Asle Skredderberget (b. 1972) has worked as a business journalist, before pursuing a career as a corporate executive. His debut crime novel, “Soft as Metal” about the weapons industry and financial industry, was shortlisted to the prestigious Riverton Award as Norway´s best crime novel in 2010. His crime novels are published in Germany and USA.
In 2015 he wrote the narrative non-fiction book “Viking versus wolves of Wall Street”. How did it happen that ordinary Norwegian citizens ended up as the world’s leading investor through the state owned Petroleum Fund? Together the people of Norway own approximately one per cent of the world’s total share holding. Early in the 1990s the Norwegian Petroleum Fund was empty. Today it is worth 1000 billion USD. In the past two years Norway has been the biggest buyer of New York real estate, for instance at Times Square.
Many countries have found natural resources which have made them immensely rich. But no other nation can show a similar method of administrating their wealth as this Norwegian model of “conscentious capitalism” does.