Gerard van Olphen reappointed chairman of the board APG Group

News 17 February 2020

News 17 February 2020

Gerard van Olphen (1962) has been reappointed by the APG Group supervisory board as chairman of the board of APG, the largest pension provider in the Netherlands. The appointment applies again for a period of four years as of 9th March 2020. The shareholders of APG Groep have approved this appointment and the works council has given positive advice.

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A day on the road with BNR panel member Thijs Knaap

News 13 February 2020

News 13 February 2020

Thijs Knaap, senior strategist at APG AM, has been a panel member of the BNR investment panel for over a year. At BNR they know him as someone who is not tempted by easy sound bites. His style is to have an eye for the broader perspective on the economy, stock markets and his specialty Asia. How does he prepare for a radio broadcast? We tagged along with him for a day.

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"We want to create a sustainable domino effect in aviation"

News 10 February 2020

News 10 February 2020

Airline companies must have decreased their net CO2 emissions to 0 by 2050. This strict requirement is set by a group of 122 big institutional investors in the sector, including APG, which invests over 3.4 billion Euros in the aviation industry by order to ABP, bpfBOUW, SPW and PPF APG. With a jointly managed capital of 6.4 trillion Euros, the investors expect they will be able to make a difference in realizing this goal. What is APG’s contribution going to be? We asked Lucian Peppelenbos, Team Manager GRIG and HansWerner Hitge, senior portfolio manager of Developed Markets Equities.

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Publications

White paper - Pension infrastructure technology assessment
This paper is the summary of a distributed ledger technology (DLT) assessment and its outcome. The assessment was commissioned by APG on behalf of a consortium of pension stakeholders who joined forces in the Pension Infrastructure (PI) project. The latter is a unique Dutch pension use case that aims at increasing operational efficiency, improving participant experience, and creating value for society.

The key question was: can we use DLT to better organise the Dutch pension system, and is it technically feasible? To answer it, we developed a custom framework, leading to distilled insights in the rapidly maturing and volatile DLT market. The assessment was carried out in Q1 2019 by APG, PGGM and Accenture. TNO has supported this effort through contributing knowledge and feedback throughout the process.
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.