APG achieves important progress toward sustainable goals

News 16 July 2019

News 16 July 2019

In 2018, APG has made significant progress in realizing our pension fund clients’ stated ambitions in the areas of sustainability and responsible investment. This relates, among other things, to the growth of our investments in the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and the progress that has been made in assessing all companies APG can invest in via shares or bonds on the basis of both financial and sustainability factors.

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‘This doesn’t have to be a paper tiger’

News 10 July 2019

News 10 July 2019

Today, APG chairman of the board Gerard van Olphen has signed an agreement in The Hague under which the Dutch financial sector will commit to the targets of the Climate Agreement and the Paris Agreement. He is doing so on behalf of APG and as chairman of the Financing Task Force. The overall sentiment regarding the result is one of satisfaction, although getting to this point was more difficult than he initially thought it would be.

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APG commits up to €370 million to Australian real estate debt

News 01 July 2019

News 01 July 2019

APG has made its first foray into real estate debt within Asia Pacific via dedicated Australian commercial real estate debt manager, MaxCap Group (“MaxCap”). This is a new partnership for APG, who have made an initial commitment to the strategy of €185 million with a further re-up option to increase total commitments to €370 million. The partnership will target first mortgage stretch-senior loans, with a focus on construction lending across multiple real estate asset classes. Initial capital has already been deployed to the first seed loan, which is a mixed-use development in Melbourne.

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Publications

Responsible Investment Report 2018
In 2018, APG has made significant progress in realizing our pension fund clients’ stated ambitions in the areas of sustainability and responsible investment. This relates, among other things, to the growth of our investments in the UN Sustainable Development Goals, and the progress that has been made in assessing all companies APG can invest in via shares or bonds on the basis of both financial and sustainability factors. These results were announced in the Responsible Investment Report 2018, published today.
APG Group N.V. 2018 Annual Report
In 2018 APG achieved an average additional return for its pension funds and their members of 90 basis points compared to the market. At the same time, APG succeeded in reducing its administration costs per participant by 6% to €69.40. APG also gave 850,000 ABP participants an insight into pension assets via the Personal Pension Depot, and 56,000 SPW participants were given a financial action agenda with the launch of Clear Overview and Insight. APG's turnover in 2018 was €1,036 million. The net result was €48 million. These results were announced in the Annual Report 2018 published today.