Active strategies in Nordic equity came out on top of the world in Q3 – but trail China YTD
Fund managers investing in Nordic equities on average generated the highest quarterly returns across the equity universes in financial data firm eVestment's database. This development was led by products from local managers like SEB and Fondsfinans Kapitalforvaltning and global player BNP Paribas Asset Management, according to eVestment Global Head of Research.
Since Goldman Sachs Asset Management brought in Thomas Kønig to rethink its Nordic strategy, he's been reinforcing the regional team. Last year, the industry titan opened a new office in the heart of Copenhagen, and Kønig is still scouting for new profiles, he tells AMWatch.
The fund industry in Sweden could be facing further consolidation due to increased regulation and a reduction of the number of funds in the Swedish Premium Pension System (PPM), writes Swedish financial newspaper Dagens Industri.