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​We provide services in the field of pension management, integral asset management and executive advice to pension funds, affiliated employers and their employees. On June 30, 2017 , we managed pension assets worth EUR 206 billion for different pension funds. In addition, we are developing supplementary services in the fields of pensions, healthcare, living and working for employers and the more than 725,000 members we have in the health and social sector.

​By linking these domains to one another, we are helping them realise a valuable future.

For media questions, please contact one of our spokes persons: Maurice Wilbrink. Or call +31 (0)30 277 97 35.


"I aim to bring PGGM and the media closer together. This is, without doubt, an interesting challenge at this time of economic crisis; a time when the question as to what is to happen to pensions is extremely topical. The experts at PGGM have an opinion about this, and it is this opinion that I communicate to the media. In addition, many people find pensions a complicated subject. Consequently, it is my task to ensure our message is communicated in a way that is comprehensible. This is something I greatly enjoy; as there is always an easy way of explaining difficult subjects."

What has already been published?

You can find an overview of our blogs, in the media-articles, position papers and video's in the archive on the page What we think.

 

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  1. PGGM and Rockspring launch EUR 250M Berlin joint venture

    ​​Commitment to invest in ‘tech hot spots’ real estate

    • PGGM
    • 05 July 2017
    • Press release
    • 0 reactie(s)
  2. Else Bos resigns as CEO of PGGM on 1 November 2017

    ​On 1 November 2017, Else Bos will resign as Chief Executive Officer at PGGM to take on a new position elsewhere. Her new employer will be announced in due course.

    • PGGM
    • 31 May 2017
    • Press release
    • 0 reactie(s)
  3. Dutch financial sector backs the SDG's

    ​The 17 UN Sustainability Goals are a valuable reference for the sustainable investments of financial institutions, thinks Else Bos.

    • Else Bos
    • 07 December 2016
    • Blog
    • 0 reactie(s)
  4. Dutch institutional investors embrace Sustainable Development Goals

    ​Last year, the UN set out the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2030, a set of 17 highly ambitious goals relating to climate, poverty, health care, education, and other challenges. Institutional and private investment capital is critically needed to help finance the $5-7 trillion that is needed each year to finance the 2030 Agenda.

    • PGGM
    • 06 December 2016
    • Press release
    • 0 reactie(s)
  5. PGGM and Foncière Atland start office joint venture in Paris and Ile-de-France

    ​French real estate company Foncière Atland and Dutch pension fund manager PGGM have today announced the launch of a Paris and Ile-de-France office partnership. The joint venture has an allocation of circa €250 million to invest. It has successfully completed its first investment, 38 rue de la République, in Montreuil.

    • PGGM
    • 29 November 2016
    • Press release
    • 0 reactie(s)
  6. Statement by PGGM Outcome of NXP remuneration package unacceptable

    ​PGGM has taken note of the size of the remuneration that the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of NXP will receive on the successful acquisition of NXP by US company Qualcomm. It is our view that the outcome of (bonus) shares and stock options that have been granted, the total amount of which can exceed $400 million, is utterly unacceptable. As a responsible investor of Dutch pension assets, we consider such levels of remuneration in our societal context inappropriate.

    • PGGM
    • 04 November 2016
    • Statement
    • 0 reactie(s)
  7. American Tower Corporation and PGGM announce creation of European joint venture

    ​Boston, Massachusetts and Zeist, Netherlands – American Tower Corporation (NYSE AMT) and Dutch asset manager PGGM today announced entry into a definitive agreement to form a joint venture (“ATC Europe”), which will focus on pursuing telecommunications real estate investment opportunities in select countries on the continent. At closing, AMT will contribute its German assets into ATC Europe and PGGM will acquire a 49% interest in ATC Europe. American Tower will retain operational control and day-to-day oversight of ATC Europe.

