Norwegian asset manager Skagen Funds has appointed Alexandra Morris to join its board as investment director, where she will be in charge of a 23 person strong team of portfolio managers. Morris joins from DNB Asset Management, where she most recently worked as chief investment officer, prior to that, she managed two European mutual funds […]
On the list of the year’s largest mergers and acquisitions we find a number of companies from the agricultural sector, particularly within seeds and pesticides. Food production globally needs to increase by around 70 percent by 2050 to support the world’s population. The German company Bayer is bidding for the US company Monsanto, the Chinese are […]
Skagen Funds has appointed Alexandra Morris as investment director as of September 2016, she is set to take over from CEO Leif Ola Rød, who has been acting Investment Director since April of this year. Leading a 23 person strong investment team at Skagen, Morris will work closely alongside CEO Leif Ola Rød. Morris joins […]
Parag Khanna, senior research fellow at think-tank New America Foundation and senior fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations, has spoken about Asia’s place in globalisation at a conference hosted by Norwegian manager Skagen.
Eva Gottfridsdotter-Nilsson of Länsförsäkringar Fondförvaltning has been elected new chairman of the Swedish Investment Fund Association (Fondbolagens förening) at the organisation’s Annual General Meeting on 24 May.
Skagen Funds, the specialist fund manager with more than €12.67bn of assets under management, believes three economic factors – the eurozone crisis, uncertainty over the US’ path to recovery and the inflationary outlook for emerging markets – could provide potential rewards for equity investors.
Kristoffer Stensrud, portfolio manager on the Skagen Kon-Tiki fund, and one of the co-founders of the Norwegian firm, talks about how the ongiong European crisis affects emerging markets.
Norwegian asset manager Skagen is focused on spreading its footprint, but not through aggressive marketing and certainly not at the expense of existing customers, Åge Westbø deputy managing director tells InvestmentEurope.
GLG fixed income and Goldman Sachs European equities managers line up moves to Schroders, former Barclays Wealth directors to join Fleming family office, Carmignac announces Cvetanovski replacement, GKAM adds to advisory board, Skagen appoints for Amsterdam office.
Skagen is hoping to build on the success of its direct distribution model by taking its message to investors outside Scandinavia.
Six new appointments have been made to the board of the Swedish Investment Fund Association, including a new chairman.