Aktia’s Multi-Manager Private Credit Strategies

Head of Alternatives, Ville Toivakainen, talks trade finance, aircraft leasing, impact investing and much more…

Danica’s Private Equity Allocator: a Scotswoman in Denmark

Linsay McPhater, Investment Director of Alternatives, talks to us about private equity investing; ESG; moving from London to work in Denmark, and the dearth of women in finance in the Nordics.

AP1’s ESG and Sustainability Policies

AP1´s Magdalena Håkansson and Tina Rönnholm comment on ESG policies and how they apply to external mandates....

Alfred Berg’s Olavi takes defensive stance on alternatives

Alfred Bergs Head of Asset Allocation talks to us about how they manage client portfolios and why he sees alternatives as adding risk rather than returns....

Alternative cash flows take center stage for Swedish institutions

Carl Barnekow, SEB vetaran turned asset advisor at COIN, gives his view on where institutional investors are looking for alternative sources of income....

Veritas Pension Insurance Company’s Mid-Market Sweet Spot

In our interview with portfolio manager Laura Wickstrom, she explains what lies behind the Finnish group’s long-term success in private equity investing and how they chose which managers to work with....

2018 Year in Review

A brief summary of what Nordic institutions have pondered over in the year gone by....

Raising its Game in the Nordics

US investment giant Invesco further commits to the region with Stefan Behring returning as head of new team...

What Investors Really Want….

Kirstein´s Jan Willers on what he sees as some of the major investment trends in the region, what local differences exist and what asset managers need to consider to be successful in the region.

PensionDanmark keeps on looking for illiquid alternatives

Kim Nielsen, Head of Private Debt, explains the Danish pension giants approach to alternative investments and why he is so happy to live without liquidity...

Keeping it real

Kåpan´s Mikael Falck on the pension giants search of real alternatives and the managers that can help him find them

Sourcing Excellence – DNB´s Wilander on how to feed the bank with best-of-breed external managers

DNB Asset Management´s head of manager selection talks hedge funds, ESG and the asset managers that have impressed him recently...

Aktia’s Ville Toivakainen sees strong demand for alternative credit

Ville Toivakainen shares his views on why Aktia has had a long-term focus on emerging market debt and alternative credit, what he looks for on the alternative side and how he selects managers to Aktia’s fund-of-hedge funds portfolio.

In search for ”the five Ps”

Andreas Weilby, COO of Spektrum, gives his views on the challenges currently facing institutional investors, how they source external managers to their portfolios, what he sees allocators are looking for in terms of strategies and how regulatory changes affect their business.

Engineering a roster of ESG-focused managers and products

Active investment management is often said to sit somewhere between art and science. It is also said that while scientists dream about doing great things it is engineers that actually do them. Having an engineer at the helm of its manager selection team Nordea Investment Management might be onto something. … Read more

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