Fund industry doesn’t fear tighter scrutiny by Swedish watchdog

The regulation for activity levels in investment funds will be the subject of a deeper analysis undertaken by the Swedish FSA this year. Fund representatives AMWatch has spoken to welcome the scrutiny and believe the regulation only increases the industry's credibility.

Maria Rengefors from Nordea, Tomas Henriks from Cliens, Martin Öqvist from Lannebo & Emelie Antonisen from SPP Fonder | Photo: PR / Nordea, Lannebo Fonder, SPP Fonder & Cliens Fonder

In January 2020 a new regulation came into effect in Sweden, putting a stronger demand on fund managers to declare the level of activity in their active funds.

Both the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority and politicians wanted to improve transparency for consumers and remove the risk of them investing in funds marketed as active but which continuously underperform their benchmark.

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