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Danish pension funds beef up equity exposure

Low bond yields have caused pension funds to look to equity. Since January 2018, the Danish sector has invested EUR 39bn in listed and unlisted equities, an analysis done by Denmark's Central Bank shows.

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In order to secure good returns for their savers, Danish pension funds have been selling bonds and buying equities since the start of 2018.

Research by Denmark's Central Bank found that equities made up 35 percent of the sector's total investments in January 2018. In March 2021, this figure had increased to 42 percent.

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