PFA Appoints New Head of ESG Investing

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    NordSIP (Stockholm) – In the first move of the year, PFA Asset Management has appointed Rasmus Bessing (Pictured) to head of ESG Investing and co-CIO. Bessing has over 20 years of experience in the financial industry.

    PFA Asset Management is the asset management arm of PFA Pension, the largest pension provider in Denmark, with DKK736 billion in assets under management and serving approximately 1.3 million customers across the country, as of 2022.

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    Bessing joined PFA in 2006 as a legal counsel and associate general counsel at PFA Pension. Between 2014 and 2018 he worked as General Counsel & Head of Legal of PFA Asset Management, after which he assumed responsibilities as COO between 2018 and 2023.

    In his role as Head of ESG Investing, Bessing will oversee Christian Schubart, Head of ESG, who will remain responsible for the day-to-day management of the ESG team and areas such as data disclosure. Bessing will also continue in his role as a non-executive director at the Danish Investment Association, which he has held since April 2015.

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    Filipe Albuquerque
    Filipe Albuquerque
    Filipe is an economist with 8 years of experience in macroeconomic and financial analysis for the Economist Intelligence Unit, the UN World Institute for Development Economic Research, the Stockholm School of Economics and the School of Oriental and African Studies. Filipe holds a MSc in European Political Economy from the LSE and a MSc in Economics from the University of London, where he currently is a PhD candidate.
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