From dark matter to convertible bonds – applying physics to the world of investments

For four years, Niklas Grønlund Nielsen has tried to understand the dark matter that makes up most of the Universe. He now uses his skill in mathematics and physics to invest in convertible bonds for Sparinvest.

Photo: Sparinvest/Jeanne Kornum

Dark matter is posited to comprise most of the universe. We do not know what it is – hence the name. For almost 100 years, scientists have searched supportive data, and one of them now works at Danish investment unit, Sparinvest.

Earlier this year, 27-year-old Niklas Grønlund Nielsen achieved his Ph.D. in theoretical physics. For four years, he has worked with the dark matter of outer space, but since December, he has been one of two people at Sparinvest investing in convertible bonds, under the supervision of portfolio manager Stephan Bach.

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