investments Nordea’s EUR 315bn wealth unit joins bank's hiring freeze Goldman Sachs invests in real estate developer's prestige project in Copenhagen suburb Danish FSA warns of "greenwashing" in green investments Nordic investment fund invests in Denmark - pours money into Scandinavia's largest solar park Deal on EU standard for green investments falls apart ...and more about people Students keep experienced CIO in the hot seat CEO of Danske Invest Luxembourg changes jobs for non-executive role Danske poaches state pension fund's private markets fund manager and ESG analyst JPMorgan: Investors should re-think safe harbor assets Business reporter turns to fund management After spike in fossil free AUM: Storebrand CEO calls on other asset managers to follow suit Nordea implements hiring freeze across whole concern Market neutral fund with niche strategy seeks new capital: "We continue to see potential investments and need to be flexible" Head of Nordic distribution leaves Danske Bank AM Central banker overseeing EUR 1tn fund resigns Pension giant keeps active control on new ESG ETF's holdings following EUR 500m investment Danish pension initiative seeks to unite the world's biggest investors against climate change Conflict of interest for infrastructure partners gives PFA a headache AMF Fonder launches EM equity fund with sustainability approach Head of AM leaves Söderberg & Partners Securities after 12 years at the helm OP maintains optimism of small cap fund's performance despite industrial action Nasdaq launches platform to help fund managers evolve sustainable investment strategies Column: Global investors face three major issues as new decade draws near Pension funds bet on best regions of the twenties Roughly one fifth of Danish pension funds' assets are allocated in alternatives Endowment fund's investment head joins Danske Bank Shift to passive management makes AP1 lose four equity managers Super-rich families pour EUR 710bn into private debt market Angling enthusiast left his mentor to fish for new clients at Schroders Media: String of sexual assaults at Swedish money manager Pension funds differ over consequences for remarks made by investor EU lands deal on green standards for financial products Danish fund company warns of green washing as more funds are renamed Danske's new chief fund selector: "Tricky to evaluate hedge funds' sustainability profile" SPP Fonder turns all funds fossil free Danish pensions lured Goldman Sachs to Denmark Swedish investor completes its Finnish healthcare property portfolio Denmark real estate market could lose 10 percent of value if speculation banned Sampension invests EUR 40 million in European green bonds EUR 1.3 billion is not enough - PFA head is ready to buy more in logistics Head of equities forced to quit AP1 for rule violations Industry veteran seeks partners for new AI investment platform Danske Bank names new head of sustainability ...and more about people Tailwind for Danske Bank’s investment robot across the Nordics Competition Authority sets the stage for a company pension shakedown in Denmark PFA co-invests with Patrizia and Poba to buy EUR 1.3bn logistics portfolio Nordic junk bond sales undergo tectonic shift away from oil Denmark’s EUR 405bn pension market slams new speculation ban Former Oil Fund boss and professor chastise new board members of Norwegian central bank Scandinavian investors make large investments in new infrastructure fund Nordea pushes new mixed funds with sustainability profile; eyes up "significant inflow" across Nordics Multifamily office: Fund managers require new skill set as more clients seek dual purpose investments Asset owners' search for private market managers outstrips mandates in listed securities Danske AM keeps equities overweight – but expects single digit returns and more volatility in 2020 PIMCO's Beck-Friis warns of negative interest rates' impact as reality defies theory Nordea finds new Chief Strategist for Danish market yet again Danske Bank reveals names of three newly-appointed executives after firing round Swedish fund companies want to halt second step in reform of Fondtorget Danish pension fund's new CIO needs to tackle two major challenges Revision to solvency rules may be expensive for Danish pension funds Volatility analyst turned sales specialist reminisces as he prepares for next phase of global asset manager's Nordic business push Nuveen uses regulatory requirements as competitive edge in search of partnerships with Nordic investors KLP follows the oil fund and excludes G4S from portfolio Danish foundation with EUR 2.9bn in assets appoints new CIO Ex PKA Head of RI sets new target: New investment platform to create green movement Danish state fund drops black energy investments Alm. Brand recruits senior advisor from Nykredit private banking AM consultancy to add more managers to platform amid search for Client Executive Global asset manager adapts as Nordic institutions enlarge RE teams Norway's central bank strengthens board to oversee investments Insurance mathematics became a game changer for DNB’s high yield specialist PFA boosts RE portfolio following EUR 455 million investment in France McKinsey forecast: Slower growth in asset management industry in next five years Nordea keeps risk on after "tough" year: Three themes will determine returns in 2020 Nordea to liquidate its Luxembourg umbrella fund World Bank issues green bond to Danish pension funds Danske AM reels in PFA fund manager to support award-winning hedge fund ...and more about people Final review of Swedish fund platform draws closer Lagarde urges climate as key concern in ECB's strategy "Mrs Danske Bank" takes the reigns in private banking department Landed a global exec position on the threshold of celebrating 40 years at Danske Bank Currency traders’ dismal decade encapsulated in Swedish shambles Swedish savers dump hedge funds in favor of global funds Norway’s EUR 1tn wealth fund to deepen climate risk work Oxfam Ibis slams Danske Bank and Nordea's investment policies in new ethics ranking Global financial firm follows in the footsteps of Nordic pension funds Patrizia eyes new real estate targets in Finland following acquisition from large pension fund Danske AM fund manager enters into new role These fund managers are raking in capital amid negative rates AQR's Lasse Pedersen calls for honesty about ESG costs and benefits Norway's KLP opens a door to Saudi Arabian exposure after visit UK asset manager boosts Danish client team Danish public pension fund CEO encourages caution when investing in alternatives Simcorp enters strategic partnership with Edmond de Rothschild Finnish investment manager buys Copenhagen shopping street property Obton to invest EUR 1.6bn in new solar fund Now ex-SPP Head of Sustainability on leap into startup: "I couldn’t turn down this opportunity" SEB: It looks like a stock market correction is in the cards Danish pension giants hold on to Chinese government bonds Danske Bank head of division warns against central banks' acquisition of green bonds New Swedish fund to exploit swings in investment firm valuations AP4: Easing of Swedish buffer fund rules still falls short Founder of Insiderfonder takes over pension management at Volvo Cars Elo recruits fund manager; determined to expand in international real estate ATP reviews EUR 120bn investment portfolio as negative interest rates bite PE duo reveals recipe to unlock potential and claims to keep cautious as market peak draws nearer Varma following carbon neutral pledge: "Massive shift in attitudes towards sustainable investing" NBIM boosts exposure to US real estate New CEO of ATP Ejendomme seeks to grow RE portfolio; targeting EUR 8bn milestone through increased focus on projects AM founder after AUM milestone: "Managing SEK 100bn at some point would be fun" Swedish pension giant makes equities bet as recession risks fade; turns down biggest IPO in history Negative rates can do a lot more damage yet: a Nordic warning Varma aims for a carbon-neutral portfolio by 2035 – excludes oil exploration by 2030 Small cap specialist in new role: Fundamental analysis more important than ever Danske Bank head of division was a skeptic; now he is one of the bank's front-runners in advocating climate change mitigation SEB names new Global Head of Investment Banking ...and more about people Nordea names permanent Head of Sustainable Finance Prospera: Handelsbanken beats Nordea and Danske Bank at Nordic private banking ranking for second consecutive year Danske Bank fires Global Head of Currencies in mass layoff Finnish investors fear real estate developer may go bust; significant losses loom Danish pension CEOs are optimistic: Green billion euro promise aims to bring the rest of the world on board A glimpse inside Storebrand flagship fund:"Once you have looked at products and services, then you look at process" Aberdeen Nordic Head keeps an eye on possible Danish legal change to renovation clause While growth stocks have outplayed value investors for ten years, a Danish manager attracts major international investments Report: Nordic fund companies are poorer at maintaining fund managers than European peers -- but tend to have a more sustainable fund offering Goldman Sachs on Prospera top ranking: "This is a recognition of our long-term customer-focused work" Media: Report finds green investments come with several risks Denmark’s EUR 410bn pension industry gets wake-up call University of Helsinki appoints Deputy CIO to oversee unlisted assets Report: Swedish pension funds unable to fully assess sustainability risks in alternatives as methods lack Norwegian pension fund acquires major property in Copenhagen Nordic savers favor fixed income funds while ditching equities Pension fintech invests in new, stronger division Former political refugee's meteoric career at Nordea enters next phase New EQT venture fund knows where to look for interesting tech companies Swedish asset manager aims to change investors' perception of the company following hedge fund acquisition Danica CIO amid strong investment results: Turnaround has been challenging NAM's fund managers are urged to pick equities with defensive tilt as their 2020 playbook lists "thematic and tactical" opportunities "What has been done at Frankfurt is almost criminal," argues chief economist at one the world's largest asset managers Danish mutual fund led by former SEB WM exec miles from its AUM goal Danish AM's Head of Fixed Income: Negative interests rates are here to stay Pension-backed PE investor expands investment universe amid search for new investors Global asset manager with big Nordic ambitions shakes up exec management team Storebrand, Nordea, Folksam add pressure on energy agency to revamp fossil fuel forecasts Council headed by CBS Professor to end banks' guessing game on returns Nasdaq reveals 50 percent spike in paid research triggered by MiFID II BlackRock: New bond ETFs are particularly attractive to Nordic investors New study: Large asset owners are pushed to lead the sustainable investing trend EUR 17.5bn investment firm's CEO quits after six years at the helm Pension funds warn against removing article 5.2 of the Danish act on housing regulation: "We'll have to take our investments elsewhere" Mandatum Life reels in new team and establishes loan strategy team: Team building continues until end 2019 At least 3 Swedes and 1 Dane among 465 new Managing Directors at Goldman Sachs ...and more about people Initiative against private equity firms may affect pension funds' returns on real estate Former Chair of Danske Bank invests in ex-ATP CIO's new asset management company Nordea quits equity analyst collaboration as quality did not meet expectations UBS loses majority of Denmark-based employees in one cut Only a few Danish fund managers have outperformed the global equity market in the past decade Finland's prime minister proposes major shakeup of the country's EUR 211bn occupational pensions system Swedish fund selector quits Nykredit AM after less than a year at the helm Europe will resemble Japan within a decade, warns Invesco bond manager Nordic fund managers behind global asset manager's new European real estate bet The Nordic's largest PE firm closes second venture fund with commitments totaling EUR 660m Hedge-fund style fees for mutual funds face crackdown in Europe Sweden's central bank divests Canadian and Australian bonds for climate reasons Nordea AM: Low interest rates has the potential to affect the fee structures in AM industry Real estate has intrigued Danica Chief Portfolio Manager since he was a child Swedish venture capitalist expects downturn for investments in tech startups Danish fund picks Nordea to manage green equity portfolio while searching for smart beta manager Experienced fund selector brings his sense of competition with him to AP Pension Three pension companies top annual ranking on sustainable investing Sold Copenhagen retail street property involved in EUR 65m transaction by BMO Real Estate Partners Less bureaucracy and more strategic overview lured WM heavyweight into new role at European private banking specialist KLP's decision to invest in Saudi oil company is still pending 5 key questions for new film fund chasing double-digit annual return rates Denmark's largest commercial pension fund is debunking stock-bubble theories Lannebo Fonder launches small cap tech fund Next downturn in the Nordics will take a different shape as new type of investors emerge in corporate bond funds, says Coeli CIO Storebrand AM: Bigger is not always better when it comes to attracting ESG talents International fund trading platform increases presence in Sweden as it steps up Nordic activities New film fund with renowned industry trio chases double-digit annual return rates World's largest sovereign fund faces activist future with green agenda as climate change will frame all politics Junior analysts who followed MiFID 2 are out of favor at DNB Head of WM reminisces amid strong AUM growth and "the biggest and most exciting change in his career" Prospera: Goldman Sachs leaps to become the best fund distributor and selector in Sweden; BankInvest remains on top in Denmark ...and more about people New pension fund CEO seized the opportunity East Capital acquires hedge fund manager Nasdaq Executive VP has returned from New York but continues his busy life on the road Hedge fund founder on negative interest rates: The world has gone mad and the system is broken Nordea warns against hasty changes at Fondtorget: "Evaluate before the next step" European wealth management bank on Nordic conquest: "Establishing a challenger bank is an important, long-term mission for us" First Fondene in protest against "analyst massage" in Norway "ATP is simply one of the most attractive work places for an investor" Norway opposition wants a more political oil fund: "Until now we haven’t dared to say it -- it’s obvious that NOK 10,000bn is politics" How the Lego billionaires lost EUR 135m in a single day as key investment backfired NAM looks for financial returns and climate impact in green transition of the construction sector New silver bullet fund could be "Sweden's riskiest fund" ATP reels in new CIO from domestic pension fund management company EQT: "What we're trying to do now is prepare for a downturn" UK-based manager's Head of Nordics encourages investors to dare take a contradictory approach Danish financial group's wealth management unit attracts extraordinary inflows Swedish fund industry warns against