Monthly Archives: November 2012

Brightrust seeks innovative ideas as part of GPIF submission

UPDATE: Following publication of the story below, Brightrust has asked for it to be made clear that the decision to invite ideas from others, and feed them into its research, is entirely its own and is not in any way required by the GPIF mandate. … Continue reading

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Invesco, MFS, UBS win Pension Fund Association mandates

Invesco Asset Management, MFS Investment Management and UBS Global Asset Managemenent won foreign equities mandates from the Pension Fund Association during the year ending 31 March 2012 while one held by Amundi Japan Ltd was not immediately renewed.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Invesco features in the new awards for … Continue reading

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Government Pension Investment Fund let down by local stocks

It will take more than the recent spurt in Tokyo stock prices to put a spring in the step of the world’s largest institutional investor. Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund closed the year’s first financial quarter on 30 June 2012 … Continue reading

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National Pension Funds Association issues Japan equity RFP

The first RFP issued by a Japanese pension fund for a passive-domestic-equities mandate based on MSCI’s Japan minimum-volatility index has come from the National Pension Fund Association, according to AsianInvestor. Ted Niggli, head of MSCI’s Asia-Pacific index business, told the … Continue reading

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Profile: Pension Fund for Local Government Officials

UPDATE: In October 2015 public servants’ retirement benefits were brought more into line with those of corporate employees and Chikyoren — which was already shifting its asset allocation to be more like that of the Government Pension Investment Fund — … Continue reading

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