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The Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway (the “FSAN”) has published its Annual Report for 2014. The full report is to date only available in Norwegian. In the following we present a brief summary of the most important events and developments from 2014 within banking and finance, insurance and pensions, and the securities area.
Investment funds for sale to the general public – in other words, open-ended collective Investment structures of which shares may be redeemed on a regular basis and of which investment objectives are Financial instruments – have traditionally been strictly regulated in Norway.
Since 2012, Norwegian tax authorities have focused on the way Norwegian private equity firms have structured their carried interest payments.
Five months have passed since the AIFMD was implemented in Norway. Since 1 July 2014, a relatively large number of applications have been filed with the Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway (the “FSAN”), concerning both marketing in Norway of non-EEA AIFs of EEA AIFMs and AIFs of non-EEA AIFMs.
In this article we set out certain key issues the board of a Norwegian listed company faces in a public takeover situation.
A glance at the “Norwegian” HY market is and why it’s such an efficient platform for raising flexible debt for foreign companies
Since early 2000, the Norwegian corporate bond market has been transformed from a small market dominated by domestic utility enterprises into a global market characterized by large issue volumes of high yield corporate bonds. This makes Oslo Stock Exchange and Nordic Alternative Bond Market the third largest market place for HY corporate bonds in the world.
With effect from 9 December, Oslo Børs calculates NIBOR rates for Finance Norway.
On 14 October, the Ministry of Finance excluded five more companies from the Government Pension Fund Global’s investment universe. The Ministry further requested Norges Bank to follow up another three companies in the active ownership activities.