EMBA in New York - Finance and Society: The Case of the Norwegian Sovereign Wealth Fund

EMBA in New York - Finance and Society: The Case of the Norwegian Sovereign Wealth Fund

Join the debate in our master class – a taste of Yale’s innovative core MBA curriculum that highlights the role of finance in society. 

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Norway has the world’s largest sovereign wealth fund. How should the nation invest and spend this money?

Come prepared to address these questions:

• Can Norway earn a better return by switching from its 60/40 mix of global stocks and bonds?  
• How should its manager, Norges Bank structure itself to meet the challenge?  
• Can the fund’s SRI goals make the world a better place?  How is the fund changing Norwegian society?

Registered participants will be contacted with pre-work articles closer to the date.


William N. Goetzmann
Edwin J. Beinecke Professor of Finance and Management Studies & Director of the International Center for Finance
Speaker Bio
Professor Goetzmann is an expert on a diverse range of investments, including stocks, mutual funds, real estate, and paintings. His research topics include forecasting stock markets, selecting mutual fund managers, housing as investment, and the risk and return of art. Professor Goetzmann's work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Business Week, the Economist, Forbes, and Art and Auction. Professor Goetzmann has a background in arts and media management. As a documentary filmmaker, he has written and co-produced programs for Nova and the American Masters series, including a profile of artist Thomas Eakins. A former director of Denver's Museum of Western Art, Professor Goetzmann co-authored The Origins of Value: The Financial Innovations that Created Modern Capital Markets.