Monthly Archives: July 2012

GPIF top three: In-house team, Sumitomo Mitsui and BlackRock

Ranking and tables  GPIF total assets 2001-12 GPIF portfolio by investment category 2010-12 GPIF portfolio by investment type and manager 2010-12 Asset managers by GPIF assets under management 2010-12   Asset managers by % growth in GPIF assets under management 2010-12 … Continue reading

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Independent asset managers make their mark on pensions

The value of assets invested by management firms for Japanese pension funds fell by 4.54% in the year ending 31 March 2012. Yet 63 firms saw their business grow in the period — some of them spectacularly. The numbers are evident from … Continue reading

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The firms with the business: 79 billion yen in 5,000+ mandates

The value of portfolios which asset managers invest for Japan’s corporate and government pension funds fell by 4.54% to 79,012.3 billion yen in the year-ending 31 March 2012, as many schemes passed the tipping point where the number of retirees … Continue reading

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Government Pension Investment Fund shines with 2.32% return

The Government Pension Investment Fund, the world’s largest institutional investor,  returned 2.32% in its 2011/12 financial, much of it thanks to a sparkling final (January to March) quarter when it gained 5.11%.  The annual report is here. The value of … Continue reading

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2012 fund manager rankings to appear here on 9 July

        The 2012 edition of the Japan Pensions Industry Database’s annual ranking of fund managers by their Japanese pension assets under management will appear here at 00.01 hrs Tokyo time on Monday 9th July        

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Inhouse management pays off for Pension Fund Association

The Pension Fund Association’s investment portfolio returned 2.o6% in the year ending 31 March 2012, according to a draft annual report on the PFA’s web site.  A poor -0.16% performance by foreign and domestic equities was more than offset by … Continue reading

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GPIF names six managers for its emerging markets investment

Invesco Asset Management, Lazard Asset Management, Mizuho Asset Management, Nomura Asset Management, Nomura Funds Research & Technologies and Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management were named today by the Government Pension Investment Fund as recipients of its first emerging markets mandates, according to story on Reuters. With … Continue reading

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