The Second Swedish National Pension Fund (AP2) is investing USD 325 million in the American real estate company, US Office Holdings. The company is jointly owned with the South Korean National Pension Fund, NPS, and an affiliate of the American real estate company, Tishman Speyer.
The Second AP Fund posted a total return of 5.8 percent, excluding costs. Relative to benchmark index, return was 0.5 percent, excluding alternative investments and costs. Fund capital increased by SEK 10.6 billion to SEK 227.3 billion for the first half of 2012.
AP2 Women’s Index 2012: The number of female board members is falling while the number of women in management groups is at an all time high
The tenth edition of AP2's annual Women's Index shows that the number of female board members is down somewhat on the previous year, with women making up 22.7 per cent of boards. However, the number of women in company management positions is continuing to increase, reaching 16.3 per cent this year; the highest percentage recorded since the start of the survey in 2003.
The Swedish Government has appointed Ulrika Boëthius, Chairman of Finansförbundet, Lenita Granlund, Negotiations Secretary LO and Niklas Johansson as new members of AP2's board.
Ethical Council’s annual report for 2011 – Sweden’s AP funds making a difference through preventative measures
The Ethical Council's annual report for 2011, which covers joint efforts in the environmental and ethical area between the First, Second, Third and Fourth AP Funds (AP1, AP2, AP3 and AP4), shows positive development for the companies that have been targeted for ongoing dialogue. These improvements can among other things be explained by the Ethical Council's preventative measures and collaboration with other investors.
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