too hasty second step in PPM overhaul Industriens Pension promotes internal candidate as new CIO Danish pension fund Lærernes Pension snatches new CEO from competitor Industriens Pension Nordea Asset Management shuts down externally managed high yield bond fund Nordic Nasdaq Exec seeks new growth in the rest of Europe Danske Bank appoints new Head of Private Banking Denmark Investing in equities from emerging markets has become more complex compared to a decade ago, argues East Capital Despite its DKK 100bn (EUR 13.4bn) investment: PFA does not consider alternative investments a holy grail or a speculative bubble PFA's new CIO is only getting accustomed to doing commercial business: "Our main scenario is high performance throughout the year" ‘Exploding’ ESG demand has top Norway bank revamping business Danish pension company grows returns by EUR 2.4bn in Q3 Swedish asset manager plans to expand in fixed income amid Nordic business push Varma and Ilmarinen record healthy returns – macroeconomic concerns grow Fund selection in Swedish pensions platform likely to be halved Nordea Wealth Management strengthens investment team in Copenhagen Danske Wealth Management to turn its development around through million euro investment in digital solutions and conversations with clients Nordea culls securities from markets unit amid negative rates Round-up: Bespoke solutions seem to be the only way forward in today's environment External selection manager quits PFA to join domestic competitor Danske Bank Wealth Management's AUM took a nosedive in Q3 Divestment of Swedish pension business doubles Danica's profits ...and more about people Danish investment company dismisses investment staff in strategy overhaul Finnish investment firm hires Head of AM Sales from Danske Bank Major Swedish investment manager in executive reshuffle for its asset management and funds divisions Finnish investment manager reels in Nordea Head of Private WM in Finland for similar role Funds share experiences on infrastructure investments amid hunt for yield Newsec expects transactions for up to EUR 3.3bn in Denmark before the turn of the year as international investors have high appetite for real estate Financial data providers shift their business to new audiences Young financier's backpacker trip to Asia during the local financial crisis sparked interest in equities from the populous region Major asset manager's new head of institutional asset management in Sweden sheds light on new role Watchdog raises a red flag: EU funds risk flooding the market for venture capital Finance professor's response to ATP following public discussion: You should've followed experts' advice in 2014 More than 70 funds have disappeared in Sweden over the past 12 months Danske Bank snatches Head of Fund Selection and ESG from Swedish insurance company Oil fund publishes Q3 returns with CEO on his way out after NOK 10,000bn milestone AMF Fonder shuns Swedish fund consolidation and is set to launch sustainable quant fund Elo: Boosting employment will be a major challenge for export-oriented Finland Jyske Bank adds pressure to the industry's earnings from mutual funds Danish economist in Spain becomes partner in Copenhagen Allocation Partner Swedish Investment Fund Association: "Fund platform to stay broad and competitive" AMF pulls in double-digit return between January and September Denmark’s pension market is piling into real estate Nordea managers of EUR 315bn shielded from deep job cuts as wealth management stands out SEB Private Banking CIO assumes new role Alecta invests EUR 577m in Heimstaden Bostad, committing to an additional EUR 700m European sustainable funds grow twice as much as funds overall in Q3 Founder of Spiltan Fonder does not see newcomers entering Swedish fund market Major low-cost funds aim to conquer Danish investment market To win the fight for deposits, Bankinvest reduces costs Turning private equity into a liquid vehicle: "The overarching challenge is maintaining liquidity in the fund" International investor enters the Danish market purchasing million euro retail property Carneo aims to triple, or quadruple, alternatives investments ATP pleased with its interest hedging: Not following experts' advice in 2014 was the right decision Bankinvest reproaches coal mines Keva looks for a new Head of Real Estate as Suutarinen launches green property asset management business LGIM launches Responsible Exclusions fund for European investors ...and more about people “It looked like mission impossible but we were determined to succeed” Finnish pension assets reach EUR 205bn in Q2 Danish asset manager's niche bank reels in former Nykredit SVP as Chief Executive Burenstam & Partners hires Head of Wealth Management in Stockholm Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners divests biomass plant Veritas pulls in a 6.6 percent return but expects performance to weaken Danske Bank employees in Wealth Management division lack capacity to grow client base COLUMN: How do alternatives weather a recession? "In its early days, investors considered factor investing a way for asset managers to push new products to the market" Danish public pension fund generates record high return of 40 percent on investment portfolio Swedbank Robur CEO sees fast-growing index funds and quantitative strategies Swedish supervisor and market players agree on reduced transparency post-MiFID II Nordea's asset management continues to grow among professional investors The review of Swedish funds on Fondtorget is delayed by six months Storebrand strengthened in Q3: Assets under management up by 4.5 percent SEB Asset Management client manager: We must be at the forefront as changing fundamentals are pressuring the industry Finance professor encourages Danish public pension fund ATP to make a clear statement Bankinvest completes its third capital increase with real estate fund in 10 months European wealth management bank opens office in Copenhagen to boost Nordic client base Carneo chases Nordic banks or insurance companies in acquisition rally Aktia poaches Veritas CIO for key asset management role Former Danske Capital fund manager resurfaces at FIM 232 professional investors demand EUR 803m from Danske Bank: We are prepared to negotiate The "offer of a lifetime" lured former Nordea and Danske fund manager back to Europe's financial hub Fund manager revamps small cap portfolio as challenging market environment offers new opportunities Norway’s USD 1tn fund lifts decade-long ban and builds stake in mining company Danish private equity firm acquires repair service company 130 Sparinvesters check in at Nykredit today: "Our goal has been to get the best of both companies" OP Fund Management Company merges Africa fund with Emerging Markets fund as client demand drops Private fund savers in Norway made net purchase of equity funds in September Skagen CEO: Investment industry must step up efforts to earn clients' trust Swedish investor network inspired new UN sustainability alliance: Too many initiatives might be counterproductive at this stage Formuepleje on new fund manager selection: "It was key for us to find a manager with demonstrable extensive impact investment experience" Denmark, Finland, Sweden and Norway's pension systems rank top ten in annual index Danish PFA enters new partnership with South Korean pension company to invest EUR 1.4bn in real estate Nordic investors are early adopters of themes and competitors need to be at the top of their game to keep up ...and more about people The world's largest oil company may find its way to portfolios Danske Bank's Flexinvest Fri scandal drags down Danish mutual fund providers' image in annual survey Catella Fonder revamps Nordic Long Short Equity fund following major losses Nordea Asset Management updates its view on the Fed: "The impact on equities should be mixed" Work on sustainability is a continuous process, claim Swedbank Robur and Nordea Danish pension fund exceeds EUR 13.8bn (DKK 100bn) in alternative investments Media: Head of Equities quits Handelsbanken Capital Markets AP7 CEO among members in global UN push to scale up private sector investments for sustainable development Finland's largest investment manager to launch a family of impact funds Danish-British real estate manager prepares to acquire and divest Fund platforms snatch half of the fees Norwegian oil fund warns PRI network not to divert from original principles Carnegie to take role as "friendly activist" with new targeting corporate spinoffs Former Nordea and SEB fund manager resurfaces at Canadian asset manager Offering truly credible ESG solutions to clients is key to success Danske Bank boosts ESG team with new adviser for asset management clients Two Nordic asset managers among top ten fund houses 'truly committed' to ESG University of Helsinki opts for execution-only mandates Danish pension funds PFA and Industriens Pension purchase 80 cooperative residential units Taaleri plans to launch mixed real estate fund Former pension company CEO rebukes the industry: "Everyone sort of runs around trying to prove they're greener than the rest" Bond fund celebrates 20th anniversary with same fund manager Use bond markets to challenge heavy carbon emitters, urges NBIM founder Yet another Danish pension company blacklists large American oil company Elkjær ready for board level experience as hedge fund seeks to boost sales New Swedish currency fund is based on artificial intelligence One of the world's largest asset managers opens a Copenhagen branch following three years of strong regional growth PKA's future CEO to manage commercial change and retain ambitious focus on climate change mitigation Retired pension fund CEO names four accomplishments that make him feel proud of his career, and one that does not Nordic interest in systematic investing surges as investors seek reliable strategies ...and more about people Danish pension fund adds new member to its management PKA snatches new CEO from PFA Swedish fund sector announces record high AUM of EUR 440bn Professor: "ATP is clearly challenged and has been cornered" Danish asset manager raises EUR 107m for sustainability fund Carnegie Fonder fund manager: Sweden Should Just `Borrow Like Crazy,' Danish FSA warns pension funds on billion-euro green power pledge Real estate consultancy: Dropping optimism among Nordic real estate investors "Sufficient for some investors while others will use it as a stepping stone" Nasdaq Associate Vice President on new ESG data dashboard Context is key to Nordea's voting on ESG proposals in portfolio companies The capital market places bet on carbon tax Former NAM and ATP CEO joins the world's largest asset manager as it eyes five years of strong Nordic growth Leaves CBRE after 14 years to join competitor Norway's EUR 1tn fund to seek "high-quality partners" to invest in renewable infrastructure, expecting to increase external equity mandates Folksam chooses Allfunds Bank for fund distribution Seligson’s Tropico fund pulls in record 39 percent return as Brazilian pension reform approaches final stages Swedish fund companies to create their own distribution platform Two out of three Swedes want personal choice in the selection of pension funds Danish pension company to grow green investments by EUR 11.9bn in ten years Former SKAGEN Managing Director joins CABA Capital's Board of Directors Swedbank’s bond investors get a little extra in USD 8 billion plan US asset manager enters Danish real estate market with EUR 70m acquisition Pension funds direct hundreds of millions to Navigare's new fund J.P. Morgan internship sparked Elmgreen's career in finance: "We are experiencing big changes in the industry at the moment" Demand for alternatives that are hard to insource continues as insourcing trend will begin to slow down a bit Illegal shareholder loans in Danish millionaire's accounts KLP follows Nordic peers in quitting oil sands – but remains unwilling to entirely leave the industry Four Danish pension companies fail to meet climate change mitigation goals Financial veterans behind new fund counseling company in Stockholm Storebrand increases equity exposure in pension savings as pension reform unfolds Banks will pull through and their equities are not necessarily a poor investment, according to Spektrum CEO Swedish EUR 9 billion fund manager is looking to snap up rivals Denmark's pension market sounds alarm as liabilities swell New funds drive Bankinvest growth Bankinvest launches sustainability score on mutual funds Goldman Sachs opens Copenhagen office ...and more about people Danish pension fund appoints new Head of Real Estate, yet again Huge Norwegian private equity firm plans major green investments Former Nordea AM Director reminisces while settling into new role: "Unigestion offered the role I was looking for" Pensiondanmark appoints internal candidate to manage investment team Søren Dal has replaced thousands of pension savings with large family fortunes Swedbank Robur boosts staff as client demand surges University of Helsinki turns its portfolio global and expands investment team Byfounders is halfway through ambitious strategy: Chasing 21 new investments Nordea CIO favors tech and financials in new fund that shuns a fifth of potential investment universe Investment managers' growing local teams boost competition Survey: 8 out of 10 Swedes want sustainable pension savings "It is about being visible and meeting clients with relevant investment ideas" Renewable energy equities outperform fossil stocks New Nordic fund devours real estate totaling EUR 602.7m – several Nordic markets are a target Taaleri acts as lead manager of Finland's first green high yield bond Alecta claims more than EUR 134m from Novo Nordisk, which has been charged with financial market manipulation AP2 monitors asset managers for human rights issues Norway wealth fund gets nod to sell EUR 5.4bn in oil stocks Pimco appoints Grunditz as Nordic Account Manager Swedbank Robur hires Catrin Jansson from Enter Fonder Danske Bank's Estonian division in liquidation Nordea AM selection head: ESG is the biggest gift to active asset managers in decades Danish responsible for major equity team takes stock as he settles in a cultural melting pot Danske Bank hires new Human Resources Director Increasing the use of wood in sustainable construction Swedbank fires employees from its Estonian division Asset managers try to catch up with leading Nordic pension funds on ESG Danish pension company divests millions of euros in nuclear weapons European pension sector prepares for Brexit Close to half the Danes refuse to accept lower yield returns to mitigate climate change Nordea receives lower recommendation AQR Principal sheds light on different paths for investors to meet the challenge of lower expected returns that is about to unfold ESG analysis requires a holistic approach, argues Schroders Director in Finland Hedge funds seek ESG factor And more about people... The brand factor is crucial in competition with local managers Popular senior economist turned discrete director of communications Money pours out of Danske Invest and into smaller competitors Norway's KLP expands Nordic Swan Ecolabel fund range Hemsö looks for new investment targets – Finnish AUM nearly tripled in past years Independent fund manager's new CEO has big plans in double role Wealthy Jyske Bank clients invited to invest in entrepreneurs Nordea Wealth Management names new chief strategist: "I think it will be great fun" Danske Invest adds PE to defensive fund's