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 ...

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 ...

GPIF would be 'stupid' to give asset goals first, Ito says

Oct 17, 2014

GPIF would be 'stupid' to give asset goals first, Ito says

The governmental ¥128 trillion retirement fund would be “stupid” to announce its new investment strategy before adjusting asset allocations, says Takatoshi Ito, a top adviser to the Abe administration on overhauling public pensions. Publishing target weightings in advance would move markets, forcing the Government ...

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 ...

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 ...