Media: Authorities may clamp down on pension funds' valuations of unlisted investments

Danish pension companies' write offs of unlisted investments are lagging behind losses on listed investments. Sources have told media Økonomisk Ugebrev that pension companies are sitting on the fence to avoid getting the biggest losses.

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Pension companies themselves are responsible for the valuation of their alternative investments, totaling around EUR 107 billion (DKK 800 billion).  While some listed markets have seen drops of over 20 percent, the valuation-based write offs on unlisted investments have only reached around 10 percent.

The companies are sitting on the fence and waiting for each other's write offs, but are risking consequences from the Danish FSA, Økonomisk Ugebrev reports.

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