The Government Pension Fund Global returned 3.0 percent, or 256 billion kroner, in the second quarter of 2019. The fund had a market value of 9,162 billion kroner as at 30 June 2019 and was invested 69.3 percent in equities, 2.7 percent in unlisted real estate and 28.0 percent in fixed income.
Publication of and press conference on the fund's third quarter results.
We have published expectations of how companies in our portfolio should address global challenges in their operations since 2008. These expectations largely coincide with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Our voting guidelines provide a principled basis for our voting decisions. We also publish position papers which set out our views on specific topics and serve as a starting point for discussion with companies and standard setters. With some issues that we consider particularly important, we may publish our voting intentions ahead of a company’s shareholder meeting.
Our analyses are informed by our research and experience as a large, long-term investment manager. The Discussion Note series provides a basis for our investment strategy and advice to the fund’s owner. The Asset Manager Perspective series presents our views on topics relevant to the financial sector. The perspectives are not intended to be definitive but to provide useful input for all market participants.
Our mission is to safeguard and build financial wealth for future generations. Long-term, sound management of the fund helps ensure that both present and future generations can benefit from this wealth.