Japan

By Richard Morrow | 1 day 4 hours ago
The world's largest pension fund is conducting due diligence on environmental, social and governance indices and plans to expand its team by 10%, said president Norihiro Takahashi.
By The Editors | 16 December 2016
We explain why New Zealand Superannuation Fund and Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund won our Institutional Excellence Awards for ESG and overall governance, respectively.
By The Editors | 13 December 2016
We continue to reveal why AsianInvestor's Institutional Excellence Awards were handed out this year. Today: the winners in the market categories of Hong Kong and Japan.
By Alison Tudor-Ackroyd | 29 November 2016
The current indiscriminate hunt for yield could land some firms in hot water, as it has in the past, says Ian Brimecome, a senior executive at Tokio Marine.
By Richard Newell | 7 November 2016
Increased allocation from the country's asset owners should combine with new rules on fee disclosure to boost its exchange-traded fund market, which is already the largest in Asia.
By Richard Newell | 28 October 2016
Japan's pension giant is pushing to improve domestic standards of corporate governance through hosting forums and beefing up its monitoring of ESG activities.
By Alison Tudor-Ackroyd | 19 October 2016
Japanese investors need to carefully sift through a bumper crop of funds raising capital. Smaller gems may outperform.
By Richard Newell | 21 September 2016
Central bank buying has boosted the market for strategic-beta exchange-traded products, with Japan the out-and-out regional leader by assets under management, notes Morningstar
By Alison Tudor-Ackroyd | 15 September 2016
Kazuhiro Yamada, head of its Japan buyout group, talks about why Japanese companies are more willing to say goodbye to non-core units and how private equity can seize the ...
By Richard Morrow | 8 September 2016
An unhealthy focus on short-term results is a big problem for asset owners, argue investment professionals, including the CIO of Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund.
By Joe Marsh | 1 September 2016
Inflection Point Intelligence's Hedge Fund Programme is to launch in Singapore in October and Japan in November, after being set up in February last year in Hong Kong.
By Richard Newell | 29 August 2016
EY has analysed the tax treatment of domestic funds versus foreign products that may be marketed under the Asia Region Funds Passport, to see what progress needs to be made.
By Richard Newell | 19 August 2016
Negative rates have failed to spur domestic demand, and while institutions have been driven to invest more offshore, they now face other issues, says Mark Konyn of insurer AIA.
By Joe Marsh | 16 August 2016
The Swiss fund firm is actively targeting Japanese banks and insurers for the first time and generally increasing its focus on that market, deputy Asia-Pacific head Jürg ...
By Richard Newell | 9 August 2016
Doubts persist over Japan’s commitment to boardroom change, says fund house Hermes, but progress is being made, aided by the country's Government Pension Investment Fund.
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