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Did you miss the news about people in your business? Columbia Threadneedle Investments got a new Head of Nordics, Nordea in Denmark appointed a new public relations officer, Kirstein A/S has seen two promotions – and two Danish pension execs seem to have differing opinions on bonuses.

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New Nordic boss

Columbia Threadneedle Investments has appointed Ulrik Oxfeldt as of Jan. 1, 2017 to be new Head of Nordics, seated in Copenhagen. He will be in charge of existing client relations and promotional activities in Denmark, Sweden, Finland, and Norway. He has formerly worked for PFA, SEB, Nordea, and ABN AMRO, and has an MSc econ. from Copenhagen University, supplemented with a CFA® from the CFA Institute in the US.

Two execs – two opinions

Despite Sampension owning 10 percent of the Danish  IT giant KMD, CEO at Sampension, Hasse Jørgensen, declines to comment on the IT company's share-based schemes, which, according to, grant CEO Eva Berneke and management bonuses totaling much more than DKK 100 million (approx. USD 14 million). Hasse Jørgensen says that Sampension has a "completely insignificant position" when it comes to influence and decision-making. With that, he takes a markedly different standpoint from that of his colleague in ATP, Christian Hyldahl, who distanced himself from the bonus program that rewarded Nets management multi-million sums in connection with the company's IPO. Sampension owns a bigger share of KMD than ATP did in Nets prior to the company going public.

Head of press appointed in Nordea

Nordea found its new Danish press officer internally. The choice fell on 30-year-old Stine Wind, who has been senior communications consultant in the bank since 2015. She replaces Martin Kjærsgaard Nielsen, who left of his own accord in January. Stine Wind has a Master in Business Administration and Organizational Communication from Copenhagen Business School. before Nordea, she was communications adviser at agencies KristiansenUlveman and Kristiansen+Partners.

Two promotions in Kirstein A/S:

Casper Hammerich, 31, has been appointed Principal in Kirstein's Intelligence department, where he was originally Investment Consultant. He has worked for Kirstein for seven years, during which he provided consultancy to Danish and international assetmanagers. Casper Hammerich has a Master in finance (cand. merc.fir.) from Copenhagen Business School, and is a CAIA charterholder.

Philip Riise, 30, has been appointed Principal in Kirstein's Investments department, was originally Investment Consultant. He has worked for Kirstein for four years, during which he provided consultancy to institutional investors. Philip Riise has a Master in finance and politics (cand.polit)from Copenhagen University.

English Edit: Marie Honoré

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