Monthly Archives: May 2014

Life insurers head into uncertain new era with a clean sheet

Under pressure from dire demographics which ensure they will have fewer people to insure every year from now on, Japan’s life companies are seeking a better balance between premium and investment income, and in the year ended 31 March their … Continue reading

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More Fukuoka funds fall victim to lack of investment education

A survey of 14 pension funds by Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour & Welfare has found that 10.6 trillion yen which they invested in two funds managed by the Tokyo-based Plaza Asset Management now has zero value, according to Kyodo … Continue reading

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Foreign stocks return 32.42% for Pension Fund Association

The Pension Fund Association, which pays the benefits of employees who left their companies’ retirement schemes when they changed jobs, achieved investment returns for the year ended 31 March 2014 of 11.60% on funds invested for members of the Employee … Continue reading

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Civil service pension pots’ assets, yields & mandates all wilt

The number of mutual aid association mandates held by fund managers, trust banks and life insurers has gone down and down again in the past several years  — and the decline looks set to be permanent. MAAs provide pensions for … Continue reading

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