Small cap firms wise to ESG challenges, claims Danske on new launch

Danske Invest is launching an ESG-tilted Swedish small-cap fund in the midst of the country's general election and the prospect of declining business conditions. AMWatch questioned the newly-hired fund manager about ESG in the small-cap sector, the forthcoming election and his investment style.

Peter Löfqvist, senior portfolio manager at Danske Bank, has 20 years of years of experince as investor. He's previously worked at Evli and Länsförsäkringar. | Photo: PR: Danske Bank

Petter Löfqvist had been handpicking Swedish small-cap stocks for a decade, when Danske Bank hired him in April as senior portfolio manager --- first at Finland's Evli and later at Swedish bank and insurer Länsförsäkringar.

His first task at Denmark's largest financial group was prepare for the launch of ESG-tilted Swedish small cap fund Danske Invest SICAV Sverige Småbolag Class SA, which went public Friday, 31 August.

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