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Danish public pension fund CEO encourages caution when investing in alternatives

Low interest rates may increase "risk blindness", says ATP Chief Exec Bo Foged.

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The low interest rates have made more investors look to more illiquid assets, such as wind turbines and real estate – so-called alternative investments – and the current rate environment may increase industrial "risk blindness", says Danish public pension fund ATP Chief Executive Officer Bo Foged according to Børsen.

"We definitely have to be on our toes in terms of potential economic bubbles in certain segments. A great amount of liquidity is flowing into alternative assets that are characterized by high competitiveness for the attractive investments – especially those that come in a shade of green," says Foged.

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