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Nordea HQ move questions continue ahead of board meeting

By: Jonathan Boyd | 26 May 2017

The question of whether Nordea, the Nordic region’s biggest bank, will move its headquarters away from Sweden is set to dominate the company’s board meeting on 30…

ESG begins with G for Carnegie Fonder

By: Jonathan Boyd | 26 May 2017

Governance, risk minimisation and long term horizons were among key takeaways from a seminar on ESG issues attended by the full portfolio management team at Sweden’s Carnegie…

Concerned PRI issues brief doc on US regulation and climate change

By: Adrien Paredes-Vanheule | 26 May 2017

The United Nations’ body that sets principles for responsible investment, PRI, has released a briefing document regarding proposed changes in the US around policy and regulation issues.…

Four more asset managers sign UN PRI in May

By: Adrien Paredes-Vanheule | 26 May 2017

Some 1,142 investment managers have signed the United Nations principles for responsible investment as of 26 May 2017. A quartet of managers have joined the list during…

FT expands its market-neutral equity fund range

By: Ridhima Sharma | 26 May 2017

Frankfurt-Trust (FT) expanded its market-neutral equity fund portfolio by global variant portfolio diversification by combining different regions and strategies. The correlation between equities and bonds has risen…

Brexit does not alter Asian managers plans for now

By: Adrien Paredes-Vanheule | 25 May 2017

Numerous are the financial places that try to attract non-European asset managers seeking to make business in Europe in the context of Brexit. Irish Funds, the representative body for the…

Vanguard launches WFOE in China

By: Ridhima Sharma | 25 May 2017

Vanguard launched its Wholly Foreign-Owned Enterprise (WFOE) in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone. The new entity enables Vanguard to bring its investment philosophy, which has revolutionized how…

Former VP of IMF joins Kirstein

By: Ridhima Sharma | 25 May 2017

Former vice president of IMF Benedicte Vibe Christensen joined Kirstein’s board as of the 18 May 2017. Since 1980, Benedicte has lived in Washington D.C. and works…

Five managers back Modi to deliver Indian prosperity

By: Ridhima Sharma | 25 May 2017

A year after it overtook China as the world’s fastest expanding major economy, India continues to be the shining light for growth in emerging markets. Under the…

Duration duties

By: InvestmentEurope | 25 May 2017

As concerns start to build around investment risk linked to rising interest rates fund selectors may have to pay greater attention to the sensitivity of asset prices…

Actiam appoints business development head

By: Adrien Paredes-Vanheule | 25 May 2017

Dutch SRI-focused asset manager Actiam has appointed André van den Heuvel as head of Business Development. In this role, Van den Heuvel is responsible for institutional relationships, distribution…

BNPP IP rebrands as BNP Paribas Asset Management

By: Adrien Paredes-Vanheule | 25 May 2017

Paris-headquartered investment firm BNP Paribas Investment Partners has announced it will rebrand as BNP Paribas Asset Management (BNPP AM) as from 1 June 2017. The rebranding aims…

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