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Swedish mutual fund provider: "Active management makes a difference during market distress"

Sweden's mutual fund industry is facing a wave of consolidation that will lead to a much smaller number funds on the market. At the same time, actively managed funds will demonstrate their advantages, the CEO of Lannebo Fonder predicts.

Martin Öqvist. CEO at Lannebo Fonder. | Photo: PR

The Swedish mutual fund industry will be consolidated, predicts Martin Öqvist, CEO at Sweden's Lannebo Fonder. In an interview with Swedish media Realtid.se, he explains that the combination of new regulation and a smaller assortment of pension funds will speed up consolidation in the industry.

In the interview, Martin Öqvist points out that even though passive management has many advocates among researchers, media and authorities, such as the Swedish Pensions Agency and the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority, the passive versus active management debate is still a major issue in the industry and among savers.

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