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Finnish and Swedish Investor Universe online

The next two series in the Investor Universe studies look at real estate’s role in Sweden and Finland and focus on investors domiciled in these countries.  

These studies explore the institutional investment market, describing the overall investment landscape as well as investigating investors’ motivations for holding real estate, and the ways these are being implemented. 

Pension funds dominate Finland's institutional investment landscape 

Key highlights of the Finnish study include: 

  • Pension funds dominate Finland’s institutional investment landscape and expect to increase their allocation to real estate
  • Diversification in the multi-asset portfolio is the primary reason to invest in real estate
  • Direct domestic real estate investments account for the vast majority of real estate exposure
  • ESG concerns are rising up the agenda and seen as even more important than before

Swedish investors look to real estate to diversify risk 

Key highlights of the Swedish study include: 

  • Swedish institution's allocation to real estate has been steadily increasing over the past decade and now stands at around 13%
  • Pension capital is relatively concentrated and professionally managed, where all decisions are usually made internally
  • The main reason to invest in real estate is to diversify risk, but income return and other return considerations are also important
  • Swedish investors are placing a great emphasis on sustainable investments to reduce occupational market risks and strengthen cash flows

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Investor Universe Sweden Study 2019  

Published on 02 Jul 2019

The Swedish edition of the Investor Universe Study focuses on investors domiciled in Sweden. The study looks at real estate’s role in Swedish institutional investment, describing the overall investment landscape as well as investigating investors’ motivations for holding real estate and the ways these are being implemented. 

Investor Universe Finland Study 2019  

Published on 02 Jul 2019

The Finnish edition of the Investor Universe Study focuses on investors domiciled in Finland. The study looks at real estate's role in Finnish institutional investment, describing the overall investment landscape as well as investigating investors' motivations for holding real estate, and the ways these are being implemented.