NBIM eyes private equity investment in potential shake-up

Øystein Olsen, Norges Bank
Øystein Olsen, governor of Norges Bank
Eivind Røhne

Norges Bank Investment Management – the arm of Norges Bank that manages Norway’s sovereign wealth fund, the Government Pension Fund Global – has requested it be allowed to invest in private equity, making its case in a letter sent to the country’s finance ministry.

Signed by the governor of the central bank, Øystein Olsen, and NBIM chief executive Yngve Slyngstad, the letter sets out why – given the fund’s size, long-term horizon and limited liquidity needs – it is well suited to investing in

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