investment universe and increases expected leverage Finnish asset manager invites Nordea customers to join real estate fund for EUR 5,000 Media: Danish pension fund joins forces with Korean investors on million euro fund Denmark’s biggest commercial pension fund is shunning these high-yield products EQT made on of Europe's strongest trading debuts this year: Could potentially lead to other private equity firms considering a listing Observation: Nordea applied disputed return calculations in its reports to the Danish FSA Nasdaq partners up with fintech company to increase equity market transparency PKA's alternative investment arm gets a green light to attract external assets Emerging market specialist joins boutique in Denmark as Deputy CIO Danske Invest limits number of funds Five Nordic pension funds in global alliance on carbon neutral investment portfolios Spanish asset allocators' "extensive use of funds" lures Danish credit boutique to the Iberian market Strain in communication between ministry and Oil Fund in Norway Standing out from the crowd is more important than ever as insourcing spikes competition European supervision refuses to amend disputed interest rates for Danish pension companies Danish pension fund predicts oil earnings collapse Copenhagen’s high-profile towers sold to the largest real estate fund in the Nordics European index fund conquest takes off as Storebrand AM's sustainability push enters next phase Kåpan makes seed investment in M&G's ESG bond fund Amundi Head of Fixed Income trusts IG as debt market stays "complex" Fund fees tumble across Europe Storebrand Asset Management supports Danish pension plan to boost green transition with triple-digit DKKbn investment by 2030 German company becomes Sweden’s biggest landlord with USD 1.3bn deal Danish pension funds earmark EUR 47bn for climate projects ahead of UN Climate Change Summit PKA: Danish agriculture fund has to take further action Europa Capital divests office portfolio – Schroders enters Danish real estate market MAN Group Director pinpoints the imperatives for successful business development ...and more about people Former European Commissioner for Climate Action warns against neglecting sustainability in all investments EUR 45bn investor shares some thoughts on Europe’s banks Swedish pension fund to face Goldman Sachs in court for misleading investors Varma launches ETF with strict ESG criteria: "We wanted outright an investment target where we can play a central role in planning the fund's strategy" The Federal Reserve will ease its monetary policy beyond market anticipation leading to risky asset rally, according to investment research firm Top Norway stock fund is cutting risk in shift to defensives Pertti Vanhanen quits Aberdeen Standard Investments following group restructuring Investment manager role redefined as reliable returns have become a given IMF urges SWFs to play an active role in the Arctic Region as GDP could be in for a nosedive Media: NAM fund manager quits after eight years Danish pension fund picks up 5,000 new customers and continues to reduce costs Bankinvest reels in Goldman Sachs Associate as fund manager Pension savers' interest in fund selection increases with age Patrizia buys Danish real estate for Germany's largest pension fund Swiss asset manager opens Copenhagen office Danish pension company PFA's email robot manages simple questions better than its human colleagues Moody's and S&P enter market for ESG ratings New ATP CEO plans to avoid weak links by maintaining division of the three powers Nordic multi-boutique group to boost PE offering as growth ambition calls for AUM upgrade Investing for the long term? Go for index funds, Morningstar study suggests Former ATP CIO to outline strategy for new alternative investment fund New macro methodology has yielded excess return at Erik Penser Bank Varma questions the future of inflation hedging as ECB sends easing signal Fund sector is poorly prepared to tackle climate change and artificial intelligence The four Nordic CFA Societies join forces on new conference Investment research firm points to emerging markets as China's demographic deteriorating is "overplayed" UK based asset manager to continue overhauling alternatives offering, says Head of newly opened Helsinki office KLP wants to enter talks with Danish shipping company after beaching yard death KLP cuts index fund prices following price stunt by Sbanken Blackstone continues Nordic acquisition spree and turns to Sweden Wealth management price war spikes in Nordics as fees take a hit Doing what you say you will, and then some, is key to building relationships as institutions seek bigger partnerships with fewer asset managers ...and more about people PFA divests seven companies to meet internal climate change mitigation requirements Alecta CEO calls for improved data on sustainable investing Danish pension company paving its way to traditional bank market Öhman Fonder urges fund selectors to emphasize on asset managers' corporate culture to understand the bigger picture Asset managers crowd the Nordic space, increasing global focus on the region Blackstone closes biggest ever real estate fund Five Swedish, two Finnish and one Norwegian investors included in the first PRI Leaders’ Group – Danish funds are conspicuous by their absence Puffery accompanies growth in sustainable products, says Finnish church pension fund manager Historic share split in Sweden as investment firm aims to become more easily accessible to investors AP2 demands more ESG commitment from private equity General Partners BNP Paribas reels in Nordea Exec Director in Nordic business push Banking secrecy in Sweden under attack as AP funds' fight against financial crime intensifies Catella establishes hotel investment company Tonny Thierry Andersen was in charge of division when compliance team issued warnings Large asset management groups beef up Nordic presence amid competition melt up No females left in Nordea top management despite launch of gender diversity fund SEB underweights equities for the first time since 2016 "We can make responsibility and high returns go hand in hand" Nordic pension funds rule European industry AUM list Internal compliance reports by Danske Bank contained warnings about insufficient investor counseling Nordea employees brace for job cuts as new CEO reviews costs He bought his first equities at the age of 11; today he manages real estate totaling EUR 9.4bn US-based credit boutique reels in Nordic manager to boost presence in key strategic market Invesco calls for simpler rules as EU taxonomy treats fund managers as environmental scientists Norwegian oil fund has invested in companies linked to the disaster in the Amazonas First SDG-linked bond oversubscribed nearly three times Storebrand Asset Management: Engagement may be mere marketing ploy to some Danish pension company celebrates its 100 year anniversary by addressing the industry Danske Bank's new Head of Wealth Management: We need to restore trust ...and more about people Carneo CEO targets Nordic growth through acquisitions following purchase of Alfred Berg: Plans to double AUM in five years Nordea's new CEO prepares to cut costs to boost shareholder value Capital Four expands credit team following surging AUM: Poaches NAM Portfolio Manager Danish pension savings bound for Switzerland as sustainable equity fund attracts million euro investment: More Nordic investments to follow Danske Bank appoints internal candidate as new Head of Wealth Management in management shake up Finnish and Danish asset management duo divests Copenhagen property to German investor in million euro transaction Pension funds require banks in a negative interest rates environment to demonstrate ability to transition Norway’s wealth fund vows to stick to U.K. "no matter what" AP1's former CEO was fired for purchasing shares in company of which the pension fund was a cornerstone investor Christine Lagarde to aim ECB's bazooka at green bonds as climate change mitigation tops her agenda Norwegian pension and asset management adviser has ambitions to expand to the rest of the Nordics following acquisition AMF sets eyes on EQT initial offering -- but only if the price is right Banks ignore customers' expected negative returns on investments Sharp reduction in new Swedish funds AP Pension builds alternative investments division Schroders’ BlueOrchard deal could trigger M&A wave as asset managers chase impact specialists Danish pension fund draws a line: Excludes the world's ten largest oil companies FIM hires European Senior Portfolio Manager from Ilmarinen Finnish funds keen to cooperate with Danish pensions to stop aggressive tax planning AP1 builds data muscle in-house as young quants are in demand Real estate investment company approaches family offices Finnish Church Pension Fund boosts alternatives portfolio AP1 board fires CEO after breach of internal rules Swedish asset manager wants to bring its funds to the rest of the Nordics: "Our ambition is to become the leading independent asset manager in the region" Competition takes a hit as new rules in Swedish premium pension system unfolds, argues Tundra Fonder Malmo to host new AI FX hedge fund targeting double digit annual return EQT plans biggest European buyout firm listing in 25 years Huge returns raise risk alarm at EUR 208bn funds in Denmark Pension bosses have faith in positive returns despite calculative indications of the opposite Nordea AM reproaches Brazilian government bonds as the Amazon burns SPP Funds CEO takes stock of career amid European fund conquest ...and more about people Danish pensions enter an unknown territory following historical plummet in interest rates Storebrand Asset Management welcomes more industrial scrutiny: "Asset managers, who don't deliver what they've promised, will eventually be found out" ATP's new CEO always seek to simplify: "We aim and fire at complexity" Major Finnish funds cut equities as economic slowdown looms Young Nordea and Swedbank fund managers in charge of big bucks, according to Citiwire World's largest asset manager boosts stewardship team amid fossil-fuel scrutiny Military division and large savings bank contribute to Danish pension company's growth Carnegie posts best H1 results in ten years ATP's half year net profits from financial markets total EUR 3.2bn Handelsbanken Fonder turns its last hedge fund into long-only strategy Pensam prepares solution to ensure cheap housing in the cities for members Norway’s biggest funds tell companies to halt damage of Amazon International investors take a wider view on China despite growing trade tensions Swedish Church posts H1 result and rules out recession, expects slowdown SEB to target retail investors with impact fund as it reaches institutional milestone DNB underweights equities as strategist pinpoints looming risks World's largest wealth manager urges clients to sell equities Norway’s USD 1tn wealth fund wants a bigger bite of big tech Viking hedge fund manager demands long-term commitment amid growing illiquidity bets Danish state pension fund ATP still lacks new CIO Nordea Asset Management adapts to the times: "Transparency is the key for stakeholder trust" Veritas expecting "a volatile" fall Merging pension funds exclude seven companies from investment universe Investors seem to live in fear of another recession, claims Danske Wealth Management strategist as interest in equity funds plummets Simcorp prospers following BlackRock strategic change PIMCO sticks with EUR 452bn Danish market as returns plunge Sampension is pleased with disputed article in Danish housing regulation – but will make do with any amendment The Danish national tenants’ organization: ”We have cried out for years” The EU drafts billion euro fund to strengthen competitiveness ...and more about people Head of the Swedish branch of Nordea Funds: “In school, not working with numbers was my only goal” Credit hedge fund from Copenhagen with 20 percent return climbs further out the curve Danish asset manager divests beach hotel in million dollar transaction KLP on board with stronger scrutiny of external asset managers: "We have very high ambitions when it comes to sustainability" Nordic real estate investor picks up Sampension manager for its Danish division Nordnet launches Smart Portfolio in collaboration with J.P. Morgan as robot replaces fund managers and analysts Norway's Sovereign Wealth Fund's inflows exceeded EUR603m in Q2 Carnegie takeover means the end of the Alfred Berg brand Elo reels in chief economist from Handelsbanken Capital Markets Carnegie Fonder buys nine Alfred Berg funds From BNP Paribas Finland's Ilmarinen dumps liquidity to cope with no-return world Fund manager raises stake in Swedish banks amid recession concens: "The drop in their valuation has gone too far" Danish pension funds to keep an eye on asset managers Danish bank opens the ball: Jyske Bank offers a negative interest rate to wealthy private clients Norwegian FX trader shuts down business after 12 years Elo CIO: Finnish companies are in good shape to face more volatile times ahead Nordea has invested millions in controversial prison company Sparinvest’s ESG engagement brings oil company to meet Nordic investors Pension funds' infrastructure initiative appoints CEO Citywire report: Low staff turnover among female fund managers in Nordea Blackstone defends real estate deals as Denmark voices anger Dating desire delivers 22 percent Return for top equity hedge fund from Finland COLUMN: Stakeholders to increasingly scrutinize the asset management industry to make sure it walks the talk on ESG and sustainable investments Media: MiFID II contributed to Swedish fund management industry’s "brilliant" 2018 performance Danish fund sales rose in July following a June slumber Skagen manager Cathrine Gether: The best investments are made when everything seems at its worst Danish pension funds join forces against aggressive tax planning Varma CEO: US-China trade war will take its toll on Finnish economy Surging city prices: Downstairs neighbor of Danish pension fund PFA Director of Real Estate is the last retired person to live in that apartment BankInvest's new Director of Sales looks back on 18 years in AM: "Communication is the ultimate link to ensure success for your business" ...and more about people What characterizes an ESG champion? Swedish asset manager reveals new CEO Media: Danske Bank axes Glottrup as scandal continues to unfold Aberdeen Standard acquires Danish logistics real estate on behalf of Scottish investor Schroders' Head of Nordics on impact acquisition:"Enhance our position in the Nordics" Goldman Sachs Asset Management reels in former Nordea and Nykredit profile to boost Nordic institutional business Authorities approve Nykredit's acquisititon of Sparinvest RECAP: Investigating the issues of impact investing measurement Finland facing negative 30-year yields draws liquidity line Didner & Gerge welcomes new portfolio manager for equity fund following PM exodus Niam closes the biggest Nordic real estate fund at EUR 1.1bn CIP snags Ørsted's head of asset management SEB forced to liquidate PE fund in Luxembourg Nordea snatches Head of Trading and Sales from Saxo Bank Portfolio Manager leaves BankInvest to take on IR in the healthcare industry Catella strengthens management team recruiting Mattias Nilsson Morningstar: Nordea tops and flops European sustainable fund flows in H1 Denmark's covered-bond market fires a warning shot on rates Krone comeback in cards