    • PGGM
    • 27 October 2016
    • Press release
    • 0 reactie(s)
  8. Frank Roeters van Lennep new CIO Private Markets PGGM Investments

    ​Frank Roeters (57) van Lennep will be Chief Investment Officer Private Markets (CIO) of PGGM Investments. He will succeed Ruulke Bagijn who left PGGM in May for a position at AXA Investment Management.

    • PGGM
    • 15 September 2016
    • Press release
    • 0 reactie(s)
  9. BAM and PGGM further strengthen joint venture

    Royal BAM Group and Dutch pension fund administrator PGGM announce an increased commitment to their joint venture.

    • PGGM
    • 11 July 2016
    • Press release
    • 0 reactie(s)
  10. A European Pensions Tracking Service is feasible and beneficial for citizens and pension providers alike

    ​"As a defender of workers’ rights, including their right to a safe mobility and to continuous information, I am pleased to see the emergence of a European project aimed at tracking pension rights across Europe. ​ In my view, seeking a truly European solution instead of applying a pre-existing system on a European scale is a sensible choice," said the President of the European Economic and Social Committee George Dassis at a conference organised jointly by the TTYPE (Track and Trace Your Pension in Europe) Consortium and the EESC.

    • PGGM
    • 02 June 2016
    • Press release
    • 0 reactie(s)
  11. PGGM invests 9 billion euros in solutions

    ​Pension investor PGGM invested one billion euros in ‘solutions’ last year investments that not only yield a competitive financial return, but also have a tangible impact in the areas of climate, water, food and health. Total investments in this category reached 8.9 billion euros at the end of 2015.

    • Maurice Wilbrink
    • 25 May 2016
    • Press release
    • 0 reactie(s)
  12. FSB names additional members of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures

    ​The Financial Stability Board (FSB) today announced the names of additional members of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) for phase 2 of the work of the Task Force. The Task Force, which was created in December, is developing voluntary, consistent climate-related financial disclosures for use by companies in providing information to lenders, insurers, investors and other stakeholders. More effective disclosures will help to reduce financial stability risks by avoiding an abrupt repricing of financial assets as the impact of climate change becomes clearer.

  13. Ruulke Bagijn to join AXA Investment Managers - Real Assets in Paris

    ​Ruulke Bagijn, Chief Investment Officer for Private Markets, leaves pension fund service provider PGGM. As from 1 May 2016, she will be Global Head of Real Assets Private Equity of AXA Investment Managers - Real Assets (“AXA IM - Real Assets”) in Paris.

    • PGGM
    • 07 March 2016
    • Press release
    • 0 reactie(s)
  14. Legal & General and PGGM announce 3000 new homes with £600M build to rent partnership

    ​Legal & General Capital (LGC) and Dutch pension fund manager, PGGM, have today announced the launch of a Build to Rent partnership. The partnership will initially invest £600m into building purpose built private rental housing across the UK, providing over 3000 homes.

  15. PGGM enters into EUR 2.3 billion risk sharing transaction in Spain

    ​PGGM and Banco Santander have entered into a risk sharing transaction related to a portfolio of Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) loans originated by Banco Santander in Spain. The private transaction involves a portfolio of EUR 2.3 billion consisting of more than 6,000 loans to Santander’s clients in Spain.

    • Press Release
    • 11 January 2016
    • Press release
    • 0 reactie(s)
  16. PGGM, PKA contribute to fight against climate change

    ​Danish PKA and Dutch PGGM call for political action in joint report​​

    • PGGM
    • 19 November 2015
    • Press release
    • 0 reactie(s)
  17. PFZW halves the CO2 footprint of its investments

    ​Stronger focus on sustainability protects pension savings

    • Press Release
    • 17 November 2015
    • Press release
    • 1 reactie(s)
  18. GeoPhy and PGGM: towards total CO2 transparency in real estate

    ​Data analytics platform GeoPhy and pension investor PGGM will join forces in an exclusive collaboration to map the global real estate portfolios, which PGGM administers for its clients, on sustainability and CO2 footprint. For the first time, full transparency will be achieved on the CO2 effects of global real estate investments through the technology developed by GeoPhy and the use of ‘big data’.

