Nordea: ‘We are believers in active management’

Nils Bolmstrand, CEO of Nordea Asset Management, discusses his goals for the leading Scandinavian fund house with FTfm. Last year, Nordea was the second-fastest growing asset manager in Europe with their Stable Return fund hailed as the bestselling European investment product. Bolmstrand is planning to further expand the business and sees smart-beta strategies as a key feature of that expansion as well as looking to make acquisitions. Nordea has also developed a range of ESG focused funds dubbed Stars, Bolmstrand notes that there is no reason to sacrifice returns to invest responsibly.