Skandia adds Danske to European Best Ideas

Skandia Investment Group is adding Danske Capital, a division of Danske Bank, to its Skandia European Best Ideas Fund.

Danske Capital will take a €38m (£32m) mandate, with the objective of boosting fund performance.

Lee Freeman-Shor, the manager of the fund, allocates capital to its underlying European equity managers, currently Crispin Odey of Odey, James Inglis-Jones of Liontrust, Hugh Cuthbert of SVM, Raj Shant of BNY Mellon/Newton, Tobias Klein of First Private, James Buckley of Barings, Terrance Burnham of Acadian and Damien Laternier of Financiere de l’Echiquier. (article continues below)

These managers will be joined by Henrik Husted-Knudsen of Danske Capital.

Since its launch nearly three years ago, the fund has outperformed the MSCI Europe Index by about 16 percentage points.