European securities regulator slaps fines on big five Nordic banks
Danske Bank, Nordea, SEB, Handelsbanken and Swedbank have been handed out large fines by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) on Monday for issuing credit ratings without the appropriate regulatory authorization.
Danske Bank, Nordea, SEB, Handelsbanken and Swedbank have each received a fine of EUR 495,000 by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) for breaching the Credit Rating Agencies Regulation (CRAR)
Farmland has performed well in an otherwise horrendous year for risky assets. Institutional investors generally search for uncorrelated return streams, potential green benefits and inflation hedges, and while the asset class ticks these boxes, it also comes with significant risks.
PFA’s real estate department is changing its strategy in expectation of more interest rate increases and recession, says the head of Nordic real estate, while three projects are being paused as ”it didn’t make sense to keep going.”
New opportunities to allocate more to riskier assets mean changes are being made at ATP. A restructuring of the central IT system has been the toughest nut to crack in the restructuring, which has been described as the most comprehensive change in the pension giant’s 60-year history.