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ATP eyes boom for social bond market after initial toe-dipping

ATP is one of the pension funds to have invested money in social bonds. Denmark's largest investor expects big growth in the market still characterized by some ambiguity. 

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2020 was the year when social bonds entered the portfolio of Danish state labor market pension fund ATP.

The fund placed EUR 95m in a single issuance from the EU's Support to mitigate Unemployment Risks in an Emergency (SURE) program, established to help mitigate socio-economic effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, including a rise in unemployment.

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