CIO duo sheds light on differences between commercial and occupational pension funds

Although the end goal is the same, there is a big difference in how it is to be at the helm of an investment department at a occupational pension fund and at a commercial pension company. Two chief investment officers, who have tried both, explain these differences to Finanswatch.

Ralf Magnussen, chief investment officer at AP Pension, and Anders Schelde, chief investment officer at MP Pension. | Photo: PR/Mp Pension/ AP Pension

Whether you work at a occupational pension fund or a commercial pension fund, the role of chief investment officer is about creating the biggest returns possible for pension savers.

However, there are still important differences in the approach and priorities of the investment departments, according to two chief investment officers, who have moved from one to the other.

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