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"Our ability to change is considerably larger than we thought"

Published on: 12 June 2020

How do three top managers in Dutch business deal with the company- and personal challenges that the global corona crisis poses for themselves and the organization?

 

What insights has the crisis yielded so far, what does Activity Based Working mean for the organization and what will these managers take into account in the much-discussed 'new normal'?

 

These questions were at the heart of a virtual roundtable on leadership in crisis time with directors from different sectors. Board member Annette Mosman was one of them.

 

Read the full article (Dutch) in Management Scope.

 

Photography: ABN AMRO / Maartje Geels / APG

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APG, NPS and Swiss Life acquire Portuguese toll road operator Brisa

APG, NPS and Swiss Life acquire Portuguese toll road operator Brisa

Published on: 28 April 2020

APG, the National Pension Service of Korea (NPS) and Swiss Life Asset Managers have entered into an agreement to acquire an 81.1% majority interests in Brisa, a leading European toll road platform. The sellers value the company at more than €3 billion.

Brisa holds a total of 21 motorways in Portugal with a total length of over 1,500 km. The network covers the fundamental axis of the Portuguese road system, with over 7.5 million customers driving on the roads per year.

 

Jan-Willem Ruisbroek, Head of Global Infrastructure Investment Strategy at APG: “This investment in Brisa, on behalf of our pension fund client ABP, matches our strategy to deliver stable, long term returns in prime infrastructure assets worldwide. The company benefits from a high quality and well diversified road network and is a key contribution of economic development to Portugal. We now look forward to working with José de Mello and our consortium partners to facilitate the continued delivery of high-quality service for motorists and commuters and continue innovating in the road and mobility services segment.”

APG makes this investment on behalf of its pension fund clients ABP and APG PPF.

Closing of the transaction is subject to approval by the relevant regulators, which should occur during the third quarter of this year.

 

Read the press release here

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APG contribution to Netspar research on housing, care and pension

APG contribution to Netspar research on housing, care and pension

Published on: 1 February 2016

The theme of housing, care and retirement is high on the agenda of the ESC and various ministries. It is also subject within the broad social dialogue pension. From the point of financial planning for the individual household did the Netspar project "Housing and Retirement 'research into better alignment of the three domains.

 

Roadmap integrated approach

The government is taking in favor of a combination of more customization and choice, to better meet the characteristics and preferences of participants. From the point of financial planning for the individual household did the Netspar project group "Housing and Retirement 'research into better alignment of the three domains. On that appeared in early February 2016 "The roadmap to a more integrated approach to housing, care and retirement.

 

Big impact

The connection between housing, care and pension may, by the great impact it has on the financial life planning, relevant to many people, whether they are building up pension, have their own home or in need of additional (elderly) care. Housing takes the connection to retire somewhere else than care. Housing has as retirement savings a role in capital formation /, while care is more an insurance character. Nevertheless, there are relevant links between care and retirement living, think live at home longer by the elderly or the use of a one-off retirement for specific uninsured care needs. The report describes the trends, problems and solutions.