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Nordic Region

City Hall of Stockholm, Sweden

​Swedish pension funds slam draft IORP II solvency rules

Tue, 17 Sep 2019By

Folksam, AMF and Alecta home in on proposals for traditional guaranteed pensions while industry association says ambiguities in the draft must be addressed

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Asset management roundup: Aberdeen Standard launches private markets arm

Tue, 17 Sep 2019By Razak Musah Baba, ,

Also: Unigestion targets Nordics expansion with Copenhagen office; Trium Capital buys quant specialist Sabre Fund Management

Stockholm, Sweden

​AP Funds take active role in bid to tackle money laundering

Tue, 10 Sep 2019By

The Swedish state pension buffer funds’ Council on Ethics gathered major banks and regulators together to discuss recent scandals

PensionDanmark's headquarters in Copenhagen

​PensionDanmark cuts bonds, adds to real assets in face of low yields

Mon, 9 Sep 2019By

Interim report reveals PensionDanmark’s highest ever first-half return, but CEO Torben Möger Pedersen warns of low and negative yields

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​PFA study predicts 20% gender pension gap will last 50 years

Thu, 5 Sep 2019By

Study into pension savings identifies decisions made at higher education level that affect salaries and pension outcomes

ExxonMobil under pressure from Church Commissioners

​MP Pension blacklists oil companies including Shell, BP and Exxon

Wed, 4 Sep 2019By

The Danish academics’ pension fund has analysed the sector and decided to divest stocks worth €86m – and bonds could follow

Oslo, Norway

​Gabler targets Nordic expansion after sale to Swiss, Danish investors

Tue, 3 Sep 2019By

The Norwegian pension and investment consultancy has sold a 70% stake to Nordic Insurance Consolidation Group

Johan Magnusson, AP1

​AP1 board fires CEO Johan Magnusson after trading rules breach

Mon, 2 Sep 2019By

Swedish national pension fund puts chief counsel Teresa Isele in temporary charge of SEK352bn fund

Danish lighthouse

​Fall in yields deals solvency blow to Danish pension providers

Fri, 30 Aug 2019By

A change to liability calculations for Danish pension providers and insurers has had a significant impact on the companies’ solvency ratios

Jens Henriksson, Swedbank

​Folksam boss Henriksson takes Swedbank CEO role

Thu, 29 Aug 2019By

Deputy chief Ylva Wessén will lead the SEK600bn pension and insurance provider for an interim period

Geiranger Fjord, Norway

​Norway’s sovereign fund seeks to allocate €6.3bn to private equity

Thu, 29 Aug 2019By

The manager of the €944bn GFPG says the move would give it longer to build up holdings in pre-IPO firms

ATP's office in Hillerød, Denmark

​ATP’s bonus potential swells after €1.9bn bond gains in Q2

Wed, 28 Aug 2019By

Danish pensions giant reins in relative risk in its €45bn investment portfolio, eyeing a possible recession on the horizon

Norges Bank

​Norway’s €944bn sovereign fund recommends shift out of European equities

Wed, 28 Aug 2019By

GPFG could shift billions out of European stock markets and into the US and Canada if its manager’s recommendations are accepted by government

Kerstin Hessius, CEO, AP3

AP3 sets sustainability goals, seeks to double green investments [updated]

Tue, 27 Aug 2019By

Sweden’s third AP fund pledges to halve its carbon footprint by 2025 and invest €2.8bn in green bonds

Oslo, Norway

​Storebrand to bring actuarial functions in-house

Fri, 23 Aug 2019By

Pension funds will get actuarial services directly from Storebrand from June 2020

Magnus Billing, CEO, Alecta

Alecta chief urges positive reforms as corporate governance overhaul looms

Thu, 22 Aug 2019By

Magnus Billing hopes the Swedish Corporate Governance Board will take inspiration from the UK’s FRC after it updated its code of practice last year


Swedish funds name new leaders for property and infrastructure arms

Thu, 22 Aug 2019By ,

Property company Vasakronan, infrastructure group Polhem and residential real estate manager Rikshem have all made senior management appointments in recent days

Office buildings in Oslo, Norway

​Norway’s SWF holds €60bn of negative-yielding bonds

Wed, 21 Aug 2019By

Fixed income netted the NOK9.4trn fund 3.1% in the second quarter of 2019, but a quarter of its allocation now yields less than 0%

Copenhagen, Denmark

​Danish pension funds ban aggressive tax planning by external managers

Mon, 19 Aug 2019By

ATP, Industriens, PensionDanmark and PFA have taken up a common stance on tax for assets run by third-parties in the wake of an international withholding tax scandal

Geiranger Fjord, Norway

​Including ESG in fixed income ‘boosts market efficiency’, says Norway’s GPFN

Mon, 19 Aug 2019By

Folketrygdfondet chiefs argue that responsible management of fixed income portfolios gives more holistic view of companies

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ATP: Green signals

June 2019 (Magazine)By

In its quest for better quant stock selection method, ATP has also reduced its carbon footprint by a quarter

Denmark: Schemes challenge regulator on guarantee

June 2019 (Magazine)By

Regulatory developments and the low-interest-rate environment are pushing pension funds to move away from guaranteed schemes  

Sweden: Reform focus turns to quality and cost

June 2019 (Magazine)By Pirkko Juntunen

Phase two of Sweden’s premium pension system reform aims to weed out poor investment pension funds and preserve the best

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Per Bolund: Green future for Swedish pensions

June 2019 (Magazine)By Per Bolund

Sweden’s financial markets minister tells Pirkko Juntunen that the government is preparing for comprehensive pension reform

Iceland: Full overhaul on the cards

June 2019 (Magazine)By

Iceland’s government is preparing for a comprehensive review of pension fund issues

All Pensions in Nordic Region

liam kennedy

A Franco-German challenge

September 2019 (Magazine)By

France and Germany are the two countries that stand out the most for their comprehensive state pension systems and for underdeveloped second-pillar framework

daniel ben ami

Market paradoxes demand new ideas

September 2019 (Magazine)By

It is the most fundamental premise of investing yet it is increasingly redundant: invest your money rather than hiding it under the mattress

carlo svaluto moreolo

China’s human rights abuses pose challenges

September 2019 (Magazine)By

Investors who are serious about ESG should ask themselves about their China strategies 

nick reeve

An ageing Europe needs radical policy ideas

September 2019 (Magazine)By

The Centre for Social Justice – a UK centre-right think tank – has proposed retirement policy reforms including raising the country’s state pension age to 75 by 2035

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Passive investment: Dawn of a new banner theme

September 2019 (Magazine)By , Simon Klein

This follow-up article on the rise of index investing highlights how pension plans are seeking to promote stewardship among their index managers

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