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Birger Jarlsgatan in Stockholm

​Pension funds criticise Swedbank money-laundering report

Fri, 22 Mar 2019By

Figures remain undisclosed by the beleaguered Swedish bank for legal reasons

Hallgrímskirkja in Reykjavik, Iceland

​Icelandic pension funds buck performance trend with gains

Fri, 22 Mar 2019By

Pension Fund of Commerce generates 4.3% after overseas investments grow; Gildi adds 5.8% through domestic bonds performance

Stockholm, Sweden

​AP1 picks managers to run €4.3bn in global emerging market equities

Thu, 21 Mar 2019By

Swedish state pension buffer fund releases 14-strong list after May 2018 tender

Indian spices

Folksam invests SEK2.8bn in World Bank bond to combat food waste

Thu, 21 Mar 2019By

Swedish pension fund is sole investor in IBRD’s sustainable development bond

Copenhagen, Denmark

​DIP to boost real estate investments as holdings return 12.8%

Wed, 20 Mar 2019By

Danish Pension Fund for Engineers reports overall investment loss of 1.7% in 2018

Tobacco

€44bn Finnish pension fund signs up to Tobacco-Free Finance Pledge

Tue, 19 Mar 2019By

Addition of Finnish pension insurer Varma and retail bank S-bank means €8.3trn assets now pledged

Oslo, Norway

Norwegian SWF ‘slow to act’ on climate-related exclusions

Mon, 18 Mar 2019By

‘Moving targets’ on climate change measurements has made blacklistings hard to put in place, says ethics council

Cologne

​Sampension puts DKK90m into German green bonds

Mon, 18 Mar 2019By

Deputy CIO of pension fund predicts more sustainability-linked deals of this type

Swedish flag

​AMF demands overhaul of Swedish pension rulebook

Fri, 15 Mar 2019By

State pension’s income-protection component must be retained and early withdrawals should be banned, says pension fund

Finland View

​Keva’s assets shrink €1.8bn after 3% investment loss in 2018

Wed, 13 Mar 2019By

Finnish pensions giant fund says investment environment was marked by “restlessness”

PensionDanmark's headquarters in Copenhagen

​PensionDanmark merges private debt and alts departments

Tue, 12 Mar 2019By

Kim Nielsen to lead DKK235.9bn (€31.6bn) provider’s alternative investment operations

Oil rig

​Norway to cut €6.7bn of ‘upstream’ oil and gas companies from SWF

Fri, 8 Mar 2019By

Finance ministry presents plan to divest some energy activities – but not integrated energy firms 

Iceland

Iceland’s biggest pension fund loses CEO [updated]

Thu, 7 Mar 2019By

Haukur Hafsteinsson resigns after 37 years at LSR

City Hall, Stockholm, Sweden

​AMF funds approved for Sweden’s new-look DC system

Wed, 6 Mar 2019By

Sweden’s €56bn pension fund hails approval and hopes for safer system 

Copenhagen, Denmark

​Danish regulator raps AP Pension, warns sector on misinformation

Wed, 6 Mar 2019By

Pension firms starting to have systematic client retention strategies, says watchdog

Nyhavn pier, Copenhagen, Denmark

​Risk diversification pays off for PenSam in 2018

Tue, 5 Mar 2019By

Danish pension fund posts 0.3% pre-tax return and cuts costs by 4.8%

Copenhagen, Denmark

​Danish pension funds silent on €40bn Nykredit-Sparinvest merger

Mon, 4 Mar 2019By

Mortgage giant Nykredit to pay DKK2.2bn for investment firm, creating major Danish asset manager

Stockholm, Sweden

​AP1 invests in Swedish SDG-aligned private equity fund

Mon, 4 Mar 2019By

Swedish national pension fund ploughs SEK300m into Stockholm-based fund

Northern nights in Norway

​Norway’s domestic SWF beats the market in 2018

Thu, 28 Feb 2019By

Manager Folketrygdfondet reports 0.4% investment loss in ‘negative market’

Helsinki, Finland

Finnish roundup: Elo hails new business gains, VER laments 3.4% loss

Thu, 28 Feb 2019By

State pension buffer fund VER says 2018 provided scant opportunities for hedging

All Latest Nordic Region News

nordic region

Nordic Region: Shifting borders

November 2018 (magazine)By

Is the Nordic dream of a unified Danish-Swedish pensions market over?

karoline thorslund andersen

Asset Allocation: Innovation for the future

November 2018 (magazine)By Karoline Thorslund-Andersen

Nordic institutions maintain an innovative diversification path

Different strokes

November 2018 (magazine)By , Reeta Paakkinen

We interview seven Nordic funds about their portfolios

Change of focus at Apoteket fund

November 2018 (magazine)By Pirkko Juntunen

Gustav Karner cleans out old medicine at the pharmacy pension fund, as attention turns to cost cutting

Swedish Premium Pension: Safe and sound

November 2018 (magazine)By

Reform of the Premium Pension System aims to root out poor management practices and make the system sustainable

All Pensions in Nordic Region

Old watches

European actuarial body warns on national liability data misuse

Wed, 20 Mar 2019By

Association stands ready to help determine ‘the appropriate methodology to assess the future’

Westminster, London

UK companies to keep EU accounting standards post-Brexit

Tue, 12 Mar 2019By

Government proposes powers to adopt EU-led standards beyond the UK’s exit from the bloc

Accountancy

UK to replace audit regulator after damning review

Tue, 12 Mar 2019By

Investors voice support as Kingman review to be enacted by government

daniel ben ami

The euro crisis is not over

March 2019 (Magazine)By

The euro’s existential crisis subsided several years ago but it would be wrong to assume it has disappeared. The forces that could undermine its integrity have not vanished.

carlo svaluto moreolo

Shunning the UK is a mistake

March 2019 (Magazine)By

Continental investors hold nuanced views on Brexit. It is fair to say, however, that they generally see its impact as a negative factor for the UK economy, at least in the short term.

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