Chief Executive Officer Nicolai Tangen introduces the former CEO Yngve Slyngstad and several people from the fund that talks about the fund's equity investments: Emil Framnes, Global Head of Trading. Geir Øivind Nygaard, Chief Asset Strategies. Per Einar Ellefsen, Global Head of Equity Enhanced Indexing and Matt Brunette, Global Head of Financing. An external guest also joined the virtual talk, Brad Katsuyama, the CEO and co-founder of the IEX, the Investors Exchange.
We have converted oil to equities. The fund was set up to buy a slice of the world’s financial assets with the aim of diversifying the nation’s natural wealth by investing in global financial wealth. In this publication we tell the story of the fund's 20-year history of investing in equities and how we gradually built the world’s largest single-owner global portfolio of listed companies.
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.