The purpose of this paper is to outline the recent trends in non-domestic investment activity by Swedish investors, looking at the cross border capital flow, the types of investor, and the geographies and sectors that they have invested in.
Since 2004 over EUR7bn of investment has been made outside of Swedish borders. Two thirds of this investment was undertaken in the last five years.
The main geographic focus has been towards Europe, in particular other Nordic countries such as Finland and Norway, as well as Germany and the UK. The US is also a significant focus and the third most invested market outside of Sweden. Asia Pacific is a new market for Swedish investors and its share is still limited.
Compared to activity overall, Swedish investors show greater diversity in the types of property they will invest in.
When categorising the Swedish property investors into different groups, it is clear that that private property vehicles (unlisted funds) have been the most active cross border investor group. The second largest group is institutions.
Source : DTZ (Groupe UGL)