After blacklisting China, pension CEO considers also throwing Russia on the list

Akademikerpension will no longer be connected with the Chinese state through its investments. The pension fund considers whether the Russian state should also be excluded.

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Akademikerpension has announced the Chinese state will go on its exclusion list, and now the company considers whether the same thing should happen for Russia, the pension fund's CEO Jens Munch Holst tells Danish business daily Politiken.

"There's a lot of dilemmas. I could have gone for Russia first: no one would have been upset for that reason. I just think China is more eye-catching at the moment out of the countries we haven't already excluded. Belarus is even more obvious, and Turkey has been pretty obvious – and still is – in the way it's entering Syria, repressing the Kurdish minority and whatnot. So there's a lot to get started on, but we need to take it one step at a time and consider who's the worst," he tells the news daily.

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