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Welcome to the Nordic Investment Conference 2023, a premier event designed for Investment Professionals. This conference brings together experts and practitioners in the financial and investment sectors to explore key topics, network, and gain valuable insights.

In 2019, during the inaugural Nordic Investment Conference in Copenhagen, the act of investing within a low-interest-rate environment was producing potentially dangerous side effects, and posing a challenge to pension funds, endowments, and portfolio managers. In just a matter of years, this focal point has completely shifted towards growing concerns about inflation, coupled with the emergence of rising interest rates.

Today, as the Nordic Investments Conference returns to Copenhagen, investors and managers are confronted with an entirely new range of challenges – challenges that were deemed impossible during the era of persistently low rates. The new interest rate landscape has disrupted asset classes that were traditionally viewed as “safe havens,” prompting a reevaluation of overall asset allocation strategies and exposure.

The convergence of big data and the evolution of data science, alongside innovations such as quantum computing, are collectively challenging the conventional norms of Finance and Investment management and could lead to new economic theory. Additionally, the advent of AI and the creation of chatbots further contribute to this transformative shift.

Adding to the complexity of the investments landscape, the verdict remains uncertain concerning the macroeconomic environment, and a similar air of uncertainty looms over geopolitical dynamics.

Investors and managers find themselves not only coping with these significant key issues, but they are also occupied with the continuing importance and presence of ESG investing on the agenda. Implementation of new regulations and standards exerts substantial pressure on participants within the market.

So, how are investors and market participants navigating this complicated landscape? What are the strategies being employed? What are the answers, and measures taken?

At this year’s Nordic Investment Conference, distinguished industry leaders from across the Nordic region will share their insights, perspectives, and innovative solutions to address these pressing challenges. As a conference delegate, you will be granted the unique opportunity to engage in meaningful discussions with these experts, as well as fellow delegates, during the many networking breaks.

Sign up today to secure your seat at the Nordic Investment Conference 2023 in Copenhagen. We look forward to your participation and an enriching experience!


Registation, breakfast and networking (in-person participants only)
Welcome and introduction of the agenda
Sanne Fredenslund, Chairman of the Board at Finansforeningen (The Danish Finance Society) / CFA Society Denmark
Michael Albrechtslund, CEO at Finansforeningen (The Danish Finance Society) / CFA Society Denmark
An unique inside view on the current war in Ukraine, and what to come
Pekka Toveri, Member of Finnish Parliament, Major General (ret)
Asset allocation trends for Alternatives in the new high interest rate and inflationary environment
Christian Hyldahl, Managing Director, Head of Continental Europe, BlackRock
Coffee break
Perspectives for the Danish real estate market in a new interest rate regime
Søren Vendelbo Jacobsen, Partner, Deputy CEO, Thylander Gruppen
11:05 Swedish Real estate – in the wake of lower availability of cheap capital and bond market turbulence?
Magnus Nordholm, CEO and Partner, Estea
11:35 The state of the Nordic startup ecosystems and their main challenge
Mia Grosen, Partner, Canute/Thursday Consulting
Big Data in finance – new tools, new solutions, new theory
Lasse Heje Pedersen, Principal at AQR Capital Management and Professor at Copenhagen Business School
AI in Finacial Services; Opportunities and Challenges
Mikael Munck, Founder & CEO, 2021.AI
Practical use of AI in Asset Management
Jan Erik Saugestad, CEO, Storebrand Asset Management
Coffee break
Geopolitical changes and the transformation of the global energy system
Lars Gert Lose, Head of Global Affairs, Communication and Marketing, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners
Green Infrastructure Investments in a Post Zero-Interest Rate Environment
Nicole Bernardi, Director, Alternative Investments, PFA Pension
Closing remarks
Michael Albrechtslund, CEO, Finansforeningen (The Danish Finance Society) / CFA Society Denmark
Drinks, tapas and networking reception (in-person participants only)


Members of:
Finansforeningen/CFA Society Denmark
CFA Society Finland
CFA Society Norway
CFA Society Sweden
CFA Societies member of the global travel passport

Before early bird deadline: DKK 2.250 (approx. EUR 300)
After early bird deadline: DKK 3.000 (approx. EUR 400)

Online participation: DKK 750 (approx. EUR 100) – Only available for members of CFA Society Finland/Norway/Sweden/Global travel passport.

