SWEDEN - Swedish occupational pensions company Alecta has posted a return of 6.3% for the first nine months of the year, boosted by strong performance in the real estate portfolio.
The return was above the industry average, which according to the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority was 5.1% for the same period, Alecta said. The company’s profit after tax was SEK16.3m. President...
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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