The Norwegian Finance Initiative (NFI) aims to promote financial economic research and education in Norway to support financial economic research relevant for the long-term management of the fund, such as asset pricing and portfolio theory, market micro structure, responsible investment, corporate finance and corporate governance. Many of the questions and challenges we face in the management of the fund intersect with the international research forefront. We believe that the fund will benefit from having strong academic environments close to us.
The NFI supports academic institutions in Norway in attracting scholars of high international standing to Norway and awards publication bonuses to faculty members at academic institutions for outstanding research contributions.
The board supports the NFI by providing independent, credible and impartial recommendations on academic matters, such as the evaluation of candidates for co-sponsored professorships, PhD programmes or submitted research proposals.