Monthly Archives: August 2011

Slow going for GPIF behemoth hampered by home currency

Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund beat the benchmarks for all four components of its portfolio during the first quarter of the 2011/2012 financial year — yet still managed to return only 0.21%, or 0.18% on a time-weighted basis. GPIF is the … Continue reading

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Changes to corporate pension accounting rules delayed

Implementation of Japan Accounting Standards Board rules that would have hit company profits by obliging them to book pension fund shortfalls as liabilities on their balance sheets is to be postponed according to Nikkei.com. Due to come into effect this … Continue reading

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Institutional asset management’s global leaders 2011

It’s rankings season again and league tables showing the top fund managers in the world’s Big Four defined-benefit pensions markets are all now available: from Pensions & Investments (on the US), the Financial Times (on the UK), Benefits Canada and … Continue reading

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