Norway’s GPFG Second Best Annual Performance

For 2012, Norway’s Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG) returned 13.4%. Regarding fixed income performance, the sovereign wealth fund returned 6.7% in which corporate bonds produced the best returns for the asset class. Geographical allocation to equity investments is based on total market value. Government bonds are allocated by country according to the size of its overall output.

“The fund’s performance reflects development in global financial markets during 2012,” says Yngve Slyngstad, CEO of Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM), the fund’s manager.

2012 Asset Class Returns

  • Equity Investments – 18.1%
  • Fixed Income – 6.7%
  • Real Estate – 5.8%


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