At the beginning of 2017, ATP had DKK 29 billion (about EUR 3.9 billion) in derivatives based on international equities, and DKK 2 billion in cash equities. This picture has now been turned on its head. Over the course of the first six months of 2017, ATP has parted with futures in large numbers and bought regular international equities instead. The purpose of this maneuver is to simplify investments strategies and increase active ownership.
"Partly we wanted to simplify our investment platform and some of our investment strategies, and partly we wanted to increase our role as an active investor. In this way we can vote at more general assemblies than we currently can," says the CEO of ATP, Christian Hyldahl, to AMWatch.