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Swedish Church pension fund adds private equity in “uncertain world”

Carl Cederberg, CEO of Kyrkanspensionskassa, the Swedish Church Pension fund, says low interest rates mean it must take risks, so the fund is now adding alternative investments, such as unlisted shares, real estate and infrastructure to its asset mix. The fact the fund has a high level of reserves makes it possible to invest in less liquid assets, he says.

Carl Cederberg, CEO of Kyrkanspensionskassa.

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