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Nykredit aims to ramp up alternatives with retail investors as a driving force

In 2014, Nykredit set a goal of allowing retail investors to invest in alternatives -- today, they are a key reason behind its growing alternatives portfolio, which Denmark's second largest manager believes could grow by 50 percent in the next two-three years.

Ralf Magnussen, CEO at Nykredit Asset Management, and Ulla Agesen, Head of Alternative Investments & Manager Selection at Nykredit. | Photo: PR/AP Pension and Nykredit

Eight years ago, Denmark's second-largest asset manager embarked on its alternative investment journey. Today, Nykredit manages alternatives worth DKK 10bn (EUR 1.3bn), mainly through funds of funds.

"Alternatives are an integrated part of a good portfolio, and we want to make them available to as many client groups as possible. We are experiencing high demand for alternatives because it is making sense to include them in an investment portfolio," Ralf Magnussen, CEO at Nykredit Asset Management, tells AMWatch in a double interview with Ulla Agesen, Head of Alternative Investments & Manager Selection at Nykredit.

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