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Swedish pension fund proposes raising pensions awareness in parliament

Sweden's AP3 has come up with an idea that it says would let more Swedes know about their pension system. The government’s annual evaluation of the state pension buffer funds could be elevated into a public hearing about the whole system in the country’s parliament, the Riksdag, it says.

Far from hiding in the shadows of arcane bureaucracy and closed meetings, one of Sweden's buffer funds that back the state pension system is now suggesting that it and its peers step into the public spotlight by means of an annual open parliamentary hearing on how the funds are working.

The Third AP Fund (AP3) has made the proposal alongside other suggestions in response to the finance ministry's July proposals to change the pension funds' mandate.

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