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 6.0 percent from the establishment of Norges Bank Investment Management in 1998 to the end of the third 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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17 January 2019
Decisions to exclude companies from the Government Pension Fund Global
Norges Bank has decided to exclude Texwinca Holdings Co due to unacceptable risk that the company is responsible for serious or systematic human rights violations. Evergy Inc and Washington H. Soul Pattinson & Co Ltd. was excluded based on an assessment of the product-based coal criterion.