Government Pension Fund of Norway with 7.6% return in 2014

Noam Stiekema

The Government Pension Fund of Norway with 7.6% return and reporting profit of 544 billion NOK (67 billion USD) during the last year, as incentives by central banks around the world increased shares and securities. The Pension Fund has a return of 7.6% in 2014 after growth of 15.6% an year earlier, announced in Oslo […]

Government Pension Fund of Norway

Government Pension Fund of NorwayThe Government Pension Fund of Norway with 7.6% return and reporting profit of 544 billion NOK (67 billion USD) during the last year, as incentives by central banks around the world increased shares and securities. The Pension Fund has a return of 7.6% in 2014 after growth of 15.6% an year earlier, announced in Oslo based fund on Friday. The shares of the Fund worth at 890 billion USD brought 7.9% yield and bonds – 6.9%. The real estate investments have brought 10.4% growth of the fund.

The largest fund in the world warn that diminishing returns expected to continue amid record low and even negative returns of key government bond markets and the weak economic growth in developed markets. The shares of Government Pension Fund of Norway rose for the sixth consecutive year in the US in 2014, after the US Federal Reserve kept its benchmark interest rate near zero, and European stocks were supported by a series of measures the European Central Bank to support growth. World index MSCI shares rose 2.9% in 2014.

The Government Pension Fund of Norway is expanded to more emerging and frontier markets, to capture a larger share of global economic growth. Slingstad said that the Fund’s exposure to emerging markets has risen to 10.6% from 10.3% an year earlier. Fund investments are related to the 75 countries at the end of 2014, after last year were added Slovenia, Ghana and Mauritania.

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