Danish pension funds divided on government bond exposure

Danish pension companies have different stances on investing in goverment bonds. PFA has divested from the asset class, while Danica and Velliv are holding on to bonds in their portfolios. AP Pension and Pensiondanmark have adjusted their bond exposure.

Velliv's headquarters in Ballerup, Copenhagen | Photo: PR/Velliv

The question of whether government bonds are a safe harbor or risk being a losing investment due to interest rate increases is a divisive one.

PFA and Danica disagreed on the matter in Danish business daily Børsen earlier this week, as PFA sees interest rate increases as risky, meaning they have divested from government bonds.

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