The Oil Fund, a brilliant, ambitious and edgy fictional drama that takes an insider look at the colliding worlds of high finance and public service.
Per Grepp, deeply flawed financial genius and, according to some, Norway’s sexiest man, puts his country’s monetary – and moral – stability at risk when his performance figures drop. With the eyes of the ethics committee on him, will Per be able to uphold manage their growth and sustain his golden boy status? Can the delicate equilibrium between ethics and finance be maintained or will personal agendas inevitably compromise them? Created by Hollywood-based Norwegian director Harald Zwart (The Karate Kid, One Night At McCool's…) and Tom Gulbrandsen. Based on insider information, this dramedy highlights the boundless complexity of balancing money-making with social responsibility.
Norway struck oil in the 60's and every Norwegian instantly became a millionaire.
Or did they? In order to keep financial stability, the government decided to not spend any of the oil-money on Norwegian soil. Instead they established the Oil Fund which is the largest independent investment fund in the world. Their mission was to "save it for a rainy day". The Fund is triple A-rated and one trillion dollars rests in the hands of a bunch of social democrats. Norway owns 2% of the entire world and is making billions every second.