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Pension fund divests 35 oil firms for Paris pact failures

Following an investigation into a large number of oil and gas companies, Danish pension fund PKA has decided to cease investing in 35 of oil firms. The businesses have not done what is needed to comply with the Paris Agreement on climate change, it explains.

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Philanthropic investor in drive to boost green impact of its assets

Denmark's Velux Foundations aim for achieving higher impact with their assets — and in line with their endowment policy. AMWatch visited the philanthropic investor's CIO to discuss the state of its two-year old impact investment strategy and the experimentation needed to implement such a strategy.

Sampension: Private equity cash overflow worries investors

Private equity markets have attracted an ever-increasing amount of capital over the past few years, and funds are now overflowing with money. AMWatch talks to Sampension's Head of Alternative Investments about the consequences for investors.

PKA CIO comments on controversial resignation: We agreed on strategy

After months of controversy, the head of the Danish pension provider PKA now gives his own account of the series of resignations that occurred in the company's alternative investments department: We agreed upon strategy, but it is important to agree on both strategy and terms, he says to AMWatch's sister site, FinansWatch.

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The Nordic financial group's pension wing Nordea Liv & Pension shuffles its board of directors, the managing director of Danish mutual fund Jyske Invest Fund Management announces retirement, a risk manager names head of global sales and a Norwegian becomes a member of supervisory board of EUR 475 billion asset manager.

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