We invited to a virtual lunch seminar 4 June where our CEO Yngve Slyngstad and our Chief Investment Officer Real Estate Karsten Kallevig took us through the journey of 10 years of investing in real estate. We were also joined by Mark Burton, a long-term external advisor, and Paul Clark from The Crown Estate, one of our long-term investment partners.
The fund was given a mandate to invest in real estate in April 2010. This publication on the tenth anniversary describes our strategy and provides insight into the choices we have made and the experiences we have gained. In addition, it contains an extensive overview of the buildings we own in the different cities.
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.
The Government Pension Fund Global is a large, global investment fund with a long-term investment horizon. Our management of the fund shall safeguard and build financial wealth for future generations.