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Risk strategy in Swedish investment companies
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Real Estate and Construction Management.
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Real Estate and Construction Management.
2016 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Riskstrategi i svenska investmentbolag (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

Investment companies are actors that play important private- and socioeconomic roles in the

business world. The purpose of this thesis is to examine investment strategies of Swedish

investment companies, in terms of risk and the extent to which academic theory is employed

in the process. To accomplish this, Swedish publicly listed investment companies have been

sorted by size and portfolio structure. Empirical research consisting of data collection and

interviews indicates that companies rarely apply theories in their entirety. Instead they are

opting to 'cherry-pick' individual concepts. As active owners, companies tend to view each

holding as an individual investment. By contributing to corporate governance with knowledge

and experience, investment companies are able to facilitate long-term strategic growth. While

both the financial industry and society as a whole have evolved, Swedish investment

companies still typically rely on dated, ‘proven’ methods.

Abstract [sv]

Investmentbolag är aktörer i näringslivet som fyller funktion ur såväl samhälls- som

privatekonomisk synvinkel. Uppsatsens syfte är att kartlägga svenska investmentbolags

investeringsstrategi med avseende på risk och huruvida man tillämpar akademisk teori inom

området. För att möjliggöra detta har svenska börsnoterade investmentbolag sorterats efter

storlek och portföljstruktur. Empirisk undersökning i form av inhämtad fakta och utförda

intervjuer har visat att man inte använder akademisk teori med avseende på risk, dock visas

att element av dessa tillämpas. Strategin som aktiv ägare handlar istället om att betrakta varje

innehav som en enskild investering och med kunskap och erfarenhet i innehavens respektive

ledning bidra till en långsiktig strategisk utveckling. Trots att finansbranschen och samhället

utvecklats så håller man sig i svenska investmentbolag fortfarande till beprövade


Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 52 p.
Keyword [en]
Investment companies, risk, strategy, portfolio theory, diversification
Keyword [sv]
Investmentbolag, risk, strategi, portföljteori, diversifiering
National Category
Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-191552Archive number: 379OAI: diva2:957329
Available from: 2016-09-01 Created: 2016-09-01 Last updated: 2016-09-01Bibliographically approved

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