Article - 06. May 2021
Embracing the green transition creates value
The global action to mitigate the effects of climate change caused by society, companies and consumers is profoundly changing the corporate bond investment universe, which underscores the importance of focusing on climate issues when assessing investment opportunities, according to Cecilie Hoffmeyer.
Article - 26. April 2021
Huge interest in equity fund focused on UN SDGs
Investor interest in the equity fund Danske Invest Global Sustainable Future has surged since its launch in September 2020. We spoke to the fund’s managers about the outlook for responsible investment.
Danske Bank raises the bar on sustainable investment targets to support green transition
New targets for ESG and sustainable investments funds and a commitment to support the goal of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 or sooner will strengthen Danske Bank’s ability to create customer value and support the transition to a more sustainable society.
Article - 25. March 2021
Danske Bank Asset Management tightens restrictions on fossil fuels
Going forward, Danske Bank Asset Management will not invest in companies deriving more than 5% of their revenue from thermal coal, tar sands or peat. These enhanced restrictions are part of phasing out investments in these fuel types by 2040 in support of the Paris Agreement.
Article - 08. March 2021
New EU regulation to transform sustainable investments
Sustainability is high on the agenda in the public debate and in the asset management industry. A series of new regulatory initiatives from the EU will reshape responsible and sustainable investments and create further opportunities and transparency for investors.
Article - 01. March 2021
Equities still have more to give
NEW QUARTERLY REPORT: After a long, dark, corona winter, spring is now knocking at the door and stoking optimism in equity markets, though the best times could well be behind us.
Article - 01. March 2021
Corona crisis intensifies focus on green transition
A series of political initiatives helped add additional momentum to the green transition during the corona pandemic. The climate agenda was also the theme Danske Bank most often discussed with companies in 2020
Article - 1. February 2021
Strategist: Price falls could present a buying opportunity
Danske Bank’s investment strategist, Lars Skovgaard Andersen, gives his take on the current market turmoil.
Article - 28. January 2021
Climate plays a key role in investments
The climate agenda plays an important role when Danske Bank selects investments for customers
Article - 20. January 2021
Are equity bubbles forming – and how can we avoid them?
Potential bubble formation in parts of the equity market is a theme attracting increasing attention. Investment strategist Lars Skovgaard Andersen presents his assessment – and gives some good advice about investing in new trends and technologies without running unnecessarily high risks.
Article - 18. December 2020
New York Summit 2020: Has the coronavirus changed the way we work for the long term?
Raghuram Rajan is a recognized Indian economist and professor at Chicago Booth. Here he provides us with his view on how the coronavirus affects global productivity and our work habits.
Article - 18. December 2020
New York Summit 2020: How will sustainability drive investments over the next decade?
David M. Solomon is chairman and chief executive officer of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. Here he provides us with his view on sustainable investments.
Article - 16. December 2020
A nuanced approach to corporate governance in Russia
Traditionally, investing in Russian equities has been associated with weak corporate governance. In this article Senior Portfolio Manager Olga Karakozova gives her view on a much debated topic.
Article - 11. December 2020
New York Summit 2020: Do we still need NATO?
A dedicated patriot, intellectual and strategist, former Secretary of Defense and retired Marine Corps general James N. Mattis exemplifies principled leadership in times of turbulence. Here he provides us with his view on NATO
Article - 07. December 2020
New York Summit 2020: What are the biggest security threats to the US today?
Described as “someone who sees the world as it really is” and who speaks “with moral clarity,” former White House National Security Advisor John Bolton provides us with an unparalleled perspective on geopolitical risks.
Article - 02. December 2020
Grounds for optimism in 2021
Despite continuing uncertainty on the coronavirus and economic growth, we see 2021 as having the potential to be a good year for risk assets such as equities.
Article - 30. November 2020
New York Summit 2020: Is America First the right way?
Nikki Haley is the former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. She served as a member of the National Security Council and President Donald Trump’s Cabinet and provides us with her perspective on Donald Trump and his America First policy.
Article - 17. November 2020
An opportunity to make a greater difference
Active ownership through voting at general meetings is an important part of our ability to create long-term value for the companies we invest in and for our customers. The annual general meeting is an opportunity to voice our opinion, vote on issues of key importance to the running of a company, and contribute to good governance of the company.
