The Fund's Market value
We work to safeguard and build
financial wealth for future generations
A film about the fund
The Norwegian people own the fund
Our mission is to safeguard and build financial wealth for the future generations of Norway. See our film about the fund's history, objective and management.
Equities, Fixed Income and real estate
The fund is invested globally in international equities, fixed income and real estate. The goal is to have well diversified investments that distribute risk and generate the highest possible return within the mandate from the Ministry of Finance.
More on the investment strategy
Our focus areas
We work on selected issues that are relevant across multiple sectors, and have formulated expectations for how companies should manage risk and report on their activities. We have three focus areas dealing directly with environmental and social issues:
More on responsible investment
The fund's returns
The fund generated an annual return of 5.9 percent from the establishment of Norges Bank Investment Management in 1998 to the end of the first quarter of 2018, measured in the fund's currency basket. After management costs and inflation, the return was 4.0 percent.
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15 May 2018
Report from Columbia University on financial implications of water and environmental risks in the mining sector
In 2015, Norges Bank Investment Management initiated a 3-year research project with the Columbia Water Centre at the University of Columbia to assess mining-related water and environmental risks and their financial implications.