Alecta’s head of real assets Axel Brändström took the helm a year ago. Charged with building out the real estate allocation in one of the most tumultuous years for the asset class on record, his eye is on e-commerce opportunities and allocations to assets not linked to GDP.
Sarah RundellJanuary 26, 2021
A nuanced environment for modelling cash flows and discount rates in infrastructure comes at a time when pension funds globally are looking to invest more heavily in the asset class. So what should investors be looking out for?
Matthew SmithNovember 5, 2020
Two of the world’s largest pension funds, the $626 billion Dutch APG and the $660 billion National Pension Service of South Korea (NPS), have joined forces in a partnership to invest in private assets including infrastructure and private real estate.
Amanda WhiteOctober 21, 2020
Pension funds around the globe should be putting their high-risk capital towards supporting venture funds that have a track record of seeing value in people, according to Vivienne Ming, Silicon Valley technologist, entrepreneur and theoretical neuroscientist. Ming believes that AI can be used to solve poverty, mental health, inequality and even predict who will spread COVID-19. She says technology can make all of our lives better.
Amanda WhiteOctober 11, 2020