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Pensions in Nordic Region

boats in bildudalur harbour icelandic funds look to set sail in foreign waters

Pensions in Nordic Region: Iceland - Opportunities abound

December 2016 (Magazine)By

Icelandic funds are looking to step up their foreign exposure now that exchange controls are being lifted. But they are in no rush

Alternative Financing: Making a private judgement call

December 2016 (Magazine)

Can Nordic pension funds use their experience with private equity to build private debt portfolios? Carlo Svaluto Moreolo reports

Denmark: Crossing the pensions divide

December 2016 (Magazine)By

Pension providers are venturing outside their traditional markets, reflecting changing career patterns, writes Rachel Fixsen

Finland: The great public-private transfer

December 2016 (Magazine)

As Finland prepares to transfer responsibility for pension liabilities away from the state towards the private sector, Reeta Paakkinen looks at possible outcomes for provision and contributions

Finland: In-house property focus at Etera

December 2016 (Magazine)By Reeta Ilona Paakkinen

Jukka Reijonen, head of real assets at Etera, the Finnish occupational pension insurance company, talks to Reeta Paakkinen about the fund’s investment portfolio

Norway: KLP stays focused after reform

December 2016 (Magazine)By

Aage Schaanning, CFO at Kommunal Landspensjonskasse talks to Rachel Fixsen about the challenges it faces in the new commercial and regulatory landscape of Norwegian pension provision

Sweden: AP7 could double after reforms

December 2016 (Magazine)By

Sweden’s Premium Pensions Committee wants new pension savers’ contributions to go straight to AP7’s Såfa balanced default option as part of reform proposals, writes Rachel Fixsen

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Greenland: PFA’s pullout ends local provision

December 2016 (Magazine)By

Rachel Fixsen finds Danish-based pension provision is set to increase as PFA Soraarneq exits the island’s pensions marketplace

architects image of an orestad housing project in which pension danmark has invested

Asset Allocation: Pension funds embrace the real

December 2016 (Magazine)

Jim Robinson reviews the recent mandate activity of large Nordic institutional investors

Sweden: Business as usual?

June 2016 (Magazine)By

Rachel Fixsen looks at how the Swedish buffer funds have reacted to the flawed and ultimately shelved attempts to reform and consolidate them

Denmark: Strength in size

June 2016 (Magazine)By

Rachel Fixsen looks at the importance of co-operation and collaboration between Danish pension funds as the price of real estate and infrastructure investments continues to grow

Norway: Accumulation key

June 2016 (Magazine)By

Rachel Fixsen discusses the Government Pension Fund Norway with Lars Tronsgaard, deputy chief executive at its asset manager, Folketrygdfondet

All Nordic Region

Stockholm, Sweden

AP1 return doubles in 2016 to 9.3% as property, forex lift result

Fri, 24 Feb 2017By

CEO says shelving of AP Funds reform meant AP1 could ‘seriously and credibly’ focus on strategy

Stockholm, Sweden

Nordic roundup: Sustainable Value Creation, Folksam, KLP, Oslo

Wed, 22 Feb 2017By

Major investors shown to have boosted governance and sustainability practices at Swedish firms

Hans Fahlin, CIO, AP2 Sweden

AP funds struggling with investment restrictions, says AP2 CIO

Wed, 22 Feb 2017By

Buffer funds’ risk taking should be controlled in ‘a more nuanced way’

Ingrid Albinsson, CIO of Sweden's AP7

AP7 eyes diversification with EM, small cap equities

Fri, 17 Feb 2017By

Swedish default pension fund may use green mandates to widen clean-tech exposure

Norway View

Norway slashes SWF’s expected return to 3%

Fri, 17 Feb 2017By

Planned equity allocation of 70% for giant sovereign fund is “acceptable”, says government

Helsinki snow

Property writedowns wipe tenth off Varma’s 2016 returns

Thu, 16 Feb 2017By

Finnish pensions insurer increases returns to 4.7% in “good year”


Shares and EM bonds drive AP2’s return to 10.5% in 2016

Fri, 10 Feb 2017By

Gothenburg-based pensions buffer fund says bringing assets in-house has worked

Danish houses

PFA sees contributions balloon after Bankpension merger

Thu, 9 Feb 2017By

Investment return boosted by profits on corporate, mortgage, and government bonds

All Nordic Region News


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