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What consolidation means for the AP funds

The five Swedish AP buffer funds will be reduced to three, a new responsible body will be set up to formulate long-term return targets and a reference portfolio, and limits on unlisted investments will be lifted under the new plan put forward by the Swedish Government. These are the findings of The Pension Group, which […]
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Swedish Ethical Council
goes proactive

Moving from reactive engagement to proactively working with companies and regulators to avoid major environmental, social or corporate governance (ESG) events has become a key focus of the Swedish Ethical Council, its new head says. Newly appointed chairwoman Ulrika Danielson says that the council, which is a collaborative engagement effort for the AP 1 to […]
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AP3 drives further portfolio diversification

Investment staff at Sweden’s Third National Pension Fund, AP3, have discretion to make tactical decisions as part of a dynamic asset allocation strategy that along with a drive to diversify investments aims to achieve an ambitious 4 per cent real return target. AP3, public pension system, Swedish AP3, Swedish Pension FundAsset Owner:
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AP3 gets dynamic about risk

Just days before the Swedish AP3 releases its annual results, Amanda White spoke to head of asset management, deputy chief executive, Gustaf Hagerud, about the fund’s new dynamic approach to allocating risk. dynamic asset allocation, Gustaf Hagerud, Swedish AP3Asset Owner: White is responsible for the content across all Conexus Financial’s institutional media and events. In […]
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AP1 doubles alternatives

The Swedish AP1 will nearly double its alternatives allocation in the coming months with plans to invest up to $1.5 billion in hedge funds for the first time. alternatives, AP1, costs, hedge fundsAsset Owner: White is responsible for the content across all Conexus Financial’s institutional media and events. In addition to being the editor of […]
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