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The Swedish Consumer Agency’s review regarding the information provisions for fund companies

The Swedish Consumer Agency’s review regarding the information provisions for fund companies

The Swedish Consumer Agency has during the year of 2014 examined the compliance of information provisions of the Swedish UCITS Act. The examination covered forty companies and The Consumer Agency has examined the marketing materials targeted to both new and existing customers, such as advertising in newspapers and other periodicals ... Read More »

Insurance brokers – Stricter requirements regarding the handling of sensitive personal data

Insurance brokers – Stricter requirements regarding the handling of sensitive personal data

The Data Inspection Board has audited three different companies that arrange personal insurance. Such insurance brokers are required by law to record adequate and relevant data on customers’ background, financial status, etc. in order to provide comprehensive advice to the customer. This data is often very sensitive and should not, ... Read More »

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The Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority is taking steps toward an increased consumer protection

The Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority is taking steps toward an increased consumer protection

The Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority (Sw. Finansinspektionen) believes that the consumer’s position in the financial market in general is good despite significant conflicts of interest and complexity of many services. The range of financial services and the options have increased in the past decade. This leads to more financial decisions ... Read More »

AIFM marketing

AIFM marketing

The alternative investment fund managers directive (AIFMD) became effective July 21, 2011 and the Member States needed to transpose the directive into national law by 22 July 2013. The implementation of the Directive implies that the fund manager can market their funds freely in all countries within the EES.  Read More »

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