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Svenska avkastningsstiftelsers kapitalförvaltning: En undersökning av svenska avkastningsstiftelsers kapitalförvaltning med fokus på investeringsprocessen samt riskhantering
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Business Administration. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
Linköping University, Department of Management and Engineering, Business Administration. Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Swedish grant making foundations' portfolio management : A study of the portfolio management of Swedish grant making foundations focusing on the investment process and risk management (English)
Abstract [sv]

Bakgrund: Avkastningsstiftelse är en mycket speciell organisationsform vars syfte är att förvalta ett givet kapital och bruka dess avkastning för att främja ett uppsatt ändamål. Kapitalförvaltningens utformning får således stor inverkan på i vilken utsträckning dessa stiftelser kan främja deras ändamål och därmed uppnå deras syften. Dessa ändamål är i majoriteten av fallen allmännyttiga varför stiftelser spelar en viktig roll som resurstillförare i samhället. En genomgång av forskningen inom området visade att tidigare studier främst fokuserat på stiftelser som väsen i Sverige eller deras roll inom filantropin varför vi fann det intressant att genomföra en studie med fokus på deras kapitalförvaltning.

Syfte: Syftet med denna uppsats är att kartlägga och analysera svenska avkastningsstiftelsers kapitalförvaltning med fokus på investeringsprocessen och riskhantering, givet restriktioner och uppsatta mål.

Genomförande: Studien är en kvalitativ flerfallstudie inom vilken åtta intervjuer genomfördes med personer med insyn i stiftelserna i urvalets kapitalförvaltning. Även dokumentstudier genomfördes, dels för att skapa studiens referensram och dels som ett komplement till empirin insamlad via intervjuerna. Den insamlade data analyserades sedan i relation till etablerad finansiell teori och beprövad erfarenhet med fokus på investeringsprocessen samt riskhantering.

Slutsats: Undersökningen av avkastningsstiftelsernas praktiska kapitalförvaltning har visat att stiftelserna i överlag inte utformat sin kapitalförvaltning fullt ut i enlighet med teorin och den beprövade erfarenheten inom ramen för denna studie. Stiftelsers speciella situation och begränsningar anses generellt sett ej ligga till grund för detta. Möjliga skäl vilka diskuteras är misstro på modellernas funktionalitet, att förvaltarna fallit offer för psykologiska snedvridningar samt kostnadsaspekten.

Abstract [en]

Background: A Swedish grant making foundation is a very special organizational form with the purpose to manage a given amount of capital and use the capital returns to fulfill a certain purpose. The design of the portfolio management therefore has a large impact on to which extent these foundations can fulfill their purposes. The purposes are generally of benefit for the society, thus foundations play an important role as a contributor of resources to the Swedish society. In our review of previous research we found that earlier studies mainly focused on foundations as an organizational form in Sweden or on their role in philanthropy why we found it interesting to conduct a study focusing on their portfolio management.

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to identify and analyze the portfolio management of Swedish grant making foundations focusing on the investment process and risk management, given constraints and set goals.

Completion: This study is a qualitative multi-case study within which eight interviews were conducted with people with insight in the portfolio management of the foundations in the sample. Document studies were also conducted in order to create the frame of references of the study and as a complement to the information collected via the interviews. The collected data was then analyzed in relation to established financial theory and well-tried experience focusing on the investment process and risk management.

Conclusion: The examination of the grant making foundations’ portfolio management showed that the foundations, in general, have not fully designed their portfolio management in accordance with the theoretical models and well-tried experience which are analyzed inrelation to in this study. The foundations’ special situation and restrictions are generally not found to be the basis for this. Possible reasons discussed were disbelief in the functionality of the models, the portfolio managers being victims to psychological biases and the cost issue.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 79 p.
Keyword [en]
Grant making foundations, Portfolio management, Investment process, Risk management
Keyword [sv]
Avkastningsstiftelser, Kapitalförvaltning, Investeringsprocessen, Riskhantering
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Business Administration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-108822ISRN: LIU-IEI-FIL-A--14/01802--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-108822DiVA: diva2:732803
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Master Thesis in Business Administration (Magisteruppsats i Företagsekonomi)
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Available from: 2014-09-02 Created: 2014-07-06 Last updated: 2014-09-02Bibliographically approved

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