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AP3 appoints Maria Björklund as Head of Alternative Investments

Maria Björklund has been appointed Head of Alternative Investments and will take up the position on February 1st.

Maria joined AP3 2018 as Portfolio Manager for International -real estate and Infrastructure. Prior to that, Maria worked at AMF, primarily with infrastructure investments, and prior to that she built up and developed Posten Pensionsstiftelse’s portfolio of Alternative Investments for many years.

 Maria has a solid background as a manager of unlisted assets and in addition to real estate and infrastructure, she has also managed private equity and private debt. She also has experience as an fixed income manager with focus on the domestic market.

 Maria succeeds Bengt Hellström, who has chosen to leave the role as manager after deservingly building up and developing AP3’s Alternative Investments for 20 years. Bengt Hellström will continue to work at the fund until further notice.

For any further information, please contact:

Lil Larås Lindgren, Head of Communications, Tel: +46 (0)8 555 17123 lil.lindgren@ap3.se

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AP3 is one of five funds that manage capital on behalf of the Swedish state pension system. The Fund had SEK 386.4 billion of assets under management as at 30 June 2020. AP3 is tasked by Parliament with generating maximum possible benefit for the state pension system by managing its fund capital responsibly and delivering strong investment returns at a low level of risk.