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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Speech by Minister for Financial Markets Per Bolund at Singapore Fintech Festival - RegTech Forum
Singapore, 18 November 2016. Check against delivery.
Guidelines for central government debt management 2017
Today the Government adopted guidelines for the management of the central government debt. Its decision means that the maturity of the central government debt is extended slightly. Doing so reduces the risk in the central government debt at a low cost. The steering of the composition of the central government debt is left unchanged.
Broad political agreement on expanded mandate for Finansinspektionen
Following broad political discussions with the centre-right parties and the Left Party, the Government has agreed to expand the ability of Finansinspektionen (the Swedish financial supervisory authority) to take measures to counteract financial imbalances on the credit market, e.g. with regard to household indebtedness.
Strategy for sustainable consumption
How can consumption be made more sustainable? What can be done to make it easier for consumers to make climate-smart choices? These are some of the questions in focus in the Government’s strategy for sustainable consumption. The aim is for the strategy to contribute to environmentally, socially and economically sustainable consumption.
IMF review of the economic situation in Sweden completed
A team from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) visited Sweden in autumn 2016 to conduct its annual review, or Article IV consultation, of the economic situation in Sweden and has now published its results. A complete report will be discussed by the IMF board in November 2016 and subsequently published.
Asylum seekers to have access to bank accounts
On 15 June, Sweden’s Minister for Financial Markets Per Bolund met representatives of banks and government agencies to find ways forward that will make it easier for asylum seekers to gain access to bank accounts. During the meeting, Finansinspektionen (the Swedish financial supervisory authority) presented its response to the European Banking Authority’s opinion.
Seminar on Fossil-free Sweden at COP21 in Paris: “The time to act is now"
Minister for Climate and the Environment Åsa Romson and Minister for Financial Markets Per Bolund held a seminar on the Fossil-free Sweden initiative at the COP21 climate conference in Paris on 5 December. Participants included representatives from Stockholm, Gothenburg, Östersund, IKEA, Volvo Group and Ericsson, which are some of the actors that in a short period of time have chosen to support the initiative.
Guidelines for central government debt management 2016
Today the Government adopted guidelines for the management of the central government debt. The decision means a slight extension of the maturity of the central government debt; the background is that the cost advantage of short-term borrowing has decreased. Longer maturity results in less variation in the cost of the debt.