Investments based on research and analysis

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.

Analyses

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.

Our annual financial research conference

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 2020 conference

The 10th annual conference took place 27 August. It focused on the role of indices in modern asset management. The external speakers was: Professor Anna Pavlova, London Business School. Professor Lasse H. Pedersen, Copenhagen Business School. Robin Wigglesworth, Global finance correspondent, Financial Times. Henry Fernandez, MSCI Chairman and CEO. We also shared some of our insights on this topic.

Historic management reviews

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 20 years with external managers

The first 20 years with external managers

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The first 10 years with real estate

The first 10 years with real estate

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Virtual NBIM Talks on the historic reviews

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.

The first 20 years of investing with company insight

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The first 20 years with investing in equities

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The first 20 years of investing responsibly

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The first 10 years of real estate

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The Norwegian Finance Initiative

The Norwegian Finance Initiative (NFI) aims to promote financial economic research and education in Norway.