AP1 rakes through value chain to harvest higher returns

The pension fund began to overhaul its asset management model a few years ago. CEO Kristin Magnusson Bernard explains how AP1 navigates the decision between external and internal management, and why private equity is an asset class to believe in.

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All of Sweden’s AP-funds have published their annual reports and AP1 came out on top in terms of returns with a 20.8 percent portfolio increase for 2021.

The strong figure was -- as with the other AP funds and as well as Nordic pension funds -- due to a booming stock market and a historic year for private equity.

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