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On the 6th of October 2016, the Nordic Investment Managers Forum in Luxembourg celebrates its third event: four leading asset managers from Scandinavia will unite to discuss important market trends and investment topics with you. We invite you to join us at our event following last years' successes, this time at Cercle Cité in Luxembourg City. The forum is organised by Danske Invest, DNB Asset Management, East Capital and Sparinvest.
The name Scandinavia translates to ‘the dangerous peninsula’, which relates both to dangerous sea currents and the blustery north wind: the Nordic countries learned a long time ago, therefore, how to survive storms. That is apparent to this day. On the one hand, the Scandinavian asset managers prove themselves to be robust and stable partners for their investors; on the other hand, they also set new standards in terms of customer orientation, transparency and sustainability. These values, which ultimately set the foundations for a strong market position, have also been subscribed to by the Nordic Investment Managers Forum.
Guests can expect an in-depth analysis of current investment topics, clear statements and an open exchange of opinions with selected fund managers from the leading Nordic asset management companies. The flat hierarchy Scandinavians stand for allows investors direct access to portfolio managers and decision-makers, allowing for a hands-on experience.
Introduction on the Luxembourg fund centre and the relations with Nordic countries
Understanding fund selectors
InvestmentEurope, together with media agency Bdifferent, has undertaken syndicated research into the attitudes of fund selectors across European markets including Benelux, France, Germany, Italy, Nordics, Spain and Switzerland. In this session Jonathan Boyd will present highlights of the findings, which includes the attitudes towards different asset classes today and going forward, and insight into which types of marketing create the best awareness among fund selectors. Brexit is another ongoing topic affecting Europe’s fund selectors as much as the broader industry. Jonathan will present points from the keynote pencilled in for The Rt Hon the Lord Darling of Roulanish (Alistair Darling), the former Chancellor of the Exchequer, who is attending the InvestmentEurope Autumn Pan-European Fund Selector Summit, which takes place 28-30 September in Hamburg.
Nordic High-Yield - A low risk alternative in the European high-yield universe
With more than the half of the Norwegian industrial companies issuing bonds in the High-Yield market, the Nordic High-Yield market is growing constantly and is now a EUR 30 bn. market. A broad diversified exposure among all sectors and the Scandinavian countries offer an attractive alternative for investors in the European high-yield universe. With more than three quarters of the market issued in NOK and mainly as floating rate notes, the Nordic High-Yield market offers an exposure to Scandinavian currencies with a very low interest rate sensitivity in the BB/B rating universe. Investors who are willing to accept a higher level of volatility can benefit from higher risk premiums in the Nordic High-Yield market.
Transformed Asset Class – New coming of Emerging and Frontier Markets?
Do Emerging and Frontier Markets offer investment opportunities in an environment of declined commodity prices and lower growth rates?
Value Investing – The forgotten King of Factor Land
Value investing has now had a tough few years of underperformance. For decades, active managers have used fundamental company analysis to identify value stocks with strong potential to outperform, but recently factor headwinds have made it difficult to shine. Clearly, value investing is out of ‘style’. Underperformance has led many investors to a substantial under-allocation to value stocks. But are people overlooking how research shows value investing to be an efficient way to outperform the market over longer time horizons? History suggests that periods of value underperformance always end – and can end abruptly. Perhaps investors should take another look at their equity exposure and consider rotating into this unloved category. In this presentation, we will look at value investing in theory and practice and dig deeper into the cyclicality of value outperformance.
Sustainability from an emerging and frontier market specialist’s perspective
Sustainability is clearly one of the most important management challenges of our time, but also one of the most interesting. As an emerging and frontier market specialist, East Capital has always integrated an analysis and assessment of corporate governance standards in its investment process as a key tool to help navigate markets where the regulatory framework is not always as clear or developed. Our experience has shown that companies that understand and appreciate the purpose of good corporate governance are more often well-managed in every sense, including managing the environmental and social perspectives. It is universally understood that relevant and material environmental and social factors can significantly impact the financial value and future position of a company, although it is also obvious that the type and size of impact still varies depending on the maturity of the regulatory environment and consumer pressure of that particular market. Since its founding in 1997, East Capital has continued to develop its understanding of relevant sustainability issues in order to make as well-informed investment decisions as possible, which we believe will translate into better long term returns for our clients.
Archive of Nordic Investment Managers Forum news
|February, 2016||Nordic Investment Forum||Download||Emre Akcakmak, a Turkish national and member of the portfolio management team for Eastern Europe and Global Frontier Markets, talks about the Frontier Markets' bad run in 2015 and why this may be a good entry point for investors.|
|February, 2016||Nordic Investment Forum||Download||The sea on the Nordic High Yield market remains choppy on account of diminished oil prices. Much intuition and expertise is needed to select bonds. Rising oil prices will drive rates back up again in the medium and long term.|
|December, 2015||Nordic Investment Forum||Download||Scandinavia, here Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark, comprising approximately 25 million inhabitants who are mainly located in urban centers. What makes them so special?|
|November, 2015||Nordic Investment Forum||Download||David Bakkegaard Karsbøl, Fund Manager and Chief Strategist with Sparinvest, reveals the secret of success behind Sparinvest's consistent outperformance.|
|November, 2015||Nordic Investment Forum||Download||Anders Tandberg-Johansen, head of Global Technology and fund manager with DNB Asset Management, explains why successful tech investing is more about valuation, than about discovering the next technology trend.|
|October, 2015||Nordic Investment Forum||Download||Five leading Scandinavian asset managers gathered for a public discussion of key market trends and investment themes with a select group of professional investors.|
|September, 2015||Nordic Investment Forum||Download||On October 6th, the Nordic Investment Managers Forum in Luxembourg is taking place again: For the second time, five leading asset managers from Scandinavia will come together to discuss important market trends.|
|October, 2014||Nordic Investment Forum||Download||In a first-ever event, five leading Scandinavian asset managers gathered for a public discussion of key market trends and investment themes with a select group of professional investors.|
|July, 2014||Nordic Investment Forum||Download||On 2 October 2014, the Nordic Investment Managers Forum in Luxembourg celebrates its premiere: five leading asset managers from Scandinavia will come together for the first time to discuss important market trends and investment topics.|
3rd Nordic Investment Managers Forum, Luxembourg
Danske Invest, DNB, East Capital & Sparinvest
If you have any questions, please get in touch with the following contact persons.
Head of Fund Distribution Germany
Phone: +49 69 50 50 47-151
13, rue Goethe
1637 Luxembourg, Luxembourg