SWEDEN - AP2 chief investment officer Johan Held has resigned after nearly 18 months to join AFA Försäkring, an insurance company owned by Sweden's labour market parties.
He will be AFA's new CIO, replacing Lars Öhrstedt who is retiring in the first half of 2010. However, AFA's spokesman Rolf Eriksson said no starting date has been agreed yet. AP2 has not decided yet...
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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