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AP1 divests from fossil fuels

Första AP-fonden, has decided to no longer invest in fossil fuels. The decision is a result of the funds work to identify and analyse climate-related financial risks in the economy, and in the fund’s investment portfolio.

AP1 2019: Highest return in ten years

Första AP-fonden’s (AP1’s) net investment income for 2019 amounted to SEK 48.6 billion after expenses. This equates to a return of 15.1 per cent, the highest annual return in a decade. Total net assets amounted to SEK 365.8 billion at the year-end.

Kristin Magnusson Bernard new CEO of Första AP-fonden

The Board of Directors of Första AP-fonden (AP1) has appointed Kristin Magnusson Bernard as new CEO of AP1. Ms Magnusson Bernard will assume her new role on September 1, 2020, at the latest, and replaces Teresa Isele who has been Acting CEO since September, 2019.

Första AP-fonden provides additional information regarding the departure of Chief Executive Officer Johan Magnusson

On 2 September, Första AP-fonden (AP1) announced that the board had decided to dismiss Johan Magnusson from his role as Chief Executive Officer due to his violation of the internal regulations of the fund. The fund has now concluded its assessment of the need for confidentiality in accordance with the Swedish Public Access to Information and Secrecy Act in relation to the information, and has decided to publish further details.

Johan Magnusson to leave AP1. Teresa Isele appointed Acting CEO.

The Board of Directors of Första AP-fonden (AP1), Sweden’s First National Pension Fund, has decided to dismiss Johan Magnusson from his post as CEO with immediate effect.

Första AP-fonden’s return for the first half of 2019 was 9.7 per cent after expenses

Första AP-fonden’s (AP1’s) positive net investment income of SEK 31.4 billion for the first six months of 2019 entails an increase in total net assets to SEK 352 billion as per 30 June. AP1 thereby exceeds the long-term target of a real return after expenses of 4.0 per cent over a rolling ten-year period. During the first six months of 2019, SEK 3.0 billion was transferred to the income pension system.

Första AP-fonden has decided to accept the public offer of Oriflame

Första AP-fonden har beslutat att acceptera det publika budet på Oriflame om 227 kronor per aktie.

The Council on Ethics of the Swedish AP Funds Annual Report 2018: New issues in focus during 2018

For more than 10 years, the AP Funds’ Council on Ethics has exercised influence on the AP Funds’ global portfolio of listed companies to improve their environmental, human rights and corporate governance work through engagement and dialogue. During 2018, the engagement and efforts of the Council on Ethics have been directed at problem areas such as Facebook and human rights; the use of pesticides threatening the survival of bees; and the legalisation of cannabis in Canada and the emergence of listed cannabis companies. Other focus areas have been oil companies’ long-term climate work, deforestation in South America, and tailings dams in Brazil.

Swedish AP Funds form new company – Polhem Infra – for investments in infrastructure

AP1, AP3 and AP4 (Swedish National Pension Funds) form a joint company, Polhem Infra, for investments in unlisted Swedish companies focusing on infrastructure.

Första AP-fonden Ownership Report 2018: focus on developing sustainability work and preparing for changes to the AP Funds Act

Första AP-fonden (AP1) publishes its Ownership Report (English version) for 2018 today. Developments in the field of sustainability continued at a fast pace during the year. Intensive preparations were made ahead of the changes to the AP Funds Act, in partnership with the other AP Funds.