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The CEO of Swedish buffer fund AP4 is leaving the pension fund. Mats Andersson spent nearly a decade at AP4 and has offered to stay until a permanent replacement is found, according to AP4’s website.

Andersson was ranked #4 out of 100 in SWFI’s Public Investor 100 in 2015.

An excerpt from the Public Investor 100 ranking, “Soft-spoken Andersson has taken it upon himself to educate asset owners on the importance of decarbonization to lower risk and how it has helped AP4. He is active on both sustainability-focused investment venues and conferences where green investing takes a back seat. He addressed our Asian institutional investor audience last spring in Seoul, while recently heading over to Lima for the Climate Action High Level Meeting at the 20th Conference of Parties. He was even courted years back by Prince Charles to discuss his carbon investment strategy. Under Andersson, AP4 was a co-founder of the Portfolio Decarbonization Coalition, a coalition of asset owners and managers on mobilizing financial markets to drive economic decarbonization.”

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