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Pension funds back Danish government's SDG fund launch

Six of Denmark's largest pension funds have invested in the new Danish SDG Investment Fund, targeting an annual return of 10-12 percent, while contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. AMWatch went to the fund's official launch.

From left: Pensam's CEO Torsten Fels, P+'s CEO Søren Kolbye Sørensen, ATP's CEO Christian Hyldahl, PFA's CIO Henrik Nøhr Poulsen, Pensionsdanmark's CEO Torben Möger Pedersen, PKA's CEO Peter Damgaard, IFU's CEO Tommy Thomsen and the Danish Minister for Development Cooperation Ulla Tørnes. Photo: Søren Top

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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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