This time last year, Sweden’s four buffer funds reported the best returns in their history. Fast forward 12 months, and the four funds have posted losses thanks to allocations to equities and fixed income dragging their portfolios down.
Research that looks at the relationship between economic transparency and defining investment qualities such as yield spreads, credit ratings and stock price volatility shows sovereign transparency helps improve the value of assets, enables countries to lower their borrowing costs and achieve a better credit rating.
In a world where it’s difficult to find asset managers that regularly beat the market, Swedish pension fund AP1 looks for managers by evaluating people, process and culture first. The head of external asset management, Majdi Chammas explains.
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