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Abe’s pensions arrow falls far short of supposed target

The much trailed public pensions revamp included in Prime Minster Abe’s speech firing off the “third arrow” of the Liberal Democratic Party’s “National Growth Strategy”, turns out to be aimed at nothing new. It proposes expert examinations of the Government … Continue reading

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Official panel wants pension savings used to boost economy

A “government panel on financing for economic growth” is to recommend greater official oversight of how the Government Pension Investment Fund selects its 100 trillion yen of investments, according to the [subscription only] Nikkei.com citing no sources. The move would … Continue reading

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Unlikely ever to be more than 16,000 corporate pension funds

Japan had 15,556 officially recognised defined-benefit company pension plans at the fiscal year end on 31 March 2012 – the first time the country has known how many job-based schemes it has since they were introduced 50 years ago. The … Continue reading

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Leak indicates long, final round for civil service pension plans

After a decade of talking, reform of civil service pension schemes so as to align their benefits and contributions with those of private sector defined-benefit plans now looks set to happen – in about another seven years. The Nikkei news … 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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