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Profile: Former alternatives chief tackles new supervisory role

After many years as head of alternative investments at one of Denmark's largest banks, Lars Dalskov has moved to the Danish FSA as chief special adviser for alternative investments. His job is to establish the framework for, and supervise, alternative investments at insurers. When not working, though, the pianist and music buff enjoys listening to the Danish National Symphony Orchestra led by its new chief conductor.

Jens Dalskov har fået nyt job i Finanstilsynet

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