Nordea Asset Management: Best Institutional Investment Management Europe 2019


Nordea Asset Management (NAM) is one of the fastest growing asset managers in Europe with EUR 229 billion in assets under management and a global business model that prioritises client service through its local offices in 18 different cities.

NAM’s position has continued to strengthen within different client segments, in particular its diverse institutional client-base, which includes pension funds, insurance companies, municipalities, foundations, etc. NAM currently has investment management agreements with more than 500 distributors, global wealth managers and institutional clients.

To meet the demand of institutional clients, NAM has built a strong product offering in both equity and fixed income strategies ranging from European Covered Bonds to High Yield and Multi Asset solutions to address investors’ needs in different market environments. NAM’s internal Multi Asset Team, managing over €100bn AuM, has developed a strong expertise in risk premia and built a wide range of solutions with the specific aim of delivering long-term stable returns.

Being of Nordic heritage, sustainability and responsible investment are deeply rooted in NAM’s DNA. Its first ESG sector screened funds were launched over 30 years ago and NAM has been managing its Climate and Environment strategy since 2008. An early signatory of UNPRI in 2007, NAM considers it its fiduciary duty to care about all factors that are material to clients’ investments, including those that are non-financial such as Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG). NAM has developed a number of equity and fixed income STARS ESG solutions that aim to have a positive impact while delivering attractive returns. Today, NAM manages over €60bn in ESG-enhanced strategies.

It is this commitment to financial stability and delivering returns with responsibility that has persuaded the judging panel to present Nordea Asset Management with the 2019 award for Best Institutional Investment Management Europe.