The Week in Green (April 27th Edition)

    Impact Seeds, Lindberg’s Glasses & Sustainable Hedge Funds

    Stockholm (NordSIP) – This week, a slightly shorter letter than usual, as we were busy helping our sister platform HedgeNordic to prepare and host the Nordic Hedge Award ceremony, a celebration of the Nordic Hedge Fund industry’s best performing managers. NordSIP has the priviledge of holding a panel, with influential panellists to discuss the Long and Short of Sustainable Hedge Funds. Present were Ann-Sofie Odenberg of Brummer & Partners, Simon Reinius of OPM, Ulrika Hasselgren of Danske Bank and Erik Eidolf of Nordkinn.

    Meanwhile, we also caught up with Alecta‘s Peter Lööw, who was involved in the first close of a new impact fund, the NN-FMO Emergin Market Loan fund. He told us more generally about Alecta’s challenges and opportunities when finding the right impact investments. Also in a seeding mood was Swedish based foundation Mistra, who seeded M&G‘s new sustainable private debt fund.

    Last but not least we publish an interview with Alfred Berg‘s Anita Lindberg who tells us more about her sustainability journey and why it is important to change glasses.

    Heard on E-street

    There are significant constraints limiting the wider adoption of environmental, social and governance  considerations in fixed income investing, according to a report produced for Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) and the World Bank Group, reports IPE. Meawhile, Robeco discusses whether sustainable investing has an impact on society or not, and takes the example of Germany’s divestments of nuclear power following the Fukushima catastrophe. Meanwhile, in Switzerland, the J. Safra Sarasin announces the launch of a sustainable high yield fund (Investment Europe).

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    Aline Reichenberg Gustafsson, CFA
    Aline Reichenberg Gustafsson, CFA
    Aline Reichenberg Gustafsson, CFA is Editor-in-Chief for NordSIP and Managing Director for Big Green Tree Media. She has 18 years of experience in the asset management industry in Stockholm, London and Geneva, including as a long/short equity hedge fund portfolio manager, and buy-side analyst, but also as CFO and COO in several asset management firms. Aline holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a License in Economic Sciences from the University of Geneva.

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