Danish fund Sampension is diversifying and will drop its weighty bond allocation for more flexible investments
While the 7 per cent alternatives limit has scuppered OPF’s plans, the fund still has ambitious targets, including private equity and hedge funds
Taking different risks to avoid its weakness in times of high inflation, Danish ATP stands firm while keeping one eye on the US
So a flood of new 130/30 products is hitting the market, but there is no way of assessing past performance. The vast range available and the speed at which products are being launched also makes it increasingly difficult to differentiate between managers.
Despite being the oldest pension fund in Finland, the Pharmacy scheme uses a bold investment strategy, taking risks for bigger returns and aiming to maintain strong buffers
VR pension fund managed to post a solid performance in fairly difficult conditions. Its conservative outlook was also justified this year when its alternatives allocation failed to beat equities.
In a break from the traditionally conservative Swedish pension funds, Kåpan Pensioner – the fund for government employees – has ditched a large proportion of its bond holdings in favour of ‘quirky’ alternative allocations, including some outside of the established markets.
A low-yielding environment, combined with changing demographic patterns for the largely female workforce it insures, has forced Denmark’s PKA to work harder to match its liabilities. Reeta Cevik reports on how the firm is reassessing its investment portfolio to deliver positive returns.
Danish fund Industriens Pension is enjoying the fruits of its labour, as good returns have enabled the fund to allocate more money into risky asset classes like alternatives. Caroline Liinanki finds out how it approached the asset class.
Responsibility and sensibility have always been the watch words of the Norwegian Government Pension Fund – Global. But with a dramatic increase in the fund’s equity allocation planned and a Shanghai office in the pipeline, it may be time to get more adventurous.