Bringing you live news and features since 2006 


Nordea Asset Management expands flagship ESG range


Nordea Asset Management (NAM) has added a new member to its STARS equity family, a suite of ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) solutions, with the launch of the Nordea 1 – North American Stars Equity Fund.  

The new strategy leverages the successful track record of the Nordea 1 – Global Stars Equity Fund.
By employing the formula of NAM’s STARS concept, the fund offers investors a cutting edge ESG integration approach that combines high ESG standards with proactive engagement to generate alpha within the US equities space.
The fund is managed by Johan Swahn, a member of the Fundamental Equities Team, who also is portfolio manager of the Nordea 1 – Global Stars Equity Fund. For both funds, Swahn leverages the proprietary ESG rating model and longstanding expertise of NAM’s ESG analysis team, which has received the Capital Finance International award for Best ESG Process in Europe for the fifth consecutive year. The fund is a high conviction, pure bottom-up stock picking strategy with over USD350m in assets under management.
With the addition of this fund, NAM’s STARS equity family now consists of six strategies that represent a unique concept where portfolio management teams fully integrate ESG factors into the investment process and use dialogue and engagement to make a real impact.
“We evaluate stocks to identify companies able to deliver sustainable long-term shareholder value,” says Jens Rygaard, CIO, Fixed Income and Equities and Acting Head of Nordea’s Fundamental Equities team, which is in charge of the STARS equity products. “We not only invest in companies with high ESG standards, we go a step further by quantifying and integrating ESG into our valuation model.” 
Since the launch of NAM’s first STARS equity strategy in 2011, the asset manager has built a strong suite of ESG equity solutions that cover Emerging, Global, European, Nordic and now North American markets.

Latest News

Figment Europe, a provider of institutional staking infrastructure, writes that it is solidifying its presence in the heart of Europe’s..
Saving and investing app, Moneybox, has doubled the number of ETFs available on the platform, in the light of ‘growing..
Global X ETFs has announced the appointment of Ryan O'Connor as its Chief Executive Officer effective as of April 8, 2024. ..
Value-driven structured credit investing firm, Angel Oak Capital Advisors, LLC, has announced the completed conversions of two of its mutual..

Related Articles

Ryan McCormack, Invesco
This year sees the 25th anniversary of Invesco’s QQQ, the USD240 billion ETF – the fifth largest ETF in the...
The European ETF market achieved a record 28 per cent growth – reaching over USD1.8 trillion assets under management (AUM)...
Sal Esposito, Zacks Investment Management
Zacks Investment Management started doing investment research in 1978 and in 1992 started its investment management arm, initially with SMAs...
Jeremy Senderowicz, Vedder Price
Jeremy Senderowicz, a member of the Investment Services Group at law firm Vedder Price, has witnessed a steady upswing in...
Subscribe to the ETF Express newsletter

Subscribe for access to our weekly newsletter, newsletter archive, updates on the site and exclusive email content.

Marketing by