The current Norwegian pension system is to be replaced by a new system in 2011, but will it solve the problems, or create new ones? Alison Swersky reports
Alison Swersky speaks to Norway's finance minister Sigbjørn Johnsen about the Ministry of Finance's decision to limit active risk within the Government Pension Fund Global
Norwegian pensions have tended to adapt a careful approach to investment but following the financial meltdown, has this proved successful? Giovanni Legorano reports
NORWAY/GREECE - Norway's public pension fund appears to be the biggest proportional loser from knock-on effects of Greece's debt woes, after Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) boosted its holdings in Greek equities by 45.8% during the second half...
Staff at Norway's NOK2.7trn (US$452.2bn) Government Pension Fund Global must be breathing a sigh of relief as the Ministry of Finance took a slightly lighter touch when restricting its investments than had been feared.
SWEDEN/ISRAEL - Four of the buffer funds in the Swedish pay-as-you-go pension system have cut their ties with an Israeli defense company on ethical grounds.
NORWAY - The Norwegian Ministry of Finance said today it planned to limit the amount of tracking error the Government Pension Fund Global can introduce to the scheme through active management as it moves towards decreasing risk in the fund.
NORWAY - The Government Pension Fund Global posted a 25.6% profit for 2009 on the back of equities and fixed income gains.
NORWAY - The Ministry of Finance has introduced two new sets of ethical guidelines for responsible investment practices at the Government Pension Fund Global and its asset manager Norges Bank.
NORWAY - The Ministry of Finance has finalised rules allowing the Government Pension Fund Global to invest up to 5% of its NOK2.6trn (US$435.8bn) portfolio in real estate.
SWEDEN/NORWAY - Swedish company Skanska Infrastructure Development has sold its 50% stake in a Norwegian road operated as a public private partnership to its two parent company pension funds for SEK170m (US$23.5m).
UK/NORWAY - Norwegian fund manager Skagen is setting up an operation in the UK.
NORWAY - Norges Bank has defended itself against accusations that it is falling well short of its ambitions as an ethical investor with regard to climate change.
NORWAY - Norway's Government Pension Fund Global has shed its NOK13.7bn (US$2.4bn) investment in 17 tobacco producing companies including Philip Morris and British American Tobacco.
NORWAY - Officials at Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM), manager for the Government Pension Fund Global, have written to the Ministry of Finance to defend its use of active management, as the future use of the investment strategy comes under question....
NORWAY - The Government Pension Fund - Global raked in record returns of 13.5% in the third quarter, equating to a gain in assets of NOK325bn (US$58.2bn).
NORWAY - The Norwegian government plans to spend NOK148.5bn (US$26.7bn) of the Government Pension Fund - Global's assets to help spur economic growth, the Ministry of Finance said as it unveiled its proposed 2010 budget yesterday.
NORWAY - Managers at the Norway Government Pension Fund -Global are flexing their corporate governance muscles and demanding that Volkswagen call off its planned acquisition of luxury car maker Porsche.
NORWAY - The Government Pension Fund - Global has excluded Israeli company Elbit Systems from its portfolio on the basis of ethical reasons.
NORWAY - Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM), manager of the Government Pension Fund - Global, has reorganised its top ranks naming eight new executives, NBIM said today.
With Norway's biggest schemes having seen record losses in 2008, Helen Morrissey looks at what action Norwegian pension funds are taking
NORWAY- The Government Pension Fund - Global posted a loss of 4.8% for the first quarter of 2009.
NORWAY-The Ministry of Finance plans to spend an additional NOK9.5bn (US$1.5bn) in oil revenues as the global financial crisis continues to take a toll on the local economy, the Ministry said in its revised national budget on Friday.
NORWAY - The Government Pension Fund - Global (Oil Fund) has been buying a "considerable volume" of equities lately to take advantage of low valuations, Norges Bank deputy governor Jan Qvigstad has said.