    • Press Release
    • 23 October 2015
    • Press release
    • 0 reactie(s)
  19. Rijkswaterstaat and OpenIJ consortium reach financial close on the new sea lock at IJmuiden

    ​Rijkswaterstaat and the OpenIJ consortium have reached financial close for the contract to design, construct, finance and maintain a new sea lock at IJmuiden. The OpenIJ consortium consists of BAM-PGGM, VolkerWessels and DIF. The contract value is approximately €500 million.

  20. Mylan prohibits use of medication for capital punishment

    ​U.S. pharmaceutical company adheres to requests of PFZW and PGGM

    • Press Release
    • 01 October 2015
    • Press release
    • 0 reactie(s)
  21. BAM-PGGM and VolkerWessels-DIF

    ​Rijkswaterstaat awards construction of the new sea lock at IJmuiden to Consortium OpenIJ

  22. Update HP settlement

    Zeist, Netherlands - Following the public announcement of the settlement between Court-appointed Lead Plaintiff PGGM Vermogensbeheer B.V. (“PGGM”) and Hewlett-Packard Company (“HP”) resolving the federal securities class-action lawsuit arising out of HP’s acquisition of Autonomy Corporation plc (“Autonomy”), statements were made in various media outlets suggesting that the settlement was an indicator of the merits of the action and of culpability by HP. These statements were inaccurate and do not reflect the views of PGGM.

  23. NDFA appoints BAM as preferred tenderer for development and refurbishment of seven Irish courthouses

    ​Bunnik, the Netherlands, The National Development Finance Agency (NDFA), part of the National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA), has announced the appointment of BAM PPP PGGM as preferred tenderer in the development of four new courthouses and the refurbishment and extension of three existing court buildings.

  24. PGGM acquires stake in German offshore windfarm

    ​‘Baltic 2’ will provide electricity for 340,000 households Dutch pension fund manager PGGM is taking part in the new German offshore wind farm ‘Baltic 2’. PGGM will invest in the project alongside Macquarie Capital, who agreed to acquire a 49.89 percent stake in the project earlier this year. The wind farm, which becomes fully operational this summer, will provide clean energy to 340,000 households. Baltic 2 is part of the Energiewende, the policy that aims for a fast transition to a low carbon electricity production in Germany.

    • Press Release
    • 17 June 2015
    • Press release
    • 0 reactie(s)
  25. PGGM Announces USD 100 Million Recovery for Shareholders in Hewlett-Packard Class Action

    ​Zeist, Netherlands, June 9 2015 – Court-appointed Lead Plaintiff PGGM Vermogensbeheer B.V. (“PGGM” or “Lead Plaintiff”) and Defendant Hewlett-Packard Company (“HP”) have agreed to settle a 2012 securities class action for USD 100 million in cash. The settlement resolves a federal securities class-action lawsuit arising out of HP’s acquisition of Autonomy Corporation plc (“Autonomy”), announced on August 19, 2011 and completed on October 3, 2011.

  26. PGGM and BAM joint venture grows to €600 million

    ​PGGM again commits capital to the joint venture with BAM PPP focused on PPP projects in the Netherlands and a number of north-western European countries. Both partners expect that further projects will be able to be added to the portfolio in 2015.

    • Press Release
    • 13 February 2015
    • Press release
    • 0 reactie(s)
  27. Rockspring, PGGM and AG Real Estate acquire €350 million German retail warehouse portfolio

    ​Rockspring Property Investment Managers (“Rockspring”) has completed, with PGGM and AG Real Estate, a €350 million acquisition of a portfolio of German out of town retail warehouse assets from a joint venture between Capital & Regional plc and Ares Management.

