Helsinki-headquartered financial group S-Bank (S-Pankki in Finnish) has named Mika Leskinen as the head of Responsible Investment of its asset management branch FIM at the start of August, the firm announced. A renowned figure of responsible investment in Finland, Leskinen formerly worked in a similar role at institutional asset manager OP-Pohjola group. He stayed over […]
Data from Investment Research Finland show that net subscriptions to mutual funds locally hit €780m in February, which together with market movements increased the total asset value of the industry by some €2bn over the month. Total mutual fund industry assets hit €109.7bn by the end of the month. By category, short term bond funds […]
FIM, the Finnish manager with an office in Stockholm since 2005, and which offers emerging and frontier strategies, has highlighted how the ongoing presidency of Donald Trump means both great optimism but also great uncertainty for markets. In its latest house view note, the manager said that “for the first time since 2011, economic growth seems to […]
FIM, the Finland headquartered active manager, and the Stockholm School of Economics are jointly investigating the impact of a potential ban on commission that may follow a government inquiry into implementing aspects of Mifid II in Sweden. The research will be conducted through the spring and is intended for publication by May 2015. Students engaged […]
Finnish manager FIM’s Sahara fund has been awarded a 5 Star rating by Morningstar. The fund, which has returned over 10% annually since inception, has seen its euro share class gain some 105% over the past three years. Managers Hertta Alava och Mika Kannisto invest in Africa and the Middle East, areas of relatively new […]
Carolus Reincke is a fund selector at Finnish group FIM, a manufacturer that also provides discretionary management in the domestic market. He tells InvestmentEurope about factors weighing on allocation decisions.