Skandia Liv has terminated its previous mandates with DnbNor and appointed two managers for its foreign investments in a move that is slashing its management fees by half.
Sweden’s default fund manager, AP7, has finally appointed a clean tech manager for the Nordic region, in the hope that the sector will outperform other investment areas. Hjalmar Tjan investigates.
Swedish pension company Länsförsäkringar is planning its first move into senior bank debt.
Svensk Handel’s pensionkassa, which boasts one of Sweden’s most unusual asset allocation strategies, is planning to reduce its exposure to hedge funds because of risks of fraud. Caroline Liinanki finds out more
Proposed EU regulations for private equity and hedge funds have been met with caution by Fondbolagens Förening, the Swedish investment fund association.
The Swedish government’s new corporate governance policy for the AP funds is threatening the independence of the national buffer funds as it risks turning them into political tools. But some are questioning if the directive breaches the AP funds’ legislation.
Threadneedle has closed its Stockholm office as part of a move to consolidate its Nordic operations.
Skandia Liv’s chief investment officer, Hans Sterte, tells Caroline Liinanki why, despite reporting some of the weakest results in 2008, he still plans to diversify the company’s portfolio and why risky bank debt is interesting
Nordic pensions funds are reconsidering the type of active approach that has left them wounded from over-exposure to equity markets, writes Gill Wadsworth
Länsförsäkringar, the Swedish pension company, has decided to reinvest in hedge funds – an asset class that the pensions company shunned four years ago.