    • Press Release
    • 11 February 2015
    • Press release
    • 0 reactie(s)
  28. Legal & General and PGGM announce £375 million London office joint venture

    ​Legal & General Capital and Dutch pension fund manager, PGGM, have today announced the launch of a London Office joint venture partnership and successfully completed its first £67 million investment – 72 Broadwick Street in Soho. The joint venture initially has an allocation of circa £375 million to invest.

    • Press Release
    • 28 January 2015
    • Press release
    • 0 reactie(s)
  29. PGGM acquires minority stake in French toll road operator APRR

    ​Asset manager PGGM has acquired a minority interest in Autoroutes Paris-Rhin-Rhône (APRR) from Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund for an undisclosed sum.

    • Press Release
    • 07 August 2014
    • Press release
    • 0 reactie(s)
  30. PGGM Invests further circa $100M alongside Redwood into Japan Logistics Real Estate

    Singapore/Zeist - The Redwood Group, the Singapore-based logistics fund manager and Asia logistics partner of Equity International has closed a further $100M (JPY equivalent) from PGGM into Redwood’s logistics real estate strategy in Japan.

  31. PGGM Invests further $144M alongside Redwood into China Logistics Real Estate

    ​Singapore/Zeist - The Redwood Group, the Singapore-based logistics fund manager and Asia logistics partner of Equity International has closed a further $144M from PGGM into Redwood’s logistics real estate strategy in the PRC.

  32. Statement regarding exclusion of Israeli banks

    PGGM recently decided to no longer invest in five Israeli banks, namely Bank Hapoalim, Bank Leumi, First International Bank of Israel, Israel Discount Bank and Mizrahi Tefahot Bank.

    • Press Release
    • 08 January 2014
    • Statement
    • 0 reactie(s)
  33. PGGM Private Real Estate Fund announces investment in the Redwood Japan Logistics Fund

    ​PGGM Investment Management (‘PGGM IM’), one of the largest investors globally in real estate, announces the successful first closing of the Redwood Japan Logistics Fund (‘RJLF’). This fund is managed by the Redwood Group Asia (‘Redwood’), which is the Asia logistics partner of Equity International.

    • Press Release
    • 17 October 2013
    • Press release
    • 0 reactie(s)
  34. PGGM announces $2.425 billion recovery for shareholders in Bank of America Securities Class Action

    ​Defendant Bank of America Corporation (“BAC”) has agreed to pay $2.425 billion in cash and to implement significant corporate governance improvements to resolve a federal securities class-action lawsuit arising out of its acquisition of Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc. (“Merrill Lynch”), announced on September 15, 2008 and completed on January 1, 2009. The Action, In re Bank of America Corp. Securities, Derivative, and Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) Litigation, Master File No. MDL 2058, is currently pending in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York before Judge P. Kevin Castel.

    • Press Release
    • 28 September 2013
    • Press release
    • 0 reactie(s)
  35. PGGM invests in Dutch natural gas infrastructure

    ​Asset manager PGGM will acquire an interest in NOGAT B.V., owner of the Northern Offshore Gas Transportation system. This company uses its own offshore pipeline network to transport natural gas sourced from the North Sea to the Netherlands. PGGM sees this interest as an attractive long-term investment which is also consistent with the Netherlands’ ambition to become Europe’s gas roundabout.

    • Press Release
    • 12 September 2013
    • Press release
    • 0 reactie(s)
  36. Jeroen de Munnik (47) new Chief of Institutional Business at PGGM

    ​Jeroen F.J. de Munnik has been appointed Chief of Institutional Business (CIB) and member of PGGM’s Executive Committee. He succeeds Else Bos, who has been CEO of PGGM since the beginning of March and served as CIB previous to that. Jeroen de Munnik will start at PGGM on 1 October.

