CREATING A COURSE IN ASSET MANAGEMENT
NHH and Finance Norway are entering into a collaboration that will help students improve their skills in asset management. The Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global is one of the initiators of the collaboration.
The collaboration comprises an innovative and structured course and an internship scheme in asset management of a high academic standard.
‘We will recruit a diverse group of outstanding Norwegian and international NHH students with a high motivation for asset management. This new course will give more students an opportunity to develop skills and experience that will contribute to growth and development within the Norwegian asset management environment,’ says Rector Øystein Thøgersen at NHH.
The programme will combine the teaching of relevant topics using expertise from NHH and prominent guest lecturers from leading asset management organisations, with an internship in an institution with significant presence and established expertise in asset management.
The programme will be implemented in collaboration with a broad group of leading asset management institutions, coordinated by Finance Norway.
‘The Norwegian asset management sector is a knowledge-based industry, with specialist expertise in sustainable investments. We should strive to become an international centre for capital management,’ says Idar Kreutzer, CEO of Finance Norge.
‘In order to achieve such a goal, there must be an investment in the further development of expertise. This collaboration will contribute to Norwegian asset management becoming a significant export service that creates value in Norway,’ Kreutzer points out.
'Large, heavyweight asset management players in Finance Norge are rooting for this initiative and have committed to welcoming candidates selected by NHH for internships,’ says Kreutzer.
Norges Bank Investment Management, which manages the Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global, is among the management organisations that will offer students internships.
‘We hope this collaboration will help to strengthen asset management in Norway. It will award black belts in money management. We want students to gain more practical experience in asset management. We look forward to contributing with guest lecturers and welcoming student interns,’ says Nicolai Tangen, CEO of Norges Bank Investment Management.