Dutch pension giant ABP opens HK office

The Ç190 billion institution needs a local presence to handle Asia-oriented investments.

The NetherlandsÆ ABP investments, the largest pension fund in Europe with approximately Ç190 billion $238 billion of invested capital and the worldÆs second largest after the California Public Employees Retirement Scheme, plans to open an investment office in Hong Kong by January.

Robbert Coomans, advisor to the board and head of alternative investments, announced the decision this week at the Macquarie Asian Infrastructure Forum in Hong Kong, organised by AsianInvestor and FinanceAsia magazines.

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