Monthly Archives: December 2011

Pension funds begin moving into foreign real estate

Sixty per cent of Japan’s corporate pension funds do not currently invest in the country’s real estate, yet of those which do 40.5%% are already investing foreign property too — and more are likely to follow suit over the next two … Continue reading

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Pensions management mandates over 50,000 for first time

Asset management firms authorized to do business in Japan held 50,351 mandates from domestic pension funds at the end of the second quarter on 3o September. As markets took their toll, this record high coincided with a drop of 7.6%, on the … Continue reading

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Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group rolls right on and into Oz

Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking is to buy a 15% stake in Australia’s AMP Capital Holdings for A$425 million in a deal that should close by 31 March 2012. ON WHAT MEASURE? The alliance with MUTB will give AMP access to … Continue reading

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How much longer does the strong yen have?

Strange times make strange pairs – such as the combination of a gravity-defying public debt and a constantly strengthening currency. Here’s another: demand among Asia’s rich for a Macro Strategy fund investing around the world but denominated in yen. When … Continue reading

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Infrastructure vehicles motoring along

One or more Japanese institutional investors featured among six new participants making allocations to AMP Capital’s Infrastructure Debt Fund ahead of its third close at €284 million, according to Financial Standard online. While the Australian firm named the East Riding of … Continue reading

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Government Pension Investment Fund struggles through Q2

The  Government Pension Investment Fund, the world’s largest institutional investor, enjoyed a second-quarter return of 1.06% on the 53% of its 108.85 trillion portfolio which it keeps in domestic bonds. While this was 0.01% above the benchmark, none of the … Continue reading

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