12.03.2013 - Would You Please Yield?
At the start of 2010, the world's largest sovereign wealth fund had no property investments to speak of. Three years later, Norway's Government Pension Fund Global, which manages the oil-rich nation's wealth through Norges Bank Investment Management, has committed around $6.7 billion to property. The investments are mainly focused on prime office and retail space in major European capitals, and Norges Bank has said it plans to spend billions more over the next decade. The fund manager has stated that it will invest up to 5% of its $690 billion fund in real estate by 2020, coinciding with a corresponding decrease in its bond holdings. It declined to comment for this article...............................................Full Article: Source
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