Monthly Archives: June 2012

Official panel wants pension savings used to boost economy

A “government panel on financing for economic growth” is to recommend greater official oversight of how the Government Pension Investment Fund selects its 100 trillion yen of investments, according to the [subscription only] Nikkei.com citing no sources. The move would … Continue reading

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GPIF looks for foreign equities managers – only in Japanese

The foreign equities mandates awarded by the Government Pension Investment Fund three years ago appear to be entering a review/renew phase and GPIF may be taking the opportunity to consider expanding its allocation to developed-country stocks. An announcement, in Japanese only, … Continue reading

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Life cos’ JGB holdings up again but peak may have passed

The unstoppable rise in life insurance companies’ holdings of Japan Government Bonds continues. Yet the pace is nothing like that suggested by rumours ahead of the Life Insurance Association of Japan’ s latest figures and the peak may have passed. … Continue reading

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Japanese institutions make up just 5.2% of stock transactions

Japanese financial institutions accounted in May for a meagre 5.2% of transactions in the country’s publicly quoted stocks, according to figures compiled by the (subscription only) Nikkei newspaper from data made available by the Tokyo Stock Exchange. As previously noted … Continue reading

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