Monthly Archives: June 2015

More domestic equities & foreign investments life co portfolios

The domestic stock holdings of Japan’s 42 life insurance companies hit 6.2% of their portfolios at the end of the financial year on 31 March 2015 – the highest since 2009 when Japan Post Insurance joined the Life Insurance Association, … Continue reading

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Japan Post Bank’s JGB holdings hit little over half its portfolio

Japan Post Bank’s holdings of Japan Government Bonds was down to just 51.86% of its 205.86 trillion yen portfolio at the close of the financial year on 31 March, the institution’s annual report shows; yet Japanese shares continued, at 935 … Continue reading

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95 trillion yen market yields up some of its secrets

A recent Pension Fund Association report on the activities of over 1,000 corporate retirement schemes has a wealth of information on trends in yields, asset allocation, management fees and the value and number of mandates in issue during the 17 years … Continue reading

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Japanese pension funds’ US stocks allocation rises 6.1% in Q4

Assets in discretionary accounts at Japan’s fund managers rose 18.38% in the financial year ending 31 March 2015 when they reached a record 199,176.9 billion yen, up 5.29% on the close of the previous quarter on 31 December 2014. By client … Continue reading

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Nomura looks set to rule mutual funds roost for years to come

Japan’s 20 fastest growing mutual fund firms saw their assets under management swell by an average of 80% in the year ending 31 March 2015. While that number includes some firms which entered the market only in the prior term, … Continue reading

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