Norway to ditch oil stocks from Norges Bank fund – Central Banking

Norway’s government has asked the central bank to sell any oil stocks held in its sovereign wealth fund, after a review concluded this would reduce the economy’s exposure to oil price risk.The Government Pension Fund Global, managed by Norges Bank, is built on the revenues from Norway’s oil industry. But by investing in stocks related…

Norway Sovereign Wealth Fund Is Refusing to Be Silenced – Bloomberg

Norway’s $960 billion sovereign wealth fund, the world’s biggest, is taking a stance against equity indexes including companies that aren’t subject to shareholder control. The move opens a new front in the fund’s efforts to use its considerable—and growing—clout to force companies to improve their ESG act. Source: Norway Sovereign Wealth Fund Is Refusing to…

Norwegian oil fund attacks VW corporate governance – FT.com

Norway’s $850bn oil fund does not like commenting about individual companies it owns shares in. It usually goes out of its way to avoid saying anything about any of its more than 9,000 investments. But Volkswagen is starting to become the exception that proves the rule. The world’s largest sovereign wealth fund has become increasingly open…