DNB Asset Management – Lunch-Event «Nordic Day»

November 22nd, 2023
Zunfthaus zur Schmiden, Zurich

Nordic High Yield & Nordic Small Caps in focus

The year 2022 brought major challenges for both bond and equity markets. Nordic economies coped comparatively well, despite global risk factors. Political stability, low government debt, a highly skilled workforce, high growth and plenty of innovation helped the Nordic markets to perform strong. How has this trend continued in 2023? What about the long-term outlook?

Answers and insights will be presented by DNB Asset Management experts Svein Aage Aanes (Head of Fixed Income) and Hans Marius Ludvigsen (Nordic Small Cap Portfolio Manager). Afterwards, both experts will be available to answer your personal questions in a moderated discussion.
The presentations will be held in English.

In addition, we will be holding a short guessing game about the Nordics at the start of the event: The most accurate guess will win an especially tasteful Norwegian jumper: perfect for the upcoming winter season.


11:40             Welcome aperitif & registration

12:00             Welcome by DNB Asset Management

12:15              Macro, Nordic Fixed Income Markets
                       Svein Aage Aanes

12:45             Nordic Equity Small Cap Market
                      Hans Marius Ludvigsen

13:15             Q&A and closing words


The following topics await you:

DNB Nordic High Yield

High Yield 2023 – The Return of the yield:

  • High-yield bonds from fundamentally sound Scandinavian companies with stable cash flow
  • Low interest rate sensitivity: High number of floating rate notes with low duration

presented by Svein Aage Aanes, Head of Fixed Income

DNB Nordic Small Cap

How to outperform with Nordic small caps:

  • Innovative companies, growing economy with purchasing power, sound public finances
  • Combination of fundamental and trend analysis to identify winners in the Nordic small cap universe

presented by Hans Marius Ludvigsen, Portfolio Manager.





22nd of November 2023


From 11:40 to 13:45


Zunfthaus zur Schmiden


This event is reserved for professional investors.
Registration before November 20th: via the button below, by phone at +41 22 566 17 32, or by email at events@sphere.swiss

Svein Aage Aanes – Head of Fixed Income
Svein Aage Aanes joined DNB Asset Management in 1998 as a Norwegian fixed income portfolio manager and has led the fixed income team since 2000. Previously, he was a senior economist and assistant professor at the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration.

Hans Marius Ludvigsen – Portfolio Manager
Hans-Marius joined in 2019, as part of the Nordic Equities team and Portfolio Manager of DNB Fund Nordic Small Cap. Previously, he held a position as a sell side equity analyst at Swedbank/Kepler Cheuvreux (2015-2018) and as an analyst in a Nordic equity fund in Pareto Asset Management (2018-2019).

This event is reserved for professional investors.
Registration before November 20th: by phone at +41 22 566 17 32, by email at events@sphere.swiss

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DNB Asset Management Team

Michael Bächtiger | Senior Wholesale Manager – Switzerland
michael.baechtiger@dnb.no | Mobile: +352 621 142 129

Dr. Malte Kirchner | Head of German-speaking Europe
malte.kirchner@dnb.no | Mobile: +352 621 394 099

Matthias Beitzel | Senior Institutional Sales Manager
matthias.beitzel@dnb.no | Mobile: +352 621 653 729

Mike Judith | Head of International Sales
mike.judith@dnb.no | Mobile: +352 621 289 979


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