New members join Swedish Investment Fund Association

Sweden’s main fund industry trade body, the Swedish Investment Fund Association, has announced two new members following its latest board meeting.

Spiltan fonder and Strand Kapitalförvaltning have joined, taking the number of member companies to 48, representing some 90% of fund investments, with an additional 14 associate member companies.

Spiltan fonder offers actively managed equity funds, ‘smart’ index funds and fixed interest funds. Its chief exeuctive Erik Brändström noted that the Association fulfills an important role at at time of ever increasingly regulatory complexity.

Strand Kapitalförvaltning is focused on the Swedish market and offers both discretionary management as well as two own funds. Marie Anckarman, chief executive, also noted the increasing regulatory complexity as a reason to join, as well as the idea that membership in and of itself acts as a mark of quality.

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Editorial Director of Open Door Media Publishing Ltd, and Editor of InvestmentEurope. Jonathan has over two decades of media experience in Japan, Australia, Canada and the UK. Over the past 17 years he has been based in London writing about funds and investments. From editing the newsletter of the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Japan in the 1990s he now focuses on Nordic markets for InvestmentEurope. Jonathan was awarded Editor of the Year at the Professional Publishers Association (PPA) Independent Publisher Awards 2017. Shortlisted for the same in 2016, he was also shortlisted in 2017 and 2015 for the broader PPA Awards category Editor of the Year (Business Media).

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