Stockholm (NordSIP) – As global interest in sustainable investments has gained prominence in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, asset managers are keen to tap appetite where it is most mature. To this effect, asset managers continue to establish and expand their Nordics sales teams, where sustainability has become a standard financial consideration. In the most recent display of this trend, Fidelity International has expanded its sales team with two new managers focused on Denmark, Iceland and Sweden.
On Thursday, October 1st, the global asset manager announced that Albert Løchte Jensen had been hired as Sales Manager, focused on Denmark and Iceland, based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Jensen joins from Insight Investment where he was a Business Development Manager. Prior to this, he worked at Kirstein. Jensen has an MSc in economics and business from Copenhagen Business School.
At the same time, Fidelity International also revealed that Andreas Berglind (Pictured) would join as Marketing Manager, focused on the Nordics, based in Stockholm, Sweden. Berglind has a wealth of marketing experience, gaining knowledge both in the financial and tech industry. He joins from Mimi Hearing Technologies and has a BSc from Lund University.
“This year has been unprecedented as the world continues to be shaken by the COVID-19 pandemic,” Axel Norlund, Head of Sales, Nordics, Fidelity International commented. “Against this challenging backdrop, Fidelity remains resilient, and we are pleased to be able to continue to grow our presence in the Nordic region, in line with client demand.”
“As responsible capitalists, we believe that by investing in companies which operate with high standards of sustainability we can protect and enhance investment returns for all of our clients,” Norlund told NordSIP. “Our internal analysis is informed through our own proprietary Sustainability Ratings system which leverages our analysts’ unique insights into and engagement with our investee companies. This is complemented by extensive external research and ratings analysis from independent third parties.”
“A growing body of evidence indicates that companies with high ESG standards are more resilient, typically have a lower cost of capital, and can offer higher quality, long-term returns. Both before and during the Covid-19 crisis, companies with higher ESG scores have outperformed the laggards, according to Fidelity research,” Norlund concluded.
Fidelity International first entered the Nordics in 1996 and has three offices in Stockholm, Copenhagen and Helsinki.