Article - 09. November 2020
ESG integration across the investment organisation
How is sustainability integrated into Danske Bank’s portfolios across asset classes and strategies?
Article - 27. October 2020
Five key questions – and answers – on the US election
Chief strategist Henrik Drusebjerg assesses the significance of the US presidential election for the economy and equity markets.
Article - 26. October 2020
A quantitative view on ESG integration
A healthy dose of scepticism and caution is necessary when you work with ESG integration in a quant portfolio – at least if you ask Senior Portfolio Manager Ville Kivipelto.
Article - 20. October 2020
Cutting through the data noise with mDASH®
Head of Fundamental Equities Kasper Brix-Andersen uses mDASH® to cut through the noise from ESG rating agencies and identify the ESG factors that are important for a company’s business model.
Article - 07. October 2020
The private equity view on ESG integration
As head of Danske Private Equity, Claus Heimann Larsen has first-hand experience of working with ESG matters. Together with his team, Claus reviews and analyses hundreds of investment opportunities every year.
Article - 06. October 2020
Beginning of the end for equities?
The recovery in equity markets stalled in September – so is the great comeback since March over? Danske Bank’s strategy team takes stock of equity markets going into the final quarter of the year, which will also see the US presidential election.
Article - 24. September 2020
Record number of funds awarded LuxFLAG ESG label
A substantial number of Danske Invest’s funds have just been awarded the sustainability label LuxFLAG ESG – making Danske Invest the fund manager in Europe with most funds bearing the certification.
Article - 22. September 2020
Forget Trump and Biden – this is the key person in the US
COLUMN: Danske Bank’s investment strategist, Lars Skovgaard Andersen, explains why the US presidential election will probably not have any great impact on your investments.
Article - 14. September 2020
Active ownership: Corona crisis puts the spotlight on social factors
The health and safety of employees has been important during the corona crisis – and Danske Bank’s new active ownership report outlines how social factors, corporate social responsibility and a robust business model now have greater significance for companies.
Article - 11. September 2020
Strategist: Tech stocks will recover
Investment strategist Lars Skovgaard Andersen continues to see an attractive return potential in tech stocks despite a sharp fall in prices in the past week.
Article - 09. September 2020
Danske Bank has significantly improved in latest United Nations Principles of Responsible Investments assessment
The annual assessment conducted by United Nations Principles of Responsible Investments (UN-PRI), shows progress to Danske Bank’s work with sustainable investment in several areas – not least within active ownership.
Article - 08. September 2020
Danske Bank launches a sustainable equity fund
The new equity fund, Danske Invest Global Sustainable Future, invests in companies leading the global transition to increased sustainability – a theme with substantial growth potential and attractive investment opportunities.
Article - 01. September 2020
Chief strategist: Great comeback still has room to run
After dropping like a stone in the spring, equities and other risk assets have staged an equally dramatic comeback – and despite a number of risks chief strategist Henrik Drusebjerg sees further upside potential.
Article - 17. August 2020
Incorporating carbon footprint data to make better investment decisions
Assessing climate-related risk is an important part of the investment process, says portfolio manager Lars Erik Moen. By tracking a company’s carbon footprint, he can mitigate the risk of a company not being priced correctly according to the climate challenges it faces. However, lack of carbon data poses a huge challenge.
Article - 14. August 2020
Asian equities look attractive
Powered by China, Asian emerging markets are among the most attractive investment areas right now, according to Danske Bank’s investment strategist.
Article - 13. August 2020
Pushback to protect investors’ return
Danske Bank’s corporate bond team is ensuring that private equity funds do not extract value from acquired companies at the expense of bondholders. Assets should remain in the company rather being divested, to avoid negative consequences for the investment as the company’s financial stability could be weakened.
Article - 12. August 2020
Four key themes that could drive your investment return
What has driven the financial markets over the summer, and what will determine market direction going forward? Danske Bank’s strategists give their assessment.
Article - 08. July 2020
The shipping sector has to consider climate issues
The climate agenda has moved into the engine room of the shipping industry, and with it comes a number of challenges for the sector. Portfolio Manager Anders Grønning puts spotlight on how shipping companies address climate issues, as this will have great significance for whether or not they will continue to be attractive investments.
