Monthly Archives: April 2017

GPIF alts meeting materials show willingness to co-invest

For those who were unable to attend the Government Pension Investment Fund’s 19 April orientation meeting on its previously announced call for applications from managers of alternative assets (see below GPIF tiptoes towards PE, infrastructure and real estate 12  April … Continue reading

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Imminence of institutional infrastructure investment over-stated

Japanese investors are ‘primed to play a key funding role for global infrastructure and real estate’ according to a new report from AMP Capital, the fund management subsidiary of giant Sydney-based pensions provider AMP Ltd. AMP Capital has over A$165 … Continue reading

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GPIF tiptoes towards PE, infrastructure and real estate

The first alternative assets to be included in the Government Pensions Investment Fund’s portfolio will be structured as fund of funds and designed and managed separately for it alone. Those investing mainly in listed funds will be excluded from consideration. … Continue reading

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Business up and a new name for personnel from the Pru

Prudential Investment Management Japan Co Ltd will change it name to PGIM Japan Co Ltd (PGIMジャパン株式会社) from 1 October, in line with the worldwide rebranding which its New Jersey-based parent embarked on in January 2016. Before then PGIM entities operating … Continue reading

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Manulife’s Nagata retires, baton passes to Pimco’s Yamamoto

Shinichi Yamamoto has become president and chief executive officer of Manulife Asset Management (Japan) Ltd, taking over from Yoshihide Nagata who retired at the end of last month after several years in the post. And what a few years it … Continue reading

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SMBC sets up €3 billion debt fund with Park Square Capital

Financial institutions are becoming asset management’s most interesting segment (see archive 2017-3-27 Asset management rides high on market gains anew money) and foreign loans are the investment increasingly attracting their attention. They are both setting up and investing in funds … Continue reading

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GPIF’s CIO Hiromichi Mizuno rides half a year onwards

Hiromachi Mizuno, CIO of the Government Pension Investment Fund since he joined from London private equity firm Coller Capital in November last year on a two-year contract, has had his term extended by six months according to an announcement on … Continue reading

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Back to black for 100+ big corporate pension funds

‘Around 100’ of Japan’s ‘major’ corporate pension funds enjoyed returns of 3.5% in the year ending 31 March, according to actuarial consultants Rating and Investment Information, a subsidiary of the Nikkei newspaper which reported the results. The funds reviewed had … Continue reading

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