NBIM Talk: 25 years of investing in fixed income

Chief Executive Officer Nicolai Tangen introduces former CEO Yngve Slyngstad to take us through the fund’s 25-year history of investing in fixed income. We also meet Asgeir Haugland, Global Head of Fixed Income, Gøril Havro, Head of Fixed Income Europe, Malin Norberg, Global Head of Fixed Income Trading and Pauli Mortensen, Head of Fixed Income Rates Trading to learn more about how the management has evolved.

Read the management review

This review looks at our approach to invest in fixed income to safeguard our assets for the long term. It explains how fixed-income management originated from the central bank’s management of the foreign exchange reserves. The role of fixed income in the fund is to reduce return fluctuations, meet liquidity needs and reap bond market risk premiums. These objectives still stand today despite low interest rates.

Historic management reviews

25 years of investing in fixed income

25 years of investing in fixed income

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The first 20 years of investing with company insight

The first 20 years of investing with company insight

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The first 20 years of investing in equities

The first 20 years of investing in equities

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The first 20 years of investing responsibly

The first 20 years of investing responsibly

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The first 10 years with real estate

The first 10 years with real estate

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The first 20 years with external managers

The first 20 years with external managers

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Expectation documents

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.

Children's rights

Children's rights

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Water management

Water management

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Tax and transparency

Tax and transparency

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Ocean sustainability

Ocean sustainability

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Biodiversity and ecosystems

Biodiversity and ecosystems

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More on responsible investment

Voting guidelines

Analysis

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.

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