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. Rengefors, who joined the board in 2013, and previously was deputy chairman, is chief executive of Nordea Fonder, where she writes a regular blog about funds and issues […]
Sweden’s Handelsbanken has continued its stream of announcements about senior management changes in its organisation – including a new role for its acting head of Handelsbanken Markets & Asset Mangement Pål Bergström has been appointed from his Markets & Asset Management role to acting chief compliance officer at the group, and as a result will […]
Handelsbanken Fonder’s board has appointed Carl Cederschiöld as its new chief executive, starting on 1 January. Cederschiöld currently is chief executive of Xact Kapitalförvaltning, the Handelsbanken subsidiary that offers exchange traded products. Xact claims the first Scandinavian ETF launch in 2000, when the Xact OMXS30 listed on the Nasdaq OMX Stockholm. The Xact Bull and […]
Handelsbanken Fonder, the asset management arm of the Swedish headquartered financial services and banking group Handelsbanken, is to split its operations into two separate companies as well as set in place a new board. The split will separate the operations of actively mangaged funds and index funds. As of 1 January 2016, the active funds […]
On the eve of the US presidential election, Sweden’s Handelsbanken has asked a panel including Mona Sahlin former head of the country’s Social Democrat party and Christofer Halldin, manager of the Handelsbanken America Fund, about the factors affecting the vote.
Eva Gottfridsdotter-Nilsson of Länsförsäkringar Fondförvaltning has been elected new chairman of the Swedish Investment Fund Association (Fondbolagens förening) at the organisation’s Annual General Meeting on 24 May.
Handelsbanken Asset Management has been following a different path to its competitors as it seeks to stay ahead of the competition, says Peter Schols, head of investment management.
Swedish online bank Nordnet reports that its funds customers shifted their purchasing towards riskier assets in February and increased their level of trading.
Katja Bergqvist, chief executive of Handelsbanken Fonder, has told InvestmentEurope that she believes the overall number of funds in the Swedish market will remain fairly constant in future but that consolidation pressures may see smaller funds and fund companies pushed out.
Investment bank Morgan Stanley has lowered its share price targets for a swathe of Nordic banks.
Sweden’s financial services regulator said in a statement this afternoon that the four big local banks Nordea, SEB, Handelsbanken, and Swedbank were well equipped to withstand any economic uncertainties.
Independent financial advisers were
in the right place at the right time to take advantage of the development
of the retail structured products market in Sweden.