Tag Archives: Labor and Welfare

GPIF to move into emerging markets this quarter … or next

The Government Pension Investment Fund will make its oft-spoken-of move into emerging market stocks this quarter, or next, its president Takahiro Mitani told Bloomberg in an interview. The Fund will not, however, invest in alternatives such as hedge funds or … Continue reading

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Pension funds don’t know what they are doing – it’s official

Parts of this article have been amended since it was first posted on 30 March Almost 90% of staff at pension plans that are run for small companies based in the same prefecture and involved in the same business sectors … 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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Demographics drive institutional cash abroad, but big ¥ barrier

With a trove of US$3,363 billion Japan remains home to the world’s second largest pool of retirement savings behind the US, which has US$16,080bn, and ahead of the UK, at US$2,394bn, according to Towers Watson’s latest annual Global Pension Assets Study. … Continue reading

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Scoring from GPIF’s treasure trove

The world’s largest institutional investor entered a new era last year — and shrank. At the start of the fiscal term on 1 April, the Government Pension Investment Fund had assets of 116 trillion yen, 5.31% lower than a year … Continue reading

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