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.”
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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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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.
Guidelines for central government debt management in 2015
Today the Government adopted guidelines for the management of the central government debt. The actual maturity of the central government debt is retained unchanged, but the direction of the foreign currency debt is changed so that the foreign currency exposure of central government will decrease gradually over the next few years.
Adjusted Guidelines for Central Government Debt Management in 2015
The Government has today decided to adjust the maturity interval for the nominal krona debt as a result of substantially lower market interest rates. The adjustment is made to restore the maturity benchmark to a risk level equal to the one established in the guidelines for central government debt management in 2015 and means that the Swedish National Debt Office can maintain their current borrowing plan.
Inquiry to conduct a mapping of active and passive fund management
The Government decided today to extend the scope of the Inquiry appointed to conduct an overview of the regulations governing investment funds. The Inquiry will now also include an analysis and mapping of the information that investors need to understand what active and passive funds are, the various alternatives that are available and the costs and risks associated with them.