Norges Bank recommends allowing SWF investment in unlisted companies

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Norges Bank has recommended the Norwegian government modify the regulation of the nation’s sovereign wealth fund to allow it to invest in unlisted firms, regardless of whether they intend to go public.

Since January 2011, the Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG) has been allowed to allocate resources to “unlisted companies where the board has expressed an intention to seek a listing on a regulated or recognised marketplace”.

The fund’s managers “have interpreted this mandate regulation as

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