Monthly Archives: December 2014

Report states the obvious on two-month-old GPIF reforms

Nomura Research Institute and Boston-based Cerulli Associates have jointly a published a report on the Government Pension Investment Fund which notes that GPIF will be “unshackled” by recent moves to reform it.  Perhaps the report has more substance than the … Continue reading

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Foreign securities hit record 19.2% of life companies’ portfolios

The foreign securities component of Japanese life insurance company portfolios continued its growth in the second quarter of the 2014/15 financial year when it climbed 7.87% to make for a first half increase of 12.03% and year-on-year expansion of 20.38%, … Continue reading

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Making the most of 11,000 captive clients

Last year Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank handled all the custody work, the bulk of the administration and about 75% of the asset management business of 1,278 corporate pension funds with more than 500 members each.  It is unlikely ever to … Continue reading

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