Weekly overview: Did you catch it all?

Sweden's largest pension fund subjected to a fake news hoax, Denmark's ATP is set to manage a crisis re-capitalization fund, consumer council thinks Norwegian retail investors should ditch active funds for their index counterparts, Blackrock's alternatives chief sits on a USD 23 billion war chest, and Skagen Fondene names new lead fund manager for bond funds. These are some of this week's news.

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