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Private market demand boom is overblown, survey finds

Nordic wholesale investors are, on average, the least invested in private markets compared to other regions, and this is unlikely to change in the next 3-5 years, a survey of fund buyers, consultants, and wealth managers shows.

Macquarie bets on network infrastructure, raises USD 13bn

The Australian firm’s Super Core Infrastructure Fund drew commitments from investors including insurers, sovereign wealth funds and family offices from 22 countries. Swedish buffer fund AP7 and Finnish pension giants Varma and Ilmarinen have previously invested in Macquarie’s funds.

Sparebank 1 leader: "Fund saving is like sushi"

Bank-owned fund manager Sparebank 1 Forvaltning is increasing its efforts within savings products and has made several launches over the past month. Now, they want to make fund savings easier with bundles.

CEO wants people to peek under hood of giant fund

Norway’s USD 1.2tn sovereign wealth fund, built from its oil wealth, is akin to a black box for many of the country’s 5.4 million citizens. Chief Executive Officer Nicolai Tangen is out to change that.

Amundi downgrades ESG funds as industry faces USD 85bn hit

Europe’s biggest asset manager is removing the European Union’s highest ESG designation from virtually all funds that once carried it, as it joins a growing list of investment firms that have been wrong-footed by a change in regulatory guidelines in the bloc.

BlackRock's new ear to the ground finds her feet in the role

When BlackRock draws up blueprints for new sustainable investment products, the firm goes to the Nordic institutional community for help. AMWatch has met Charlotte Månsson, one of the few veterans within the area, for a talk about her newly created role as Head of Sustainability in the Nordics and the dilemmas within the space.

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