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BlackRock: ETF pessimists proved wrong in February

Since the ETF market really started gaining traction, critics have voiced fears that during volatile market periods, the instruments could disrupt normal market function. In an analysis of ETF behaviour during the critical days of early February, BlackRock has concluded that they in fact played a calming role in stormy weather.

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New Nordic consultancy bets on market gap for capital market software

Having difficulties stretching your in-house resources to meet both regulatory demands and plans for digital expansion? Tried hiring help and couldn't find it locally? The founders of Nordic financial sector software consultancy Nor Associates are basing their business case on the idea that many local financial firms are having exactly these problems.

New head of Denmark's Sparinvest looks to institutions to fuel growth

Sparinvest has put a brand-new strategy in place to see it through the next four years. By the end of 2022, it must have gathered in more than DKK 60 billion in extra assets under management -- and in the future, most of its business growth is to come from institutional investors. CEO Jørgen Søgaard-Andersen tells AMWatch's siter site, FinansWatch, all about the plan.

Danish regulator spurns Danske Bank's head of wealth management

Jacob Aarup-Andersen, Danske Bank's first choice as its new CEO, has been unofficially rejected by the Danish financial regulator -- a decision that comes as no surprise to observers. But the bank's head of wealth management may yet be in the loop for the top role in the future.

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