AP4 prepares for new investment opportunities

The changes to the investment guidelines for the AP Funds are near. These changes will are planned to be implemented in two steps. The first step, which will give the AP Funds increased possibilities to allocate to illiquid investments, will be effective as of January 1, 2019. The second step, which aims to enable the AP Funds to invest in unlisted instruments directly, is planned to take effect on July 1, 2019. These changes are a welcome modernization of the current investment guidelines that are almost 20 years old by now.

AP4 prepares for the new investment guidelines for the AP Funds that are expected to be implemented during 2019 and recruits Jenny Askfelt Ruud as new head of Alternative Investments. Jenny Askfelt Ruud will assume the position in September 2018 and she will gradually strengthen the team in order to meet the new investment opportunities that arise with the new investment guidelines.

”We are very happy to have recruited Jenny Askfelt Ruud as head of Alternative Investments at AP4. Jenny has a long background from unlisted direct investments, long-term ownership and sustainability from inter alia the investment company Ratos, McKinsey and Morgan Stanley. These are experiences that we seek going forward now that we get an increased and broader investment mandate.” comments Niklas Ekvall, CEO of AP4.

”I am looking forward to the opportunity to develop AP4’s strategy and position within alternative investments together with Niklas and the team at AP4. Given the new investment regulations, this gives AP4 the opportunity to think wide and new. Together with the ambition to integrate sustainability, this is an exciting opportunity. I hope to contribute with my experience and grow the portfolio of unlisted, sustainable investments.” says Jenny Askfelt Ruud, incoming Head of Alternative Investments at AP4.


Tobias Fransson, Head of Strategy & Sustainability
tel: 468-787 75 28
email: tobias.fransson@ap4.se