Asset management

The asset management of the Åbo Akademi University Foundation is concentrated for the most part in three main areas

  • real estate
  • shares
  • debt instruments

Real estate investments are primarily made in the form of direct investments in properties or by buying shares in real estate and housing companies. Investments in shares and debt instruments take the form of direct investments in Finnish, mainly listed, shares and corporate bonds; yet also investment funds are considered. In order to achieve a better diversification of risk, investments are also made in so-called absolute return funds.

The assets of the Foundation are to be managed in a way which, on the one hand, generates a cash flow and maintains a liquidity that guarantees annual payments in accordance with the above mission; and on the other, matches the rate of inflation in order to secure the long-term future purchasing power of the payments.

The Board of the Foundation has set a strategic annual real return target of 4%.