as Norges Bank seen defying global gloom Danish pension fund cuts managers to allow greater ESG oversight: “You can’t hide behind an external manager" Swedish fund savings: Record level in July Fund manager goes solo, launching silver fund: "Potentially the most high-risk fund in Sweden" Banks on FSA scrutiny: Customers' investments have to pay off Investors dump equity funds and turn to lower risk assets Summer recap: Nordic bank-owned asset managers discuss ESG opportunities and challenges Depositors are next as Nordic banks buckle under negative rates Two investment bankers launch new monitoring office in Copenhagen targeting the assets of wealthy families Nordea manager leaped from product development to ESG analysis: "A financial background is important to identify sustainable investment risks" ...and more about people Five banks to answer to the Danish FSA following Flexinvest Fri scandal A USD 30bn exodus puts hedge funds for the masses to the test Danish pension fund gives EUR 67m injection to life science real estate: "We are ready for more" NAM plans to democratize infrastructure with new listed strategy Burnt out Head of Equities choked on regulation: Today he is a happy wine trader DNB Asset Management: Social issues will be the next big ESG topic SEB loses profile to Swiss asset manager Handelsbanken shuts down sustainability hedge fund based on investors' low interest Former Head of Danske Bank's Private Wealth Management Denmark turns to insurance career EUR 563bn asset manager: Three global challenges impact all our investments Former trader on a new path: "Asset management is a perfect fit at this stage" Strategic Investment hires its former CEO as Chief Investment Officer PensionDanmark boosts alternatives division Biggest wealth fund’s bid to dump big oil is now but a whimper Fund start-up reels in Danske Invest Director for its Distribution division Danske Capital profile among top names in global ranking of best female fund managers Lost in translation: A shared lingo is required to communicate social and environmental impact to financiers The President of Nasdaq Copenhagen looked to management and found his true calling Pension savers are potentially let down when transferring retirement plans Former Danske Bank Head of Private Wealth Management on criticized product: I've had nothing to do with it SEB: China's prospects for the medium term appear neutral to positive Central banker speech changed how the markets perceived responsible investments as tragedy looms in the horizon ...and more about people Gordon Gekko led a young financier on to the trade floor: "I could watch Wall Street 130 times, I was so into it" "Everyone drank until the early hours and went to work, not knowing their own name" Ilmarinen: Low birthrate is a key risk for our operations Investor start-up attracts ATP-profile Ståhl Hallengren joins SEB Denmark's investment management division Ritakallio: Finland should boost investments by supporting competitiveness Peter Kubicki: It is no use always running at 100 m/hr Meet the last rock stars of Copenhagen Stock Exchange: Where are they now Folksam's AUM exceeds EUR 41bn – performance strong despite Swedbank scandal Climate efforts intensify as DNB AM engages in a domestic network on mitigation risks and opportunities Report: Private equity gains momentum in Denmark, Norway pulls international investors ESG teams continue hiring spree: "We look for people with a non-financial degree" Fear of empty marketing words fostered impact principles: "Our goal has been to make impact investments scalable with integrity" AMF looks to support more companies at an early stage Danske Wealth Management targets growing investment trends amid changing client demands AP1 records a healthy H1 return of 9.7 percent ...and more about people "I admire the pioneers who continued to push the agenda despite ridicule and doubt from colleagues" Finnish property transactions exceeded EUR 3bn in H1 Major asset managers struggle with ESG data while bills are piling up UBS' AuM drops USD 2bn in Q2 SEB joins Canada's TD Bank to issue NOK vaccination bond Alecta's EUR 85bn portfolio yields 8.9 percent in H1 LGT Capital Partners Managing Partner opens playbook on ESG scoring and PE manager selection Asset managers boost sustainability offering but no standardization Loyal SEB employee reminisces over decades' journey from Bank Clerk to Head of ESG ...and more about people These professionals lead the ESG efforts at the ten largest Nordic asset managers Nordea's Q2: AUM reaches EUR 306.5bn New fund’s first transaction: Taaleri SolarWind II invests in Finnish wind farm Clean energy investments in Sweden leap 212 percent in H1 2019 Finland's EUR 72bn asset manager: Reporting will become the real ESG product differentiator Danish pension funds continue billion euro real estate acquisition spree SPP Fonder pulls in highest net flow in June UNPRI board member: Bumps on the measurement road should not delay toe-dipping in growing impact ocean AP4 repeats its criticism of planned investment regulation for AP funds Alternatives generate significant growth at Evli SEB overhauls strategies before legislation bites Nordea on pension reallocation: "We should have gone through with it sooner." "Building a multi family office was a dream come true": Financial entrepreneur looks back on his career celebrating ten years as an independent wealth manager ...and more about people Nordea's Swedish pension company is undergoing its most extensive ever investment restructuring Insurance company earns slightly more on real estate following acquisition and sales LD Pensions seeks manager for large Danish equities mandate as new fund becomes reality Artha invests in yet another real estate project: Pulling a 10 percent return Sampension reduces risk ahead of US reporting season Passive pension product beats active managers - yet again British hedge fund calls on Norwegian media group to buy back shares New Velliv Exec on job change: "I simply couldn't resist" Danish pension fund duo co-invest in American wind farm Danish authority approves Nykredit acquisition of Sparinvest Danish insurer on external managers: Large or small, we do not have any preferences Exaggerated fear of Japanese retreat from Denmark's mortgage market Swedish and Finnish FSAs pay close attention to Danske fee scandal ATP picks US-based investment manager to safeguard its securities Bondholders are faceing a turbulent summer of conversion waves Swedish pension fund backs Africa's first social government bond AXA IM duo pinpoint the four stages of sustainable investing Invesco: Emerging markets trend again Nordic pension fund managers set high hopes for Chinese market ...and more about people Institutional sales professional reflects on his future role as investors turn to quant analysis: "The sector never gets dull" SEB Chief Strategist: Trade war is the new normal IPO for buyout funds a non-starter with Nordic industry insider Fund manager: Wrong focus in sustainable investments Tumbling global yields send one Japan fund deep into Norway Nordic Capital looks formore FinTech deals amid slowdown Danish insurer ups corporate ethics with two new investment mandates Keva reduces carbon footprint by building wooden residential properties SEB's chief economist sees investors shifting from stocks to cash Prospera: SEB most reliable asset manager in the Nordics with peers chasing after Danish pension provider invests in microfinance initiative for women in developing countries Sweden considered world leader in green bonds BlackRock to bolster iShares sustainability offering amid call for transparency DNB reveals distorted gender balance in Markets division after criticism News from AMWatch during summer VER steers equity portfolio towards North American and emerging market stocks Niche products unable to solve global issues, claims major Swedish fund provider Investment funds' fees under pressure as regulation bites Nordea seeks new CEO to put revenue drive into a higher gear From Goldman and hedge fund entrepreneur in the US to Skagen Fondene and Nordea in Scandinavia: "Moving back was a huge change in my career and personal life" ...and more about people Lego family to repurchase Legoland Hedge fund boutique reels in new CEO Danica brings in new property manager from Patrizia Nordea denies high fee problems for investment products Nordea to manage US-based investment company's USD 925m strategy East Capital pinpoints Poland as a European growth engine Swedish Private Equity Association appoints Theorell Christoffersson as new Chairman PKA CEO ready to back new Danish government's green ambitions Pension divestment has strengthened SEB's focus on asset management US asset manager with growing Nordic ambitions: Investors turn to low-risk assets Insurance industry criticized: Undisclosed investments raise doubt about responsibility Jenssen to add new ingredient to fundamental team offering Nordea recruits top profile from Danske Media: Nordea also sells funds with a negative expected return Media: EQT going public in September Core Property sells Copenhagen residential units totaling EUR 40m — and reinvests profits Head of Personal Banking: Danske Bank's investment advisers were unaware of their own poor advising Nordea Wealth Management gets new Head of investment from Danica Two thirds of Japanese investors have entered alternative asset classes High-profile strategist goes solo: "Basically, it's data-driven, boring and pretty uninspiring" AMF makes its first direct forest investment -- eyes more forestry across the Nordics Norges Bank revokes exclusions of several companies Sasja Beslik quits Nordea but is unable to reveal next career step Hedge fund manager sees his fund as a "luxury product" Western European asset managers saw profits drop by 2.4 percent in 2018 Competitors examine business following scandalous Danske Bank case Please update your app SEB to bolster product offering and staff to increase AUM New maritime investment fund to be based in Copenhagen Keva to boost property portfolio amid growing competition BankInvest behind new sustainable equity product from AP Pension Nordea: Stable income strategies outflow figures are exaggerated Swedish AP6 appoints Board Member as new Chief Executive PenSam reproaches oil companies Water risk disclosures: a growing issue ignored by companies in AP7's multi-billion portfolio East Capital says its USD 3.4bn deal is just the beginning -- consolidation to pick up pace Managing director quits Skagen Fondene and passes torch to internal candidate ...and more about people "Once you have understood the power of sustainable finance, there is no return" Industriens Pension brings in new Head of Investment Risk from AP Pension Director has tripled PFA's real estate investments How financial experience and network kick-started a homeless shelter BNP Paribas boots Nordic division Jupiter AM: Technology is life or death question for companies today Nyheder om kapital- og venturefonde er flyttet til Favorable prospects for Nordic office market despite low yields Nordic junk bond market depends on bad news for a way in Swedish hedge fund is happy with stocks blowing up The wealthiest families open the gates to impact investments SEB sees huge market effect of future EU standards for sustainable financial products PFA looks to adjust investment strategy amid new CIO PFA adds ATP's CIO to its management group KPA Pension and Folksam invest more than EUR 20m in battery developer Northvolt Living the dream - quit his job to sail the seven seas New Norwegian report: Investing in gender equality is good business Nordic Capital opens New York office LD's own investment pool falls behind external pools in 2019 Schroders boosts Nordic presence with Helsinki branch Funds in Swedish pension platform plummets to 570 Nordea's internal transfer cause a EUR 1.7bn redemption from funds DNB appoints Head of Fund Selection following Wilander's exit AMF makes EUR 200m investment in truck company Traton prior to planned IPO Gazing into the jungle of impact investments Danske Bank Asset Management achieves top ranking among institutions in Denmark despite money laundering scandal Former Skagen CEO raises new seed fund: My personal income will plummet Nordea Asset Management picks internal candidate to lead its fundamental equities team Alternative investment funds surge in Denmark Aberdeen to develop student housing in the Nordics Career U-turn: From wealthy investment bankers to young homeless people PFA adopts pragmatic approach to green transition ...and more about people Standoff between Finns who won’t flinch keeps both in ECB race Asset manager raises new fund: Targeting Nordic real estate totaling nearly EUR 937.2m PIMCO intends to assist issuers in bringing SDG bonds to market -- but it's not without challenges Fund reporting platform with Nordic pilot users set for launch as Europe calls AMF, ATP invest in battery manufacturer Ex Danske Capital chief joins upscaling Nordic investor Kiander leaves Ilmarinen for Finnish Centre for Pensions East Capital strengthens teams in Stockholm, Dubai and Hong Kong New forward-thinking outlook among European fund managers Nordea's gender diversity fund expects high returns and an opportunity to influence society NREP grows top-line, breaking records Danish Blackstone partner appoints new CEO Børsaspirant løber tør for penge til januar – Novo-ejer klar med flere IK Investment Partners: Flere velfungerende virksomheder i Norden end i det øvrige Europa Blandede bolsjer i tidligere Altor-folks nye kapitalfond Nordea har lavet sin egen engleuddannelse Dansk måltidskassefirma jager penge efter nyt underskud Analytiker: Masser af mulige synergier på tværs af Norden efter EQT-opkøb Biotekbranchen er flyvende og nu gælder det om ikke at læne sig tilbage Claus Meyer sætter spørgsmålstegn ved kapitalfonds ejerskab Inprother får millionindsprøjtning og henter ny topchef fra Bavarian Nordic Trods kæmpetab i Kina lander dansk landbrugsinvestor et solidt millionoverskud Maersk Growth investerer i ekspansion af digital platform Oil Fund accepted CEO salary of EUR 89m in portfolio company Marketplace for alternative financing becomes a fund in new fintech generation Fear priced in has Norway’s biggest bank going long on stocks Denmark’s investment firms warned over bad advice amid low rates Can Amundi's EUR 1.4tn in AuM beat ESG-gauged benchmark by 2021? Acclaimed fund selector joins Grieg Investor FSA: Finnish banks’ capital ratios remain stronger than EU average International investor purchases Danish real estate totaling EUR 174m EQT Chief Executive Officer: IPO would strengthen company's balance sheet Carnegie Fonder boosts investment team by triple hiring 30 investors prepare to sue Danske Bank Finnish ECB presidential candidate Rehn calls for more tools to mainstream green finance PE Firms lose allure in USD 150bn Swedish pensions market Catella invests EUR 117m in hundreds of apartments PKA CEO on his own retirement: A tiny bit of regret is OK Number cruncher believes the investment community is too quick to forgive companies ...and more about people PKA invests EUR 134m in green bonds New hiring to help Nordea Asset Management grow Italian market share CIP's new fund targets USD 1bn by investing in emerging markets Glennmont's new fund sets sights on offshore wind Storebrand heavily discards equities for the first time since 2011 Norway's largest bank catches up with Nordea on market cap Former AP4 CEO