"We understand the need to boost alternative investments," says Danish financial watchdog after slaps

In several reviews, the Danish financial watchdog, FSA, has cracked down on pension funds' insatiable appetite for alternative investments and how to handle these illiquid asset classes. However, FSA acknowledges that there can be huge gains for institutional investors.

Carsten Brogaard, FSA | Photo: PR

Since 2014, the Danish insurance and pension supervisory, an FSA unit, has repeatedly slapped the pension funds' handling of alternative investments.

The first rap was in FSA's Christmas letter over five years ago. Back then, public servants had observed an increasing appetite for this type of investment. An appetite that is growing and becoming insatiable.

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