OP cooks up alternative funds as institutional appetite grows

Finland's OP Fund Management Company plans to expand its range of alternative products in response to institutional investors’ growing interest

OP's forestry fund owns roughly 62,500 hectares of forests in Finland as well as a 25 percent stake in timber and forestry investment firm Suomen Metsäsijoitus. | Photo: PR: COLOURBOX

Alternative investment funds are pulling increasing numbers of investors with special interest in illiquid assets, says Juha Takala, chief executive officer of OP Fund Management Company.

Investors are currently interested in three main themes: passive investments, alternative investment funds and sustainable investments, Takala says.

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