SWEDEN - Pension funds and life companies, which are on average significantly overweight in mortgage bonds, look set to sell off the assets and buy long dated euro bonds on the back of the revised "traffic light" solvency tests unveiled by the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority (SFSA) in October.
Johan Elmquist (pictured), vice president, business development executive, Nordic region, at T.Rowe Price, said the revised model could also trigger corporate bond issuance in Sweden. The new model only...
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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