Crisis will reveal risk management abilities of pension companies

Over the past few years, Denmark's pension companies have entered into an area more traditionally associated with banking: providing credit for unlisted companies. The corona crisis will show whether they are managing this effectively.

Carsten Tanggaard, Economics professor at the University of Aarhus. | Photo: Jens Henrik Daugaard/ERH

Danish Business daily Børsen reports that over the past five years, six of Denmark's largest pension companies have almost tripled their investments in unlisted business loans.

This type of credit was previously associated with the banks, and the corona crisis will show whether the pension companies are controlling it in the same way, says finance professor at Aarhus University Carsten Tanggaard.

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