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NBIM Investment Presentation: Active Management

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Yngve Slyngstad

Below is a presentation on Active Management by Yngve Slyngstad CEO, NBIM

The Three Most Important Active Decisions:

  • The timing of benchmark changes
  • Inflows and timing of moving from cash to financial assets
  • Rebalancing decision when moving back to strategic assets weights

Key Summary Points:

  • Twelve years experience of managing the fund suggests that active management could make an important contribution to the return of the fund in the long term.
  • We believe we can improve the risk-return characteristics of the fund through active management.
  • Norges Bank can not recommend a passive investment strategy which does not seek to achieve cost-efficient market exposure, insight in the underlying assets in which we are invested, or an understanding of the overall risk of our investments.

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Ascendas-Singbridge Acquires Three Hotels in Osaka

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Singapore’s Ascendas-Singbridge has acquired three hotels in Osaka for 10.29 billion JPY to tap tourism growth in Japan’s third-largest city.

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BlackRock Contemplates Stake in Eurizon

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Asset management giant BlackRock is contemplating purchasing a 30% ownership stake in Intesa SanPaolo’s asset management unit called Eurizon Capital SGR S.p.A. BlackRock is keen on growing its technology business and increase market adoption of its Aladdin platform.

Intesa has been working with UBS to seek out strategic options for Eurizon. Intesa is keen on maintaining control over Eurizon.

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SWFI First Read, June 22, 2018

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JPMorgan Fund Buys 40% of Oxford Properties’ French Portfolio

A fund advised by JP Morgan Asset Management committed €400 million in Oxford Properties’ French portfolio. Essentially, Oxford Properties sold a 49.9% non-managing interest in 32 Rue Blanche, 92 Avenue de France and Paris Bastille. Oxford Properties made its maiden investment in Paris in 2014 when it acquired 32 Rue Blanche.

Oxford Properties is the real estate unit of OMERS.

Temasek Explores Further Cash Commitments to FirstCry

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