Article - 07. July 2020
Sustainability data from across the value chain
For a long time, Senior Portfolio Manager Emelie Aulik has followed and analysed Swedish property companies, which, from the point of view of sustainability, can be said to be at the forefront in terms of energy efficiency. At the same time, however, they still have a lot of work to do when it comes to reporting. In this article, Emelie Aulik shares her view on the property sector’s sustainability efforts.
Article - 29. June 2020
Solid comeback for equities – but no room for complacency
Chief strategist Henrik Drusebjerg looks back on an extremely turbulent first half-year on the financial markets and outlines his expectations for the rest of 2020.
Article - 25. June 2020
New report: Danske Bank’s progress on sustainable investment
Strengthening our ESG integration and active ownership, contributing to better quality ESG data, and sustainability labels for investment funds are some of the highlights of Danske Bank’s sustainable investment work in the past year. The new publication ‘Our Sustainable Investment Journey’ shares our progress and provides examples of how investment teams address business-critical sustainability matters in different sectors.
Article - 04. June 2020
Chief strategist: Equities worth the high risk
We have rarely experienced greater uncertainty on the prospects for the economy than right now. Nevertheless, we are cautiously optimistic in our investment strategy at Danske Bank.
Article - 28. May 2020
Sustainability as a growth driver
How can companies use sustainability to grow their business and achieve a competitive advantage? That is a focal point when Danske Bank’s Swedish small cap fund engages with smaller Swedish companies, where sustainability plays a key role for their business potential – and our return potential as investors.
Article - 15. May 2020
EQUITIES: The big winners – and losers – of the corona crisis
The very substantial spread in returns across different regions and sectors in recent months illustrates the value of risk diversification and sound allocation in equities.
White paper - 15. May 2020
In search of quality ESG data
A new white paper by Danske Bank highlights the need for quality ESG data with investment value and standardised corporate reporting.
Article - 04. May 2020
Corona crisis – the long-term winners
Investment strategist Lars Skovgaard Andersen currently cannot see a more attractive long-term investment trend than our digital transformation – and the corona crisis has only lent extra wind to its sails.
Article - 28. April 2020
Using active ownership to increase focus on sustainability
Our new publication Active Ownership Stories documents the progress of our active ownership activities. It shows examples of how our investment teams influence companies through dialogue to address business-critical sustainability matters.
Article - 23. April 2020
What does the collapse in oil mean for your investments?
The oil market has hit historic lows in the past week, which could have a knock-on effect on equity and bond prices. Danske Bank’s strategist assesses developments and the likely consequences for investors.
Article - 16. April 2020
After the rebound – what next for equities?
After the pronounced rebound in equity markets ahead of Easter, prices are likely to grow more sluggishly from here, estimates chief strategist Henrik Drusebjerg.
Article - 03. April 2020
Equity team at Danske Invest Europe keep heads cool and options open
When the financial markets walk over a cliff, investors need to stick to their strategies and capitalise on opportunities when they arise. We have spoken to Kasper Brix-Andersen, who heads up the equity fund Danske Invest Europe.
Article - 31. March 2020
Chief strategist: Flames dampened, but embers still smouldering
Danske Bank’s strategists take stock of the financial markets after the first five weeks of the corona crisis – and they see more upside than downside in equity markets right now.
Article - 20 March. 2020
Worth knowing about the corona crisis and the fall in equity prices
Several questions keep recurring when customers contact Danske Bank about the coronavirus and their investments. Read the responses of chief strategist Henrik Drusebjerg and his team of strategists.
Article - 16 March. 2020
Chief strategist: Time and patience the best protection against loss
COLUMN: Chief strategist Henrik Drusebjerg assesses the latest coronavirus developments, where governments and central banks are going all in to support the economy – and so also the financial markets.
Article - 12. March 2020
Coronavirus: 3 important questions – and answers – about your investments
The corona crisis is escalating, and equity markets have plunged. Danske Bank’s chief strategist, Henrik Drusebjerg, here gives his assessment of what investors can expect going forward, and how you should react as an investor.
House view - Q2 - 2020
Equities still hold potential despite virus fears
While the coronavirus is causing uncertainty and falling prices in the financial markets at the moment, we still expect a decent return from equities in the coming year.
