APG Asset Management has appointed Peter Branner (54) as Chief Investment Officer (CIO) starting September 1st 2018. In this role, he will be responsible for the overall investment operations and further optimize sustainable and long term returns in line with the APG strategy. Branner will report to Ronald Wuijster, CEO of APG Asset Management and member of the Executive Board of APG Group responsible for asset management. The appointment of Peter Branner, as of September 1 2018, has been approved by AFM. APG Asset Management is part of APG Group NV, the Netherlands’ largest pension delivery organization. APG Group manages €479 billion in pension assets and ensures that over 4.5 million people can be confident that their accrued pension rights are being invested, administered, and paid out correctly.
Peter Branner has more than 25 years of investment experience. Before joining APG, he served as CEO/CIO of Swedish SEB Investment Management in Stockholm. In this role he was responsible for the overall investment process at the firm and its broad range of funds and institutional mandates covering all major asset classes with in excess of €100 billion in assets under management. Previously, Peter was CIO at Fortis Investments’ Multi Management Division in London. Before that role, he served as Managing Director of IKANO Fund Management in Luxembourg and held other investment positions within the IKANO Group. Peter Branner graduated from Copenhagen Business School with a BSc in economics and a MSc in business administration.
Ronald Wuijster, CEO of APG Asset Management and member of the Executive Board of APG Group responsible for asset management: “At APG, we believe in good pensions in a sustainable world. Over the past years we have managed to realize very good investment returns. These results are crucial in order to pay participants’ pensions today and in the future. After all, of every pension euro that is paid, some 80 cents are realized by return on investments. At the same time, we are working closely with pension funds to make our investing activities more sustainable every day. I am very happy that Peter Branner is now joining our team as CIO and I am looking forward to continuing our work in achieving our ambitious goals together.”
Bart Le Blanc, Chairman of the Supervisory Board at APG Asset Management “APG is among the top investment institutions in the world with over €479 billion in pension assets under management. Our pension fund clients and their participants expect our investment activities to be top notch. This is why we are pleased with the appointment of Peter Branner, a seasoned executive in our field. He has broad international experience in the area of long-term investing and we are therefore fully confident that he is the right person to make the difference for our funds and their participants when it comes to asset management.”