Dec 15, 2015

Japan's ¥135 trillion pension fund boosts infrastructure weighting

Japan’s ¥135 trillion Government Pension Investment Fund is building up its alternative investment department after raising bets on infrastructure projects more than 10-fold to secure higher returns than low-yielding bonds. The world’s largest retiree fund has boosted staff in its alternative investment section, formed ...

Nov 18, 2015

Minister says Japan pension funds should invest in India rail

India proposed Japanese pension funds invest in rail projects in the South Asian nation as the government prepares to spend more than $140 billion over five years upgrading its outdated tracks. Indian Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu said he proposed the investment by Japan’s pension ...

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 ...