Article - 28. February - 2020
Is the US better prepared for cyber-attacks now?
Cyber security expert Eric Rosenbach believes that security is better today, than it was at the election in 16. However, he is not sure if it is enough. In this interview, he talks more about that and why cyber security is an increasingly important topic for investors.
Article - 25. February - 2020
Coronavirus fears weigh on equities
The coronavirus spreading increases uncertainty on the negative effects on the economy. At Danske Bank, we still expect the impact to be temporary and are maintaining a slight overweight in equities.
Article - 13. February - 2020
When will we reach the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals? – New York Summit Insights with Michael Green
“We won’t have economic growth if our societies are in turmoil, and our planet is on fire”.
Article - 03. February 2020
Bye bye Brits – now the hard part starts
What lies ahead for the UK and the EU, and what is the significance for your investments? Danske Bank’s strategy team gives their assessment.
Article - 31. January 2020
Will 2020 be a new, strong year for emerging market debt?
Following a successful 2019, senior portfolio manager Jacob Ellinge Nielsen assesses the outlook for emerging market debt in hard currency, which Danske Bank is currently overweighting in its portfolios.
Article - 22. January 2020
Tribes of America - New York Summit Insights with Frank Luntz
"I think this is going to be the worst election year since 1968 - and in 1968 we lost Bobby Kennedy. We lost Martin Luther King. We had a horribly divisive war. There was physical fighting going on in our streets... We're going to see the most dramatic campaign that we have ever lived through." – Dr. Frank Luntz at the Danske Bank New York Summit 2019.
Article - 17. January 2020
”Redrawing the Lines” – New York Summit 2019
The New York Summit is Danske Bank Asset Management’s annual conference for institutional clients. Set in the city that never sleeps and financial centre of the world, the annual conference gives participants a unique view into the future of finance, politics and security.
Article - 15. January 2020
Fallacies of investment thinking - New York Summit Insights
Dr. Daniel Kahneman is a professor of psychology and Nobel laureate in economics. His research has laid the foundation of the field we now call behavioural economics. He is also the author of the book 'Thinking, Fast and Slow', an international bestseller and a guiding light among much of the currently popular nonfiction on nudging and behavioural design.
Article - 15. January 2020
An Outlook for Private Equity and Other Alternatives – New York Summit insights with David Rubenstein
At the 2019 New York Summit Mr. David Rubenstein gave a presentation and on-stage interview about private equity, his career as co-founder of the Carlyle Group and his role as host on “The David Rubenstein Show” on Bloomberg TV, where conducts peer-to-peer conversations with guests like Tim Cook, Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Stephen Schwartzman, to name a few.
Article - 18. December 2019
Goodbye to a golden decade – will the next be just as good?
Danske Bank’s chief strategist, Henrik Drusebjerg, takes stock of the past decade in the financial markets and outlines his expectations for the coming ten years.
House view - Q1 2020
2020 no fireworks but less could also be enough
NEW QUARTERLY HOUSE VIEW: Despite the presence of several potential showstoppers in the global economy, we still see a reasonable return potential for equities in the coming year.
Article - 30. October 2019
Five key factors that help determine return
What are the guiding lights for Danske Bank’s strategy team when they assess return potential in the equity markets – and is the outlook currently positive or negative?
Article - 17. October 2019
Active Ownership companies increasingly impacted by sustainability
Danske Bank’s new active ownership report shows a spike in the number of ESG topics discussed with companies, which accentuates sustainability’s impact on companies.
Article - 15. October 2019
How the specialist selects winning equities
Kasper Brix-Andersen is the chief portfolio manager of a fund that focuses on European quality equities. Here, he explains how he identifies the most attractive investments.
Article - 10. October 2019
3 stubborn myths about China and the trade war
Being able to distinguish between fact and fiction is vitally important when investors are navigating the choppy waters of the trade war, explains Danske Bank’s investment strategist Lars Skovgaard Andersen.
Article - 01. October 2019
Congratulations China but are you worth investing in
The People’s Republic of China is turning 70, but do investors have anything to celebrate? We sketch a portrait of the Middle Kingdom as a place of investment.
Article - 20. September 2019
Ideal equities in uncertain times
THEME: Quality equities that pay high dividends have attractive characteristics that are in particular demand during periods of uncertainty in the financial markets. We focus on an interesting niche in the equity market – and hear how our portfolio manager selects the best companies.