backs new multibillion endowment fund to support green revolution Specialist Manager: Nordic investors increasingly access private debt through risk sharing transactions with banks Finnish finance sector welcomes government plan to postpone introduction of new tax on foreign funds Fixed income strategies in demand as hedge fund ranges' AUM has doubled Joining a pilot project on climate risk has proven useful for DNB Asset Management, says CEO Det lysner for Catacap trods manglende exits Syddansk innovationsmiljø forsøger at rejse ny fond Companies see USD 1trn in climate risk, but more in potential reward Novo Holdings bliver medejer af amerikansk selskab Tidligere Universal Robots-chef investerer i ukrudtsrobot til øko-landbrug Storinvestor: "Det kniber virkelig for os at finde gode virksomheder" Nordea shuts down three funds following sell-off and overlap Dansk DNA-selskab syvdobler omsætningen og jager kapital Danske shipping-iværksættere vil rejse nye penge Røde tal i Ib Kunøes regnskab for første gang i seks år Dansk fintech-virksomhed henter små 50 mio. kr. i investering Söderberg & Partners eyes institutional flow towards Japan – major Nordic AMs disagree Danske Invest attracts one fifth of inflow despite a 2 percent market share as fund savings peak AP2 follows Nordic pension fund trend, stubbing out the cigarette Schroders introduces new risk tool to manage growing external pressure on corporate profitability Ex-private bankers from Nykredit targets family fortunes with new company Growing family office has an investment plan for the next 200 years Nordea’s asset managers to be spared cuts facing rest of bank ESG integration becomes a blurry differentiator as managers rally to the herd Hedge fund manager quits in protest of doubling fees Nasdaq Copenhagen's green bond segment takes off with Nykredit issuance targeting broad investor base Committed Nordic institutions lead global sustainable investment trend ATP predicts green portfolio boom – while defending fossil fuel investments with an expiration date Limited Danish interest in major banks' climate impact funds Ilmarinen to boost real estate portfolio Danish pension funds ready to compete with banks: new business opportunities in the credit market Pension companies reproach massive bonus program ...and more about people "Very few in the industry knew about derivatives, and I used my advantage to secure more deals" Konsulent går business angel-vejen og opbygger en portefølje på 30 investeringer Maj Invest dropper kapitalfondsinvesteringer i Sydøstasien Kolind må afskrive 51 millioner Medicoselskab får millionindsprøjtning fra milliardærfamilie Swedish financial group to recruit 40 new pension advisors Arctic Fund Management revamps retail offering Aarhusiansk spilstudie får international investor med Angry Birds-erfaring ombord Aarhus-selskab jagter millioner til potentielt milliardmiddel Karsten Ree fik underskud i begge sine holdingselskaber i 2018 Robot-klynge mødes med 120 investorer Tech-selskab henter 25 mio. kr. i frisk kapital Kapitalfond sælger it-sikkerhedsfirma fra Djursland AP Pension fires COO Norway's oil fund scraps cannabis companies from portfolio after criticism Former sports star has been on RE shopping spree Head of Real Estate Investment leaves Industriens Pension after just a few months Nordea fund manager resigns to join Finnish asset manager Lucrative battlefield: How banks attempt to conquer family fortunes Pension companies ready to invest billions in electrified future but there is a bump in the road Frontier boutique appoints former finance minister as special advisor Norwegian pension fund invests more than EUR 93m in Carlsberg City District New Danish biotech fund targeting 'approved' companies Author of new book on venture capital: The size of investment rounds have increased High inflow of sustainable funds in first quarter Keva and Ilmarinen tag investment trends One more Danish pension company gives up investment in contentious company Danske Bank recruits award-winning analyst from London EQT bids USD 2.3bn for a more than 23,000 kilometers of fiber cable Down Under He wrote his career path on a note in 7th grade ...and more about people BlackRock: Nordics pioneer asset management product development Enter Fonder Sustainability Report downgrades Volvo, announces Climeon investment New management accelerates development of real estate investment market place Former Nordea managers have launched new hedge fund Catella-owned fund manager liquidates SEK 28bn system fund Varma enters new property investment area – plans two senior housing projects Swedes become world champions with 100 percent stashing cash in funds Michael Bloomberg's three steps to success ABG hires new Chief Analyst from Danske Markets Investeringer i iværksættere bliver del af pensionskassers ESG-dagsorden Udskudt exit rammer Maj Invest Equity Amgen er på vej til at købe Nuevolution i milliardhandel Dansk forsikringsagentur solgt til udenlandsk kapitalfond Erik Damgaard overvejer at hente frisk kapital til software-startup Madplatform rejser ny investering til udlandseventyr: "Det er lidt nervepirrende" Opsving for havvind kan udløse salg af Bladt Industries Symphogen-topchef om stort strategiskifte: "Kapitalmarkederne var ikke enige med os" Esbjerg-investorer placerer 60 millioner i otte virksomheder Venturefond rejser milliardbeløb til startups i Europa og Israel Finland's biggest institutions boost equity exposure whilst global slowdown looms on the horizon US high-yield manager plans Nordic expansion following sustainable credit launch Nordea and Danica most expensive providers as fees swallow up to 15 percent of savings in Swedish pension system Swedish investor takes action - plans Danish acquisitions worth EUR 50m Swedish insurer Länsförsäkringar: No more tobacco holdings Nordics have more appetite for emerging markets than EU peers Approach alternatives with caution in current rate environment Fund manager consolidation hits SimCorp as clients grow cautious Danske Bank to sharpen portfolio managers’ focus on responsibility Investors struggle with poor data in responsible investments ODIN Fonder poaches alpha manager from Handelsbanken for new fund launch Asset managers see Icelandic investors going abroad NMI's fifth fund aims for triple bottom line Money laundering proves no obstacle for top fund managers in Nordics Following the opening of Pemberton's new Copenhagen office: Still room for more direct lenders New algorithm predicts interest rate development Catella: Nordic real estate market steers clear of insecurity "It was a big challenge to assume the outgoing role as client manager" New CLO in pipeline as Accunia re-issues first CLO from 2016 ...and more about people Nasdaq updates and expands ESG reporting tool Swedish manager: Sri Lanka to bounce back following terror attack Evli boosts its focus on climate change impact on portfolios Norwegian venture fund backs Danish robo-advisor to challenge June, Nora and Munnypot Swedish EUR 28bn money tank appoints new investment chief MP Pension reproaches companies with all-male boards New investor ventures major sum in new CIP fund CIP closes new fund at USD 700 million Pemberton opens a Nordic office in Copenhagen Edtech er hot blandt venture- og kapitalfonde men lige så svært som biotek Flere penge til Axcel-partnere Pensionsselskaber flokkes om grøn fond med milliardtilsagn – senest tilkomne er ATP Nordisk opkøbsmarked i medvind - jokeren er geopolitikken Symphogens nye strategi: Vil rejse 572 millioner og overvejer salg af virksomheden Lego-ejer skyder 200 millioner i dyrt hestestutteri Succes med komfortable højhælede sko skal bredes til udlandet Healthtech-firma scorer 10 millioner fra kendte erhvervsfolk Sikkerheds-iværksætter stopper og bliver business angel Danske finansiværksættere henter 375 millioner i investeringsrunde Nordea AM sees demand for fully integrated ESG portfolios Refinitiv: Q1 strongest quarter ever recorded in venture capital raised by European companies Neuberger Berman's Nordic head eyes steady growth following quintupling of regional AUM From dark matter to convertible bonds – applying physics to the world of investments East Capital launches partnership in Latin America Banking sector's investment heads switch to family offices Swedish Manager of USD 70bn is making ‘loads’ off weak krona Impact investors fail to measure negative outcomes Finnish pension fund backs new ETF with USD 750 investment Global Evolution boosts bottom line following year of strong inflow Major Nordic asset managers promote UN-backed investor guide Banks fall short: Wealthiest families in Denmark take the wheel New Danske Bank CEO gives big Danish investor a clean slate Icelandic pension fund to boost overseas exposure Swedish asset managers point out disadvantages and too much state control in new pension reforms Danish pension fund exits Aalborg with large real estate sale Taaleri Private Equity to boost real estate investments further following booming activity – welcomes international partners Haldrup steps down to pursue new challenges after 14 years at Danske Bank Danish mutual funds embrace sustainability but lacks common definition Euronext clears major hurdle in Oslo Børs takeover battle Former Head of Strategy pursues career as center-left politician following columnist role ...and more about people 25-year-old youngest ever member of Danske Bank’s Norwegian asset management division Formuepleje employs new head of real estate: We are both selective and conservative Nordea Asset Management puts money laundering on ESG agenda Sparinvest opens its engagement playbook following historical collaboration DNB loses historical lawsuit to 180,000 customers after appeal case AP1 shuns hedge funds' strategies as performance has failed Savills IM is making acquisitions for Nordic fund – Denmark is next in line Danica moves closer to troubled investments Nasdaq eyes new trade phase integration across all Nordic exchanges Saga Private Equity holds final close for EUR 600m fund-of-funds vehicle Medie: FSN Capital arbejder på fitness-exit Core Property Management will not launch new funds due to lacking properties Danske Bank Wealth Management has an ”aggressive agenda” regarding acquisitions Norsk og engelsk kapitalfond har succes med dansk udviklet parkerings-app Medie: Kapitalfond vil sælge Sportmaster PFA-direktør afviser at handle med kapitalfond bag TDC-køb Aktiefald giver Preben Damgaards private selskab tocifret millionunderskud Navigare Capital tæt på fordobler overskuddet i 2018 Maersk skyder penge i digital speditør Ung investeringsfond har skudt penge i syv life science-firmaer – og er klar på mere Kapitalfonde skyder kvart milliard i Joe & The Juice Cytovac opgiver børsnotering og åbner for venturekapital Nyt dansk kødalternativ baseret på larver og ærter på vej Northside og Tinderbox solgt til amerikansk kapitalfond Millionærduo investerer i spinout fra Leo Pharmas innovationsarm Kapitalfond med fokus på mindre virksomheder stifter sin anden fond efter kun tre år Sibbern returns to Scandinavia to head Nasdaq's European business AUM hits NOK 521bn as KLP Kapitalforvaltning posts Q1 results Nykredit's WM division bolsters alternatives amid growing AuM Ørsted plans to issue green bonds with Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley as bookrunners Danske Bank turns aggressive following disappointing mutual fund sales: New entity to kick start sales First Fondene to push new RE strategy as profiled manager returns to investing Tables have turned: Pension funds ahead of asset managers Sampension boosts forestry portfolio with big acquisition Nordic PE and venture regain momentum following H2 slowdown SEB's microfinance funds reach EUR 700m as institutional interest surges Nektar announces closure of Sweden's pioneering hedge fund Blackstone to take over Danish partner in billion dollar acquisition Danish asset manager's clients are cashing out Polaris, Acathia, Sampension and Unigestion complete purchase of Danica Pension Sweden A USD 90 billion Danish fund refuses to enter deals with Macquarie Top Nordic AM exec: "Small acquisition opportunities make no sense to us" I want to give more people a chance to affect investment decisions AP1 hires former Goldman Sachs professional for sustainability role ...and more about people Danske Bank Private Wealth chief helps economist on her way towards first management job Socially committed CEO turns 60 tomorrow Norwegian oil fund opposes outcome-based UN SDG reporting Mixing quant and sustainability: Inside the machinery at Robeco's strategy development Equity rally boosts Varma's and Ilmarinen's Q1 results Danish mutual funds get top European ratings – but costs and active management leave room for improvement Industriens Pension boosts investment team with ATP hiring Former Maj Invest CIO resurfaces at small asset manager Maersk Growth: Vi skal ikke bestemme i de virksomheder, vi investerer i Lars Kolind og Kaare Danielsen har hårde tider som business angels i designfirma Danske Bank: Green bond issuances hit all time high in Q1 Venturefonde skyder penge i softwareselskab med internationale ambitioner Designvirksomhed vinder tv-konkurrence og får 6 millioner fra Seier Capital Pensionsbranchen afviser Sass Larsen-kritik: Vi investerer også i iværksættere Efter mislykket emission skyder Lars Kolind ny kapital i Conferize Erfarne tech-investorer jagter opkøb Danske Bank skyder millioner i fintech-iværksætter Nasdaq Copenhagen opens new trading phase at asset managers' request One of Sweden's largest pension funds won't touch hedge funds CEO could not find better investment quarter in ATP's archives TCFD's focus on essentials could cut back reporting work Elo, Veritas and State fund launch renewables investment firm Danske's WM division slapped with regulations and rising costs following acquisition Swedbank Robur boosts portfolio team by double swoop Committee slams asset managers for misleading marketing Danish pension merger creates eighth-largest fund Nordea's AM unit passes important milestone ATP signs principle for ethical FX behavior Finnish investors support new Nordic deeptech VC fund Changing perception of sustainability creates new champions on Nordic stock exchanges Shareholders want to pull Equinor out of oil and gas "We are living in an unhealthy loan culture" Norway’s oil fund predicts larger green bonds allocation PFA concerned despite strong start of the year Private equity-backed Nordic IPOs hit lowest since 2013 last year Investors beef up passive bond exposure as ETF development soars BankInvest seeks to collaborate more with pension funds following large client growth in alternative real estate strategy Science ambitions scratched as finance took hold of Jan Erik Saugestad ...and more about people This is how active managers regain investor confidence, argues institutional head Top 10: These Nordic AM brands topped and flopped Q1 flows Investment advisory firm aims to list German firms in Sweden East Capital names its first chief sustainability officer Norway's oil giant bends to investor pressure on climate How Bjarne Graven aims to deliver returns with a market neutral fund Allianz' RE arm aiming for growth in the Nordics with new director Hun fik smag for forretning i it-branchens cowboyår - nu er Susanne Nielsen Tandrup i lære som business angel Rønje-brødres ventureselskab tjener godt på kendis-kok Millionerne strømmer ud af iværksætters globale kæmpesatsning Mads Faurholt flasher succeserne, men