As the research frontier moves forward, and markets and best practices change, so do our investment strategy. We invite to dialogue and collaboration with academics, peers and practitioners with an aim of improving our investment strategy and results. Under the Norwegian Finance Initiative, we support academic institutions in attracting international researchers to Norway, reward outstanding research contributions, issue grants to students for doctoral studies in financial economics and provide long-term incentives to promote high-quality financial research.
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 views on topics relevant to the financial sector. The perspectives are intended to provide useful input for all market participants, and are not official views or policies of Norges Bank Investment Management.
The annual Norwegian Financial Research Conference aims to bridge the gap between the challenges faced by investment professionals and academic researchers in the field of financial economics. We invite leading international scholars and practitioners to join us for talks and discussions on relevant financial topics.
The 11th annual conference took take place on 23 November 2021. It focused on the investment opportunities and risks of climate change. The external speakers were Kristin Halvorsen, Director of the Center for International Climate and Environmental Research. Professor Lauren Cohen, Harvard Business School. Mark Carney, Vice Chair and Head of ESG and Impact Fund Investing at Brookfield Asset Management and UN Special Envoy for Climate Action and Finance. Robert Litterman, Founding partner of Kepos Capital. The conference ended with a panel discussion between DNB, Folketrygdfondet and Storebrand. We also shared some of our own insights on this topic.
The management reviews were presented at virtual NBIM Talks. Participants from the fund takes us through the history of the various reviews. The Talks also takes us on virtual travels to get the views of external participants.