Article - 13. September 2019
Germany considers loosening the purse strings
Should Germany finally loosen fiscal policy, both growth and equity markets in Europe could get a lift – with green investments in particular benefiting. Investment strategist Lars Skovgaard Andersen surveys the prospects.
Article - 11. September 2019
Seminar: Navigating today’s volatile markets
Lunch seminar in Stockholm gives customers insights and inspiration
Article - 10. September 2019
Have central banks run out of ammunition
The ECB will be holding a long-awaited interest rate meeting on Thursday – but what exactly is the role of the central banks, and what can they do now to kick-start growth? Danske Bank's investment strategist, Lars Skovgaard Andersen, examines these issues.
House view - Q4 2019
A vital vitamin infusion for the global economy
NEW QUARTERLY REPORT: Accommodative monetary policies and solid private consumption are lifelines for the global economy, which according to Anders Svennesen, co-CIO in Danske Bank Asset Management, still offers attractive investment opportunities.
Article - 30. August 2019
How our Portfolio Managers select Danish equities
A great deal of preliminary work is carried out before asset managers in the equity fund Danske Invest Denmark select their equities. Here are some of the prerequisites that have to be met before an equity finds its way into the portfolio.
Article - 30. August 2019
How much can monetary policy do? A macro-economic outlook
Maria Landeborn is senior strategist in Danske Bank. She was one of the keynote speaker at the 2019 edition of the annual Asset Management ‘Placeringsevent’ in Stockholm. In this article we present a summary her presentation of Danske Bank’s macro-economic outlook for the future
Article - 29. August 2019
Full house at Danske Bank Asset Management’s Investment Seminar in Stockholm
At the top floor venue at our offices on Norrmalmstorg in Stockholm we welcomed customers to our yearly investment seminar with keynotes from Danske Banks senior strategist, portfolio managers and external guest speaker, psychiatrist and celebrated public speaker, Anders Hansen.
Article - 21. August 2019
Strategist: Why US equities should give the highest returns
Danske Bank is now increasing its weighting in US equities and reducing its weighting in European equities. Below, investment strategist Lars Skovgaard Andersen explains why.
Article - 16. August 2019
Potential death blow from US yields – but don’t panic!
Plunging markets left investors rattled on Wednesday as major indices shed 2-3%.
Article - 15. July 2019
The Swedish rookie
Stefan Rocklind likes to talk. Usually straightforward, he says what he thinks and is honest about what he believes in.
Article - 7. July 2019
Investing in healthcare
As asset managers we need to be experts in more than managing assets – one of which is cutting edge cancer treatment.
Article - 28. June 2019
World championship in loose monetary policy – what’s happening?
Accommodative or loose monetary policies have become the new black among central banks around most of the world. But why now – and what does it mean for your investments?
Video - 28. June 2019
European Summit insights Radek Sikorski
The European defence program is a major underdog compared to the defence programs in the US and China. In this interview, Radek Sikorski gives his thoughts on what we have done and are doing to bolster the European defence. He also explains why our defence budget is not as effective as the budgets of the abovementioned superpowers.
Video - 27. June 2019
Integrating sustainability into investment decisions
Recently, we launched a new global macro hedge fund that is managed by Bo Bejstrup Christensen and Lars Tranberg Rasmussen.
Video - 20. June 2019
European Summit insights: Morten Løkkegaard
Europe stands at a crossroad where nationalism, fiscal policy and market dynamics have challenged the environment for investors.
Danske Bank Asset Management awarded best external asset manager in Denmark 2019
Danske Bank Asset Management has been named the best asset manager in Denmark in 2019 by Prospera. The survey was conducted among 91 organisations with minimum MDKK 200 in externally managed funds.
House view - Q3 2019
CIO: Equities will survive Trump’s trade war
The escalation in the trade war between the US and China has effectively slammed the brakes on this year’s upturn in global equity markets.
Article - 04. May 2019
Boom for fixed income hedge funds at Danske Bank
A strong track record and increased awareness among investors have resulted in a massive inflow of capital to Danske Bank’s fixed income hedge funds in recent years.
