How is it to be working at Kirstein?

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"At Kirstein you can be part of the decision-making process"

The diversity of work is appealing in consulting – no two days are the same. We have a lot of different projects, working with different clients with different needs. You always have to put your mind to a specific client case.

-Andreas Stoltenberg, about working at Kirstein. 

Read the interview with senior consultants Karoline Thorslund-Andersen and Andreas Stoltenberg at Graduateships.com

AM Watch: Kirstein sees a EUR 1.4trn market opportunity

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Kirstein sees a EUR 1.4trn market opportunity

In AMWatch Jesper Kirstein is interviewed about our AuM-data tool. We have collected data from 165 Nordic investors. Among other things, this includes assets under management and allocation to asset classes and sub-asset classes. The tool also shows how much Nordic investors are managing themselves and how much external managers manage. This opens up opportunities for asset managers, who face the challenges with the available asset allocation data in the Nordic region.
 
Read the interview at AMWatch (subscribers only) and read more about our AuM-data tool here

Børsen: Nordic banks struggle meeting high demand for alternatives

Infrastructure

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Nordic banks struggle meeting high demand for alternatives

We spoke with 25 Nordic banks and asset managers and found that especially private equity and infrastructure have increased in demand, but banks are having trouble complying with customer demand due to regulations and EU requirements.

The survey was conducted in collaboration with Simon-Kucher & Partners, and featured in Børsen online on 14. october 2021. 

Mandate Wire: The future demand for sustainability from investors

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The future demand for sustainability from investors

On topic: ESG requirements, what is relevant is constantly changing.

In a consulting room article for MandateWire/Financial Times, Kirstein’s Karoline Thorslund-Andersen explains that things are moving fast, and argues that the bar is set higher than it was 5 years ago, when speaking of ESG measures.  

You can read the article We expect that investor’s demands on ESG will change significantly on Mandate Wire and find out which Six ESG parameters will shape the future of investors’ sustainability demands.

Expand domestic asset management business to Continental Europe on behalf of established Nordic-based asset manager

Client Case

Expand domestic asset management business to Continental Europe on behalf of established Nordic-based asset manager

Senior management at established Nordic-based asset manager sought to diversify client assets and growth prospects outside of its Nordic home market. Due limited sales and marketing resources, a third-party sales approach was desired. The Client brought in Kirstein to provide an independent market review, sourcing, and selection of third-party distribution partners in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands as well as the Nordic region.

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Objectives

  • Validate commercial viability of Client’s entire product portfolio to select most relevant asset management products for European distribution (institutional and wholesale markets)
  • Review market for European third-party marketeers, assess and engage with leading agencies (based on due diligence of each third-party marketeer) and negotiate terms and pricing
  • Increase chances of success by ensuring that the Client’s future partner strategy is based on a structured, focused and well-tested approach to partner selection

location

Nordic region

Project type

Product assessment and partnership formation

Client type

Privately held organization

Advance offering on emerging markets equity of leading U.K.-based equity specialist

Client Case

Advance offering on emerging markets equity of leading U.K.-based equity specialist

Portfolio management leads at U.K.-based equity specialist has historically experienced high success selling its emerging markets equity funds to European investors but has in recent years experienced push-back from investors due to ESG. The Client brought in Kirstein to provide an independent review of the team’s methodology on ESG, how ESG was implemented into the portfolio management, and how these capabilities compared to leading industry peers.

Objectives

  • Validate commercial viability of emerging markets equity proposition by in-depth understanding of European investors demand on ESG
  • Assess client proposition through detailed operational due diligence, and help visualize gaps in offering and direct investment process (best-in-progress versus non-financial impact) towards buyer preference
  • Increase chances of success by ensuring that the Client’s product strategy are aligned with European institutional investors’ expectations

location

United Kingdom

Project type

Product assessment and proposition development

Client type

Privately held organisation

AM Watch: PennantPark has picked OE Capital as strategic advisor

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AM Watch: Kirstein as consultant to Pennantpark in picking Swedish securities firm OE Capital

As we continue our strategic consultancy by selecting high impact distribution partners, we are proud to have acted as advisor to PennantPark on its market entry into Europe. In the Nordics we have selected OE Capital to be responsible for marketing PennantPark’s private debt strategies.