fiaskoerne lukkes ned i stilhed Færchfonden får ny direktør Lolland-Falster tiltrækker virksomheder fra hele verden: Vil skabe vækstmekka for fødevarebranchen Kryptofirma jagter kapital efter endnu et underskud Storebrand Asset Management's CEO aims to conquer Denmark and the rest of Europe as major trends unfold across the continent UK-based investor plans to beef up Nordic RE exposure Analysis: Institutional investors will spend less on real estate Danish pension funds throttle down on insourcing New impact strategies' performance still a question mark for investors Swedish mutual fund provider: "Active management makes a difference during market distress" Millennials have money to spend, and they demand action Utilfreds Maix forlader topposten hos Flying Tiger Axcel lukker fond III oven på salg af tøjkæden Zizzi Vækstfondens overskud har rundet tre milliarder over fem år Axcels kanonsalg gøder jorden for ny milliardfond Medie: Her er 10 oplagte opkøbsemner på fondsbørsen Branche savner private penge i EU-støtte: Iværksættere skal over "dødens dal" Dansk sædtest sætter fart på international udrulning: Vil indtage Storbritannien Andelskasse med bæredygtig profil henter millioner fra internationale investorer International finansmand vil tilbyde lån til små virksomheder i iværksætterselskab Dansk serieiværksætter investerer i udlejningsportal for spanske ferieboliger Konkursramt vaskerifirma reddet men Stadil og Buch er ude One up and one down for DNB's green fund management duo Swedish church pension fund diversifies through microfinance and private equity Schroders in talks with Nordic managers for hedge fund platform Danish entrepreneur based in New York wants to make money on dark data in the financial sector EQT Partners is said to add Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley as IPO banks Danish pension providers may be about to exclude oil giants Danish labor movement's investment arm poach RE head from ATP M&G Real Estate eyes new investment targets in the Nordics 60 global asset managers support new standard for impact investments Pension funds keep 18 banks on a watch list Qblue Capital aims to conquer the world Only one in three asset management executives believes their own business will grow Swedish pension funds to collaborate on alternative investments The nerd who started coding to control his toy cars now creating the future's fixed income trading platform Nordea boosts Norwegian-based strategist team ...and more about people Sparinvest CIO lands in new context after serving several months PenSam aims to quintuple green assets by 2025 Elmgreen plans to boost Amundi's equity platform OP cooks up alternative funds as institutional appetite grows Nordic fund seeking 10 percent return in hard-to-access direct lending Evli's Nordic corporate bond funds attract new investors from Spain and Germany Survey: Nordic investors more pleased with active results than global peers Nordic institutional investors are now net sellers in local RE markets Swedish state pension fund strikes three-year deal with PE manager Aramco sells USD 12 billion of bonds in unprecedented debut Efter fire frasalg: Kapitalfond kan lande næste it-opkøb inden sommer Stadig større pengekasser presser kapitalfonde ud i ukendt terræn Regionalt ventureselskab lukker og slukker Tidligere ATP-chef sætter sig i formandsstolen for pengetanken Kirk Kapital Globeteam-ejer går ud af 2018 med trecifret millionoverskud Svensk fintech vil rejse 700 mio. kr. fra venturefonde og dansk rigmand Nordic Alpha Partners investerer 30 millioner i kameraer til dykkere Fagbevægelsen vil give virksomheder ny milliardfond i ryggen Brødre jagter millioner til medicoprodukt Opbremsning i virksomhedshandler Kapitalfond går ind i ejerkredsen bag Adform Familien Zibrandtsen skyder millioner i netværksfirma Axcel sælger it-selskab for milliardbeløb Nordic money market funds face extinction due to new EU regulation BankInvest recruits sales director from competitor: Internal replacement found ATP's green bond portfolio passes EUR 2bn AP1's new emerging market manager Aberdeen sheds light on strategy US mid-market lender eyes Scandinavian business: "Good component for a Nordic top-tier investor" Nordea number cruncher: Younger top executives outperform older colleagues US-based Hines reaching for Danish residential properties Commerz Real is on the lookout for more Finnish real estate AP7 is pilling up cannabis – other AP funds shun AP Pension appoints new social responsibility unit chief Former Nordea manager to revolutionize trading Norway's sovereign wealth fund doubles green infrastructure allowance New pension fund CEO in pursuit of undesired portfolios How Carina Silberg became an ESG pioneer "I could sometimes witness changes in market as a result of me selling our buying equities" ...and more about people Experienced investment chief's early bet turned out profitable Investors' advocate goes his own way: "There's a better way" Storebrand AM enters Danish fund market with multifactor push Liquidity boost hinders fixed income engagements Investors and researchers reproach IEA's fossil-friendly methodology Danica to stop collaboration with companies exporting weapons to Saudi-Arabia Columbia Threadneedle social bond strategy passes five-year mark and launches new global strategy Norwegian bank risks major fine in country's largest-ever class action lawsuit Foreign appetite for Finnish real estate grows steadily Factor investing has momentum at AP1 Pension funds sell their tar sand equities Investment professionals back in business Nul gevinst til managerne, før kapitalfonden har nået såvel økonomiske som sociale mål Opstramning får ejerfond til at se bedring i Logstor Prodata: Salget til kapitalfond var hårdt Vækstfonden og business angel skyder penge i e-sportplatform Kapitalfond får 355 mio. kr. i erstatning for misinformation ved køb af Gram Equipment Serieiværksætteren Morten Strunge starter ny streamingtjeneste for podcasts Lundbeckfonden leder efter ny stor dansk investering Medicovirksomhed håber på 100 millioner fra investorer Investor kritisk over for ufrugtbar jagt på kapital i internetselskab AI-startup med udenlandske rødder etableret i København Trecifret millionbeløb skydes ind i presset butikskæde Dansk robotfirma er gået konkurs Danske Bank skyder millioner i startupfond Garvet dansker på international it-toppost siger stop Flere startups skal vokse sig store: EU vil være medejer af virksomheder Venturefonde skyder millioner i dansk medicin-app Not all investors grasp the real impacts of ESG investing, says Seligson Fund Management McKinsey recommends new investment rules for AP funds US-based asset manager to open Stockholm office in Nordic business push CIO separates from Danish asset manager following big losses The millennial generation is behind surge in impact investments Pension funds look over each other's shoulders – but they want to apply their own investment strategy Aberdeen Standard Investments to launch new billion-dollar fund based in Denmark Why aren't more bondholders flexing their muscles, Sparinvest asks Nordic investors increase usage of ETFs – but not to one size fits all Swedish AP funds and Church of England in initiative to set new global mining regulations Lego heirs' USD 16bn fund is bracing for a bleaker future Danish pension funds hold controversial equities Lack of alternatives makes investors accept lower yield, says Patrizia's Nordic head Capman boosts real estate team in Denmark ...and more about people "Bankers tend to complicate things" Left ATP out of the blue without having a new job ETFs are set for take-off in Nordic wealth management East Capital holds its breath as Ukraine's presidential election approaches Deas performance weakened by acquisition of Nordea Ejendomme – CEO projects progress in 2019 Active ownership as a catalyst for excess returns Swedish fund manager prefers domestic small caps Former PKA AIP team launches new fund-of-funds vehicle Danish pension funds hold equities in weapon suppliers to Saudi Arabia KLP in pursuit of more women to manage pension savings Første exit gjorde ham til business angel - nu investerer Tommy Bøgehøj 10 millioner i start-ups Seed Capital blev den mest aktive ventureinvestor i Norden Carnegie appoints new chief strategist Efter stort aktiesalg: Milliardærs investeringsselskab stadig sultent efter banker FIH Partners skifter topchef Tidligere PKA-chef på vej med ny grøn milliardfond Medie: Efter stærk fremgang er tøjfirmaet Mos Mosh igen til salg Medie: Kapitalfond overvejer at købe Convatec Medie: Kapitalfond i retssag mod sælgere af industrivirksomhed Tysk M&A-rådgiver rykker til Danmark og overtager team Didner & Gerge founder: "If the fund is not performing well, the manager is very exposed" Capital Four - preparing for the future 268 million reasons for Nordic investors to prioritize Indonesia, argues JOM Fund Management Didner & Gerge reshuffles portfolio team of its largest equity fund Swedish money laundering spins a widening web of intrigue First Finnish asset manager joins fund distribution network Giant asset manager eyes high growth as regulation takes its toll on independent managers Danish Mayor displeased with investment losses and airs idea of municipality-owned bank Distribution chief answers 5 questions about AM trends Folksam's green bond portfolio grows to six percent of AUM Pessala takes over Evli's wealth management from Lassila Storebrand builds Luxembourg and Frankfurt presence to boost European business Swedbank's money laundering report vexes Swedish pension funds Fed in focus as Amundi's US client manager took Nordic roadshow Danske Bank takes investment robot to Sweden in pursuit of new customers US-based RE investor on spending spree "We suck everything that fits into our portfolio" Experiencing the inside of Goldman Sachs as a child sparked career path in finance ...and more about people "Passion and dedication have empowered me" MiFID II increases both transparency and bureaucracy, Nordic AMs say Brexit likely to move 7 000 high-paid finance jobs to continent and hit Sweden's exports Industriens Pension is optimistic about the real estate business KPA Pension invests in food waste bond Arctic Securities boosts Swedish-based debt team by stripping from Nordea Store lufthavnsinvesteringer kan sætte gang i venture i Grønland Mindre kapitalfonde har taget hul på nye fonde med blandede resultater Former Swedish finance minister steps down from chairmanships Nykredit establishes new Wealth Management division Novo-ejer vil satse på pengetørt område: Har millioner klar til diagnostikfirmaer Venturefonde øjner guld i Øresunds life science-klynge Iværksætter henter tredje millioninvestering på to år: "Vi følger planen" Netdoktor-stifter henter millioner til sin nyeste satsning Dansk softwarevirksomhed lander investering på trecifret millionbeløb Danskejede venturefonde jagter mere kapital Løgismose Meyers-ejer opruster i Danmark Kontorfællesskab for tech-folk og venturefonde udvider til flere byer Medie: Steelseries er sat til salg Førende business angels: Vi savner vækstambitiøse iværksættere Novo-ejers chef tilfreds med 1 pct. afkast: "Det har jeg ikke tænkt mig at reagere på" Novo Holdings' indtjening blev næsten halveret i 2018 Digitalt ugeaviskoncept vil udvide til 10 nye byer Greek-American director intrigued by Nordic asset management culture Storebrand AM enters UK market: AuM took a nosedive in 2018 Pension fund swims against the tide and opts out of wild pursuit of alternative investments Folksam and KPA Pension beef up infrastructure exposure Tobacco-Free Finance Pledge gets the first two Finnish signatories French asset manager is hungry for more real estate in Denmark Denmark hosts most "Orphaned Funds" in the Nordics Nordic investment fund associations want closer cooperation on common agendas Cultural difference challenges work on global green bond standard UK's post-Brexit risk rating as non-EU market will cut investor appetite, Evli says Swedish minister defends salaries at AP Funds A glimpse inside Nordea's new ESG emerging market debt strategy Bond investors worry about fueling debt levels Belgian consultancy coordinates class action law suit against Danske Bank on behalf of 20 institutional investors Fintech crowdlending platform expands to Denmark following launches in Sweden and Norway Startup will focus on sustainable pension funds – "we want to squeeze every last drop out of the lemon" BNP Paribas reduces coal exposure “Focus on today’s job, and not on tomorrow’s promotion” a former CEO advised ...and more about people From Copenhagen working-class boy to daytrader and impact star It gives a sense of responsibility, says PFAs new chief strategist about working at a pension fund Financier changed his life after divorce: "I could have gone to the pub every day and drown my sorrows" Taaleri wards off Brexit impact by focusing on alternatives as culmination draws near Unitranche market still almost non-existing in the Nordics, credit manager says Sparinvest lands passive mandate with tailored sustainable approach Asset manager buys up big stake in Oaktree BankInvest plans to boost green bond portfolio after initial toe dipping Danske Bank issues new green bond in wake of framework Nordic-backed PE fund hits EUR 1bn hard cap in hunt for growth companies Investors are becoming increasingly risk-adverse, says head of Colliers EQT closes new mega fund Kapitalfond bruger kræfter på at skalere klassisk industri Executive Capital har vendt skuden Acesion lander nye millioner: "Et klap på skulderen og tegn på, at vi har fat i det rigtige" Haldor Topsøe sælger en tredjedel af forretningen Industrifond investerer i genbrug af kunstgræs Christian Frigast bliver formand for DVCA Novo Seeds-selskab viser positive fase 1-data og søger yderligere kapital Fonde skyder 320 millioner i dansk biotekselskab Konkursramte Dominos kan være på vej til at blive solgt videre Sunstone rokerer i ledelsen som led i generationsskifte Pandoras stifterfamilie vil investere i iværksættere og bæredygtighed Grønlands første tech-startup jagter gennembrud med amerikansk patent The number of employees at asset managers drops for the first time in a decade BlackRock signs PPA with Norwegian aluminum plant Danske Bank's new chief strategist envisions reinforcement of the bank after money laundering scandal Finnish pensions assets shrank EUR 6.4bn in 2018 Online broker Avanza first to introduce climate rating on funds Danske Bank as active investor – environmental topics are the most commonly discussed, social topics the least Two Danish pension funds refute class action against Danske Bank Enough is enough: Industriens Pension on excluding an entire sector "I was warned not to do something this exotic" New turning point in Brexit? Schroders won't bet on it Former Nordea AM director eyes more East African business as PE portfolio prospers Frustration over MiFID II and Priips nears boiling point Danske Wealth Management names new chief strategist BNP Paribas sees momentum in Nordic corporate bond market Norwegian and Danish RE is flourishing while other Nordic countries are slowing down, says study Nordea partners up with private equity pioneer in Trill Impact fund Invesco eyes strong Nordic interest in new blockchain ETF One-off costs slashes profit at Denmark's Maj Invest Norwegian sovereign wealth fund jettisons oil companies The day the ground opened beneath Sune Schackenfeldt's feet Danske Bank snatches new head of alternative investments from