Monthly Archives: April 2013

GPIF puts Japanese equities mandates out to tender

The world’s largest institutional investor, Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund, is seeking new active and passive managers for the domestic equities component of its portfolio. The mandates will have the TOPIX total return as their underlying benchmark. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust … Continue reading

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Buyers’ and suppliers’ forecasts see same products in demand

The results of J. P. Morgan’s latest annual survey of Japanese corporate pension funds’ allocation intentions provide a loud echo of an earlier Nomura Research Institute poll of the products for which fund managers see demand growing. Both pieces of … Continue reading

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Capturing the flow as outward investment set to boom

“The key criterion by which Japanese fund sponsors or asset management companies evaluate external managers is their portfolio management skills. Whether they have a physical presence in Japan is irrelevant…”  “From foreign asset management companies’ standpoint, just having a marketing … Continue reading

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