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APG Asset Management US, Inc

APG Asset Management U.S., Inc. (APG U.S.) is a fee-only investment management firm and subsidiary of APG Asset Management N.V. (APG N.V.), which is an investment advisor in the Netherlands. The financial advisor has more than $133 billion in assets under management, with fewer than two dozen clients. 

This firm does not provide asset management to individual clients. For help finding one, use SmartAsset’s free financial advisor matching service.

APG Asset Management Background

APG U.S. began its operations in 1998 as a subsidiary of APG N.V. Since then, the company has worked exclusively to provide investment advisory services to its parent company. APG N.V. is a subsidiary of APG Groep N.V., which Stichting Pensioenfunds ABP owns. ABP functions as a pension fund for Dutch government and civil service employees.

What Types of Clients Does Apg Asset Management Accept?

APG U.S. only provides services to APG N.V., but the firm has a broker-dealer list it uses for client transactions. APG N.V.’s client base, on the other hand, primarily consists of Dutch pension funds. It also includes employers in the sectors of government, education, construction, cleaning and glass cleaning, housing associations, energy and utility companies, sheltered employment, medical specialists and practices of architects.

APG Asset Management Minimum Account Sizes

The company hasn’t specified a minimum account size requirement. 

Services Offered by APG Asset Management

APG U.S. offers investment advisory service for fixed income portfolios, listed real estate portfolios, private real estate portfolios, infrastructure portfolios, hedge fund portfolios, private equity portfolios and other investments structured as private investments. But it’s also important to note the services its parent company, APG N.V., provides. Those are listed below:

  • Executive Consultancy
  • Asset Management
  • Pension Administration
  • Pension Communication
  • Employers Services 

Investment Philosophy

In its service to APG N.V., APG U.S. believes in tailoring its investment advice to meet each specific portfolio’s needs. To forge a specialized approach to each portfolio, the firm follows client-approved investment guidelines. To make strategic investment decisions, the firm may employ a range of investment strategies, including macroeconomic analysis, credit analysis and fundamental analysis. In some instances, APG U.S. may also use quantitative analysis to evaluate market conditions and determine appropriate investment strategies. 

The firm also retains the discretion to invest in any securities or products on behalf of its advised portfolios, as long as APG N.V. approves it. However, APG U.S. has a fiduciary duty to its clients, so it must always act in its clients’ best interests. 

Fees Under APG Asset Management

APG U.S. only provides administrative and investment advisory services to APG N.V., so it doesn’t offer a fee schedule. The firm negotiates fees annually, and the fees work to emulate the reimbursement of costs with a mark up for transfer price purposes. APG U.S.’s fees don’t include other costs like transaction fees, custodial fees or third party brokerage commissions. The firm’s fees also exclude the management fees which may result from private funds, mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs). 

What to Watch Out For

One of the most important things to note about APG U.S. is that if you’re interested in using its investment services, you may not be able to since the firm isn’t looking for or accepting new clients. If you want to find an advisor to work with, use SmartAsset’s free financial advisor matching service.

Disclosures 

APG U.S. does not have any disclosures, according to its most recently filed Form ADV.

Opening an Account With APG Asset Management

Because APG U.S. only provides services to APG N.V., the firm isn’t accepting new clients.

Where is APG Asset Management Located?

The firm is headquartered in New York, New York at 666 Third Ave. The parent company has offices in the Netherlands, Brussels, Amsterdam and Hong Kong. 

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All information was accurate as of the writing of this article. 

How Many Years $1 Million Lasts in Retirement

SmartAsset's interactive map highlights places where $1 million will last the longest in retirement. Zoom between states and the national map to see the top spots in each region. Also, scroll over any city to learn about the cost of living in retirement for that location.

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Methodology To determine how long a $1 million nest egg would cover retirement costs in cities across America, we analyzed data on average expenditures for seniors, cost of living and investment returns.

First, we looked at data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) on the average annual expenditures of seniors. We then applied cost of living data from the Council for Community and Economic Research to adjust those national average spending levels based on the costs of each expense category (housing, food, healthcare, utilities, transportation and other) in each city. Using this data, SmartAsset calculated the average cost of living for retirees in the largest U.S. cities.

We assumed the $1 million would grow at a real return (interest minus inflation) of 2%. This reflects the typical return on a conservative investment portfolio. Then, we divided $1 million by the sum of each of those annual numbers to determine how long $1 million would cover retirement expenses in each of the cities in our study. Cities where $1 million lasted the longest ranked the highest in the study.

Sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Council for Community and Economic Research