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London Stock Exchange Group

Nordic insurer hunts UK equity exposure via IPE Quest

Fri, 17 May 2019By IPE Staff

The insurance company has intiated a search for a UK equity fund to be added to its ‘guided’ fund range

Helsinki, Finland

Finland’s Mandatum Life eyes international growth with acquisition

Wed, 15 May 2019By Pirkko Juntunen

The Nordic insurance company has bought a 20% stake in Swedish alternatives specialist Crescit Asset Management

Pablo Bernengo, CIO of AP3

Sweden’s AP3 appoints permanent CIO

Wed, 15 May 2019By

Pablo Bernengo will join the SEK341bn state pension buffer fund from his current CEO role at Öhman Fonder in November

Old Port in Helsinki, Finland

​Ilmarinen backs BlackRock US ESG exchange-traded fund with €750m

Wed, 15 May 2019By

Finnish pension insurer co-developed the ETF as part of a shift towards responsible investments in its €47bn portfolio

Tobacco

ESG roundup: Another investor culls tobacco firms

Tue, 14 May 2019By

Also: AP7 hails climate change actions by German firms RWE and BASF to address lobbying concerns 

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​Swedish pension boss calls for more action on the gender pension gap

Tue, 14 May 2019By

KPA Pension’s Britta Burreau presses social affairs minister to address issue as data shows women’s pensions only 67% of men’s

Danish lighthouse

Currency aided Danish pension funds in first quarter: Willis Towers Watson

Fri, 10 May 2019By

SEB comes close second to Danica as Willis Towers Watson compares market-rate returns

City Hall of Stockholm, Sweden

​Swedish asset managers warn against latest pension reforms

Fri, 10 May 2019By

The Swedish Investment Fund Association claims changes to the third-pillar Premium Pensions System will reduce competition and limit choice for savers

Coal mining

KLP purges NOK3.2bn of shares as coal ban goes total

Wed, 8 May 2019By

The Norwegian pension fund has reduced its coal tolerance limit to just 5% of a company’s revenue, cutting RWE, Sasol and BHP from its portfolio

Oslo, Norway

Falling costs and strong returns prompt KLP price cut

Tue, 7 May 2019By

Norwegian municipal pension provider’s premium reduction comes as reforms threaten its near-monopoly on local authority sector

Geiranger Fjord, Norway

​Norwegian sovereign fund boasts €76bn Q1 gain despite currency drag

Tue, 7 May 2019By

CEO Yngve Slyngstad hails best quarterly performance ever in local currency terms as Norwegian krone rises against major currencies

Nyhavn in Copenhagen, Denmark

Danske Bank cashes in as Swedish pension arm sale finalised

Tue, 7 May 2019By

Consortium including Sampension and Unigestion completes purchase as Danica reports strong first-quarter performance

Winter night in Helsinki, Finland

​Varma shakes up sustainability approach to meet global standard

Fri, 3 May 2019By

The leading Finnish pension provider gained 5.1% in the first quarter of 2019, bouncing back from a 2% loss in 2018

Monetary policy and currency wars index

​ATP backs ethical currency trading code

Fri, 3 May 2019By

Denmark’s largest pension fund is one of the first schemes to sign up to new code run by BIS, after “irregularities” in currency markets

Oslo, Norway

​Norwegian sovereign fund rejects outcomes reporting for SDGs

Thu, 2 May 2019By

The €919bn Government Pension Fund Global says it is hard to measure an investor’s direct impact on goals set by UN bodies

Gothenburg, Sweden

​Swedish government expands AP funds’ investment freedom

Thu, 2 May 2019By

AP funds 1-4 to be given more flexibility to lend to real estate and holding companies they invest in

Swedbank has made several senior staff changes owing to the scandal

Pension funds act as Nordic drama engulfs Swedbank

May 2019 (Magazine)By

Sweden’s largest pension funds have been thrust into leading roles in a money-laundering scandal over the past few weeks, as Swedbank was raided by fraud investigators and forced to fire its CEO.

Bo Foged

​ATP’s Foged points to weaker returns outlook after record quarter

Tue, 30 Apr 2019By

Danish pensions giant wins parliamentary approval to take on new fund

Copenhagen, Denmark

€16bn Danish pension fund created as JØP/DIP full merger confirmed

Tue, 30 Apr 2019By

DIP savers back JØP merger at fund’s AGM – both funds’ members have now voted in favour

Stockholm

​Swedish politicians call for cross-party pensions group to be scrapped

Tue, 30 Apr 2019By

Government-supporting Vänsterpartiet also moves for the Premium Pension System to become optional

All Latest Nordic Region News

nordic region

Nordic Region: Shifting borders

November 2018 (magazine)By

Is the Nordic dream of a unified Danish-Swedish pensions market over?

karoline thorslund andersen

Asset Allocation: Innovation for the future

November 2018 (magazine)By Karoline Thorslund-Andersen

Nordic institutions maintain an innovative diversification path

Different strokes

November 2018 (magazine)By , Reeta Paakkinen

We interview seven Nordic funds about their portfolios

Change of focus at Apoteket fund

November 2018 (magazine)By Pirkko Juntunen

Gustav Karner cleans out old medicine at the pharmacy pension fund, as attention turns to cost cutting

Swedish Premium Pension: Safe and sound

November 2018 (magazine)By

Reform of the Premium Pension System aims to root out poor management practices and make the system sustainable

All Pensions in Nordic Region

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Study highlights imbalance between dividends and pension payments

Fri, 24 May 2019By

LCP found that FTSE 100 companies paid £90bn to shareholders and just £13bn to pension funds in 2018

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Sustainability accounting standards investor group expands

Wed, 22 May 2019By

NBIM, Brunel Pension Partnership and Canadian pension funds among 15 new members of advisory group

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Life expectancy will continue to fall in 2019: KPMG

Mon, 13 May 2019By

Longevity swap contracts could be ‘out of the money’ given major shifts in data on life expectancy, warns accountancy group

liam kennedy

Connecting climate dots

May 2019 (Magazine)By

The transition to a low-carbon economy should lead to significant economic opportunity

daniel ben ami

Cultivating judgement

May 2019 (Magazine)By

One of the big challenges we face, both in the financial world and in everyday life, is how to overcome our biases

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