Nykredit AM targets illiquids growth as listed prospects wilt

With securities markets getting choppier and bond yields at historic lows, Denmark’s Nykredit Asset Management is eyeing a bigger slice of the expanding market for illiquid alternative investments.

Morten Therkildsen (left) and Peter Kjærgaard (right) equally split the management responsibility of Nykredit Asset Management. AMWatch visits them in the Danish money manager's Copenhagen-based headquarter. | Photo: Søren Rathlou Top

Nykredit AM's product range of illiquid assets is likely to broaden as the DKK 211 billion (EUR 28.3 billion) money manager considers taking on board more types of alternative asset.

"The need for assets that complement listed equities and bonds will undoubtedly grow, and I'm certain that clients will have a relatively larger share of alternatives in their portfolios in five years," the firm’s CIO Peter Kjærgaard tells AMWatch when we pay him a visit.

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