Since the mid-1990s, Kirstein has been interested in and analysed the pension sector and pension funds and has in this context produced performance comparisons, assessments, etc. Kirstein was in that way the first company in Denmark to collect accounting data from the pension funds, and this means that we today as the only firm in Denmark have accounting data from all pension funds since 1990.
Kirstein publishes a pension report that describes the returns of the funds in the Danish pension business. The report contains a nuanced analysis of how the funds have gained their returns, which factors have been essential to the individual fund's performance, as well as how the funds differ from each other. The report addresses Danish pension funds and other actors with an interest in an independent and structured examination of their performance. The funds use the report to gain a deeper insight into their placement relative to their competitors, to find inspiration, and to learn our opinion of where the Danish and European pension business is headed.
Furthermore, Kirstein creates customised comparisons and analyses of returns, costs, investment strategies, etc., for the use of the funds’ boards and clients.
The report is published annually in March.