AMWatch's summer roundup: Quarterly reports, strategy interviews summer series and career news

As the summer draws to a close, here are the AMWatch articles you might have missed.

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Miss anything? Here are AMWatch’s highlights from the summer.

Strategy interviews

Why Denmark’s largest commercial pension firm manages most investments in-house

Fewer strategies at PFA: We don’t need to do it all, says CIO

Swedish manager targets domestic institutions to achieve growth ambitions

Amundi keeps 50% growth target intact despite turmoil

Swedish manager hunts for inflation winners in a “new era”

BankInvest satisfied with first emission of alternative retail fund

Dane turns research into higher returns at quant pioneer

New head of alternatives at PenSam plans to continue partnership model for alternatives

Clarity AI onboards Nordic life insurer: “We see good traction for our SFDR and EU Taxonomy offering”

Sales manager uses a combination of intuition and mathematics in new role at Invesco

Topdanmark’s new CIO: It’s a special opportunity

Coeli execs reveal first glimpse of new fund after poaching rival team

Pension firms hope to invest alongside Danish state’s new green fund

PFA CIO on private equity: We have the capacity to invest more

How PensionDanmark’s CEO wants to make the world a greener place

Inflation concerns mount - but investment professionals find comfort in data and opportunities

ESG funds face new rules aimed at protecting everyday investors

Quarterly reports from Nordic asset managers

Storebrand AM CEO points to sustainability focus as reason for modest Q2 outflow

Handelsbanken continues to gain market shares at home but loses ground abroad

SEB hampered by one client withdrawing SEK 30bn in Q2

Busy Danske Bank head comforted by positive net sales despite inevitable outflows ahead

One step forward, two steps back for Finnish manager’s overseas business

US mandate spearheads Q2 inflows at Nordea

BankInvest aided by alternative fund launch in Q2

Client meetings count breaks Robur’s records in uneasy Q2

S-Bank keeps head above water whilst peers see notable outflows

Finnish Nato application has boosted investor confidence, says Mandatum AM CEO

Head of DNB WM: It’s a decent quarter

A ten year look at Prospera’s external asset management survey

Local managers get highest institutional client satisfaction score in Finland

Alfred Berg won hattrick this year – but NAM tops ten-year average

Swedish group took first Danish top spot in ten years

One manager consistently beats rivals on institutional client satisfaction in Sweden

Small margins tend to decide close rivalry in annual survey – but wakeup-calls can be detected in the data

Summer series

SDGs will take center stage in H2 for Robeco, predicts institutional client manager

Institutional clients head looks back on pleasing H1 results

Equity value and private infrastructure key themes for J.P. Morgan this year

RBC BlueBay AM’s Nordic chief sees hedge fund allocations gain momentum

”Democratization of private assets is here to stay and will continue to be on investors’ radars”

Global manager’s Nordic head sees challenges mount


Nordea Asset Management makes senior hire for area of growing importance

NAM names new head of Nordic, Finnish and Swedish equities

Nordea chief strategist to step down

Qblue hires former head of Danske Bank Asset Management

New head of Danske Bank private banking: We have more to gain in Norway

Invesco bolsters Nordic team

Swiss manager finds new replacement for head of Nordic sales

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