Hefty returns force pension giant to rein in private equity investments

Sampension has exceeded its strategic asset allocation for private equity. "It's a bit of an awkward situation," says CIO Henrik Olejasz Larsen.

Henrik Olejasz Larsen, CIO at Sampension | Photo: Sampension/PR

One of Denmark's largest pension companies, Sampension, recently publicized total returns before taxes of 23.4 percent.

Investments in private equity made through private equity and venture funds generated record returns of over 50 percent. However, the pension company must now slow down when it comes to this asset class.

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