More attention for pensions in investigative journalism

News 13 September 2019

News 13 September 2019

To make the subject more transparent and to serve the social significance, pension will become a permanent theme on Follow The Money, the platform for investigative journalism. Editor-in-chief Eric Smit: “Pension is everyone’s business. But at the same time, it is such a complicated matter, it requires expertise we are lacking in Dutch journalism. We are now training such expert.”

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'Global SDI Asset Owner Platform is leading the way on sustainable investing’

News 11 September 2019

News 11 September 2019

Applying pioneering technology, APG and PGGM are taking the next step in developing a common approach for investments that contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDIs). They will establish a platform, which will build on the infrastructure APG has developed with its data scientists team Entis. “Together, we are leading the way on sustainable investing and Artificial Intelligence-driven technology”, says Claudia Kruse, Managing Director, heading up APG’s Global Responsible Investment & Governance team.

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“Communication is not the solution if you don’t offer meaningful choices”

News 11 September 2019

News 11 September 2019

How do people make pension choices? Professor Henriëtte Prast speaks during the APG Summer Course - an inspiration meeting for directors of pension funds - about the application of insights from behavioral economics in the customer journey.

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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.