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Impact Investing

IPE special report May 2018


Nordic Region

Stockholm, Sweden

AP1 re-tenders $4bn worth of emerging market equity mandates

Mon, 14 May 2018By

Swedish state pension fund to pay special attention to ESG in assessments

Stockholm, Sweden

AP7 cuts gearing and adds risk-factor investments

Wed, 9 May 2018By

Swedish national pension fund aims aims for 10% risk-factor allocation

Oil rig

Norges Bank offers paths for SWF to stay invested in oil and gas stocks

Wed, 9 May 2018By

Manager of Norway’s giant oil fund also reverses initial proposal to cut alternative energy providers

Stockholm, Sweden

AP1 invests $100m in bespoke BlackRock EM impact fund

Thu, 3 May 2018By

Swedish pension fund intends to increase initial investment over time

Copenhagen, Denmark

Danish government moves to simplify financial regulation

Mon, 30 Apr 2018By

Insurance and pensions trade body praises amendments to ‘extensive and costly’ post-crisis regulations

Yngve Slyngstad, CEO, NBIM

Norway’s SWF lost almost €18bn in Q1 – but still beat its benchmark

Fri, 27 Apr 2018By

Strategic 70% equities allocation means fluctuations mainly determined by global stock markets, says CEO

Flag of Finland

Varma warns of trade war tensions; Ilmarinen hails merger success

Fri, 27 Apr 2018By

Finland’s top pension insurers both posted losses in Q1 but alternative investments dampened effect of weak equities

Finland View

Keva CEO warns against spiralling premature retirement costs

Fri, 27 Apr 2018By

Finland’s biggest pension fund calls 0.4% Q1 investment loss “reasonable”

ATP's office in Hillerød, Denmark

ATP plots more direct investments as returns stall

Wed, 25 Apr 2018By

Danish pensions giant recorded 1% loss in Q1 after stellar gains in 2017

Forests in Finland

Finnish roundup: Veritas merges with Pensions-Alandia

Tue, 24 Apr 2018By

Plus: Artificial intelligence project “can predict who will take ill-health retirement”


PKA splits alternatives business, opens door to co-investors

Wed, 18 Apr 2018By

Danish pensions firm hires export credit agency CEO Anette Eberhard to lead new private equity unit

Oil wells

ESG roundup: Danish pension funds sharpen climate focus

Fri, 13 Apr 2018By ,

Also: PKA blacklists 35 oil firms; Transition Pathways Initiative partners with PRI

Geiranger Fjord, Norway

Norway’s SWF: no to private equity, yes to green infrastructure

Wed, 11 Apr 2018By

Finance ministry warns of reputational risks, high cost and lack of transparency in rejection of private equity allocation

A 4G mast operated by TDC

Danish pension funds eye delisting of telecoms firm TDC

Mon, 9 Apr 2018By

ATP, PFA and PKA take almost 88% of telecoms operator’s shares

Solar panels

Industriens doubles money on Asian renewables investments

Fri, 6 Apr 2018By

Japan’s post-Fukushima shift to solar power contributed to returns for Danish pension fund

Winter night in Helsinki, Finland

Varma expands risk-factor strategies in ‘challenging environment’

Thu, 29 Mar 2018By

Finnish pensions giant extends action to dampen equities correlation

Stockholm, Sweden

AP7 outshines private pension providers with 2017 return

Wed, 28 Mar 2018By

Swedish Pensions Agency says 2017 was another ‘dramatic’ year for the premium pension system

oil sand 25

Academics’ pension fund to sell DKK1bn of fossil fuel investments

Mon, 26 Mar 2018By

Denmark’s MP Pension excludes 1,000 companies from investment under new strategy

Facebook HQ, Silicon Valley

Nordea puts temporary block on Facebook shares

Thu, 22 Mar 2018By

Managers must steer clear of firm’s shares as personal data scandal emerges

Geiranger Fjord, Norway

Norway agrees new public sector pension arrangement

Tue, 13 Mar 2018By

Deal that has been nine years in the making finally comes together 

All Latest Nordic Region News

coun try report nordic region

Iceland: Preparing for a second wave

May 2018 (magazine)By

The lifting of capital controls will allow Icelandic pension funds to invest more overseas

Finland: Trade fears dominate

May 2018 (magazine)By Reeta Paakkinen

The newly consolidated Finnish mutual pension insurance sector sees new problems in the investment conundrum

Finnish Self-Employed: Freelance provision requires reform

May 2018 (magazine)By Reeta Paakkinen

Finland has woken up to the difficulties created by the flexible world of employment and the inability of pension regulation to ensure suitable provision for the self-employed 

Sweden: AP funds work together

May 2018 (magazine)By

Sweden’s four main buffers funds have increased co-ordination since the failed system change in 2017

KLP: Awash with cash, bereft of options

May 2018 (magazine)By

Kommunale Landespensjonskasse is asset rich with a mandate to invest in more real estate, but where can it find suitable opportunities?

All Pensions in Nordic Region

Carillion vans

Carillion disclosures used as 'good practice' 12 months before bankruptcy

Fri, 18 May 2018By

FRC’s Financial Reporting Lab reflected views of investors, regulator says

tata steel uk will sponsor bsps2

Revamped British Steel scheme reports £2.2bn accounting surplus

Thu, 17 May 2018By Hugo Greenhalgh

Steelworkers’ union calls for surplus to be passed on to members


Sainsbury’s-Asda deal to come under regulatory scrutiny

Wed, 2 May 2018By Hugo Greenhalgh

The Pensions Regulator steps in after intervention from parliamentary committee

liam kennedy

Matters of life and death

May 2018 (magazine)By

If left to their own devices at retirement, significant numbers are likely to run out of assets years before they die

daniel ben ami

Resist the backlash against tech

May 2018 (magazine)By

Sometimes patterns are not clear until they are examined closely. In the hubbub of daily life it is easy to miss unfolding trends

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