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Dialogue has limited power for Ethical Council

The Ethical Council, a collaboration between the Swedish funds AP1-4, concluded dialogues with four companies in 2009 after achieving its ethical objectives, but unsuccessful dialogue with Elbit Systems has resulted in the funds excluding the company from their portfolios effective immediately. Asset Owner:AP Fonden 1 (AP1)AP Fonden 2 (AP2)AP Fonden 3 (AP3)AP Fonden 4 (AP4) […]

Sweden’s AP3 on the hunt for active credit exposures

The $27.3 billion Tredje AP-Fonden (AP3) of Sweden has instituted a search for active fixed income managers to run portfolios of US, European and UK credit. AP3Asset Owner: Simon Mumme is the editor of Investment Magazine, the market leading monthly publication which focuses on the Australian institutional investment industry. He has been writing about funds […]

Unlisted infrastructure on pension fund radar

Global pension fund allocations to unlisted infrastructure have grown in recent years but Australian pension funds continue to lead the way when it comes to actual investments according to a report published by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), which also called for more help from governments in enhancing the investment environment. infrastructure, […]
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Reducing risk not risky asset classes: AP3

Sweden’s Third National Pension Fund, AP3, has rejigged its long-term strategic asset allocation and increased its exposure to alternatives. Kristen Paech talks to chief investment officer Erik Valtonen about the reasons behind the changes. Asset Owner:AP Fonden 3 (AP3)