NHH - Norwegian School of Economics was founded in 1936. NHH and affiliated institutes SNF and AFF constitutes the NHH Group, the oldest and largest centre for research and study in the fields of economics and business administration in Norway. NHH strives to be among the foremost in Europe in its fields, and EQUIS (European Quality Improvement System) accreditation reinforces a strongly held belief that excellence in research is a prerequisite for excellence in teaching. NHH has around 400 employees. The vast majority of the academic staff hold PhDs, and the faculty includes NHH Alumni and Nobel Prize Laureate in Economics, Professor Finn E. Kydland.
GSB Wealth Management builds custom portfolios designed to meet each individual client's unique financial objectives. Portfolios are well-diversified and grounded in dividend paying equities and high quality fixed income instruments. GSB focuses on solid investment vehicles that have demonstrated strong historical results over time. A typical portfolio will own a mix of common stocks, bonds, and cash equivalents based on the investment objectives of the client. The firm believes that common stocks are the foundation in a well-diversified portfolio and being the primary growth engine, should have some representation in most accounts. The firm seeks to identify quality franchises and to purchase them when they are trading below fair value. GSB also believes that fixed income investments can be an excellent diversifier, performing well when other asset classes are not. As such, they invest only in securities with full faith that principal and interest will be paid on schedule in any economic environment. GSB avoids potentially expensive products such as annuities, hedge funds, private placements, and mutual funds having high internal expenses and/ or entry and exit fees.
Bank of America Merrill Lynch is the corporate and investment banking division of Bank of America. It provides services in mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt capital markets, lending, trading, risk management, research, and liquidity and payments management. It was formed through the combination of the corporate and investment banking activities of Bank of America and Merrill Lynch following the acquisition of the latter by the former in January 2009.