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En jämförelsestudie av AP-fonderna och bankernas Sverigefonder 2003-2010
Södertörn University, School of Business Studies.
Södertörn University, School of Business Studies.
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
A comparative study of Pension funds and SwedenFunds 2003-2010 (English)
Abstract [en]

Background: In 1999 the Swedish pension system was reformed with an aim to create a stable and high return on pension assets. First, Second, Third and Fourth general pension funds, hereby referred to as AP1-AP4, had an important part in the reform. AP1-AP4, also called the buffer funds, was assigned to secure long-term, big parts of the pension capital. The funds objective is by law, to manage the fund's assets in a manner that provides maximum benefit for the state pension. The funds will also invest pension assets with an overall low level of risk while achieving a sustainable high return.

Aim: The purpose of this study is to investigate whether the First-Fourth AP-Funds is meeting its objectives regarding risk and return according to Swedish law. The aim is also to see how AP1-AP4 risk-adjusted returns compare to the four Sweden funds risk-adjusted returns according to modern portfolio theory.

Theory: Morningstar Rating, Treynor ratio, Sharpe ratio, Jensen's Alpha, Standard Deviation, Beta.

Conclusion: The risk-adjusted performance measures used in this study shows that there are clear differences between the two fund groups, where the AP-funds performed worse than the Sweden funds in every measurement. The study shows that the pension funds do not reach their goals over the five-year period, in four of the five time intervals listed in the study. In summary, the study shows that pension funds have a lower risk-adjusted return than the four bank Sweden funds and that the pension funds have not achieved their goals.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 58 p.
Keyword [en]
Morningstar Rating, Treynor ratio, Sharpe ratio, Jensen's Alpha, Standard Deviation, Beta, Swedish pension funds, risk-adjusted return
Keyword [sv]
AP-fonder, Allmäna Pensions fonder, Avkastning, Riskjusterad avkastning, Sharpekvot, Treynorkvot, Jensens Alfa, Morningstar rating, Portfölj teori, standardavvikelse, beta
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Business Administration
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-16972OAI: diva2:547182
Subject / course
Business Studies
Social and Behavioural Science, Law
Available from: 2012-08-28 Created: 2012-08-27 Last updated: 2012-08-28Bibliographically approved

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