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Danske Bank hires head of Responsible Investment

By: Adrien Paredes-Vanheule | 01 Feb 2018

Copenhagen-headquartered Danske Bank has appointed Ulrika Hasselgren as head of Responsible Investment, effective 1 February 2018. She reports to Henrik Gade Jepsen, head of Danske Bank Asset Management…

Asset management advances at Nordea, despite slip in group level profitability

By: Jonathan Boyd | 25 Jan 2018

Interim full year results published by Nordea suggest that although the Nordic banking group suffered a slip in profitability at the group level in 2017, the asset…

Sweden: Three quick questions to four local managers

By: Jonathan Boyd | 24 Jan 2018

The Swedish Investment Fund Association (Fondbolagens förening) has published responses from four local portfolio managers on their views of the year gone past, their advice for investors…

Norwegian fund investors bought as foreigners sold in 2017

By: Jonathan Boyd | 23 Jan 2018

Annual data on the Norwegian investment fund industry point to a record year in terms of net new savings by individuals, however foreign investors in Norwegian funds…

Danish rates expected to rise, says Realkredit Danmark

By: Jonathan Boyd | 22 Jan 2018

Christian Hilligsøe Heinig, chief economist at Realkredit Danmark, has reportedly opined that interest rates in Denmark increasingly show signs of moving to rise. An analysis note, reported by…

Annual fund savings record set in Sweden

By: Jonathan Boyd | 18 Jan 2018

Data published by the Swedish Investment Fund Association (Fondbolagens förening) suggest net savings into investment funds through 2017 hit SEK112bn (€11.4bn), which together with capital appreciation of…

CB Fonder broadens distribution of Save Earth fund

By: Jonathan Boyd | 16 Jan 2018

CB Fonder, the Stockholm based manager, has added distribution of its Save Earth fund, which is now available to local investors via SEB and the Swedish Pensions…

CBRE GI acquires retail asset in Copenhagen

By: Ridhima Sharma | 10 Jan 2018

CBRE Global Investors has completed the acquisition of Vimmelskaftet 39-41 in Copenhagen, Denmark, on behalf of a joint venture between the CBRE Europe Value Partners fund series…

Church of Sweden takes 10% stake in VC fund

By: Jonathan Boyd | 09 Jan 2018

The Church of Sweden is investing SEK50m (€5m) into the Luminar Ventures fund, a seeding venture capital fund which in turn is investing SEK0.5bn (€50m) into some…

Norway government pension fund strengthens management

By: Adrien Paredes-Vanheule | 04 Jan 2018

Norges Bank Investment Management, which manages the Norwegian sovereign wealth fund, has announced three new hires for its leader group including Carine Smith Ihenacho as chief corporate…

SPP adds to fossil-free range

By: Jonathan Boyd | 22 Dec 2017

SPP, the Swedish business of Norway’s Storebrand group, is adding a ‘Europe’ fund to its range targeting fossil free portfolios. The PLUS funds range currently includes the…

Warning of ETF sales halt in Sweden after Priips introduction

By: Jonathan Boyd | 22 Dec 2017

Sales of ETFs in Sweden could stop in the New Year because of failures by providers to offer sufficient key information documents (Kids) in line with Priips…

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