A Swedish state-owned pension fund has invested in cannabis companies for the first time.
More government-run pension funds are dipping into large-cap cannabis stocks, a sign that such investments are going more mainstream.
The Swedish fund, AP7, is considered a higher risk – and potentially higher – return investment.
AP7 picked up shares in Alberta-based Aurora Cannabis and Canopy in 2018, the Stockholm-based business magazine Affärsvärlden reported.
The Canadian licensed cannabis companies were included after being added to Morgan Stanley Capital International’s All Country World Index (MSCI ACWI), an AP7 fund spokesperson told the magazine.
AP7 invests in all MSCI ACWI companies, “with one exception – the companies we blacklist,” the spokesperson said.