ATP boss on new direct investment unit: "It is in uncertain times that we have the chance to take market shares"

Buying one's way to returns is expensive in the current economic climate, says ATP CEO Bo Foged about the DKK billions the pension company has set aside for direct investments in domestic companies. "As an investor, it is therefore even more important to create the value and thus returns."

ATP CEO Bo Foged | Photo: Stine Bidstrup/ERH

ATP's new domestic investment unit, ATP Long-term Danish Equity fund (ATP Langsigtet Dansk Kapital), is potentially not a temporary addition to Denmark's largest pension company.

CEO Bo Foged wants the unit's investment mandate, allowing it to invest EUR 810m (DKK 6bn) over three years, to be extended beyond the three years.

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