Video - 30. May 2019
European Summit insights: Holger Schmieding
Europe stands at a crossroad where nationalism, fiscal policy and market dynamics have challenged the environment for investors.
Video - 24. May 2019
Our sustainable investment journey 2019
Our investment teams are at the centre of our journey to integrate sustainability into investments in order to deliver attractive returns to our customers.
Article - 24. May 2019
A Nobel Prize winner, a chief economist, a member of the European Parliament and a former foreign and defence minister from one of the EU’s largest countries were all on the stage at the European Summit
Article - 14. May 2019
Success for fund with a sustainable focus
Steadily rising demand for Danske Invest fund that invests in corporate bonds from European companies with a solidly sustainable profile.
Article - 05. May 2019
We remain invested in equities despite Trump’s trade shock
Donald Trump tossed a grenade into the trade war over the weekend, but it hasn’t killed off our appetite for equities.
Article - 02. May 2019
When might IT equities lose their shine?
US IT firms have stormed ahead of the pack so far this year – but can they continue? Investment strategist Lars Skovgaard Andersen gives his views on the outlook for IT equities.
Article - 23. April 2019
Here is the greatest potential in emerging market debt
After a challenging 2018, emerging market debt in hard currency has got off to a strong start in 2019. Portfolio manager Bent Lystbæk gives his take on the prospects for the asset class and the countries that hold greatest potential.
Video - 11. April 2019
Building ESG processes from the bottom-up
“When our customers entrust us with their assets and savings, they expect us to safeguard them and make them grow. They also expect us to invest sustainably”
Article - 5. April 2019
The real roots of the trade war
The trade war between the US and China is not just about trade, but also about world domination in technology, in the view of Danske Bank’s investment strategist, Lars Skovgaard Andersen
Video - 4. April 2019
FONDS Congress Mannheim 2019 – Bernd Ankenbrand
At the FONDS Congress, we got some interesting insights from Professor Dr. Bernd Ankenbrand, who besides being a purpose economist also is an avid pilot.
Article - 29. March 2019
Yield curve danger signal spooks investors
The US yield curve inverting has got alarm bells ringing in equity markets. Investment strategist Lars Skovgaard Andersen explains why and assesses the significance.
House view – Q2 2019
Are equity markets running on empty?
Following a strong start to 2019, equity markets have recouped much of their end of year losses, but are they running on empty? In our new Quarterly House View CIO Anders Svennesen consider where the next uplift to equities might come from.
Video – 28. February 2019
Sustainable investments and sound advice
Sustainable investment is an integral part of our duty to safeguard and grow our customers assets.
House view - Q1 2019
In 2019 we will finally put the financial crisis behind us
After close to 10 years of aftershocks from the financial crisis, the global economy is finally headed towards normality again, and we expect decent equity returns in the coming year.
Article - 25. January 2019
EuroHedge Fund winners
Award winning Danske Bank fund has outperformed the competition over the last decade.
Video - 21. January 2019
New York Summit 2018 - Robert Shiller
The Nobel Prize winning American economist Robert Shiller is a Sterling Professor in Economy at Yale University.
Video - 21. January 2019
New York Summit 2018 - Keith Alexander
In this video, you meet retired 4-star General Keith Alexander who is now serving as CEO and President of the company IronNet Cybersecurity.
Video - 21. January 2019
New York Summit 2018 - Wendy Sherman
Ambassador Wendy Sherman is Senior Counselor at Albright Stonebridge Group and former U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs.
Video - 21. January 2019
New York Summit 2018 - Nicholas Lardy
Nicholas Lardy is a Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics and an expert on the Chinese economy.
1. January 2019
Prospera: Danske Bank is the best Nordic asset manager
Danske Bank Asset Management is the best asset manager in the Nordic region in 2018.
House view - Q4 2018
Populism making its mark on the financial marketsThe US president’s political agenda carries an increasing risk of triggering a major crisis in the financial markets and could kill off the synchronous global upswing.
House view - Q3 2018
Investors underestimate the strength of the global upswingWhile the economy has entered the late-cycle phase of the upswing, we still see an extended period of economic growth and rising equity prices ahead of us.
House view - Q2 2018
End of an era – but equity upswing still in placeAfter a historically long period of declining interest rates, we will likely have to adjust to a new economic reality.
House view - Q1 2018