Danish equity manager feels the heat in London as Brexit looms

Quitting Danske Capital back in 2014 for the lights of London's financial hub, John William Olsen could not have guessed the City would be shrouded with uncertainty over Brexit two years later. But something good could come from all the pressure, he says.

Life in London is going well for John William Olsen.

He pulled up stakes three years ago when he traded in Danske Bank's management unit, Danske Capital, for the British asset manager M&G Investments, where he is now chief portfolio manager. According to analysis house Citywire, the funds John William Olsen has been involved in have fared better than those of the average equity manager over the last three years, and overall, he achieved a 15.3 percent return in the period.

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