SWEDEN - The SEK74bn (€6.9bn) Swedish pension fund Sjunde AP-Fonden (AP7) is planning to review its pure alpha investments to see if it can add more of its ‘alpha centres'.

AP7 currently has six such centres, three of which are invested in Swedish equities, two in currency and the last in European equity.

Richard Gröttheim, executive vice president of the fund, said in a presentation during a conference in Amsterdam today AP7 is set to review its pure alpha concept in the second quarter of this year.

If the exercise has proven successful, the fund wants to add more alpha centres, with a possible focus on Japan, Asia and emerging markets.

AP7 manages the Swedish Premiesparfonden, the fund in which the first pillar premium pension is placed by default.

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