Brummer Highlights Nordic ESG-DNA at SBAI Panel

Stockholm (HedgeNordic) – On February 4, the Standards Board for Alternative Investments (SBAI) held the Nordic Institutional Investor Day in Helsinki, where managers, investors and others discussed various topics such as factor investing, alternative credit, responsible investments, among other things. In a panel discussion at the event, Ann-Sofie Odenberg (pictured), Head of Sustainability at Brummer & Partners, outlined her team’s objectives relating to responsible investments.

Brummer & Partners is a founding partner of the SBAI, which was established in 2008 by alternative investment managers to develop and improve industry practices. The platform brings together managers, investors and other industry members to discuss areas of common concern and develop practical, industry-wide solutions.

Commenting on Brummer & Partners’ approach to sustainable investing in a panel discussion, Odenberg said “as we manage ten different single-strategy hedge funds with diverse investment strategies, our main objective is to guide each team to tailor their responsible investment activities to their specific strategy regarding idea generation, instruments traded, investment horizon and holding periods.” This “affects how ESG can be integrated and how engagement is performed.”

Further commenting on the Stockholm-based asset manager’s commitment to responsible investments, Odenberg said that “investing responsibly lies in the Nordic DNA of Brummer & Partners, but responsible investments and ESG integration is an ever-evolving objective.” According to Odenberg, the team at Brummer & Partners “continuously improve and develop tools, processes and principles with the goal to continue to be at the very forefront of responsible investments within the hedge fund industry.”

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Eugeniu Guzun serves as a data analyst responsible for maintaining and gatekeeping the Nordic Hedge Index (NHX), as well as being a novice columnist covering the Nordic hedge fund industry for HedgeNordic. Prior to joining HedgeNordic, Eugeniu had served as a columnist for a U.S. journal covering insider trading activity, activist campaigns and hedge fund moves. Eugeniu completed his Master’s degree at the Stockholm School of Economics in 2018.

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