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Mikko Ayub, CEO at Aktia, Jan Erik Saugestad, CEO at Storebrand Asset Managment, and Håkon Hansen, head of DNB Wealth Management. | Foto: PR/Aktia, Storebrand and DNB

Wide range of AUM declines among Nordic asset managers in Q2

Q2 OVERVIEW: Although the three best-performing Q1 managers have yet to release figures for this period, AMWatch’s preliminary overview suggests that the results are reflective of local market conditions, where two countries had a clear advantage.

The new J. Lauritzen team. L-R: Jonas Dalgaard Hoffmann, Kristian Mørch, Dorte Rolff, Jakob Traumer og Philip Bendix Sjøqvist | Foto: J. Lauritzen, Carsten Lundager

CEO appoints new J. Lauritzen investment team

Kristian Mørch, the former CEO of Odfjell and current CEO of investment firm J. Lauritzen, has already constructed his new team, which involves both shipping and investment industry professionals.

Jyske Invest changes communication strategy after criticism

The mutual fund company of Denmark’s third largest bank was the subject of widespread criticism when it was revealed that its sustainable equity fund contained coal, oil and gas companies. Now, the firm is changing its communication strategy -- but not its practices.

Algorithm-driven manager wins new family office mandates

In 2018, Dane Mads Pedersen established his own asset management company using his knowledge from his career in roles as head of asset allocation at some of Europe’s biggest investment firms. The company has recently won several new mandates, although the first half year proved difficult for the firm.

PensionDanmark CEO on how to develop society with pension money

PensionDanmark is set to invest in green ferries that run between small Danish islands. To CEO Torben Möger Pedersen, the venture is a floating Public-Private Partnership that fits into the EUR 43bn pension fund’s ambitions to solve societal challenges.

JP Morgan veteran gets top Nordic sales role at HSBC AM

HSBC Asset Management makes two appointments for its businesses in the Nordics and Middle East and Africa. The Nordic hire is a familiar figure in the region and has over 20 years’ experience with institutional clients at J.P. Morgan AM.

New AP7 mandate proposal gets the final go-ahead

The draft bill for a new investment mandate and sustainability rules has been approved by the Swedish government and the pension fund giant will be able to invest more in illiquid assets starting next year.

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