Business Mar 22, 2016

Former Norinchukin Bank boss to replace Mitani at GPIF

The Government Pension Investment Fund, the world's biggest pension fund, named Norihiro Takahashi, a former senior managing director at a domestic agricultural bank, as president to replace Takahiro Mitani. The $1.25 trillion fund chose Takahashi, 58 and a former managing director at Norinchukin Bank Ltd., ...

GPIF's $200 billion push abroad to boost inflation bid

Business / Economy Jun 2, 2014

GPIF's $200 billion push abroad to boost inflation bid

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's inflation drive may get a boost as Nomura Holdings Inc. forecasts as much as $200 billion in foreign asset purchases by Japan's pension funds will weaken the yen. Nomura predicts a sell-off of local bonds by the $1.3 trillion Government Pension ...

Business Nov 21, 2013

State pension funds urged to make riskier investments

A panel of government-appointed experts has recommended that more funds from public pension policies be invested in stocks and other relatively high-risk assets in place of the current practice of chiefly buying government bonds, a shift one welfare ministry official warned could threaten the ...