TORONTO | September 1, 2022
The Investor Leadership Network (ILN) is pleased to welcome Nordea Asset Management and Ninety One as official new members of the ILN, a global network of institutional investors committed to accelerating the transition to a sustainable and inclusive global economy.
As members of the Investor Leadership Network, Nordea Asset Management and Ninety One will work with other Network members to tackle industry-wide challenges and share their best practices in sustainable investing across ILN’s three initiatives– Climate Change; Diversity, Equity and Inclusion; and Private Capital Mobilization.
Nordea Asset Management (NAM), is part of the Nordea Group, the largest financial services group in the Nordic region. With offices in 18 cities across Europe, Latin America, Asia and the Americas, NAM offers European and global investors exposure to a broad set of investment funds and is well known as being a model for strong active ownership and ESG analysis integration. More than two thirds of assets are managed under Responsible Investment solutions, including their flagship ESG STARS strategies, which comprises 19 ESG-aligned equity and bond funds, and a range of ESG thematic solutions focused on climate, environmental or social aspects. NAM’s ESG integration and active ownership activities are supported by one of the largest and most experienced ESG analysis teams in Europe, NAM’s RI Team, strong of more than 25 ESG specialists. Nordea Asset Management is led by CEO Nils Bolmstrand.
Ninety One is a global asset manager with emerging market roots and a commitment to developing specialist investment teams. CEO Hendrik du Toit founded the firm in 1991 as Investec Asset Management, a small start-up offering domestic investments in South Africa. Now Ninety One, the firm has since expanded to 21 offices across 14 countries and manages US$147.7 billion. Their heritage and approach let them bring a different perspective to active and sustainable investing across equities, fixed income, multi-asset and alternatives to their clients — institutions, advisors and individual investors around the world. Ninety One is a respected leader in investing towards a fair and impactful transition, with a keen focus on emerging markets and real-economy decarbonization.
Amy Hepburn, CEO of the Investor Leadership Network, said, “We are thrilled to welcome Nordea AM and Ninety One to the ILN. These are both action-oriented firms that are true leaders in sustainable investing. They are wholly committed to working with industry peers to drive investment practices forward, and our Network will greatly benefit from their Nordic and emerging market perspectives and expertise.”