Press Release: Reimagining the fund management space in Scandinavia

September 25, 2020

London, 25 September 2020 – Style Analytics, the provider of factor-based portfolio and market analysis tools, has added several new asset owners/managers to its client base over the past 2 years in Scandinavia.

Style Analytics has secured a contract with Swedbank Robur, one of Scandinavia’s largest asset managers. Swedbank Robur offers savings products and discretionary investment management for private individuals, institutional clients, governments, universities, corporations, and labour unions.

In addition to Swedbank, Style Analytics is also now serving Handelsbanken Fonder AB, another of the largest banks in Sweden and the Nordic region that provides universal banking services; Första AP-fonden (AP1), who manages part of the capital in Sweden’s national income pension system with assets of SEK 355 billion; Nordea Investment Management, part of the Nordea Group, the largest financial services group in Northern Europe; and Keva, the Finnish pension agency responsible for pensions of 1.3 million public sector workers in state, municipal, and state church positions and has €35.8 billion in investments, just to name a few.*

AP1’s Majdi Chammas, Head of Equities within External Partnership and Innovation team, stated: “Unlike legacy technology and tool sets that fail to connect, engage or facilitate collaboration within investment firms, we were very pleased that Style Analytics provides a common language and creates a shared platform amongst multiple stakeholders to challenge existing strategies and explore new opportunities.”

Style Analytics’ vision is to transform the way in which funds are viewed by both institutional asset managers and pension foundations using innovative, cutting edge visuals to reveal the true DNA of a fund. Utilized by some of the largest asset management and asset owner organizations in the world, Style Analytics provides a powerful set of objective third-party views that deliver crucial insights to investment management teams.

Sebastien Roussotte, CEO of Style Analytics, remarked: “As the appetite continues to grow in Scandinavia, we are well equipped to be the premier provider for factor analysis. Our innovation lies on the principals that we bring transparency and causal identification of the drivers of returns to a broad audience, allowing many more to become successful investors.”

Style Analytics’ products and services help institutional investors and investment managers determine which fundamental factor and ESG exposures impact portfolio risk and performance. This includes services and functionality analysing ESG measures. By using the unique Style Skyline™, investors can better analyze markets, peers and portfolios, and get a precise picture of a portfolio’s exposure to the factors that matter the most.

*Additional firms include Anthos Asset Management, MN, Hoogovens, PGGM and Synthrus Achmea Asset Management.

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Kate Pledger/ Annys Rogerson – Maitland/AMO

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About Style Analytics

Style Analytics is an independent analytics provider for investment professionals.  We enable asset managers, asset owners and consultants to build objective and comprehensive factor analysis on markets, peers and portfolios.

By creating transparency through factor exposures – the systematic drivers of portfolio risk and return – we help investment professionals validate and make strong investment decisions.

Previously known as Style Research, Style Analytics has over 20 years’ experience in factor analysis and serves over 280 investment institutions across 30 countries.  Our breadth and depth of industry knowledge and expertise continues to bring superior tools and innovations to support our clients.

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