SWEDEN - Första AP-fonden (AP1) returned SEK 3bn ($463bn) after expenses in the first half of 2011, representing a return of 1.4%.
NORDICS - Nordic investors are continuing to show optimism in hedge funds with nearly a third planning to increase their exposure this year to strategies like global macro, event driven and long/short funds, a new report shows.
SWEDEN - Swedish pension buffer fund AP4 is looking for up to three passive global equity managers.
SWEDEN - Sweden's €100bn ($143bn) state pensions funds are facing a wide-ranging government review which could result in mergers.
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SWEDEN/US - Swedish pension buffer fund AP2 and US pension fund manager TIAA-CREF have formed a joint venture targeting agricultural real estate.
SWEDEN Pension fund provider Första AP-fonden (AP1) has appointed J.P. Morgan Worldwide Securities Services as sole provider of global custody services.
SWEDEN - Actively managed Sweden funds fail to live up to expectations and are outperformed by passive index funds, according to the results of new research carried out by students at Uppsala University and reported by Affärsvärlden.
SWEDEN - Sweden's government has confirmed it will not seek to change the law to stop mass fund switching within the Premium Pension system (PPM).
SWEDEN - AP4 has agreed to sell half its shares in property manager Dombron Stakeholders to pension provider AMF for SEK400m ($63m).
SWEDEN - The Swedish Investment Fund Association (Fondbolagens Förening) has hit back at research suggesting pension investors are often unaware of the charges they are paying.
SWEDEN - Swedish buffer fund AP6 posted net returns of 9.4% in 2010, beating its target returns of 6.5%, the fund said.
SWEDEN - The Third Swedish National Pension Fund (AP3) recorded a net profit of SEK18.3bn ($2.9bn) in 2010, returning 9% for the year.
SWEDEN - Första AP-fonden (AP1) posted a net income of SEK20.5bn ($3.2bn) after expenses in 2010, returning 10.2% for the year.
SWEDEN - The Second AP fund returned 11.2% in 2010, a net result of SEK22.3bn ($3.4bn).
SWEDEN - AP7 returned 14.8% in 2010, almost 50% more than the nation's private funds.
Staff overseeing the SCA pension fund are considering decreasing its exposure to equities as it searches for higher-yielding products.
SWEDEN - Staff overseeing the SCA pension fund are considering decreasing its exposure to equities as it searches for higher-yielding products.
SWEDEN - Swedish AP funds one through four have hired a group of advisers to provide analysis on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues.
SWEDEN/UK - Swedish pension fund Forsta AP-fonden (AP1) filed a lawsuit yesterday against BNY Mellon with the Commercial Court in London over $35.5m of losses.
SWEDEN - AP7 head Peter Norman has been named the country's new minister for financial markets.
A proposal to merge Sweden's giant AP funds last year failed, but Gill Wadsworth finds questions remain about the best way to reign in their costs
Swedish pension buffer funds have emerged as bellwethers of socially responsible investing, as Gill Wadsworth reports
Gill Wadsworth speaks to AP3 executive vice president Gustaf Hagerud about the pension buffer fund's risk-weighted approach to portfolio construction