Dutch pension provider APG has increased its commitment to Australian commercial real estate debt by A$600 million via leading investment manager, MaxCap Group.
For the Dutch pension fund manager, actively investing in the communications industry means keeping an eye on new technology, regulations, and consumer behaviour to continue to outperform their index.
Efforts are focusing on shareholder resolutions and access to independent directors
New rules to address Hong Kong's low level of female board representation are the subject of fierce debate.
Dutch pension fund manager APG, logistics company ESR and the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board plan to double the total equity investment capacity of their second joint venture in Korea, bringing it up to $2 billion.
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The growth of private equity fund ownership of multi-family residences will drive up rents and volatility. Limiting rent increases can help, but only to a point, the APG head of European real estate said.
Singapore’s GIC teams up with Dutch pension fund APG to acquire a substantial stake in hospitality brand The Student Hotel valued at $2.22 billion; Omers Infrastructure plans to take over Australian mobile tower assets developer Stilmark for undisclosed sum; Malaysia's Employees Provident Fund reported an 18% decline in gross investment income for Q1 2022; and more.
Investors repurposing buildings for multi-family rental say they are willing to give up returns in exchange for environmental benefits.
Dutch pension provider APG’s Asian ESG head points out conflicts of interest for conglomerates and calls for stricter punishments on greenwashing.
The Dutch pension fund says it will push for improvements in ESG practices of its portfolio companies in South Korea and Japan with active engagement, including lobbying the government and the media and using its voting rights.
Major asset owners, such as APG, NZ Super and AustralianSuper, are looking to invest in data centres in Asia even as the demand for these assets outstrips the current supply.