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Danish politicians critical of ATP wanting to let in external investors

ATP plans to let external investors invest in a fund that will be parallel to its next private equity fund. This is met with skepticism from Danish politicians and market participants, writes AMWatch's sister site FinansWatch.

"ATP has a long history of making investment collaborations with both Danish and foreign investors as part of the work to create the best possible return for Danish pensioners," says Mikkel Svenstrup, CIO at ATP. | Photo: PR/ATP

The plan coming from Denmark's largest pension fund to let external investors invest alongside its most recent private equity fund is met with skepticism from Danish politicians.

"The question is whether this ensures that the Danes get the highest possible return on ATP funds, or whether it is a theft of mandates," says Torsten Schack Petersen from Denmark's Liberal Party (Venstre) to AMWatch's sister site FinansWatch.

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