  37. PGGM excludes Walmart from its investments portfolio

    ​Statement PGGM, a Dutch pension administrator managing invested assets in excess of 140 billion euros, added the American supermarket group Walmart to its exclusion list. The motives behind this decision are twofold firstly, Walmart was not prepared to take PGGM’s concerns about the company’s tense labour relations in its domestic market into consideration and, secondly, the Walmart board was not willing to participate in fruitful dialogues with its shareholders.

    • Press Release
    • 01 July 2013
    • Press release
    • 0 reactie(s)
  38. BAM PGGM and OFI InfraVia acquire majority interests in A8 German motorway

    ​BAM PPP PGGM Infrastructure Coöperatie (the joint venture between BAM PPP and the Dutch pension fund service provider PGGM) and OFI InfraVia today announce their acquisition of 50% and 25% respectively of the economic interests in the concession rights associated with the A8 A-model project (the “A8”) from BAM PPP (25%), Fluor Infrastructure (25%) and VolkerWessels Deutschland (25%). The final 25% remains held by Egis Investment Partners (19%) and Berger Bau (6%).

    • Press Release
    • 30 May 2013
    • Press release
    • 0 reactie(s)
  39. Consortium to study European version of Pension Register

    ​For the first time PGGM has had its Responsible Investment Annual Report audited by an independent external

    • Press Release
    • 13 May 2013
    • Press release
    • 0 reactie(s)
  40. PGGM first to have Responsible Investment Annual Report audited

    ​For the first time PGGM has had its Responsible Investment Annual Report audited by an independent external party. This audit was performed by KPMG. As such the pension fund service provider was the first in its sector worldwide to do so. The result is a more balanced report on responsible investing.

    • Press Release
    • 23 April 2013
    • Press release
    • 0 reactie(s)
  41. PGGM takes a new step in responsible investment

    ​PGGM takes an important step in responsible investment. The asset manager has developed a specific ESG index which evaluates the 2,800 companies in the FTSE All World Index for their environmental policy, social policy and good governance (ESG). This allows PGGM to focus its clients’ investments even more directly on companies that perform well in these respects.

    • Press Release
    • 19 April 2013
    • Press release
    • 0 reactie(s)
  42. PGGM selects JP Morgan as third custodian

    ​After a thorough selection process and subsequent due diligence, asset manager PGGM has decided to appoint JP Morgan Chase, N.A. to become the third custodian for PGGM and her clients.

    • Press Release
    • 05 April 2013
    • Press release
    • 0 reactie(s)
  43. Royal BAM Group nv - PGGM

    ​Two more projects transferred to BAM PPP and PGGM joint venture; JV continues good growth

    • Press Release
    • 02 April 2013
    • Press release
    • 0 reactie(s)
  44. Else Bos appointed Chief Executive Officer of PGGM

    ​Else Bos (53) has been appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the pension fund service provider PGGM in Zeist by the shareholder of PGGM. Her appointment takes effect immediately. She succeeds Martin van Rijn, who joined the new cabinet as state secretary in the Ministry of Health, Welfare & Sport in November 2012. Since then, she has been acting CEO alongside her job as Chief Institutional Business (CIB) at PGGM. The appointment is subject to the approval of De Nederlandsche Bank.

  45. Personnel news

    ​PGGM has appointed Ruulke Bagijn (41) as Chief Investment Officer Private Markets with effect from 1 March 2012.

  46. PGGM investments receive awards

    ​PGGM has been proclaimed Global Financial Sponsor of the Year 2012. The asset management company received the award for a number of notable investments made in that year. The award is from the journal Project Finance International.

  47. PGGM & Ampere Equity Fund refinancing of their 24.8% stake in the 367 MW Walney offshore wind farm in the Irish Sea

    ​PGGM and Ampere Equity Fund, acting jointly through a dedicated investment vehicle, OPW, are pleased to announce that they have closed the refinancing of the purchase (completed in December 2010) of their 24.8% stake in the Walney offshore wind farm (situated about 14 km off the UK coast in the Irish Sea), the largest operating wind farm in the world.

