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While growth stocks have outplayed value investors for ten years, a Danish manager attracts major international investments

Even though value strategies have been under pressure since the financial meltdown, Maj Invest Value Aktier sees increasing interest from major international investors. Despite the challenging circumstances, the company has managed to beat its value benchmark, claims Head of Equities, eyeing opportunities in passive funds' growing market share.

Maj Invest Head of Equities Kurt Kara on the phone in the back. Photo: Bidstrup Stine/Ritzau Scanpix

Value investors trying to purchase undervalued equities have struggled for the past ten years, not least because highly priced US tech companies such as Amazon have significantly increased since the financial meltdown. In other words, growth stocks have outplayed value stocks.

In a Danish context, Maj Invest is one of a few market players that have managed to steer clear of the storm. Its investment unit Maj Invest Value Aktier (value equities) has beaten the general market development; more specifically by about two percentage points per year measured over ten years, as reported last week by AMWatch's sister media FinansWatch.

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