Svenska Handelsbanken

The cream of the crop

The Structured Products Awards for Europe 2009 were presented on November 18 at the Park Plaza Victoria in London by celebrity guest speaker, the comedian Sean Lock. Barclays Capital was named house of the year and Credit Suisse took the award for equity…

Adding bulls and bears

Handelsbanken has had a good year, helped by its incorporation of bull and bear strategies and move into covered warrants. Richard Jory talks to Peter Frösell about providing trading products to complement the capital-protected and certificate investor…

CROs respond to Swedish stress tests

Chief risk officers have given muted support to the recent stress-testing exercise by Swedish regulator Finansinspektionen to assess whether the country's largest banks have enough capital to survive future stresses.

Sweden’s credit risk maverick

“We don’t like portfolio management,” says Björn Börjesson, executive vice-president and head of the central credit department at Svenska Handelsbanken in Stockholm.