SWEDEN - Swedish state pension fund AP1 is planning to build an exposure to hedge funds, an asset class in which it currently has no allocation.
Speaking to Global Pensions, AP1 head of external asset management Rikard Kjörling said: "So far, we thought there was too much beta around sold as alpha by hedge funds providers and we thought it was...
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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