Aug 15, 2014

GPIF law change may be shelved, Kihara says

A law to transform how the world’s biggest pension fund is run can wait and may even be shelved, said a ruling party official, contradicting his deputy policy chief who called it the top priority. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s team can achieve adjustments at ...

Aug 12, 2014

GPIF considers quota for roads, real estate, private equity

The Government Pension Investment Fund plans to create a new portfolio category for investments in assets such as infrastructure, real estate and private equity, sources said. The category for so-called alternative investments in unconventional assets is expected to be finalized this autumn, when the ...

GPIF needs governance fix before asset change, LDP exec says

Aug 6, 2014

GPIF needs governance fix before asset change, LDP exec says

As the world’s biggest pension manager moves closer to putting more money in risky assets, the Liberal Democratic Party’s deputy policy chief says the fund needs to change its governance first. The Abe administration should submit a bill during the next Diet session to ...

Aug 6, 2014

Governance fix needed at GPIF before asset change, Shiozaki says

As the world’s biggest pension manager moves closer to putting more money in risky assets, the ruling Liberal Democratic Party’s deputy policy chief says the fund needs to change its governance first. Japan should submit a bill in the next Diet session to overhaul ...

Jun 17, 2014

GPIF will make investor code work: Fidelity

While broad support from money managers is nice, the backing of Japan’s biggest pension fund for new investor guidelines is the reason they will succeed, according to Fidelity Worldwide Investment. Almost 130 institutions have adopted the stewardship code, the Financial Services Agency said June ...

Market salivates over GPIF plans

Jun 16, 2014

Market salivates over GPIF plans

by Harumi Ozawa

The government is readying to unfetter its huge public pension fund, freeing managers to dump low-yield sovereign bonds and go in search of higher, but riskier returns, in a move that could see cash flood global markets. The nation’s pension program, into which almost ...