APG invests €250 million in Smart City Infrastructure Fund

News 13 November 2018

News 13 November 2018

Whitehelm Capital and APG, on behalf of ABP and other pension fund clients, announced today the first close of the Smart City Infrastructure Fund (the “Fund”), an investment vehicle set-up to pool pension fund investments in select Smart City infrastructure across Europe, North America, Australia and other major urban areas in the world. The Fund is launched with an initial commitment of €250 million from pension investor APG.

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Francine van Dierendonck appointed to APG's Executive Board

News 01 November 2018

News 01 November 2018

Francine van Dierendonck (42) has been appointed to the Executive Board of APG Group NV (the largest pension administrator in the Netherlands) effective November 1st 2018. She will be responsible for ‘Participant and Employer Services,’ a new portfolio within the APG Executive Board. This appointment sees the board expanded from four to five members. ‘Participant and Employer Services’ was created to support the expected changes to the role of participants and employers in the pension system. Key elements of its role include providing information, advice and support for employers and participants.In light of the fact that services in this field are still being developed, she will also be responsible for the portfolio ‘Innovation & Ventures, which is part of ‘Participant and Employer Services’. The appointment is for a period of four years and has been approved by supervisors. APG Group manages 485 billion euro in pension assets and ensures that over 4.5 million people can trust that their accrued pension rights will be invested, administrated and paid out correctly.

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APG supports call service for lonely elderly people

News 05 October 2018

News 05 October 2018

As many as 1.4 million elderly people in the Netherlands face loneliness. As many as 200,000 of these people are extremely lonely. That means that social contact is anything but a matter of course for this vulnerable group of people. They only see another person once a month. To support them, APG is entering into a partnership with the The (Dutch) National Foundation for the Elderly. APG is adopting Zilverlijn: A free telephone service for elderly senior citizens who indicate that they would like to receive one phone call a week from an enthusiastic volunteer. As well as the financial support, APG employees will also be making phone calls to lonely elderly people voluntarily. The affiliation with The National Foundation for the Elderly is the first project in a series of initiatives with which APG will make an extra effort for Dutch society in the years to come.

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Responsible Investment Report 2017
The APG investments contributing to the United Nation's development goals, have increased to €55.3 billion in 2017. Today, we as APG published the Responsible Investment Report 2017, which shows for the first time which part of our investments contribute to such issues as combating poverty, quality education, and affordable and clean energy. Read for more information about this and our other steps our Responsible Investment Report 2017 here.
APG Group N.V. 2017 Annual Report
APG achieved an average return over 2017 of around 7 percent (over the different funds, this varied from 5.6 to 7.9 percent) for its pension funds and their participants. At the same time, APG succeeded in reducing the implementation costs per participant whilst maintaining high quality service provision. APG is a financially healthy organization. APG’s turnover for 2017 was €1,052 million. The net result was €47 million. These results were announced in the Annual Report 2017 published today.