PensionDanmark …and more about people Denmark's asset management sector is still a male-dominated area Capital Four: Nordic direct lending picking up pace as funds are growing Nordic investors become increasingly sceptic about investing in care home chains M&G Investments boosts Nordic team as business soars FIM promotes Leskinen to CIO M7 Real Estate buys real estate assets in Denmark of EUR56m to new fund International financial watchdog launches review of growing leveraged loan market Elo expands shopping center investments – looks for targets in infrastructure New partnership to market high dividend funds with a frontier twist in Nordic region Philanthropic investor ahead of green impact curve The three most active investors in the Danish RE market in 2018 are foreign, says new study Fynsk rigmand satser stort på lokalbanker: "Jeg er der som langsigtet investor" Swedish pension fund AP2 has found recipe for success in China 350 vækstselskaber må vente op til to år på afklaring af statens ejerrolle Kapitalfonde stod for en tredjedel af alle virksomhedshandler i 2018 AMF names new head of its SEK 600bn money tank Vækstfonden vil låne trecifret millionbeløb til kreative virksomheder og producenter Nordjysk robotfirma henter tocifret millioninvestering Trustpilot får 55 millioner dollar mere og en ny medejer Casper Christensen investerer i måltidskassevirksomhed Medie: Novo Holdings søsætter redningsplan for Symphogen efter forfejlet børsnotering Conscia skal på opkøbsjagt under ny ejer Dansk startup-accelerator henter investering fra it-millionærfamilie Digitale startups og venturefonde rykker ind i designikons hovedsæde efter 100 år Gender diversity is the big return bet for new Nordea equity fund Danske Bank launches green finance framework Helsinki Capital Partners decides to hold on to Facebook following the deletion of fake accounts UK asset managers' gender pay gap is widening Sustainability "grand old man" calls for action: Investors don't fulfill their own ambitions Accenture report sees the end of lucrative business models in the asset management industry Incentive schemes in Sweden are often too short-term focused, Allianz GI notes Evli names Lundström as CIO – plans to include new private equity fund of funds Asset Manager marks its entry in Danish residential market with new acquisition Saxo opens digital pathway to Chinese bond market Schroders floats idea of new Nordic office "We understand the need to boost alternative investments," says Danish financial watchdog after slaps First Fondene poaches well-known portfolio manager after unsuccessful fund launch Sweden (still) dominates Nordic green bond market "My managers have been great at accepting constructive feedback" Norway's oil fund divests half EUR 1bn stake in VW following clashes: Doubles Danske Bank stake despite money-laundering From niche to mainstream, responsible investments could be coming of age Iceland’s new wealth fund is up for grabs for outside managers Nykredit and Sparinvest want to join forces: Creating a EUR 40bn manager Fiercer competition sharpens Pensiondanmark's competencies in the hunt for securing stable returns, says CEO Does ESG rhyme with ETF? Many European investors think so Allianz sees growth in retired water network in the US Investors thwarted by barriers to green bond investing Former CIO dedicates next decade to sustainable agenda push Goldman Sachs checks into Grand Hôtel in Stockholm Nordea Wealth Management appoints head of new unit Heavy equity portfolio leads to NOK 485bn loss for oil fund Danske Wealth narrows client bet as Tier 1 gets more professional ATP Private Equity Partners er rustet til at modstå lavkonjunktur Ventureselskaber må kigge langt efter danske vækst-iværksættere Medie: Kapitalfond vil sælge møbelvirksomhed for en milliard The EU agrees on new rules on sustainable investments Pensionskasser er parate til at skyde flere penge i shipping Professor: EU-dom sender kapitalfondes skattekroner tættere på dansk statskasse Spritnyt KU-spinout søger investorer til hjernescanningsprogram Medie: ATP-fond og nordjysk rigmand vil købe kasino af Danske Spil Dansk topchef bringer biotekselskab på børsen i Stockholm Fem danske fintech-selskaber deltager i Mastercard-accelerator Warnøe og Tvede investerer i delecykler Iværksættere går i luften med platform for delemad: Vil omsætte 50 millioner næste år More issuers needed to unlock Nordic green bond potential Enter Fonder devises ways to gauge emission cuts Robeco soars in Nordics as investors pick quantitative products ...and more about people Swedish giants blame global equities for eroding 2018 returns Storebrand and DNB plan municipal pensions comeback in Norway Giant asset manager in clover during horrible Q4 2018 CIO calls for gender equality in Danish corporate board rooms Schroders value fund sticks to oil and gas assets -- for now AMWatch archives: Industriens Pension's investments in unlisted assets under loop SPP Funds sees growing appetite for sustainable funds OVERVIEW: Who is best at serving private banking customers in the Nordics? We'll be a growing global company, say Aberdeen managers PE and RE balance equity losses at Finnish pension giants Danske makes new position, targeting bigger slice of Nordic SRI bonds pie Hedge funds hard to beat, says EUR 44 billion Finnish pension fund Huge swathe of AM sector must report climate risks from 2020 Historic rise in Swedish savers' fund assets Aberdeen Standard buys Hong Kong-based real estate investment manager Kapitalfonde bakser med restaurantkæder på randen af en ny lavkonjunktur Vækstfonden intensiverer samarbejdet med business angels Dansk softwareselskab får millioninvestering og retter blikket mod udlandet Storaktionær har solgt alle aktier i Netcompany uden rabat Venturefonds exit udløser salg af teleselskab Danske kapitalfonde vokser og vokser Acesion Pharma gør klar til fase 2-forsøg: Nye millioner kan være undervejs Cofoco kaster penge efter kaffe-iværksættere Kontorfællesskab i København udvider markant: Forventer udsolgt på en måned Tundra Fonder tutors frontier companies on ESG Swedish frontier specialist eyes Nordic institutional growth Not all institutionals can insource, argues new Natixis north Europe chief ...and more about people Danish pension funds ditch companies with poor tax ethics Sweden's largest fund reins in portfolio risk Recap: Why Nordea AM’s chief is prioritizing growth in home markets Recap: Spiltan Fonder plans new fund-of-funds vehicle launch Danish-based SDG fund makes its first investment: Ukrainian solar farm ATP sells its UK enfant terrible: CEO admits losses for Danes FIM Asset Management bans buying scandal-hit Attendo equities "We have a powerful tool to work towards a sustainable planet" Storebrand AM boosts illiquids offering via PE buy AMF urges 630,000 Swedes to review pension savings Aberdeen prepares launch of three new real estate funds Historically-low rates send Japanese bond buyers to Denmark New pension scheme proposal may boost ATP's net payments Novopen-opfinders nye selskab jagter kapital og partnerskaber Navigare Capital vil snart åbne ny shippingfond Efter opkøb i hestesport og koncertbureuaer - Waterland er ikke som de andre fonde Hvis vi vil fastholde succesrige iværksættere i Norden, skal der findes kapital til sidste del af rejsen Medie: EQT skyder nye penge i Flying Tiger Dansk hotelportal vil på vækstbørs i Sverige Danske venturefonde er gået uden om landets tech-succeser Capnova smider millioner efter spiludvikler fra Aarhus Kapitalfond hiver endnu et stort fiskeselskab i nettet Hanegal-stiftere investerer 25 millioner i plantebaseret sats Lunar Way rejser tæt på 100 millioner kroner Tidligere Nordea-chef skal styre nordiske investeringer for London-baseret fond Dansk kryptojæger henter 200 millioner og får Facebook-investor ombord Egalets konkurs i USA giver Sunstone Capital stort tab Karo Pharma vil have dansk biotekmilliardær som formand Kapitalfonden Adelis køber skurvognsfirma Michael Mathiesen vil genopfinde 2M Invest med fokus på Afrika Cytovac skrotter den danske børs og tager til Sverige Why Nordea AM’s chief is prioritizing growth in home markets "It is a privilege to integrate ESG into our investment style" Nordea’s Storset takes stock of 2018 — the year when AUM plunged ...and more about people Third of Varma’s commercial properties have won Breeam certification Show me your alpha: External managers fail to impress in Nordics Positive thinking skyrockets at Nordic venture funds Norway's oil fund calms investors: We will still be a major player in real estate Time for take profits? Major Nordic AMs at odds on EM equities The world is their oyster -- but they're based in Lyngby China's equity market courts foreign attention Nordea's AM business deepens footprint in Norway and Sweden ATP takes big profit hit in 2018, losing DKK 25.5 billion "A new job must push me out of my comfort zone" Rivals endorse DNB fee cuts: "People have paid far too much" EU pact on easier cross-border selling of investment funds Bankinvest hungry for more real estate in Denmark Fynsk medicoselskab rejser 20 mio kr og skifter mere end halvdelen af bestyrelsen Verdanes største kapitalfond er gået i gang med investeringerne Her er de kvalificerede kandidater til posten som Motzfeldts afløser i Vækstfonden Kapitalfonden Maj Invest har købt majoritet i møbelvirksomhed Milliardærfamilie vender blikket mod biotek: Investerer millioner i kræftfirma fra Lyngby Er kapitalfondene ved at give ejerskabet af shipping videre? Energiselskab og tre andre investorer går med i Fastspeed Kaffeiværksættere jagter nye investorer Medicinstuderende springer ud som iværksætter: Satser på udstyr til hospitaler Finnish nursing home scandal deals blow to Attendo shares Ten years in alternatives: PensionDanmark's Lyngdal looks back Major retrofit overhauls Danske Wealth Management's engine room ...and more about people SEB Investment Management brings back former staffer as CEO Varma moves climate higher up responsible investment agenda More institutionals opting to manage own investments, says Danske Wealth Brutalist freight terminal fully occupied – and Swedish owner wants more Nasdaq ready to talk with Euronext about Oslo Bors takeover bid CBRE and Allianz go on Nordic shopping spree and acquire logistics real estate portfolio Ilmarinen threatens to pull out of scandal-struck nursing home Taaleri Energia targets EUR 300 million for new solar, wind fund Fresh face on AM major's top team bolsters Nordic work New ESG study is "good news" for Nordic investors Danica threatens PFA's lead in ESG-performance ranking Nordicom updates its strategy and expects a profit of EUR 13.4 million Danske hedge fund crowned for 10-year performance Ecolabel plans to make its mark on financial products Nasdaq battles Euronext and makes rival bid on Oslo bors Deutsche Bank forudser store kapitalfondsopkøb i Norden i 2019 Danske kapitalfonde følger global tendens – investerer massivt i software-virksomheder Kapitalfonde i modvind – beskyldes for ansigtsløs kapitalisme Nye skattefradrag for startup-investeringer: Men få får glæde af fordelene Investeringsfirma rejser milionbeløb efter opsplitning Venturefonde fravælger diagnostikfirmaer: Der er ikke mange succeser Opkøbsprofil forlader Kirkbi Lars Tvede og Peter Warnøe investerer i Luggagehero Capnova-folk efterladt i vadested Erhvervsikon skal stå i spidsen for biohacker-pars millionsats Garvede TDC-kræfter træder ind i nystiftet bredbåndsselskab Brexit kan sende flere penge til danske venturefonde Erfarne kræfter klar med nyt udviklingsselskab Venturefonde fravælger diagnostikfirmaer: Der er ikke mange succeser Aarhus-baseret startupselskab får 59 millioner fra venturefond Startup får millioner til at finde sygdomme på røntgenbilleder Nykredit AM targets illiquids growth as listed prospects wilt Secret ingredient? Nykredit AM’s recipe for doubling AUM in five years Finland’s Evli widens alternatives and PE fund range Heiberg: “I’ve never considered any alternatives to finance” ...and more about people Last chance for bid to cut controversial weapons from indices State-backed SDG fund taps new investors for extra capital Castellum demonstrates record-high property deals – however Denmark is ostracized CIO says good-bye after pension fund merger Blackrock appoints a new global head of renewable power Where did all the money go? Biggest Nordic fund winners and losers of 2018 Eureka! SEB discovers profitable fixed-income strategy TPI wants more non-European participants, says director Lyxor plans more ETFs listings in Nordics after green bonds take-off Danish tax rules ease for foreign investors Bidding war rumbles around Oslo Stock Exchange Danish benefits fund manager faces strategy challenges Pension funds should invest more in real estate, argues Prime Office founder ESG screening takes ever more time for Nordic selectors Light at the end of the tunnel, says Greenpeace on ATP's plans to reduce coal investments Capitalism has lost its mojo, PE investor warns Danish financial watchdog warns against losses on RE investments Kapitalfonde håber at styre designfirmaer uden om ny lavkonjunktur Stribevis af påbud på vej til pensionskasser om alternative investeringer Selskab ramt af forvirring: Nyt navn skal åbne investorernes lommer Efter 300.000 downloads tror appudvikler på overskud for kræft-app Snackproducent jagter ny investor Danskere jagter penge til global udrulning af sædtest Just-Eat-rigmand investerer i plakateventyr Tandlægekæde kæde mister topchef og henter ny kapital Mægbæk har "tunge investorer" med i nyt bredbåndssats Dansk vaccineselskab får 33 mio kr til nyt forsøg med vaccine Aarhusiansk softwarehus solgt til kapitalfond Rapperen Snoop Dogg smider penge i nordisk fintech-selskab Fynsk mediehus vil åbne døren til Europa for amerikansk startup med millioninvestering Top 10: Which Nordic AM brands topped 2018 inflows? "EUR 3.6 billion inflow won't hurt future performance" Industriens Pension loses key alternative investments staffer Taaleri and Masdar launch wind and solar energy joint venture ...and more about people Snoop Dogg backs Swedish fintech unicorn Nasdaq woos Oslo Stock Exchange amid Euronext bid Blackstone ready to close record property fund, writes Bloomberg Jack Bogle, apostle of index funds, never gave up: Joe Nocera Ilmarinen scoops Niina Arkko as new responsible investments analyst Länsforsikringar loosens guarantee on pension product Awards go to green, low-risk Swedish funds in 2018 AP4 rules out nuclear weapons and oil sands companies Danish retail investors keenest to ban child labor, poll shows Trade union economist to lead Pensiondanmark's responsible investment Colliers partner jumps into lead role at Heimstaden Dronevirksomhed får millionindsprøjtning fra kapitalfonde Boom i kapitalfondes forsikringer mod ukendte risici Dansk venturefond styrket efter salg af sofwarefirma Kapitalfond køber igen op på den københavnske fiskerikaj Kapitalfond skiller sig af med dansk underskudsforretning Dansk topchef vil hente 650 mio kr til amerikansk biotek-startup Ambitiøst kaffeselskab vil skabe sig et globalt navn Erfarne erhvervsfolk investerer i startup bag dansk rengøringsplatform Minister: Universiteter skal skabe flere startups Medie: Kapitalfond kan tabe over en milliard på legetøjskonkurs Dansk kapitalfond køber op i jysk høreapparatvirksomhed Martin Thorborg: "Mange tech-selskabers prissætning er helt hjernedød" Ejere vil af med kendt smykkefirma Sønderjysk televirksomhed opkøbt af kapitalfond Fintechfirma