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APG and Corsair acquire majority of the interests in Spanish toll road operator Itínere

APG and Corsair acquire majority of the interests in Spanish toll road operator Itínere

10 September

APG and funds managed by Corsair Infrastructure Partners (“Corsair”) have agreed to acquire and have exercised rights to reach a 59.2% majority of the interests in Itínere Infraestructuras S.A. (“Itínere”) at a € 1,300 million (on a 100% basis) equity valuation. Itínere is a major Spanish infrastructure management company that operates five toll road concessions, all fully operational, in Northern Spain.

Pipelines Tar Sand: biggest impact as active shareholder

Pipelines Tar Sand: biggest impact as active shareholder

31 July

Greenpeace asks pension funds and other investor to sell assets in companies that build pipelines for the transport of tar sands. They have also approached ABP and APG.

Peter Branner appointed CIO of APG Asset Management

Peter Branner appointed CIO of APG Asset Management

31 July

APG Asset Management has appointed Peter Branner (54) as Chief Investment Officer (CIO) starting September 1st 2018. In this role, he will be responsible for the overall investment operations and further optimize sustainable and long term returns in line with the APG strategy. Branner will report to Ronald Wuijster, CEO of APG Asset Management and member of the Executive Board of APG Group responsible for asset management. The appointment of Peter Branner, as of September 1 2018, has been approved by AFM. APG Asset Management is part of APG Group NV, the Netherlands’ largest pension delivery organization. APG Group manages €479 billion in pension assets and ensures that over 4.5 million people can be confident that their accrued pension rights are being invested, administered, and paid out correctly.

Sustainable investments increase to more than €55 billion

Sustainable investments increase to more than €55 billion

24 July

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.

Bart Le Blanc steps down as Chair of Supervisory Board APG Group

Bart Le Blanc steps down as Chair of Supervisory Board APG Group

20 July

As of July 22, Bart Le Blanc (71) is stepping down as Chair of the Supervisory Board of APG Group. He had been on the Supervisory Board since 2014, and is finishing his term as scheduled. Until a successor is appointed, Vice-Chair of the Supervisory Board Pieter Jongstra, will temporarily carry out his tasks. Bart Le Blanc will remain a member of the Supervisory Board of APG Asset Management, and will be installed as Chair of that Board on July 22.

Marcel Prins on Using Alternative Data in Institutional Investing

Marcel Prins on Using Alternative Data in Institutional Investing

25 June

Marcel Prins (COO APG AM), together with Ashby Monk and Dane Rook from Stanford University published a thought leading article on using Alternative data in Institutional Investing.

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