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3Q 2008 Quarterly report

“The third quarter of 2008 was an unusually demanding quarter for the management of the Government Pension Fund – Global. Uncertainty in financial markets increased dramatically, and this affected the return on the fund,” says Yngve Slyngstad, CEO of Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM).

The results in brief

  • Return for the quarter of -7.7 per cent – the lowest in the fund’s history
  • Crisis of confidence in the financial system
  •  Markets pricing in hard landing for the economy
  • Record-high transfers to Government Pension Fund– Global
  • Excess return from NBIM’s management -1.84 percentage points – the weakest in the fund’s history

Webcast from the press conference