Aug 27, 2015

GPIF posts ¥2.6 trillion investment profit in April-June

Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund on Thursday reported a profit of ¥2.65 trillion in its management of pension assets, staying in the black for the fifth consecutive quarter thanks mainly to solid investment returns on domestic stocks. Its total investment yield came to 1.92 ...

Apr 24, 2015

GPIF to add second executive managing director

A law was enacted Friday to increase the number of executive managing directors at Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund from one to two, to strengthen the organization of the giant public pension fund. One of the two will be current GPIF executive managing director ...

Jan 22, 2015

GPIF governance overhaul almost complete, minister says

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The Government Pension Investment Fund is closing in on completing a governance overhaul, said the minister in charge of the $1.1 trillion retirement pool. A ministry pension panel formed to decide the fund’s leadership structure will make recommendations on Friday, said Health, Labor and ...

Jan 6, 2015

GPIF seeks fund managers to meet new investment targets

The Government Pension Investment Fund may use a private seminar next month to inform potential job applicants as part of its efforts to recruit professional money managers to the world’s largest investor of retirement savings. Yasuhiro Yonezawa, chairman of the investment committee at the ...

GPIF president denies reform is a stock-boosting step

Dec 2, 2014

GPIF president denies reform is a stock-boosting step

The president of the giant public pension fund says the fund’s recent decision to change its investment portfolio was a measure to boost domestic stocks. “We are not deliberately increasing stockholding to embody ‘Abenomics,’ ” Takahiro Mitani, president of the Government Pension Investment Fund, ...