Continued margin pressure calls for further consolidation in Sweden

Pressure on fund margins will favor cheap index providers and specialized niche managers, assesses consultancy firm PWC and group of Swedish fund managers.

Göran Espelund, working chairman of the board and one of Lannebo's founders. | Photo: PR / Lannebo Fonder

Fund management margins remain under pressure. In Sweden, fees are the lowest in Europe, which pushes for further consolidation in the market, Swedish news site reports.

"Management fees remain under pressure, and the fees in Sweden are the lowest in all of Europe. This is partly due to an increased transparency and the Swedes understanding the significance of the fees. Partly, it also owes to an increased interest in cheaper index products," Partner and FS Assurance Leader at PWC in Sweden Peter Nilsson tells

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