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The Finance Market Fund is intended to contribute to increasing public understanding concerning financial markets, with particular emphasis on the functioning of financial markets, and also ethical issues.

In 2003, the Storting (i.e. the Norwegian national assembly or parliament) decided that part of the funds from the sale of Oslo Børs ASA and Verdipapirsentralen ASA should be allocated to a separate finance market fund (Finansmarkedsfondet).

The Finance Market Fund is intended to contribute to increasing public understanding concerning financial markets, with particular emphasis on the functioning of financial markets, and also ethical issues. The fund will finance both public awareness initiatives and research projects and will accept proposals from organisations, institutions, and individuals.

The yield on the fund's capital base is to be distributed by the board of directors within a general framework laid down by the Storting and the Ministry of Finance. Please refer to the Norwegian webpages for futher information.

The Finance Market Fund is operating under the responsibility of the Ministry of Finance. The secretariat is located within the Research Council of Norway.