Monthly Archives: July 2015

In-house team easily retains No1 slot in GPIF manager ranking

The in-house team at the Government Pension Investment Fund remained GPIF’s biggest asset manager by far in the year ending 31 March 2015 — even after paper issued by the government’s Fiscal Investment & Loan Program (FILP), which it holds … Continue reading

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GPIF asset allocation correction

The Government Pension Investment Fund has issued a correction to the asset allocation information contained in its latest annual investment report. While the yen amounts reported as allocated to each segment were correct the percentages for which they account appear … Continue reading

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GPIF does well, more detailed information now a must

The Government Pension Investment Fund closed its financial year on 31 March 2015 with a portfolio worth a record 137.5 trillion yen thanks to its best investment performance since 2001 when it replaced the old Nenpuku. The world’s largest institutional investor … Continue reading

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Corporate stewardship reality lags far behind propaganda

For all the lofty talk of new approaches to Japanese corporate governance, with the appointment of independent directors and other ‘stewardship’ moves, down on the ground little is changing as old Japan finds ways to subvert progress. Last week the … Continue reading

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DB scheme numbers down & membership lower, but assets up

Amplification: Neither the posting below nor the source material on which it is based make clear that the yen amounts mentioned are solely those which life insurers and trust banks manage for their pension fund clients in pooled accounts. The … Continue reading

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