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Nordea HQ move questions continue ahead of board meeting

By: Jonathan Boyd | 26 May 2017

The question of whether Nordea, the Nordic region’s biggest bank, will move its headquarters away from Sweden is set to dominate the company’s board meeting on 30…

ESG begins with G for Carnegie Fonder

By: Jonathan Boyd | 26 May 2017

Governance, risk minimisation and long term horizons were among key takeaways from a seminar on ESG issues attended by the full portfolio management team at Sweden’s Carnegie…

East Capital, Öhman to take over Gustavia fund range

By: Adrien Paredes-Vanheule | 22 May 2017

Emerging and frontier markets boutique East Capital and Swedish asset manager Öhman will take over the management of Swedish security company Gustavia Asset Management’s fund range. The…

ESG rating agency opens Stockholm office

By: Adrien Paredes-Vanheule | 19 May 2017

Paris-headquartered ESG rating agency Vigeo Eiris has expanded its international footprint into the Nordics region with the opening of an office in Swedish capital Stockholm. Previously, the…

Tundra appoints new board members

By: Jonathan Boyd | 17 May 2017

Gunilla Carlsson, former Swedish minister for International Development Cooperation, and Cecilia Seddigh, who has more than 20 years’ experience in international mutual funds and the insurance industry, have…

Norwegian tax authorities publish individuals’ equity holdings

By: Jonathan Boyd | 16 May 2017

The Norwegian Tax Administration, Skatteetaten, has published its latest annually updated database containing full details of individuals’ equity securities holdings in Norway, which is accessible via a…

Maria Rengefors new chairman of Swedish Investment Fund Association

By: Jonathan Boyd | 15 May 2017

Maria Rengefors, Nordea Fonder, has been elected chairman of the Swedish Investment Fund Association while Carl Cederschiöld, Handelsbanken Fonder, has been elected deputy chairman, the Association has announced.…

Norwegian tax proposal welcomed by funds industry

By: Jonathan Boyd | 15 May 2017

Proposals to adjust personal tax rates regarding long term savings could be beneficial to the country’s funds industry, according to comments from the Norwegian Fund and Asset…

Sweden’s first actively managed Vietnam fund hits 36 month benchmark

By: Jonathan Boyd | 11 May 2017

The Tundra Vietnam Fund hit its three-year track record on 6 May, having returned some 60% to investors since launch. Tundra, which bills itself as a frontier…

Finnish mutual fund net flows hit €254m in April

By: Jonathan Boyd | 11 May 2017

Net flows to mutual funds domiciled in Finland hit €254m in April, which along with benign market conditions increased assets by some €800m to a new total…

Commission payments savaged in latest annual report from Swedish regulator

By: Jonathan Boyd | 11 May 2017

The Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority, Finansinspektionen (FI), has re-iterated its strong opposition to commission payments from fund providers to intermediaries, as it outlined its key consumer protection…

Regular fund savings grow across Norway

By: Jonathan Boyd | 10 May 2017

The number of contracts signed between retail savers and financial services providers to invest regularly into funds increased by some 25,000 over the past year, according to a…

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