Who we are
Cool headed. Warm hearted. Asset Management, the Nordic way.
DNB Asset Management is among the leading asset managers in the Nordic region. Our employees, around 150 by end of 2018, are located across offices in Norway, Luxembourg and Sweden.
We manage more than EUR 60bn in investment strategies including discretionary mandates within Nordic and global asset classes, both long-only equities, long/short equities, investment grade and high yield corporate bonds, multi-assets, multi-manager portfolios and alternative investments.
DNB Asset Management’s product focus is centered towards producing world class UCITS funds to be marketed across Europe and in selected markets outside of EU/EEC. Our funds are managed out of Norway (DNB Asset Management AS) and Luxembourg (DNB Asset Management S.A.). The company also manages AIFs within private equities (multi-manager portfolios) and private debt. In cases where a client requires a tailored investment strategy we may also offer such investment services if deemed within the scope of the company’s investment expertise.
With a strong and consistent performance track-record within global and Nordic asset classes, and long-term client relationships through both stable and volatile markets, we aim to be our clients’ trusted investment manager.
We offer a wide range of investment strategies from broad equity and fixed income funds to sector specific fund such as technology, health care, finance and renewable energy.
We have long history of investing in the Nordic region going all the way back to 1966. Based in the Nordic region, which has been in the forefront of responsible investing, we included ESG in our investment approach already in 1988 and have since then continuously refined our ESG philosophy and capabilities.
The Nordic region is synonymous with the highest ESG standard. We have invested responsibly since 1988
DNB Asset Management in numbers
NOK 644 bn
Assets under mgt. (Q3 2019)
NOK 434 mill
Annual profits (2018)
Cost/income ratio (2018)
Number of investment funds
Number of client mandates
NOK 12.5 bn
Our Investment Approach
DNB Asset Management’s investment operations are grouped into four areas; equity investments, fixed income and FX investments, multi-asset investments and alternative investments. Head of each of these investment areas report directly to the company’s Managing director.
Each portfolio management team operates autonomously on behalf of each investment strategy, both with respect to investment decisions and risk management.
All assets managed by DNB Asset Management comply with DNB’s Group-wide environmental, social responsibility and governance (ESG) criteria and principles. In addition we have investment strategies that go beyond our standard ESG criteria.
Our DNB Group affiliation
DNB Asset Management, wholly owned by DNB Bank ASA, is an integral part of DNB Group. Founded in 1822, DNB is Norway’s No. 1 financial services group and among the leading Nordic banks in terms of market capitalization. The Norwegian Government holds 34 % of outstanding shares in DNB.
DNB offers a full range of financial services, including loans, savings, advisory services, insurance and pension products for institutional, wholesale, high net worth and retail clients. Investing in the future, DNB is Norway’s market leader in internet banking with more than 1.3 million users and mobile banking services with close to 0.9 million users (2018 figures).
DNB is a major operator in selected industries. DNB is one of the world’s leading shipping banks and also enjoys a strong position in the energy sector as well as in the seafood industry.