Firm has bold ambition ‘to take a leading position in this increasingly important segment’
Amundi and Columbia Threadneedle join Goldman Sachs AM among the group winners
Two separate reports are predicting that 2019 will be a huge year for green bond issuance
Nordic bank SEB weighs up investment opportunities in key markets in 2019 in face of a decelerating global economy
Swedish bank SEB warns that rising political uncertainty and trade tensions could undermine sector
The risk of a trade war between China and the US has fuelled investor uncertainty. One fund selector has dropped their only China equity focused fund while another portfolio manager has reduced his China allocation.
A looming election and ultra-loose monetary policy have fuelled uncertainty in Sweden. The opportunities, therefore, may rest with world trade and a fall in the value of the krona.
Sweden is a leader in socially responsible investing, so in Stockholm we gathered a group of leading SRI experts, fund buyers and managers to debate the big issues such as balancing ethics and performance, and whether to invest in the best company in ‘unethical’ areas – or avoid the sectors completely.
Mattias Hagen, head of manager research for SEB Wealth Management in Stockholm, talks EIE’s Dylan Emery through the impact MiFID II will have on the way he selects funds.
In part two of this interview series, head of manager research for SEB Wealth Management Mattias Hagen explains why one should be very careful to invest in alternative Ucits and smart beta funds.