Sweden: A diverse and dynamic hub

Tue Sep 4, 2007



With the largest economy and stock market in Scandinavia, Sweden easily holds the majority of hedge fund assets in the region. Out of the regional asset pie, the Swedish slice accounts for 64% of the total. However, as this dominating position has narrowed since our last survey in 2005 when Sweden accounted for roughly 75% of assets, it appears that other markets are experiencing a faster rate of growth in the Nordic hedge fund universe.

Nevertheless, for sheer variety of hedge fund strategies, experienced managers and service providers, Sweden remains very much the key hedge fund centre. The large number of qualified managers, a highly developed equity culture and an appetite for risk-taking, compared to neighbours such as Denmark, have inevitably played their role in making Sweden the fourth largest market in terms of European hedge fund assets.

Hedge funds, particularly the low-risk variety, are rapidly becoming one of Sweden’s...

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