SWEDEN- The Swedish government has banned all bonus payments to government owned institutions, including the country's pension buffer funds, the Ministry of Communications and Enterprise has confirmed.
The change comes less than a year after the ministry increased the bonus ceiling from two months of pay to four months of pay. Bonuses have become a contentious issue in Sweden as a public outcry arose...
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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