The political situation in the Republic of Belarus has triggered a sovereign bond sell-off movement among Nordic investors. However, despite the country's poor environmental, social and governance credentials and Lukashenko's controversial reelection in August 2020, Belarusian govies still have supporters.
The Better Finance federation denounces non-compliance with MiFID’s simplified, free-of-charge access to market data.
Swedish institutional investors Alecta and AMF have invested SEK 300m (€29.5m) each in Epidemic Sound, an Stockholm-headquartered unlisted firm operating a digital music platform.
Its sponsor plans to raise the equivalent of €345m, including 40% provided by five pension funds.
The administrator of the Danish labour pension fund for industrial employees is working with Sustainalytics to exclude government bonds from countries that do not respect enough human rights and workers’ rights.