More and more products carrying the label "impact" are popping up in the asset management landscape. But a look under the hood reveals some are simply hurriedly relabeled products without much social or environmental impact. Meet Director Yo Takatsuki from BMO Global Asset Managers, who raises a warning flag on relabeled funds and "impact washing".
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The rivalry between global asset managers in the Nordics is gradually sharpening, increasing the need for firms in the race to set up a physical presence locally. AMWatch quizzes the Nordic heads of major firms from Canada, US and Germany to discover the reasons behind the trend.
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London-based fintech firm Clearmacro is hiring a Danske Bank employee to run its new Nordic office. The firm's managers were in Copenhagen to talk about its solutions, ambitions and why boredom drove the CEO from portfolio management to financial technology.
The German-based money manager has hired a Nordic investment veteran from its parent company to grow the firm's asset management business. The newcomer tells AMWatch he will cover "the three most important areas".