Pension funds look over each other's shoulders – but they want to apply their own investment strategy

Danish pension funds are peeping at each other's suspension lists, but their strategies are very different. A suspended company at one pension fund may be investable at another. A survey finds that 6 percent of pension savings are invested in companies which are suspended by other pension funds.

Jesper Nørgaard, deputy CIO at Sampension. | Photo: PR

Denmark's pension funds are looking over each other's shoulders when they want to know which companies they have suspended. However, pension funds have very different investment strategies, and in the hunt for the best return based on ESG criteria, a suspended company may be a treat for other pension funds.

Information has investigated 17 of the largest Danish pension funds' equities that show that over DKK 42bn of pension savings are invested in companies which is suspended by at least one other pension fund. That corresponds with 6 percent of the total investments.

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