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3Q 2016 Quarterly report

The Government Pension Fund Global returned 4.0 percent, or 240 billion kroner, in the third quarter of 2016.

In brief

Equity investments returned 6.0 percent, while fixed-income investments returned 0.9 percent. Investments in real estate returned 2.3 percent.

The return on equity and fixed-income investments was 0.2 percentage point higher than the return on the benchmark indices.

In the third quarter 30 billion kroner was withdrawn from the fund. The krone appreciated against the main currencies during the quarter. This decreased the value of the fund by 269 billion kroner.

The fund had a market value of 7,118 billion kroner at the end of the quarter and was invested 60.6 percent in equities, 36.6 percent in fixed income and 3.1 percent in real estate.