får tilført tocifret millionbeløb Finnish timberland investor targets Portuguese business growth Listed equities seen as key to good returns from impact, argues UBP ...and more about people Swiss bank challenges Nordea and introduces ETPs in Denmark Long-serving portfolio manager quits Danske after split Norwegian FSA slams Nasdaq Oslo following trader's collapse Private equity firm sells Danish loss-making wind energy supplier EQT Partners is said to pick JPMorgan and SEB for potential IPO Sustainalytics acquiring GES seen as a natural development East Capital sees China as "key priority" in 2019 Danske splits CIO role into two UNPRI board member: Sustainability agenda brings EU closer to citizens Investors turn from listed to unlisted equities, Blackrock report shows Aberdeen Standard favors link-ups for alternatives access Kirk Kapital waves farewell to CFO Deas poaches from rivals to boost asset management team Pensions major clashes with consumer champions on passive funds Sustainalytics turns into ESG one-stop shop with GES buy Nordic Tankers solgt til japanske MOL Dansk it-selskab får investering på 100 mio. kr. Overfyldte pengekasser sætter mere fart på udenlandske kapitalfondes opkøb i Danmark Ny nordisk rekord i dry powder KMD skal sikre japanere en førerposition inden for softwareudvikling Branchedirektør: Top-Toys konkurs vil give ridser i lakken Lego-familie siger farvel til direktør efter exit fra shipping Kapitalfond øger bud på svensk medicinalselskab Moody's: Alarmerende gæld hos mange kapitalfondsejede selskaber GN afviser rygter om eksploderende batterier Profileret advokat sætter sig i front for milliardærs pengetank "Without an IPO we are wasting our breath," says Formuepleje Five questions for Formuepleje about becoming listed Capital Four founding partner sheds portfolio manager role ...and more about people Bridgewater's pure alpha fund returned 14.6 percent last year Few investment funds made returns for investors in 2018 Pension funds demand climate plan from oil giant PKA's energy fund grabs new energy chief from Maersk Drilling Danish asset manager hatches African corporate bond plan Swedish pension funds slow to back local jobs, new report says ETF price war unleashes demand in Nordics, says Lyxor Financial markets look back on annus horribilis Five things to watch in European tech, media and telecom in 2019 PE investor happy with return on EUR 200 million property sale Debts at PE-owned firms swell to alarming level, says Moody's Crowdfunding of real estate "a neglected novelty": Aberdeen Standard chief Folksam boosts ownership in Volvo Cars while AP1 divests When a German robot falls in love with an AMWatch story... Who moved where? Your favourite people stories in 2018 Clash of giants in Nordea: Cevian founder Gardell enters home turf of Björn Wahlroos Europe’s borrowers brace for death of easy money as 2019 looms Savills Nordic chief sees "profitable 2019" on real estate sell-off Scrapping single-use plastic is hot topic for investors Head of IM expects a profitable 2019 Nordic AMs wary of risky corporate bonds triggering new crisis Nordic funds are quickest to open up on climate record, says WWF report Europe green-bond boom may cool next year after breakneck growth Danica makes its single largest investment to date One less Brexit worry: business as usual for derivatives traders Just one in 27 asset managers outperforms equity market Record number of tech unicorns went public in 2018 Pension funds mull idea of selling Saudi government bonds Danica i største enkeltstående investering nogensinde Tvede og Warnøes venturefond bliver global – det er ikke nok med Norden Tysk venturefond følger danske robotfirmaer tæt Dansk robotprojekt udvikler automatiske tankstationer Vækstfondens englefond vil nu samarbejde med investorkollektiver Tidligere McKinsey profil køber op i Day Birger et Mikkelsen Kapitalfond køber dansk specialist i tøj til klinikker Esbjerg-rigmænd har fart på fælles investeringer Medie: Axcel gør klar til milliardsalg Vækstfonden skyder millioner i ungt dansk softwareselskab Dansk fodbold-app henter tocifret millionbeløb til udvikling af platform Kapitalfond forlænger købstilbud på Karo Pharma efter vigende interesse og formands død Pensionsselskab skyder stort milliardbeløb i jysk flyfirma Lundbeckfonden Emerge finder ny partner fra Merck Ventures Danske Bank og DNB investerer tocifret millionbeløb i dansk finansapp Novo Ventures skyder 100 mio kr i nystartet amerikansk biotekselskab Why Peter Mosbæk left his job -- and hasn't found a new one yet Over 160 Nordic stocks report ESG data to new Nasdaq portal What's so funny about USD 1 trillion? The Norwegians who manage it ...and more about people Jesper Kirstein: A nuanced approach to active management More banks in crosshairs as Denmark’s tax probe is set to grow MP Pension adds 14 more countries to blacklist Sweden’s East Capital snaps up Monyx Asset Management Accunia puts spotlight on CLOs – despite market jitters Nordic pension funds in investor wave urging political climate action Alternatives under the microscope: Investors now hedging equity risk CFA Denmark's members keen to wise up on ESG After two-year search, PFA's Indian property dream vaporizes RE investor poaches new head of AM and boosts organization Former NGO adviser swaps sides to head pension fund's ESG team Vækstfonden har efter investeringer i udenlandske fonde hentet fire gange så stort et beløb retur til Danmark Nye ordninger skal give ventureselskaber flere kvalificerede iværksættere at vælge imellem Kapitalfond køber jysk specialist i armeringsstål Trods boble-snak og underskud på stribe: Venturefonde tror på fintechrevolutionen Danica sælger svenske pensionsaktiviteter Novo Holdings-ejet høreapparatselskab jagter kapitalfonds lydjuvel Paradis-stifter vil udnytte nye regler for mere madsalg imellem private Lars Seier skyder 20 mio. kr. i genåbning af toprestaurant: "Du vil forstå det, når du ser den" Kapitalfondsejet dansk fotofirma har været på salgslisten i et år AP1 goes out on hunt for new ESG prodigy Nordic investor collaboration promises new ESG toolbox VER's transfer to Finnish state budget rises to EUR 1.91 billion ....and more about people Nykredit first Danish fund to get Nordic Ecolabel Asset manager earnings to come under more pressure, new report predicts Swedish, Danish expert private investors abandon cash, study says New player aims to rival large-scale asset managers Last pensions merger seen for Finland as Veritas absorbs Alandia Weakened bank loan terms for PE firms vex Nordic financial watchdogs Invesco snatches senior institutional sales manager from Blackrock Polack reels third former Nordea-colleague into PFA Momentum, value and volatility: Investors smitten with factor investing CFO Survey reveals bullish mood at Swedish companies Nordanö poaches Catella prodigy and boosts its partner team Big Nordic banks face major losses on loans to PE-owned companies Lego-familien vil købe 30 pct. af Haldor Topsøe Amerikanske banker på vej til at distancere danske banker med finansiering af startups Hul efter innovationsmiljøer skal afløses af mikro-ventureselskaber Dansk pensionskasse vil byde på Ørsteds elforretning Biler, banker og børsnoteringer – sparekasseeleven der fik tre arbejdsliv Kapitalfond køber dansk fødevarekoncern Forgyldt dansk biotekbaby i strid om ledelsen Investeringsfond skyder op mod 217 mio kr i Oncology Venture Venturefonde i fælles opfordring til pensionskasser: Investér mere i life science Banker risikerer tab på kapitalfondsejede selskaber Startup med eksplosiv vækst vil hente friske millioner til ny ekspansion Grønt lys til kapitalfonds køb af netværksleverandør Claus Meyer køber sig ind i ungt kombucha-selskab Iværksætterlæge får 13 mio af EU til klinisk studie First North var for risikabel for iværksætter AP7 CEO calls for repeat performance of G20 investor summit Drive to fight climate change intensifies -- here's the low-down: Nordea mulls hires as Nordic ESG teams grow ...and more about people USD 85 billion asset manager is planning a total exit from coal Commission's plan must not end up like the Paris agreement, says head of PKA Swedish pension fund managers still major fossil sinners Denmark's PKA injects capital into biogas via fund UNPRI board member: EC taxonomy makes UNPRI even more relevant Swedish AP funds get green light to top up illiquids exposure Swedish financial watchdog may act to curb spiralling real estate debt "Act decently," Pensam CEO tells bankers and lawyers in candid letter How a dismissed CEO reached the top of a major UK pension fund A USD 30 billion bet has Orsted’s creditors reading the fine print PE fund unveils offer to buy property investor at 23 percent premium Chasing returns, AP Pension plans to build private nursing homes Stadig flere kapitalfonde vælger selv at omstrukturere deres fonde Virksomhedsejere ser kapitalfonde som en populær exitmulighed Skatteregler slog næsten milliardsalg ihjel: "Vi betalte skat af penge, vi ikke havde fået" Branchefolk i oprør over skat på milepælsbetalinger Kapitalfond vil overtage ejendomsinvestor i milliardhandel Norden sælger flere virksomheder på M&A-markedet Lego-familie sælger majoritet af erhvervspark Store summer i danske finanstjenester fremkalder panderynker hos forsker: Men aktører i branchen afviser boble Vækstfonden opruster før udfasning af støtte til innovationsmiljøer Global M&A-rådgiver åbner i Danmark Ny impact-investor: "I sin kerne er det bare en markedsmulighed, at vi har fucket planeten op" Embattled CEO of EUR 105 billion pension fund ATP steps down Maj Invest CIO opts to quit "while the going is still good" Eurosif study 2018: Retail investor interest in SRI on the rise …and more about people Asset managers must integrate alternative data to survive: UK short seller Nordea's head of external products expects to be ahead of the news Blockchain platform for trading unlisted companies in the pipeline Trump election created a Black Friday spree for this EM manager Sustainable credit strategy: Quizzing the fund manager Thankful for any cash returned, investors reward value stocks Drop this asset class, says CIO at Danske Bank Wealth Management Formuepleje plans DKK 5 billion IPO in 2020 Foreign investors snub Nordic real estate markets Climate change can also impact monetary policy, Riksbank warns Redaktører forlader Børsen for at stifte fodboldmedie Kørte hele landet rundt for at finde den rigtige platformsvirksomhed Norske Verdane gearer op i Danmark Vækstvirksomheder får kun ringe gavn af ny aktiesparekonto 2018 blev et boom-år for danske business angels Novo Seeds investerer millioner i belgisk kræftselskab Her er Lego-arvingernes milliardplaner for it-opkøb Dansk startup henter nye kræfter hos venturefond Nordea-chef: Lånevilkårene til kapitalfonde er blevet for lempelige Medie: Dansk pensionsselskab blander sig i kampen om Danicas svenske forretning Britisk kapitalfond investerer 160 millioner i dansk vaccinationsfirma Københavnske bryggere henter tocifret millionbeløb og investerer i stor udvidelse Milliardærers pengetanke investerer i moderne bofællesskaber Sparinvest scores hat trick with new listing on Luxembourg Green Exchange Political action on climate "vital", say Nordic and foreign investors en masse Impact of physical climate risks on security selection still in infancy Swedish FSA poll points to tightening of equity fund sustainability rules …and more about people Danske mortgage arm prepares to refinance USD 4.4 billion in bonds Loan terms to private equity firms too relaxed, says Nordea chief Klövern adds Copenhagen office building to Nordic portfolio Media: Swedish direct lender angles for EUR 1.5 billion for fourth fund "Proventus doesn't do leveraged loans or covenant lite" Study: Key figures can identify the future's worst performers ESG think tank: Hardliner's U-turn on Danske Bank too early Eight asset managers among 20 best-paying companies in Sweden Green bonds too crowded for EUR 46.9 billion fund keen on stocks Patrizia doubles operating income and ups 2018 guidance PE firm injects pension funds' capital into new insurance company Kapitalfond sender pensionsgiganters penge ind i nyetableret forsikringsselskab Lukningstruede statslige ventureselskaber tiltrak 1,3 millarder i privat kapital i 2017 Polaris' færgerederi ramt af bornholmsk shitstorm Svensk venturefond investerer i dansk kontorplatform Iværksættervirksomhed søger kapitalindsprøjtning på 60-80 mio. kr. Novos life science-inkubator poster penge i første rugekasssevirksomhed Preben Damgaard: Templafy opfylder alle mine kriterier som investor Venturefond klar til at øge investering i børsparat robotselskab Ascendis åbner nyt selskab for at nå Kina Templafy skal tidoble omsætningen før man går i salgstanker Business angel: Hvorfor er danskerne aldrig med, når der skal rejses mange penge Hungry-stifter lufter store vækstambitioner Markante investorer køber sig ind i nystartet måltidsklub Stor kapitaltilførsel til dansk e-sport Robeco puts in long hours to get new SDG strategy right Former Danske Bank fund selection chief launches Nordic Impact firm Danish pension fund offers impact app, as young demand specifics Finland to clarify tax rules on private equity investments ...and more about people EU says planned taxonomy will help investors spot green washing Nykredit sees AM business surge as trophy shelf fills Nordea chairman rejects plans to sell USD 350 billion AM business Ten property investors account for nearly half of all Danish deals Private equity on cliff edge due to trade war, rising rates: EQT Swiss banking group to hire senior staff in the Nordics Nasdaq Nordic: Dark trading is flourishing under MiFID II Clients are now snapping at our heels, says Natixis' Nordic chief Green bonds: Mounting concerns temper growth hopes on 10th anniversary Former climate negotiator plans to boost PKA's sustainable investments Oil stocks pay and salmon is crazy for this $34 billion manager Taurus wins contract to manage AM Formuepleje's properties Store pensionskasser har forsømt at tjekke samarbejdspartnere Nordic Capital vil skabe lækkerbiskner til industrielle købere Kapitalfond i udbytteskandale central i milliardkamp om danske elkunder Nyt initiativ skal styrke danske startups i Asien Nye sparekrav kan skabe uro om Ørsteds milliardsalg af elnettet Skandinaviens største sushileverandør solgt Dansk it-selskab rejser for anden gang i år 100 mio kr Antag Therapeutics jagter investering på 100 mio på biotekmesse Danmarks bedste kapitalfond kåret Thriving London-based asset manager underway with Brexit plan EU likely to tax financial transactions once UK leaves, says ex-insider ATP steams ahead with contingency plans for no-deal Brexit ...and more about people Number of equity funds will nosedive, PWC predicts New CIO to speed up Swedbank Robur's journey towards goal Thylander Gruppen lures "one of the best" to top asset management role Retirement of coal-fired power plants in US set to break record in 2018 Sustainable manager: Like a slow-boiled frog, your portfolio muscles will seize up Lobbying can deal bigger blow to climate than emissions, says AP7 Call to harmonise tax rules for venture capital in the Nordics Danske's Wealth Management shows net outflow of DKK 9.6 billion PIMCO tweaks funds as demand for ESG in fixed income takes off Seychelles launches world's first "blue bond" to protect marine environment Pension fund Velliv takes harder line with Macquarie than Danske
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