Before early bird deadline: DKK 3.250 (approx. EUR 437)
After early bird deadline: DKK 4.000(approx. EUR 537)

Early bird deadline is 3 September 2023.

Keynote speaker

Pekka Toveri

Member of Parliament, Major General (ret), Finnish Parliament

MP Toveri served in the Finnish Defense Forces from 1985 to 2021. His over 35 years long career can be divided to three parts.

Around 13 years MP Toveri served in the troops, mainly in the Armoured Brigade, where he served three times as platoon leader, Tank Company Commander, Tank Battalion Chief of Staff, Commander of Armoured School and Commander of the Brigade. MP Toveri served also as the Commander of the Guards Jaeger Regiment.

MP Toveri served 10 years abroad, including two deployments in Bosnia and Afghanistan. He served also as the Finnish Liaison Officer to U.S. Joint Forces Command in Norfolk, Virginia, USA and as the Deputy Defence Attaché to Sweden and as the Defence Attaché to USA and Canada.

Around 12 years of his career MP Toveri served in staff positions, mainly in the Finnish Defense Command J3 and J5. MP Toveri´s last assignment was to serve as the Director of the Finnish Defense Intelligence, from which position he retired in the beginning of 2021.

He is currently working as Board Member in two start-up companies and holds also positions of responsibility in three different Foundations.

In April 2023 MP Toveri was elected to the Finnish Parliament from the Coalition Party list. He is currently member of the Defence Committee, Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Finnish Institute of International Affairs and Chairman of the Parliament´s Ukraine Friendship Group.

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Christian Hyldahl


Christian Hyldahl, Managing Director, is Head of Continental Europe for BlackRock. He is a member of EMEA SteerCo and Global OpCo. Prior to joining BlackRock in October 2019, Mr. Hyldahl was CEO of Denmark’s largest pension fund, ATP. Mr. Hyldahl joined ATP in January 2017 after 26 years at Nordea, where he had a variety of senior roles such as CEO of Nordea Asset Management, CIO of Nordea Asset Management and Co-Head of Nordea Markets. Mr. Hyldahl has served on the Danish Committee for Corporate Governance and chaired the working group mandated by the Danish Government that developed the first Stewardship Code for Danish institutional investors. He graduated as a M.Sc. in Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark (DTU) and has a Graduate Diploma in Finance from Copenhagen Business School (CBS).

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Jan Erik Saugestad

Storebrand Asset Management

Jan Erik Saugestad is CEO of Storebrand Asset Management, a well-respected player in the Nordic markets and a pioneer in the field of sustainable investments. His deep knowledge and visionary perspective have made him a highly sought-after panelist and speaker on the present and future of finance. Recently, he has assessed the fast-evolving role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and how it may impact the asset management sector.

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Lars Gert Lose

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners

Lars Gert Lose, Associate Partner, based in Copenhagen, is responsible for global public affairs, communication, and marketing, including geopolitical assessment of risk and opportunities for CIP investments globally. Since joining CIP in February 2022, Mr. Lose has developed and implemented a global structure around and approach to public affairs and communication in support of CIP funds and investments. Prior to joining CIP, Mr. Lose was employed 25 years in the Danish Foreign Service and has served as, among other things, Permanent Under-Secretary of State in the Prime Minister’s Office, Danish Ambassador to the US, and Permanent Secretary of State for the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Through these years of public service, Mr. Lose has worked intensively with geopolitical developments, and how to translate this into guidance to global companies dealing with political and regulatory issues in world markets.

