Academics call for more freedom for ATP after huge H1 loss

After ATP’s huge loss in the first half of this year, it might be worth considering whether the pension firm’s room to maneuver should be extended, write a lecturer and professor at Copenhagen Business School.

Jesper Rangvid (pictured) and his colleague Henrik Ramlau-Hansen want politicians to consider extending ATP's freedom. | Photo: Stine Bidstrup/ERH

ATP lost DKK 57.6bn (EUR 7.7bn) on its investments in the first half of 2022, and to change that, politicians should consider allowing the pension fund more investment freedom, a column written by Henrik Ramlau-Hansen and Jesper Rangvid, who both teach at Copenhagen Business School, reads.

”ATP is a super tanker, which takes time to change course. It might therefore be good to consider whether further changes are needed,” the pair wrote in Danish business daily Børsen.

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