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Excerpted from the Sweden Career Guide

Over the last decade, Sweden's financial services sector has experienced many changes and rapid growth. While established companies have expanded operations, including expansion into international markets, new companies have entered as well. Furthermore, banking and insurance operations have combined, with large banks developing their own life insurance operations and large insurance companies creating banks of their own.

Areas of Job Promise

Private equity

Nordic private equity (PE) firms are hiring in response to a ‘hot’ market, according to the Swedish Private Equity and Venture Capital Association. Buyout investments in Swedish portfolio companies recently reached a historically high 23.7 billion SEK. Swedish PE-owned companies employ 180,000 workers. While PE teams in the Nordics tend to be small, often consisting of just the founder and an associate, recently firms have been selectively hiring one or two additional associates, usually middle or junior-level workers with good transactional and execution skills. Two to three years' worth of deal experience is usually required, and candidates with backgrounds in mergers and acquisitions are especially sought after.

Organizations and Trade Associations

FAR SRS
http://www.farsrs.se (Swedish, English)
FAR SRS was formed in 2006 by the merger of FAR, the Swedish Institute of Authorized Accounts, and Svenska Revisorsamfundet SRS, the Swedish Association of Auditors. FAR SRS is the professional institute for authorized public accountants (auktoriserade revisorer), approved public accountants (godkända revisorer) and other highly-qualified professionals in the accountancy sector in Sweden. FAR SRS includes authorized public accounts, approved public accountants and specialists. The group establishes auditing and reporting standards; conducts research, continuing education programs and surveillance of auditing practices; and publishes books, newsletters, journals and other information.

FAR SRS 
Box 6417
113 82 Stockholm
Sweden

Visiting address:
FAR SRS 
Kungsbron 2, plan 9
Stockholm
Tel: +46 8-506 112 00
Fax: +46 8-506 112 50
Email: kontakt@far.se

Publications

Dagens Industri 
http://www.di.se/ (Swedish)
Dagens Industri is the premier Swedish daily business and finance paper. It reports news and provides commentary about the national and international financial climate, as well as political news of importance for business. It also offers an online paper six times per week, posted at 6 am and updated regularly until the New York Stock Exchange closes. The hardcopy version is available electronically at 8 pm.

Dagens Industri 
Torsgatan 21
S-113 90 Stockholm
Sweden
Tel: +46 8 573 650 00
Email: dise@di.se

This is just a sample of what you'll find in the complete Sweden guide.



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