Denmark's ATP splits alpha and beta to score the most goals

Tue Apr 6, 2010



The Nordic company sets out to be the world's best pension provider in 2010.


The Nordic company sets out to be the world's best pension provider in 2010. By Pirkko Juntunen


It is not often that it is entirely appropriate to bring in football - or soccer for US readers - into writing about pension funds. But in the case of Denmark's ATP, one of the largest pension providers in the country, it is entirely relevant. ATP, it seems, has the same goal as the Danish national football team, namely to become the world champion in 2010.


Bjarne Graven Larsen


ATP has long stated its aim of becoming the best pension provider in the world in 2010. That is bold talk, particularly from the normally self-effacing Scandinavians, but having weathered the storm of the past few years without having to touch its reserves, perhaps they are able to achieve what they have set out to do.

In 2009, ATP, which manages $73 billion, returned 8.5% as a...

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