“Nordea Asset Management has developed a winning investment formula that incorporates the full spectrum of environmental, social and governance (ESG) parameters in all actively managed fund products,” London-based magazine Capital Finance International said.
As one of the first large banks in the Nordics to sign the UN Principles for Responsible Investment, Nordea is committed to adopting the ESG perspective in all analyses and to being an active owner. Last year Nordea was involved in dialogues with over 150 companies. According to the CFI judging panel’s statement, Nordea Asset Management has gained a “formidable reputation for its shareholder activism”.
“We feel honoured and proud for having received this award for two consecutive years. It confirms that we are on the right path when we place ESG considerations at the core of our investment processes,” said Sasja Beslik, Head of Responsible Investments at Nordea.
The Capital Finance International magazine covers economics, finance and industry. This is the second time that CFI awards a prize for best ESG process, having previously focused primarily on corporate governance issues. The winner is selected by a special CFI jury, based on nominated candidates.
About Nordea Asset Management
Nordea Asset Management (AuM 183 bn EUR*), is part of the Nordea Group, the largest financial services group in Northern Europe (AuM 273 bn EUR*). The business area offers Global investors exposure to a broad range of investment funds via its active distributors, which include banks, asset managers, independent financial advisors and insurance companies.
Nordea Asset Management has a presence in Cologne, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Helsinki, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan, New York, Oslo, Paris, Sao Paulo, Singapore, Stockholm, Vienna and Zurich. Nordea’s local presence goes hand in hand with the objective of being accessible and offering the best service to clients.
Its main product is the Nordea 1, SICAV, which encompasses a diverse spectrum of high quality products. Nordea 1, SICAV has constantly grown in terms of volume and has steadily gained in reputation. This growth is the result of the success of its active management of products belonging to the following asset classes: value stocks, growth stocks, theme-oriented funds and dedicated sector funds, as well as multi-asset strategies, long/short strategies, bond and money market funds.