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

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

10 July

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.

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

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

01 July

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.

PWRI, ABP and APG win Pension Pro Awards 2019

PWRI, ABP and APG win Pension Pro Awards 2019

21 June

PWRI won the Golden Pension Pro Award during the Pension Pro annual congress last night. The APG fund can call itself Best Dutch Pension Fund 2019 with this public award. The personal pension pot of ABP and APG’s new public report ‘Walk with us’ won the Pension Pro Award communication prize.

Ronald Wuijster in FT: “People assume there are no savings left”

Ronald Wuijster in FT: “People assume there are no savings left”

20 June

Head of asset management at APG, Ronald Wuijster was profiled in The Financial Times this week, to discuss his asset management work, as well as the many recent pension reform developments in the Netherlands. In the article, he says: “Society is changing, and the pension system needs to become more flexible to incorporate self-employed and freelance workers.”

"UPDATE" Agreement in principle on pension system

15 June

Gerard van Olphen, Chairman of APG Group's Executive Board said: "Today, a new and important step towards a renewed pension system was taken.

APG public report nominated for Pension Pro Award 2019

APG public report nominated for Pension Pro Award 2019

07 June

APG’s new public report ‘Walk with us’ has been nominated for the communication Pension Pro Awards 2019. By casting the report in a bold new interactive video format, APG lets viewers discover for themselves that they can make their own choices regarding their pensions. At the same time APG funds ABP and PWRI have been nominated for the best pension fund of the year award. The awards will be presented on June 20.

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