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  • Opening speech at the Arctic Science Summit Week 2017 in Prague

    2017-03-31 Speech/statement Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Minister of EEA and EU Affairs Frank Bakke-Jensen's speech at the the opening of the Arctic Science Summit Week 2017 in Prague 31 March.

    By Minister of EEA and EU Affairs Frank Bakke-Jensen The Arctic Science Summit Week 2017, Prague 31 March – 7 April

  • Governance model

    2017-03-31 Article Ministry of Finance

    The Ministry of Finance holds the overall responsibility for the management of the Government Pension Fund. The Government Pension Fund comprises the Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG) and the Government Pension Fund Norway (GPFN). The

  • Governance Framework

    2017-03-31 Article Ministry of Finance

    The Storting has in the Government Pension Fund Act, made the Ministry of Finance responsible for the management of the Government Pension Fund Norway (GPFN). The operational management of the Fund is carried out by Folketrygdfondet. The Ministry

  • Investment Strategy

    2017-03-31 Article Ministry of Finance

    The objective for the management of the GPFN is to maximise financial returns measured in Norwegian kroner, given a moderate level of risk. The main part of the assets of the GPFN is invested in the Norwegian equity and fixed income markets.

  • Strategic Benchmark Index

    2017-03-31 Article Ministry of Finance

    The objective for the management of the GPFN is to maximise financial returns as measured in Norwegian kroner, given a moderate level of risk. The strategic benchmark index adopted by the Ministry forms the basis for the management of the GPFN.

  • Market Value

    2017-03-31 Article Ministry of Finance

    The market value of the GPFN was 212 billion Norwegian kroner at the end of 2016. This represents an increase of about 14 billion kroner since the beginning of 2016. Over 61 percent of the Fund capital was invested in equities, whilst the residual

  • Fund Performance

    2017-03-31 Article Ministry of Finance

    The GPFN generated a nominal rate of return of 7.1 percent in of 2016, as measured in Norwegian kroner and before the deduction of asset management costs. The equity and fixed-income portfolios produced an aggregate return of 10.5 percent and 2.2

  • Fund Performance

    2017-03-31 Article Ministry of Finance

    From 1 January 1998 to the end of 2016, the average annual nominal return on the GPFG was 5.7 percent as measured in the currency basket of the Fund. The nominal return net of asset management costs and inflation (net real return) is in the said

  • Market Value

    2017-03-31 Article Ministry of Finance

    The market value of the GPFG equalled 7,507 billion Norwegian kroner at the end of 2016. Investments in equities, fixed-income and real estate corresponded to 4,700 billion, 2,600 billion and 240 billion kroner, respectively, equivalent to a

  • Strategic Benchmark Index

    2017-03-31 Article Ministry of Finance

    The mandate issued by the Ministry of Finance to Norges Bank expresses the long-term investment strategy for the Fund, including the strategic benchmark index and appurtenant provisions on the execution of the management assignment. The strategic

  • Investment Strategy

    2017-03-31 Article Ministry of Finance

    The investment strategy of the GPFG has been developed over time, based on comprehensive professional assessments. The objective of the Fund's investments is to achieve the highest possible return over time, given a moderate level of risk. The Fund

  • Market Value

    2017-03-31 Article Ministry of Finance

    Aggregate market value of the Government Pension Fund was 7,719 billion Norwegian kroner at the end of 2016. The GPFG accounted for in excess of 97 percent of total assets.

  • Investment Strategy

    2017-03-31 Article Ministry of Finance

    The investment strategy of the Government Pension Fund is premised on seeking to maximise the return on fund assets within a moderate level of risk. The strategy is based on assessments of expected return and risk in the long run and is derived from

  • Meld. St. 25 (2016–2017) - The Humanities in Norway

    Meld. St. 25 (2016–2017) Report to the Storting (white paper) Summary

    2017-03-31 Report to the Storting Ministry of Education and Research

    This is the first political document to give a full presentation of the humanities in Norway. It discusses how the potential of the humanities may be unleashed in order to meet the major challenges of our time - in business, in cultural life, in

  • Sound management of the Government Pension Fund

    2017-03-31 Press release Ministry of Finance

    - The Government Pension Fund represents our joint savings and is a key part of Norway’s fiscal policy framework. The Fund is managed in a transparent and sustainable manner. Both Norges Bank and Folketrygdfondet have performed well over time, says

  • Meld. St. 29 (2016–2017) - Long-term Perspectives on the Norwegian Economy 2017

    A Summary of Main Points

    2017-03-31 Report to the Storting Ministry of Finance

  • Meld. St. 26 (2016–2017) - Report no. 26 (2016-2017) Report to the Storting (white paper)

    The Management of the Government Pension Fund in 2016

    2017-03-31 Report to the Storting Ministry of Finance

  • Investment strategy decisions for the GFPG

    2017-03-31 Press release Ministry of Finance

    The equity share, investments in unlisted infrastructure, as well as guidelines for government bonds, are key issues addressed in the white paper on the management of the Fund in 2016.

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    Safeguarding Norway for the future

    2017-03-31 Press release Ministry of Finance, Office of the Prime Minister

    - Norway stands well equipped to face its future challenges. As a country, we have been lucky, and we have made wise decisions. The choices we make in the coming years must help to preserve Norway as a good country to live in for future generations,

  • Prime Minister Erna Solberg to visit China

    2017-03-31 Press release Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries

    Prime Minister Erna Solberg will lead a Norwegian delegation on an official visit to China from 7 to 10 April. The main purpose of the visit is to meet Chinese leaders and renew political and economic cooperation with China.