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 ...

Jul 17, 2013

High-risk improper investments suspected at 32 pension funds

Numerous pension funds may have been making improper investments using surplus administrative money, according to welfare minister Norihisa Tamura. A total of 32 pension funds are suspected of having been investing surpluses from administrative money in high-risk financial products, including foreign investment trusts, Tamura ...