Monthly Archives: November 2015

GPIF’s Shimizu to lead Post Bank’s push into private equity

According to Reuters the newly privatised Japan Post Bank Co, which manages 205 trillion yen ($1.67 trillion) mainly in Japanese government bonds, will on 1 December set up a division to look for opportunities in private equity investments that will  … Continue reading

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Pension Fund Association cuts manager roster by 10%

The PFA closed the 2014/15 financial year with external asset management firms holding 51 mandates covering 7,479.0 billion yen of assets and 5,227.5 billion yen managed inhouse. The comparable figures for a year earlier were 56 outside firms firms holding mandates … Continue reading

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Japan’s asset management market tops one quadrillion yen

With almost all the numbers now in it is possible to estimate the size of the market in managing Japanese assets at the close of the most recent financial year on 31 March 2015. Magazines, trade associations and others based … Continue reading

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