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Första AP-fonden

Första AP-fonden (AP1) manages part of the capital in Sweden’s national income pension system. The fund’s medium-term return target on the total portfolio after costs is 3.0 per cent real per year measured over rolling ten-year periods starting in 2020. The long-term return target (over 40 years) is 4 per cent average annual real return after costs.

Our assets of SEK 431,5 billion are distributed across a global portfolio consisting of equities, fixed-income securities, real estate, infrastructure, private equity funds and hedge funds.

We invest sustainably and long-term, and practise responsible ownership.

Net assets (SEK)
as of June 30 2021

431.5 bn

Average real annual return
last ten years

8.0 %

Transfers to pension system
as of June 30 2021

4.2 bn

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News archive

The AP Funds to conduct a strategic review of the Council on Ethics

The First, Second, Third and Fourth AP funds will jointly conduct a strategic review of the Council on Ethics, as ESG and responsible investment practices are increasingly integrated into the AP Funds' asset management strategies and objectives. In connection to this, John Howchin, Secretary General of the Council on Ethics since 2009, announces that he is leaving his role.

Search for Emerging Markets Small Cap Managers

Första AP-Fonden har sedan 2013 investeringar i småbolagsaktier på tillväxtmarknaderna, förvaltat kapital är per den 30/6 6.2 miljarder SEK. Som en del i fondens investeringsprocess upphandlas samtliga mandat återkommande. Nu lanserar AP1 en upphandling av mandatet ovan och uppmuntrar förvaltare som förvaltar småbolagsaktier i tillväxtmarknader att delta i processen.

Rapid economic rebound and high market activity enabled a strong financial result

The first half of 2021 was characterised by high global capital market activity backed by a rapid economic rebound and strong risk appetite. Första AP-fonden’s (AP1) financial return for the first half of 2021 was 11.0 per cent before expenses and 10.9 per cent after expenses. A total of SEK 4.2 billion was transferred to the income pension system and at the end of June 2021 the Fund had assets under management of SEK 431.5 billion.

Joint AP Funds company invests USD 400 million in Northvolt

4 to 1 Investments KB, a company owned jointly by the Swedish National Pension (AP) Funds (AP1, AP2, AP3, AP4), is investing USD 400 million in Northvolt by participating in $2.75 billion private placement.

Meet AP1 on LinkedIn

On AP1’s LinkedIn page you will find news, comments and vacancies. You can also meet some of our employees, who share what it’s like to work at AP1.

AP1 on LinkedIn

Emil Danmo

Exceeding the long-term goal

The average annual real return after expenses for the past ten-year period is 7,0 per cent, which is higher than the target of 4.0 per cent.

New law paves the way for higher returns

Första AP-fonden’s range of investments is governed by the National Pension Insurance Funds (AP Funds) Act. A change in the law is expected to improve the ability to act in pensioners’ best interests.

Photo: Melker Dahlstrand/Sveriges Riksdag.

“The Fund is persistent and makes demands”

“AP1 is a good owner that is persistent, but also places clear demands on sustainability and profitability,” says Mikael Granath, MD of real estate company Willhem.

Photo: Willhem