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PENSION FUNDS

Security guards along the Bund in front of buildings in the Lujiazui Financial District in Shanghai on Tuesday. The pivot away from China may accelerate as positive catalysts are missing at a time when the U.S. Federal Reserve shifts toward monetary easing.
BUSINESS / Markets
Jan 11, 2024
China is fast losing its place as a must-have in global portfolios
An analysis of filings by 14 U.S. pension funds with investments in Chinese stocks show most of them have reduced their holdings since 2020.
The world's largest pension fund lost 0.31% for the three months from July to September, trimming its overall assets to ¥219.3 trillion.
BUSINESS / Markets
Nov 2, 2023
Japan's GPIF reports ¥683 billion loss in July-September period
The news comes as a policy tweak by the central bank hits the government bond market.
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BUSINESS
Jul 7, 2023
Japan pension fund GPIF posts ¥10.3 trillion quarterly return on global equities rally
GPIF gained 5.41% for the quarter, raising its total assets to above ¥200 trillion, it said in its annual report for fiscal 2022, which ended in March.
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BUSINESS / Markets
Feb 3, 2023
Japan's GPIF, the world's biggest pension fund, posts longest loss in 20 years
The Government Pension Investment Fund lost 1% during the quarter ended December, or ¥1.85 trillion ($14 billion), reducing its total assets to ¥189.9 trillion.
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BUSINESS
Aug 2, 2021
World’s biggest pension fund makes record cut to U.S. bond weighting
The Government Pension Investment Fund made a record cut to its weighting of U.S. government bonds last fiscal year as it increased investments into European sovereign debt.
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BUSINESS
Apr 12, 2021
Japan's GPIF, forerunner on ESG investing, pulls back as trend catches on
Constrained by stricter legal restraints, the world's top pension fund has largely been quiet on impact investing since appointing a new chief investment officer in April 2020.
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BUSINESS / Markets
Feb 8, 2021
Pension fund that mimics world’s largest boosts ESG stocks
The Pension Fund Association for Local Government Officials, known as Chikyoren, has increased its exposure to environment, social and governance themes to about u00a5820 billion ($7.8 billion).
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BUSINESS / Markets
Nov 24, 2020
Big investors in Japan may be cashing in on global stock rally
Japanese funds have reaped a 27% return as a stimulus-fueled rally propelled global equities to a record high.
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BUSINESS
Aug 24, 2020
China-focused venture funds struggle for money amid Trump heat
The Trump administration’s increased scrutiny of college endowments and pension funds backing Chinese firms is creating more roadblocks for venture funds looking for the next big tech winner.
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BUSINESS / Markets
Aug 13, 2020
Japanese head of world’s biggest pension fund looks beyond sovereign debt for future returns
After bouncing back to a historic gain in the first half, Masataka Miyazono says GPIF is now looking at foreign sovereign bonds, mortgage debt and corporate debt.
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COMMENTARY / Japan
Dec 24, 2019
The wisdom of stock index funds
Share price index-linked products are generally good long-term investment tools.
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COMMENTARY / Japan
Jul 28, 2019
The problem of investing pension funds in JGBs
It is premature to think that a decline in the public pension benefits is inevitable given to the aging of the population and the low birthrate.
WORLD
Mar 7, 2018
More funds spurn nuclear arms, although financing still strong: report
The number of pension funds and asset managers that refuse to invest in nuclear armament-makers appears to be growing, although financing is still abundant, an annual survey by anti-nuclear campaigners said Wednesday.
EDITORIALS
Dec 9, 2016
Pension bill needs more explanation
The government has a duty to explain in detail and in an easy-to-understand manner how the reform bill now in the Diet would contribute to rebuilding the pension system's finances.
BUSINESS / Markets
Aug 19, 2016
As Japanese bond investors hunt yields, hurricanes may be worth the risk
Japan's bond investors are so desperate for yield that more and more of them are putting money in notes from insurers whose value can be wiped out by unexpectedly strong hurricanes or earthquakes.
BUSINESS / Markets
Jun 17, 2016
Japan's pensions bought local shares, sold bonds last quarter
The nation's public pension funds bought domestic stocks and sold bonds last quarter as equities posted their worst start to a year in two decades and yields plumbed new depths below zero.
EDITORIALS
Jan 30, 2016
Pension compliance falls short
The government and companies need to do a better job making sure all workers are covered by the proper pension program.
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BUSINESS / Markets
Jan 4, 2016
Foreign investors get it wrong on Japan stocks, ending 25-year run
For the first year since 1989, foreign investors sold Japanese stocks and missed a rally.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / How-tos / LIFELINES
Dec 20, 2015
More on pensions: what to expect and when you can get it
Following up on the Lifelines special on the Japan pension system, here are some more questions from readers.
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COMMUNITY / How-tos / LIFELINES
Dec 2, 2015
Life after work in Japan: tackling readers' pension questions
Among the questions that Japan Times readers send to the Lifelines column, a perennial topic is navigating the Japanese pension system. Here are some answers.

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