The Railway Pension Fund, Pension Fund and Public Transport SPF Beheer Thursday, June 20th game of the strategic equity portfolio (SAP) the IPN Award for the best long-term investment, a price for institutional investors. The SAP was previously posted by a jury along with three other investments on the shortlist and eventually came out on top as a winner.
The Strategic equity portfolio was set up in 2009 by SPF Beheer in close cooperation with its customers the Railway Pension Fund and Pension Fund Public Transportation. With an investment horizon of seven years, the SAP really focused on the long term. The SAP is distinctive because no benchmark is followed. The fund has three billion assets in 60 to 80 companies. That’s half of the assets in equities SPF Beheer has invested its clients and SPF SPOV. Since starting the SAP achieved a return of 13.2 percent. Marcel Andringa, chief investment officer of SPF Beheer: “With the strategic equity portfolio together we broke new road and new avenues requires mutual trust I am very pleased with the results we have achieved so far and of course with this recognition. . I am therefore very grateful to our customers for the trust. because without trust you get something like this never get off the ground. “
The credit crisis was the reason for the establishment of the fund. The desire was to make the whims of the financial markets. Equity investments less dependent No benchmark as a starting point, but good companies. In addition to a stable and good returns, the SAP a number of strengths. So it is by focusing on a limited number of shares much more possible to investigate the companies to track and monitor. That translates including a sharper view of underlying risks and good opportunities for active ownership.
In total there were seventeen entries from the institutional world for this award. The jury found here a shortlist of four names. The other nominees were Rabo Farm Europe Fund, ASN Milieu & Water Fund and SNS Institutional Microfinance funds. From these nominees the industry chose SAP as the winner.