The Government Pension Fund Global returned 7.2 percent, or 199 billion kroner, in the third quarter, driven by gains in global stock and bond markets. The return was the fifth-largest in the fund’s history.
Norges Bank, which manages the Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global, has agreed to buy a 150-year lease on a 25 percent stake in The Crown Estate’s Regent Street properties in London.
Norway’s Government Pension Fund Global, set up to safeguard the country’s oil wealth for future generations, rose today to 3 trillion kroner for the first time in its 14-year history.
Norway’s Government Pension Fund Global tops a ranking of 53 sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) in 37 countries by researcher Edwin M. Truman. The ranking evaluates the management and governance of funds including California’s CalPERS and Dutch ABP, which often are not classified as SWFs. This is the third year in a row that Truman ranks different sovereign wealth funds.
Norway’s government today published two letters from Norges Bank to the Ministry of Finance in the national budget proposal for 2011.
The Government Pension Fund Global returned -5.4 percent (-155 billion kroner) in the second quarter of 2010, pulled down by a decline in global equity markets.
Norwegian finance minister Sigbjørn Johnsen and Norges Bank’s governor Svein Gjedrem were in attendance on Wednesday when Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM), manager of the Government Pension Fund Global, opened a new office in Singapore. The office will help NBIM’s existing office in Shanghai to cover the increasingly important Asia region.
NBIM has updated the GIPS report released in March 2010 with a missing disclosure. The missing disclosure relates to the presence, use, and extent of leverage and derivatives, including a sufficient description of the use, frequency, and characteristics of the instruments to identify risks.
The recent cocoa industry meeting in Utrecht showed companies are still far from fulfilling their 2001 pledge to eliminate child labour in the sector. Industry leaders must take concrete action to remedy this, say pension fund managers Norges Bank Investment Management and APG Asset Management.
Norges Bank Governor Svein Gjedrem and NBIM CEO Yngve Slyngstad on 18 May spoke at an open hearing before the Norwegian parliament’s Standing Committee of Finance and Economic Affairs. The annual hearing was about management of the Government Pension Fund Global.
The Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global returned 3.9 percent (103 billion kroner) in the first quarter of 2010, helped by gains in global equity and fixed-income markets. The result was 0.4 percentage point higher than the return on the fund’s benchmark portfolio.
Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) will open an office in Singapore to expand its operations in Asia’s fast-growing markets. NBIM manages the Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global and is already located in Oslo, London, New York and Shanghai.
Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) is pleased to introduce its improved web site, with new features and more information on the Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global.
Gains in international equity and fixed income markets led to a record annual return for the Government Pension Fund Global in 2009. The fund returned 25.6 percent, equivalent to 613 billion kroner. This was 4.1 percentage points higher than the return on the benchmark portfolio.
The Norwegian Ministry of Finance hosted a seminar on 20 January on NBIM’s active management of the Government Pension Fund Global . CEO Yngve Slyngstad presented NBIM’s views on active management.