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Our mission

AP3’s mission is to generate maximum possible benefit for the current and future pensioners through responsible investment and management of the pension system buffer.

AP3 contribute to the stability of the income pension system

As a manager of the Swedish public’s pension assets, AP3 works diligently with its portfolio to ensure pension disbursements, and we have achieved our 3.5% annual return target since our inception in 2001. AP3 is one of five funds tasked with helping protect the Swedish public pension system for current and future pensioners through responsible investment and management of the pension buffer.

AP3’s overarching mission is to manage the fund capital in the best interests of the income pension system by generating high returns at low risk. This allows the Fund to live up to its two core roles in the pension system: to serve as a buffer in the event of an imbalance in inflows and outflows in the system, and to help create stability in the pension system.

We create favorable means for successful asset management by constantly remaining focused on the target. The commitment to the pension system is based on the mission stipulated in the National Pension Insurance Funds Act (in swedish).

By investing in both listed and unlisted assets locally and globally, we have crafted a portfolio that is more robust in periods of financial uncertainty than a traditional portfolio exclusively comprising listed equities and bonds.


Meeting our target since inception in 2001

Over time, pension assets and pensions are calibrated with the income index to illustrate adherence with wage developments in society at large. The income index is a measurement of the average income in Sweden and is calculated on the basis of the average of all pension-entitled income for individuals aged 16-64.

Asset management that makes a difference

For AP3, it is important to create long-term value both in the choice of investments and in the management of the companies in our portfolio. We have an extensive sustainability responsibility that is well integrated into our investment operations. Our sustainability responsibility involves both active corporate governance and a responsible approach to both environmental and social issues.

AP3 manages a globally diversified portfolio consisting of listed shares, interest-bearing assets and alternative investments such as unlisted shares, properties, forests and infrastructure.

AP3 in short

  • 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.
  • Our mission includes promoting sustainable development through responsible ownership and investment.
  • Staffan Hansén is the CEO of AP3 and the Chairman of the board is Christina Lindenius.
Total return -5.8 % after expenses 12/31/2022.