Michael Maldener, Nordea Investment Funds SA

Michael Maldener

Michael Maldener joined Nordea Investment Funds S.A., the Luxembourg Management Company of Nordea Asset Management (NAM), in 2008 after different roles in the Luxembourg financial industry. Subsequent to various assignments and leadership roles on the Distribution side as well as Legal and the Risk/Compliance functions, Michael was appointed Managing Director of Nordea Investment Funds S.A. in 2018. Throughout his professional career, he gained strong expertise on governance, sustainability, product and related distribution aspects of the asset management ecosystem and is actively involved in the industry through committees and working groups. He holds a degree in Business Law as well as an Executive MBA in Private Wealth Management focussing on responsible investing.


09.05 - 09.40

Distribution in Europe and beyond

The session will cover the latest trends in global distribution of funds in Europe and outside Europe and explain how using a Luxembourg fund can help asset managers to reach out to investors across the globe.

  • Paul Carr

    Paul Carr CEO East Capital Asset Management S.A.,

  • Michael Maldener

    Michael Maldener Managing Director & Conducting Officer Nordea Investment Funds SA

  • Mike Judith

    Mike Judith Managing Director | Head of International Sales DNB Asset Management S.A.

09.40 - 10.15

The Luxembourg toolbox

Experts from the Luxembourg fund industry will explain the Luxembourg toolbox and operating models and the different solutions offered to Nordic asset managers.

10.15 - 10.50

Alternative Funds

The panel will give an update on the latest figures and developments in the alternative investment sector with a focus on Private Equity and Real Estate.

It will also present the newest fund structure in Luxembourg: the RAIF and explain what it has to offer to Nordic asset managers.

10.50 - 11.25

Sustainable finance

This session will cover the recent developments in sustainable finance – a key topic on the European regulatory agenda. It will also discuss retail and institutional trends as well as practical approaches in integrating ESG factors in the investment process and the opportunities SDGs can offer to asset managers.