Norway’s wealth fund discovers risk management…

by Jim Colburn • Friday, November 17, 2017

Here is Bloomberg:

”“Our perspective here is to spread the risks for the state’s wealth,” Egil Matsen, the deputy central bank governor overseeing the fund, said in an interview in Oslo. “We can do that better by not adding oil-price risk.””

And this:

”The government, which also controls Statoil ASA and offshore oil and gas fields, was forced to withdrew cash from the fund for the first time last year to meet spending commitments after oil prices dropped.”

One wonders why a more balanced portfolio wasn’t proposed when oil was at $100…

 

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