Nordea On Your Mind

Nordea On Your Mind is the flagship publication of Nordea Investment Banking’s Thematics team, which produces research for large corporate and institutional customers.

The research does not contain investment advice and typically covers topics of a strategic and long-term nature, which can affect corporate financial performance.

The themes vary widely, and many are selected from suggestions by customers. Examples include artificial intelligence, wage inflation, M&A, e-commerce, income inequality, ESG, cybersecurity and corporate leverage.


Viktor Sonebäck, Associate, and Johan Trocmé Director at Nordea Thematics


Deep dive into the latest theme

Energy transition will trigger an investment supercycle where project finance structures will play a role.

That’s according to S&P Global’s Andreas Kindahl and Michele Sindico in their interview with Nordea Thematics’ Viktor Sonebäck for the latest Nordea On Your Mind report. 

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Project finance to create bankability

Magnus Nygren from state-owned Swedish power utility Vattenfall explains how the company views and uses project finance and why it has, and will continue to be, critical for the transformation of our energy system.

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Podcast Project Finance

Global green energy transition was already urgent, and then came war in Ukraine, making it necessary for Europe to end its dependence on Russian energy imports. Massive investments will be needed. In this podcast we talk about project finance – a potentially crucial tool to help fund the green transition.

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Project Finance: Potential help for getting to net zero

As companies seek financing for initiatives that contribute to the green transition, project finance could serve as an important tool, according to the latest Nordea On Your Mind.

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Explore recent themes

Human connectivity has soared over the past decade, offering new online solutions for our private and work lives. In this issue of Nordea On Your Mind, we explore the COVID-19 pandemic's disruption of business models and turbocharging effect on e-commerce.

How does a company's choice of capital structure affect its value? Does an overly conservative or overly risky balance sheet hurt valuation? Explore the findings from this report.

Basel IV, or actually finalisation of Basel III, is a major overhaul of global banking regulation. It will change the playing field in banking, particularly for Nordic and European banks. Some of the biggest changes should be in lending to corporates. How can borrowers prepare and mitigate the impact?

In recent years, ESG has rapidly gone from being seen as a niche investment philosophy to a business necessity. In this report "ESG: Reaping the rewards", Nordea Thematics delves into the role of ESG ratings and their relationship to companies' financial performance.

Cryptocurrency prices have generally soared in recent years, fueling interest from retail and now some institutional investors. Are cryptocurrencies likely to become a mainstream payment option, and what can corporates do to prepare?

The pandemic sent many professionals to work from their home offices. Now, as vaccination rates rise and new hybrid ways of working take root, companies are reconsidering their needs around office space.

How do corporate borrowers benefit from having a credit rating? When is it worth the effort and expense?

Nordea's Johan Trocmé, director of Thematic Research, and analyst Viktor Sonebäck take a look at an industry facing its third major shock in only 12 years, with a COVID-19-induced demand collapse adding to sustainability pressures and volatility from oil being used as a geopolitical weapon.

Covid-19 has given an unprecedented shock to the world economy, as lockdowns caused sudden and sharp declines in demand. In the report "Coronavirus: Plan B" we are exploring how well corporates are equipped to face a more challenging 2021 and 2022 if consensus forecasts are too optimistic, and if there is a need for a contingency plan.