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LGIM creates next-generation ESG index fund from AP1's extensive wish list

Swedish pension fund AP1 and one of the world's largest asset managers have collaborated on and created an emerging market index fund addressing multiple ESG dimensions. "Instead of using the stick, we now also have the carrot," Tina Rönnholm, External Partnerships & Innovation at AP1, tells AMWatch in a double interview with LGIM.

Tina Rönnholm, External Partnerships & Innovation at AP1. | Photo: PR/AP1/Peter Phillips

Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) is now launching the L&G Emerging Market Equity Future Core [Index] Fund. The new passive fund has been developed in collaboration with the Swedish public pension fund AP1 and addresses multiple ESG dimensions. The fund is also available to institutional and wholesale investors in Europe.

To AP1, the new fund has been on the way for quite a long time. The pension fund has always kept passive investments as part of its SEK 355bn (EUR 35bn) portfolio, but the passive portfolio typically had problems relating to specific holdings.

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