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Vestager vil undersøge pensions- og investeringsfondes magt

Den danske EU-kommissær Margrethe Vestager vil undersøge, om pensions- og investeringsfondes ejerskab af virksomheder i samme branche kan dæmpe konkurrencen, skriver Finans.

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Pensionsselskaber og investeringsfondes ejerskab af virksomheder skal under lup. EU-konkurrencekommissær Margrethe Vestager vil således undersøge, om pengetankenes aktionærkontrol kan dæmpe konkurrencen i forskellige brancher. Det skriver Finans.

Kommisærens tese, som er bakket op af en videnskabelig undersøgelse fra USA, er, at hvis eksempelvis et pensionsselskab køber store ejerandele i selskaber i den samme industri, kan det dæmpe selskabernes lyst til at konkurrere og dermed forhindre billigere priser til forbrugerne.

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