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The firms with the business: 79 billion yen in 5,000+ mandates

The value of portfolios which asset managers invest for Japan’s corporate and government pension funds fell by 4.54% to 79,012.3 billion yen in the year-ending 31 March 2012, as many schemes passed the tipping point where the number of retirees … Continue reading

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200 bn yen missing from pension accounts 2: Why it happened

A lively chorus designed to ring firms’ tills and swell government departments’ budgets is accompanying the Financial Services Agency’s probe into how billions of yen in pension clients’ money comes to be missing from their accounts with AIJ Investment Advisors. … Continue reading

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Pensions management mandates over 50,000 for first time

Asset management firms authorized to do business in Japan held 50,351 mandates from domestic pension funds at the end of the second quarter on 3o September. As markets took their toll, this record high coincided with a drop of 7.6%, on the … Continue reading

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¥ trillions await liberation from pooled management

Japan’s corporate pension funds have twice as much money entrusted to pooled accounts run by life companies and trust banks as they have under mandates with specific investment goals and terms of reference awarded to asset managers. Figures published recently by … Continue reading

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Getting on top in Tokyo

More asset managers than ever before held mandates to invest Japan’s corporate and government defined-benefit pension schemes during the financial year ending 31 March 2011, when they shared stewardship of almost 83 trillion yen (US$1 trillion). Yet the business remained … Continue reading

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