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Nordic pension funds take flexible stance on dividends

Swedish and Danish authorities are pushing for companies to suspend dividend payouts given the current market situation. Pension funds across the Nordics support careful decision-making on dividends in portfolio companies.

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Several major pension funds in the Nordic region have expressed their understanding if cash-strapped portfolio companies retain shareholder payouts during the corona crisis, reports investors' newssite Ipe.com.

After authorities in Sweden and Denmark said that some commercial enterprises should not be paying out dividends under the current circumstances, several pension funds across the Nordics have taken a flexible approach to the issue of paying out dividends.

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