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Hedges power ATP to 9pct return

Posted on 01 February 2013

Denmark’s €83bn public pension fund ATP made a return of 9% in 2012, with most of it coming from hedging interest-rates and inflation, demonstrating the need for pension funds of to cover these risks in a “challenging” market environment.
ATP’s chairman Jørgen Søndergaard and acting chief executive Henrik Gade Jepsen said in this morning’s results statement that they expected low interest-rates and low growth to persist during 2013. They said: “Large imbalances continue to affect the world economy, and there are still significant risks in the financial markets. Investors face an elevated risk level, while the low interest rates also mean low return prospects. ATP is therefore expecting 2013 to be another challenging year. With this in mind, ATP will continue to maintain a cautious approach to investments.”……………………………………….Full Article: Source


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