DENMARK - Danish pension fund ATP would like to invest in local infrastructure but a lack of ‘political focus' has led to a dearth of appropriate opportunities.
DENMARK - Danish pension fund ATP returned 4.2%, or DKK15.7bn ($3bn), in the first three quarters of the year, bringing total assets under management to DKK554bn.
UK/DENMARK - NOW Pensions, the new scheme to be launched by Danish group ATP early next year, has vowed to bring "highly competitive" charges to the UK market.
DENMARK - Industriens Pensionsforsikring, the Danish administrator for the labour market pension scheme, has hired State Street to provide analytics on its DKK5.5bn ($1bn) private equity portfolio.
DENMARK - Danish pension provider ATP recorded a profit of DKK8.1bn ($1.6bn) in the first six months of 2011 driven by high returns in commodities and inflation-related assets.
NORDICS - Nordic investors are continuing to show optimism in hedge funds with nearly a third planning to increase their exposure this year to strategies like global macro, event driven and long/short funds, a new report shows.
DENMARK - ATP's investments brought in DKK6.7bn ($1.3bn) , or 1.7%, in the first quarter, with much of the performance driven by rising oil prices and expected rises in inflation.
DENMARK/PORTUGAL - Denmark's second-biggest pension fund said it may snap up Portuguese bonds if they keep falling after the country became the third euro member to seek a bailout since Greece's fiscal woes triggered the sovereign debt crisis.
DENMARK - Two of Denmark's largest pension funds have acquired 50% ownership of a major offshore wind farm.
DENMARK - Danish pension provider ATP has spoken out against a change to a proposed law which limits its investments in insurance companies.
DENMARK - Denmark's biggest pension fund ATP probably won't invest in top-rated bonds sold by Europe's rescue fund as it deems the securities to be too risky, said Henrik Gade Jepsen, the fund's chief investment officer.
UK/DENMARK - Former Conservative pensions spokesman Nigel Waterson has joined Danish pension fund ATP to help it launch an alternative to the National Employment Savings Trust.
DENMARK - The Danish government has proposed to phase out the nation's early retirement scheme to save DKK18bn ($3.3bn) by 2020.
DENMARK - Lærernes Pension, the pension fund for Danish teachers, has hired State Street Global Advisors (SSgA) to run a $271m US investment-grade bond portfolio with an environmental, social and governance screen.
DENMARK - ATP has named its deputy CIO Henrik Gade Jepsen as chief investment officer.
DENMARK - ATP investment chief Bjarne Graven Larsen is leaving the Danish pension fund to join FIH Erhvervsbank as chief executive officer.
DENMARK - The ATP Supervisory Board has allocated DKK23bn ($4.1bn) to help safeguard the fund against rising Danish life expectancy.
The Danish Financial Supervisory Authority plans to release mortality benchmarks which will be used to help calculate pension liabilities.
DENMARK - Sampension has set in motion a restructure of its €2bn ($2.6bn) equities portfolio by incorporating a core/satellite approach and plans to search for absolute return strategies for the first time.
DENMARK - The private equity arm of pension fund ATP has launched a new €1bn ($1.3bn) fund backed fully by the pension scheme.
DENMARK - Asset managers should be encouraged, but not required, to sign on to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Investments, delegates at the Pension Fund Forum Denmark heard.
DENMARK - Danish pension fund ATP has set up a venture fund to target domestic and Nordic IT and telecommunications companies.
DENMARK - The Danish Financial Supervisory Authority plans to release mortality benchmarks in the coming days which will be used to help calculate pension liabilities.
NETHERLANDS - Pension funds failing to meet coverage ratio requirements will be able to postpone the proposed premium increase until 2012, the Dutch central bank said.