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About ATP

ATP is Denmark’s largest pension and insurance company, working on behalf of almost every citizen in companies in Denmark, including ATP Livslang Pension (Lifelong Pension), a mandatory scheme to secure contributions to the state pension, and to which more than 4.7 million Danes make contributions.

ATP is also involved in pension investment activities in both Denmark and abroad, and with total assets of nearly DKK 600 billion, is one of the largest pension investors in Europe.

ATP wishes to integrate social responsibility in its investments and adopted the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) in 2006.

Three good pieces of advice from ATP

  • Active ownership should be an integral part of the investment process, and this can be assured by portfolio managers and not external players managing the active ownership, and that a common approach is maintained among the portfolio managers.
  • Dialogue generally leads to better results than confrontation.
  • Active ownership can be used for more than just behavioural changes in cooperative societies – it can also be used to obtain more information about a company, leading to better investment decisions.