Our mission

Our mission is to be a responsible manager of public financial assets. We are to secure strong financial returns over time and be a long-term investor.


“Folketrygdfondet shall seek to achieve the highest possible return after management costs over time, measured in NOK”

“A good return in the long term is regarded as being dependent upon sustainable development in economic, environmental and social terms, as well as well-functioning, legitimate and effective markets.”

Mandate for the management of the Government Pension Fund Norway

To generate high returns over time, we pursue a long term and responsible investment policy. We seek to foster well-functioning financial markets.

By pursuing our mandate, we also promote value creation in the Norwegian business sector:

  • by injecting capital into companies
  • by exercising active, responsible ownership of companies
  • by promoting well-functioning markets
  • by being a long term, counter-cyclical participant in the financial markets.