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We work to safeguard and build
financial wealth for future generations
The aim of the oil fund is to ensure responsible and long-term management of revenue from Norway’s oil and gas resources in the North Sea so that this wealth benefits both current and future generations. The fund’s formal name is the Government Pension Fund Global.
The fund has a small stake in more than 9,000 companies worldwide, including the likes of Apple, Nestlé, Microsoft and Samsung. On average, the fund holds 1.5 percent of all of the world’s listed companies.
The Norwegian oil fund is one of the world's largest funds. Investments are spread across most markets, countries and currencies to achieve broad exposure to global growth and value creation, and ensure good risk diversification.
Most of the fund is invested in equities, which are ownership interests in companies. Another part is invested in bonds, which are a type of loan to governments and companies, and a final slice is invested in real estate.
Search in all of the fund’s investments by country, asset class and sector. This information is updated annually and is available for every year since our first investment in 1998.
The fund exists to help finance the Norwegian welfare state for future generations. The future value of the fund depends on sustainable growth, well-functioning markets and value creation at the companies we invest in.
Returns on the fund’s investments account for the biggest part of the fund's market value. Inflows from the government make up 3,092 billion kroner of the value. Fluctuations in the krone lie behind the remainder.
The fund’s investment decisions are based on research and analysis of the developments in financial markets and the global economy. We share internal research and analysis as well as content from conferences or seminars. We invite to dialogue and have a strong collaboration with academics, peers and practitioners with an aim to improving the investment strategy and our results.
Norges Bank has decided to place one company under observation, follow up one company through active ownership, and revoke the exclusion of one company.
We had nearly 3,000 company meetings in 2020 and initiated several new dialogues with companies we are invested in.
In 2020, the Government Pension Fund Global returned 10.9 percent, or 1,070 billion kroner, in a year characterised by uncertainty and major fluctuations.