Monthly Archives: October 2015

Life cos’ asset allocation intentions unwisely interpreted

Bloomberg’s and Reuters‘ round-ups last week of how Japan’s life insurance companies’ intend to allocate their portfolios in the coming six months were overshadowed by announcements of the issue price for Post Insurance which joins the stock exchange on 4 … Continue reading

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Are Mitsubishi UJF and Aberdeen heading for the altar?

Aberdeen Asset Management “has begun to sound out potential buyers [for itself] … as Europe’s second-largest fund house struggles to put an end to a slump in its proftability” according to a story in today’s Financial Times. The report, written … Continue reading

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Pension Fund Association’s 14bn yen stash enjoys 14% return

Retirement assets under management by the Pension Fund Association on behalf of people who have changed jobs and thus left an employer’s pension fund enjoyed a 13.97% return in the year ending 31 March, according to the PFA’s recently published … Continue reading

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New life co stats: no pre-IPO change in Post Insurance portfolio

The value of Japanese life insurance companies’ combined investment portfolios rose by 0.4% to a record 362.3 trillion yen in first quarter of the financial year which ended on 30 June 2015. The year-on-year rise was 4.8%. Asset allocation was … Continue reading

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Institutional investment giant readies for launch next year

When Mizuho Asset Management, Shinko Asset Management, DIAM and some institutional investment activities carried on by Mizuho Trust & Banking combine next year to form a new firm owned 51% by Mizuho Financial Group and 49% by Dai-ichi Life Insurance … Continue reading

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GPIF unveils big new international fixed-income manager roster

The Government Pension Investment Fund has announced 17 asset management firms to run mandates in eight categories of active international fixed-income investment and six firms to handle passively managed money for which its benchmark is the Citi World Government Bond … Continue reading

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