Aug 30, 2014

GPIF logs first profit in two quarters

The Government Pension Investment Fund posted a ¥2.224 trillion return on investment from April to June, logging its first profit in two quarters, officials of the mammoth entity reported. The results reflected solid showings from the fund’s stock investments at home and abroad, the ...

Jun 26, 2014

Ensure stability of pension fund

It would be a mistake to view the Abe administration's shakeup of the Government Pension Investment Fund as a short-term shot in the arm for the stock market rather than as a way to stabilize the nation's public pension system.

Mar 10, 2014

Panel urges yearly goal of 1.7% growth at GPIF

The world’s largest pension fund should aim for yearly returns of 1.7 percent plus the rate of wage growth, a government advisory panel reiterated. The ¥128.6 trillion Government Pension Investment Fund should adopt that goal as it is suitable under all eight scenarios envisaged ...

Pension investment fund must ditch JGBs: Ito

Dec 6, 2013

Pension investment fund must ditch JGBs: Ito

by Anna Kitanaka and Shigeki Nozawa

The world’s biggest retirement fund needs to cut bond holdings now because the Japanese government will follow an advisory panel’s recommendation that the wealth manager seek higher returns, the panel’s head said. The ¥124 trillion Government Pension Investment Fund should pare domestic bonds immediately ...