Institutional Investors

Swedish architects punch above their weight

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Despite the challenges and an allocation to Madoff, the $500 million Swedish architects' pension fund still plans to boost its hedge fund allocation to 15% of total assets

Despite the challenges and an allocation to Madoff, the $500 million Swedish architects' pension fund still plans to boost its hedge fund allocation to 15% of total assets

By Pirkko Juntunen

Institutional investors in the Nordic region have a reputation for innovation and rapid adaptation to an ever-changing and increasingly complex investment environment. They have been some of the earliest to embrace alternative investments and hedge funds have been a logical step among the savviest Nordic pioneers for at least a decade.


Maritha Lindberg


Assets invested in hedge funds have continued to grow rapidly in the region,