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Danske Invest adds PE to defensive fund's investment universe and increases expected leverage

Danske Bank's investment association has expanded the investment universe for two of its funds investing in alternatives. It enables the fund entitled Danske Invest SICAV-SIF Alternatives – Defensive to invest in private equity.

Danske Bank Asset Management Head of Alternatives Jesper Langmack manages the two funds. | Photo: Cecilie Smetana/ERH

Danske Invest overhauls the investment universe of its two funds Danske Invest SICAV-SIF Alternatives-Defensive and Danske Invest SICAV-SIF Alternatives-Offensive, which, as their names suggest, invest in alternatives, according to a statement.

The new asset class for the defensive-labeled fund is private equity alongside its investment universe consisting of infrastructure, forestry and real estate. The fund has generated a negative return of 0.09 percent since its inception late 2016, according to Danske Invest.

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