Nordics need facts not trust for cybersecurity debate, says segment specialist
The Nordic region has the highest levels of social trust in the world. Tom Van de Wiele, principal security consultant at F-Secure, notes that excessive interpersonal trust in a society can, however, make it harder for finance companies, to comprehend the need to continuously maintain a safe IT structure. The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has made attacks easier in several ways.
Two years ago, KLP Kapitalforvaltning accounted for 4 percent of inflows to Norwegian retail funds. Now, its share is 17.6 percent. "It's been a dramatic change," says CEO Håvard Gulbrandsen, who thinks sustainable funds, low prices and new dynamics in the Norwegian retail market are responsible.
The Swedish Pensions Agency has been busy recently, with a first foray into real estate and new terms and conditions for its fund platform meaning lower fees for savers. Fund department chief Erik Fransson also discusses whether going fossil free has had an impact on returns.
Five new guidelines aim to create more transparency about how Danish pension funds asses the value of unlisted assets – but according to several pension firms, they already live up to these principles.