Pensam keeps asset managers on a short leash with ESG
Having systemized its screening process, Pensam now analyzes its asset managers' efforts on environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria. The Danish pension provider plans to follow up on these results, and asset managers failing to move in a positive direction will be ousted, says CEO Torsten Fels.
Farmland has performed well in an otherwise horrendous year for risky assets. Institutional investors generally search for uncorrelated return streams, potential green benefits and inflation hedges, and while the asset class ticks these boxes, it also comes with significant risks.
PFA’s real estate department is changing its strategy in expectation of more interest rate increases and recession, says the head of Nordic real estate, while three projects are being paused as ”it didn’t make sense to keep going.”
New opportunities to allocate more to riskier assets mean changes are being made at ATP. A restructuring of the central IT system has been the toughest nut to crack in the restructuring, which has been described as the most comprehensive change in the pension giant’s 60-year history.