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Norway’s $1.4 trillion sovereign wealth fund to review private equity in December

Norway’s $1.4 trillion sovereign wealth fund, the Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG), has welcomed a government request that it consider investing in unlisted equities.

The fund said it will make a recommendation by December.The GPFG is the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund.

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It is managed by Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM), which is an independent institution within the Norwegian central bank.The GPFG has traditionally invested in listed equities, bonds, and real estate.

Norways trillion sovereign wealth fund review private equity

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However, the government has asked NBIM to consider investing in unlisted equities.

Unlisted equities are shares in companies that are not traded on a public stock exchange.

The GPFG said it is positive about the government’s request. The fund said that unlisted equities can offer attractive risk-adjusted returns. However, the fund also said that there are risks associated with investing in unlisted equities, such as illiquidity and lack of transparency.The GPFG said it will undertake a thorough review of the risks and potential benefits of investing in unlisted equities.

The fund said it will make a recommendation to the government by December.

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