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Lasse Heje Pedersen

AQR Capital Management and Copenhagen Business School

Lasse Heje Pedersen a Professor of Finance and Director of the Center for Big Data in Finance (BIGFI) at Copenhagen Business School and a Principal at AQR Capital Management. He has served as Director of the American Finance Association, in the Liquidity Working Group meeting at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York to address liquidity issues, in the New York Fed’s Monetary Policy Panel, on the Economic Advisory Boards of NASDAQ and FTSE, and on the editorial boards of the Journal of Finance, Journal of Economic Theory, The Review of Asset Pricing Studies, and Quarterly Journal of Economics. His papers are highly cited among academics, media, central banks, the Nobel prize committee, and classes around the world. His academic awards include the Bernácer Prize to the best E.U. economist under 40 years of age, the Banque de France-TSE Prize, the Stephen A. Ross Prize, Fama-DFA Prizes, the Michael Brennan Award, the Brattle Prize, and the Graham and Dodd Award. Lasse received his B.S. and M.S. from University of Copenhagen and his Ph.D. from Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Magnus Nordholm


Magnus Nordholm is CEO/Member of the Board at Estea AB and responsible for business development and institutional sales. Magnus comes most recently from the position as Deputy CEO at Heimstaden. Previous experience includes roles such as CEO of Fredensborg, Head of Nordic Real Estate Products, and Head of Structured Property Financing at HSH Nordbank. Magnus holds a Masters in Economics from University of Gothenburg.

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Mia Grosen

Canute and Thursday Consulting

Mia Grosen is the founder of Canute and partner at Thursday Consulting who acquired Canute in August 2023. She has a background as an entrepreneur and has co-founded several tech startups. Her expertise lies within expansion and international growth and she has through her work in Canute assisted more than 200 Danish tech startups scale internationally via their market-entry programs. She has also worked for the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the embassy in London and she is a part of Dansk Industri’s expert board focussing on startups and growth.

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Mikael Munck


Mikael Munck is the CEO and founder of 2021.AI an AI technology company providing full AI acceleration services to clients including Data Sciences capacity, AI Models and AI Platform to integrate and operate AI their clients existing business and IT infrastructure. 2021.AI services +70 clients globally. Mikael Munck has more than 25 years of experience as a leader and executive within the area of technology and AI. Mikael has a stint of CEO, CIO and COO titles within these industries. Mikael is investor and board member in a range of technology and cyber securities companies.

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Nicole Rebstorp Bernardi


Nicole is a Director in the alternative investments team at PFA Pension. Nicole is focusing on unlisted infrastructure investments and is a member of the investment committee. Prior to joining PFA, she spent more than a decade in various roles within Investment Banking at Nordea, including heading up the Nordic infrastructure financing franchise. Nicole started her career in 2004 at JP Morgan in London followed by three years at Deutsche Bank in Sydney. Nicole holds a Masters in Finance from University of Technology, Sydney and BSc in Economics and Business Administration from Aarhus BSS.

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Søren Vendelbo Jacobsen


Søren Vendelbo Jacobsen is a Partner and Deputy-CEO of Thylander Gruppen, a leading Danish private equity real estate manager with approx. DKK 15bn AUM. Mr. Jacobsen has more than 15 yrs. of experience in the real estate sector as a principal investor across the European real estate sector. Before becoming a Partner at Thylander, Mr. Jacobsen served as Co-Chief Investment Officer at Heimstaden – a pan European residential real estate company owning approx. 159,000 units and AUM of ~ EUR 30 bn. During his tenure at Heimstaden, Mr. Jacobsen led an international expansion strategy across several European countries. Before Heimstaden Mr Jacobsen was Head of real estate and infrastructure at Danish pension fund Sampension responsible for managing a DKK 20bn real estate and infrastructure portfolio.

During his carrier Mr. Jacobsen have been involved in some +50 transactions with a combined transaction volume of more than 15bn EUR. Mr Jacobsen holds a master’s degree in economics from University of Copenhagen including studies at London School of Economics.

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