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Swedish KPA Pension invests €38m in infrastructure

Written by Sunniva Kolostyak
14/03/2019

KPA Pension has decided to invests €38m in European and North American infrastructure to further diversify its portfolio.

The investment, which the pension provider said is part of a continuing focus on infrastructure, is in EQT’s fourth infrastructure fund, which totals €9bn.

For KPA Pension, the investment contributes to the continued diversification of the portfolios through increased exposure to the infrastructure sector, the provider said in a statement.

Furthermore, it said it is a step towards a strategy of investing in assets that provide good risk diversification, with a high risk-adjusted return, as well as a low correlation with the stock market.

In the Folksam Group, which KPA Pension is part of, Folksam Life has invested €32m in the fund.

“The need for infrastructure investments in Europe and North America is expected to grow rapidly as a result of the growing population, urbanisation and that infrastructure for a long time has been underexposed to investments,” KPA Pension said.

“EQT’s fourth infrastructure fund (EQT Infrastructure IV) will focus on energy, transport and logistics, environment, telecom and social infrastructure in these regions.”



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