“Devastated” PRI hopes to win back Danish investors

PRI’s managing director hopes to rebuild bridges with departing Danish pension funds but criticism of how the responsible investment initiative is run is widespread across the Nordics

Why risks should not deter investments in Africa

Africa is arriving as a credible investment destination and there is money to be made if investors take sustainability into account

From Countries / Norway December 2013

New Norwegian fund continues to debate investment strategy

Norway’s Helse Sør-Øst pension fund is finalising details prior to its official launch, which is shaking up the Norwegian pension fund landscape

From Pension Funds / Fund Profiles December 2013

Pensam targets illiquidity for higher returns

Sophisticated credit investor Pensam tackles low-yielding environment by exploring innovative routes in the domestic loan market

Measuring the worth of microfinance investment

Even though returns are not the only objective of investing in microfinance, the results compare well with other mainstream investments

From nrpn / Roundtables December 2013

Infrastructure roundtable: Investing at a time of political risk

Swedish infrastructure investors face a scarcity of domestic offerings but political risk abroad presents dangers

From Countries / Iceland December 2013

Icelandic funds push for higher limits on unlisted assets to achieve future growth

A working party of regulators, banks and the finance ministry is working out how best to extend limits on unlisted investment so Iceland’s pension funds can benefit while retaining diversity

Mats Andersson
From Pension Funds / Interviews December 2013

Mats Andersson, chief executive officer of Sweden's AP4

Swedish buffer fund AP4’s chief executive Mats Andersson tells Caroline Liinanki what it takes to turn around a sinking ship and how the fund has repositioned its portfolio to be a winner in a low-carbon world

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