APG builds absolute return platform on two separate pillars

Thu Nov 5, 2009



Size and capacity is frequently discussed in the world of hedge funds. It is also an issue that many large institutional investors face. Although being large is often an advantage due to the clout it gives, it also makes true diversification more difficult.


The $305 billion Dutch fund takes hedge fund investing to a new level, where innovation and strategic partnership is key. By Pirkko Juntunen

Size and capacity is frequently discussed in the world of hedge funds. It is also an issue that many large institutional investors face. Although being large is often an advantage due to the clout it gives, it also makes true diversification more difficult.


Gerlof de Vrij


The issue of global diversification is something All Pensions Group (APG), the Dutch pensions' administrator and asset manager has become an expert in. Its innovative projects cover the entire spectrum of asset classes but are widely used in its absolute return investments. Apart from innovation, strategic partnerships are also key to APG Asset Management, which is juggling a pot totalling $305 billion.

APG, which is one of the world's largest institutional investors, has a two-pronged approach to absolute return investments, with Global...

ISSN: 2151-1845 / CDC10004H

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