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Pension fund: Political pressure needed to end firms' tax haven practice

Denmark and the EU miss out on billions of euros when multinational companies route their money to EU countries with low tax rates. It is not enough to influence them through investments – the politicians must speak up, says Pensam at one of the first debates at The People's Political Festival on the island of Bornholm.

Amazon entry spurs PFA to redesign investment strategy

The impact is of internet behemoth Amazon is huge, and if the company seriously decides to enters the Danish market, the move will have hefty repurcussions, according to Finans. PFA has already redesigned its investment strategy in anticipation.

Danes set to have the highest retirement age in the world

Danes born in 2018 have prospects of retiring in 2094 when they are 76.5 years old. This is the result of Danish pension reform adjustments to align pensions with increasing life expectancy in the Nordic country, according to Berlingske Business.

Denmark's ATP revamps property strategy as portfolio nears milestone

With its real estate arm edging closer to the DKK 50 billion milestone, Denmark's biggest pension fund has adapted its property strategy to the Danish market and is looking at one area in particular to capitalise on its skills. ATP's Martin Vang Hansen and Michael Nielsen give AM Watch's sister site, EjendomsWatch the lowdown.

Danish pension savings shrink under new projections

Official projections of pension savings in Denmark have apparently been too optimistic. New figures have presented lower figures for the size of expected pensions. On the other hand, the new data is much more realistic, says Professor Jesper Rangvid.

Why Denmark's ATP is shaking up its business

The Danish pension fund ATP is primarily known for managing close to DKK 768 billion (EUR 103 billion) on behalf of every employee in Denmark. But along the way, ATP has acquired a long list of public and private administrative tasks. ATP CEO Christian Hyldahl has now undertaken an extensive restructuring so the fund can manage those tasks better. Changes include the dismissal of a key ATP executive after 20 years of service.

Pensiondanmark targets stronger brand with new residential strategy

Denmark's largest pension fund in terms of membership is putting a three-fold strategy in place to boost its residential property business. The new approach will make high demands of contractors and consultants and make the developers' expectations crystal clear, according to the Pensiondanmark team behind the plan.

Storebrand AM: Adds to some alternatives but cuts hedge funds, forestry

Storebrand Asset Management has lifted its exposure to alternative investments, and the shift is likely to continue. But the relative composition of alternatives has changed, and the EUR 73 billion asset manager is considering adding another alternative building block to its portfolio.

Axa's Nordic buying spree – Denmark is the next target

Having invested DKK 2.2 billion (EUR 295 million) in the Nordics last year, real estate firm Axa is about to boost its Danish assets which currently consist of a property on a Copenhagen shopping street. The company's Nordic manager tells EjendomsWatch about the kind of properties and locations Axa is after.

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