The exchange traded fund industry may be growing rapidly, but many Nordic pension funds are yet to find a use for ETFs in their investment portfolios.
The SKr6.2bn (€722m) Volvo Car Corporation pension fund in Sweden has a large proportion of its equity exposure in exchange traded funds and aims to add fixed income ETFs to its portfolio.
Following criticism of Danish pension funds’ investment in African ‘blood bonds’, a working group is trying to establish a policy for sovereign bond investments
The Finnish pension company that will arise from the merger of Pension Fennia and LocalTapiola Pension on January 1 2014 will be named Elo Mutual Pension Insurance Company.
Danish pension funds are lobbying Finanstilsynet, the Danish financial supervisory authority, to change new requirements for board members of financial institutions.
Diminishing returns have led the Nobel Foundation to rethink its approach to investment
As Japanese equities surge after 20 years of recession, investors must decide whether this is the start of a sustained recovery or just another dead-cat bounce
Danica Pension is looking to add more exciting investments to its portfolio. Infrastructure, forestry, collateralised loan obligations and stakes in unlisted companies are some of the asset classes it is targeting.
Jan Østergaard, chief investment officer of the DKr109bn (€14.6bn) Danish pension fund, said the decision to stop investing was down to disappointing returns.
Icelandic pension funds are considering buying Íslandsbanki, one of the three major retail banks rescued after the island’s 2008 financial system collapse