  48. Else Bos acting CEO PGGM

    ​Else Bos (52) has been appointed acting Chief Executive Officer (CEO) by the Supervisory Board of the pension fund service provider PGGM. Bos has been with PGGM since 2002, in the capacity of deputy CEO since 2010. With the appointment of Martin van Rijn to the new cabinet she will be assuming Van Rijn’s responsibilities as from today. The exact interpretation of the position of CEO is the subject of further discussions.

  49. PGGM supports international initiative to increase transparency about bank risks

    ​The report Enhancing the Risk Disclosures of Banks was published on Monday 29 October. It was compiled by the Enhanced Disclosure Task Force (EDTF), an initiative of the financial sector, under the auspices of the Financial Stability Board (FSB). The EDTF was formed in May 2012 with the aim of developing a framework for enhanced risk disclosure.

    • Press Release
    • 31 October 2012
    • Press release
    • 0 reactie(s)
  50. PGGM presses Private Equity parties for greater sustainability

    ​Today, during the PEI Responsible Investment Forum 2012, PGGM announced that it has developed - and is to apply -a responsible investment policy specifically for Private Equity. In so doing, PGGM became the first global institutional investor with such a public policy published on its website.

    • Press Release
    • 05 October 2012
    • Press release
    • 0 reactie(s)
  51. PGGM Infrastructure Fund 2010 acquires majority stake in UPP

    ​PGGM Infrastructure Fund 2010 has acquired a 60 percent stake in UPP Group from funds managed by Barclays Infrastructure Funds Management (BIFM) for an undisclosed amount.

    • Press Release
    • 13 September 2012
    • Press release
    • 0 reactie(s)
  52. Redwood Group Asia and PGGM announce the successful first closing of the Redwood China Logistics Fund

    ​Redwood Group Asia and PGGM announce the successful first closing of the Redwood China Logistics Fund, following the decision by PGGM to commit up to the USD equivalent amount of EUR 95 million on behalf of its PGGM Private Real Estate Fund.

  53. PGGM for the second time acknowledged as most pioneering European investor in hedge funds

    ​Leading Dutch pension fund serviceprovider PGGM has received the Financial News Award for Most Pioneering European Institutional Investor in Hedge Funds 2012. This industry award is based on a ranking by more than forty peers and counterparties in the European hedge fund industry. PGGM received this award in 2011 as well.

  54. PGGM is to measure the sustainable return of pension assets

    ​The Dutch pension fund service provider PGGM is to be the first institutional asset manager to develop a method of measuring the sustainable return of pension assets. In doing so, PGGM will provide its institutional clients with an overview of the extent to which their investment portfolios will, over the course of time, contribute to the preservation of the world. PGGM is to start its first pilot projects this year.

  55. PGGM has appointed Eric-Jan Vink as Head of Private Equity

    ​PGGM has appointed Eric-Jan Vink (40) as Head of Private Equity with effect from 1 March 2012.

  56. PGGM and PKA agreed to cooperate

    ​Dutch pension fund service provider PGGM and Danish pension fund service provider PKA have signed an agreement to exchange knowledge and develop cooperation on a number of areas, including investments.

  57. World’s largest offshore wind farm off the coast of Cumbria breaks industry records

    ​Walney (UK) Offshore Windfarms Ltd is today opening the world’s largest operational offshore wind farm off the coast of Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria. The £1 billion Walney wind farm, which is a joint venture between DONG Energy (50.1%), SSE (25.1%) and OPW ( 24.8%), is being officially opened by Edward Davey, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change. With 102 turbines and a total capacity of 367.2 MW, Walney can supply up to 320,000 households a year with renewable power.

  58. Personnel news

    ​PGGM has appointed Arjen Pasma (37) as Chief Risk Officer (CRO) with effect from 1 March 2012