Nordics Report 2011

CacoonAs specialised fund managers grow in size and reputation some will be able to haggle with their distributors on the portion of commission they give away, finds Angèle Spiteri Paris

RunningThe AP funds, Sweden’s most influential institutional investors, are struggling against the constraints of regulation and hold out hope for changes that will make their jobs less complicated. Angèle Spiteri Paris finds out more

Chalk_boradThe financial crisis shook regulators to the core and led them to take a stricter stance than ever. Angele Spiteri Paris finds that Sweden’s regulator is being particularly exacting

MeditationThe Nordic equity markets have had a good run, but the beginning of this year may not bode so well. Angèle Spiteri Paris analyses investor appetite

WaveNordic fund managers are becoming more comfortable with outsourcing their fund administration. Although several still carry out these functions in-house, things are beginning to change. Angèle Spiteri Paris reports

Richard_GrottheimAP7, the defined contribution default fund within Sweden’s premium pension system, has gone  through a significant transformation. Angèle Spiteri Paris speaks to CEO Richard Gröttheim to find out more.


With the return of the risk appetite, service providers to the Nordic market need to up the ante and provide clients with a range of products they can move into quickly and that more suit their individual requirements. Edited by Angèle Spiteri Paris

In part two the panel talk about fees, risks and future challenges.

Adopting a multi-boutique approach to stave off competition from investment banks has paid dividends for some asset management firms. Edited by Angèle Spiteri Paris.