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

by Bloomberg

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, ...

Nov 25, 2014

GPIF assets swell to record ¥130.9 trillion in September

Japan’s giant public pension fund said Tuesday its total assets swelled to a record ¥130.9 trillion as of Sept. 30, increasing by ¥3.62 trillion over the three months from July. The Government Pension Investment Fund, the world’s largest institutional investor, also said the proportion ...