Minister for Financial Markets and Housing, Deputy Minister for Finance
“I am a concerned optimist. Our generation’s most important task is to create a society that functions even for those living long after we’re gone. That’s why I’m working for financial stability and stable housing construction. The economy must benefit those who make climate-smart choices.”
News from Per Bolund
More difficult to charge excessive fund fees
As of 1 January 2020, new requirements will be introduced for fund managers to more clearly report how actively a fund’s assets are managed. The aim is to reduce the incidence of funds marketed as actively managed but which in fact follow a benchmark. This is the Government’s proposal in a bill presented to the Riksdag.
Transitional solution for continued access to investment services following Brexit
Today the Government will present a bill to the Riksdag to make it possible to exempt companies from the United Kingdom for a limited time from the requirement to hold a licence from Finansinspektionen (the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority) to provide investment services.
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Guidelines for central government debt management in 2018
Today the Government adopted guidelines for the management of the central government debt. The maturity of the debt is extended slightly, which reduces the risk at a low cost. The steering of the composition of the debt is left unchanged.Guidelines for central government debt management in 2018
Speech by Minister for Financial Markets Per Bolund at UNPRI conference in Berlin
Berlin, 25 September 2017. Check against delivery.Speech by Minister for Financial Markets Per Bolund at UNPRI conference in Berlin
Largest ever investment in climate
In the Budget Bill for 2018, the Government presents the largest ever investment in climate and the environment. In 2018, the Government wants to invest an additional SEK 5 billion in environment and climate efforts in Sweden and around the world to reduce emissions and create jobs and economic development in Sweden.Largest ever investment in climate
New measures of wellbeing
‘New measures of wellbeing’ is a framework of 15 indicators of economic, environmental and social dimensions of quality of life. The indicators, intended to complement GDP as a measure, will be an instrument for monitoring trends in people’s quality of life and the long-term sustainability of the economy.New measures of wellbeing
Sweden’s system for combating money laundering and terrorist financing maintains high standards according to FATF
Sweden’s system for combating money laundering and terrorist financing has been evaluated by the international organisation Financial Action Task Force (FATF).Sweden’s system for combating money laundering and terrorist financing maintains high standards according to FATF
Government proposes strengthening Riksbank’s financial independence
The Ministry of Finance today submitted a proposal that would strengthen the financial independence of the Riksbank by setting down in law a targeted level for its capital. The proposal also contains rules on how the Riksbank is to be recapitalised and how dividends to the State may be paid. In addition, it clarifies that borrowing in advance for the foreign exchange reserve may only be done if there are exceptional grounds. This proposal is in line with the Committee on Finance’s report from June 2016 which had the support of all parties represented in the Riksdag.Government proposes strengthening Riksbank’s financial independence
Proposal to expand Finansinspektionen’s mandate regarding additional macroprudential tools
The Ministry of Finance proposes that Finansinspektionen should be able to take additional measures to counteract financial imbalances on the credit market. A Ministry of Finance memorandum containing proposals for new legislation is being circulated today for comment.Proposal to expand Finansinspektionen’s mandate regarding additional macroprudential tools
Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden sign Memorandum of Understanding on significant branches
The Finance Minister of Norway and Finland, the Minister for Business of Denmark and the Minister for Financial Markets and Consumer Affairs of Sweden sign Memorandum of Understanding in order to facilitate the cooperation regarding cross-border banking groups containing one or more significant branches.Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden sign Memorandum of Understanding on significant branches
Inquiry to promote the market for green bonds
The Government has appointed an inquiry to identify ways to promote the market for green bonds. Mats Andersson, former CEO of the Fourth AP Fund, is Inquiry Chair.Inquiry to promote the market for green bonds
Speech by Minister for Financial Markets Per Bolund at Singapore Fintech Festival - RegTech Forum
Singapore, 18 November 2016. Check against delivery.Speech by Minister for Financial Markets Per Bolund at Singapore Fintech Festival - RegTech Forum