NORWAY - The Government Pension Fund - Global, one of the largest pension funds in the world, has ruled out investing in high yield and emerging market bonds for the foreseeable future, a government reports indicates.
NORWAY - The US$329bn Government Pension Fund - Global has unveiled sweeping changes to its ethical investment policy, and will make more than US$3bn available for environmental investments.
NORWAY - The Government Pension Fund-Global is re-evaluating its risk processes to include credit and liquidity risk after losses in the fund's fixed income portfolio.
NORWAY - The Government Pension Fund-Norway, also known as the Oil Fund, increased its allocation to Russian equities when many investors were moving the other way.
NORWAY - The ministry of finance has decided to place Siemens under observation following allegations of corruption.
NORWAY - The Government Pension Fund - Global, also known as the Oil Fund, said its end of year results for 2008 were the worst in its history, with a total loss of -23.3%.
NORWAY - Norway's domestically invested pension fund lost over 25% during 2008 in what it termed an "historically turbulent and challenging year".
NORWAY - The NOK6.1bn (GBP594m) Telenor Pensjonskasse has abandoned all its fund of hedge funds (FoHF) investments worth around NOK122m (GBP12m) and invested in a new energy hedge fund instead.
NORWAY - Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) has filed a lawsuit in the US to try to block a vote next week on the takeover of Constellation Energy Group.
NORWAY - Norway's global pension fund has posted its worst results in the fund's history, its operator Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM) has revealed.
NORWAY - The NOK202bn (US$28.79bn) Kommunal Landspensjonskasse (KLP), one of Norway's largest life insurance companies, has increased its loans portfolio by around NOK5bn will issue more loans to municipalities in the future, MandateWire reports.
NORWAY - The NOK38bn (US$5.4bn) Oslo Pensjonforsikring has employed new tactics in order to reduce risk in its investment portfolio, according to MandateWire.
NORWAY - Norway's global pension fund, the largest equity investor in Europe, has no plans to buy commodities, according to its operator Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM).
NORWAY - The City of Oslo has proposed lending its municipal pension fund NOK1.24bn (US$184.9m) to shore up its funding level.
NORWAY - The US$381bn Government Pension Fund-Global, a self-proclaimed leader in ethical investments, does not apply best practice in sustainable investments, according to Innovest.
NORWAY - The Government Pension Fund - Global has excluded Rio Tinto's equities from its portfolio, over concerns on the risk of contributing to "severe environmental damage" allegedly posed by the international mining group.
NORWAY - The market value of the Government Pension Fund-Global increased by NOK46bn (US$8.5bn) during the second quarter of 2008, stabilising at NOK1,992bn (US$367.3bn), despite negative returns.
NORWAY - Norway needs to extend its pension reform to include public sector pensions if it is to address a financing gap in 2060, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has warned.
NORDICS - The €215bn (US$338.4bn) ABP fund has taken a minority stake in Norwegian shopping centre company Steen & Strøm.
Heather Dale travels to Oslo to see how the country is adjusting to reforms on investment guidelines ushered in recently by the government
NORWAY - The NOK3.4bn (US$0.68bn) Aker Pensjonskasse has been forced to halt its plans for further investment in alternatives following the introduction of the Norwegian pension law earlier this year, according to MandateWire.
NORWAY - Property is becoming an increasing focus for pension funds in Norway as they seek to further diversify their portfolios, following a change to regulations earlier in the year.
NORWAY - The Norway Government Pension Fund - Global has reported four consecutive months of losses, as the fund's value fell to US$387bn in March.
NORWAY - The Government Pension Fund - Global is to make real estate a separate asset class and expand its benchmark portfolio to include more emerging markets, finance minister Kristin Halvorsen has revealed.