NORWAY - EDB ErgoGroup ASA has agreed to costs totalling some NOK9m ($1.7m) per year to settle a pension dispute with employee unions over its decision to transfer some staffers from a defined benefit to a defined contribution plan.
NORDICS - Nordic investors are continuing to show optimism in hedge funds with nearly a third planning to increase their exposure this year to strategies like global macro, event driven and long/short funds, a new report shows.
CANADA/NORWAY - A consortium of investors including the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) has agreed to acquire a 24.1% stake in Norway's Gassled Joint Venture.
NORWAY - Norway's Government Pension Fund Global should reduce its weighting to Europe and will consider changes to its fixed income portfolio, finance minister Sigbjorn Johnsen said in a report to parliament today.
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NORWAY - The Government Pension Fund Global returned 9.6% in 2010, driven by widespread gains in global stock and bond markets.