Not all guidance documents are translated into English, all documents can be found in Swedish.
The guidance documents provide the member companies with support in interpreting, and assistance in implementing, the various regulations. They should be regarded as a complement to the Association’s Code and guidelines.
The Association has decided that, in order to create a clearer norm structure, the term ‘guidelines’ should be reserved for the sort of norms with which, in the opinion of the Association, the members should comply. Other norms that are intended more to provide support and assistance with interpretation, should be referred to as guidance, and the Association has, thereby, clarified the regulatory structure.
Another difference between guidelines and guidance is that the guidelines occasionally express requirements that exceed those imposed by laws and regulations, while the guidance, with their supportive nature, in some cases are regulated in laws and regulations.
The aim of guidance documents is to help maintain a sound and transparent investment fund sector by ensuring industry-wide interpretations of laws and regulations.
The association has long worked to produce memoranda that address topical issues for its members. The Association has, for example, published a memorandum on tax on fund saving. The memoranda are a membership benefit (available in Swedish) and can be ordered from the Association but they are also presented in brief in Swedish on the website.