An official for the Japanese state pension fund explains why it chose two S&P Dow Jones equity indexes, and discusses its interest in ESG-related bond benchmarks too.
Japan’s huge Government Pension Investment Fund has just awarded its first global real estate mandate. Other asset owners are likely to follow with similar strategies.
Japan plans a sovereign wealth fund; Malaysia’s head of EPF shifts to Khazanah; Korea’s NPA signs stewardship code; Korea Post Insurance offers multi-asset tactical mandate; Philippines and Vietnam face need for more pension payments, and more.
Japan was the only country to see an AUM drop, courtesy of a falling currency. Its investors are focused on raising alternatives to compensate for weak fixed income returns.
Japanese defined-benefit schemes are showing a growing hunger for global and alternative investments, a JP Morgan Asset Management poll shows.
Decline in yen stalls Asia-Pacific AUM for Japanese fund houses, although a few posted some growth thanks to strong institutional inflows, AsianInvestor’s latest AI100 survey shows.
The huge institution has set out more detail about its rapid push into hedge funds, private markets and other risk assets, as its head of asset management prepares to exit.
Long-term investors are increasingly looking at private Reits for diversification purposes and stable yields, delegates at AsianInvestor’s 7th Japan Institutional Investment Forum heard.
Japan's leading institutional investors gather in Tokyo for AsianInvestor's annual day of discussion and debate in the country.
Big names from some of Japan's leading asset owners gather in Tokyo to debate key investing topics in the country.
In the second part of an interview, Hiromichi Mizuno tells AsianInvestor why the Japan pension giant is making the fees it offers fund houses performance-related.
Hajime Fukuzawa leaves Asset Management One to join a Japanese chemical company.
Hiromichi Mizuno of Government Pension Investment Fund explains why he is disappointed so far with passive manager proposals to engage more with the firms they invest into.
We are identifying 20 outstanding executives who are driving the region's pension funds forward. Today, we feature leaders from Australia's Hostplus and Japan's Secom.
The food manufacturer pension fund could raise its portfolio allocation into long-term alternative investments by 50%, its chief investment officer said.
We are identifying 20 outstanding executives who are driving the region's pension funds forward. Today, we feature leaders from Japan's GPIF and Malaysia's Kwap.
The chief investment officer of Japan’s biggest pension fund is focusing more on long term capital market risk than investment allocations.
We are identifying 20 outstanding executives who are driving the region's pension funds forward. Today, we feature leaders from Japan's Aisin Employees' Pension Fund and Taiwan's BLF.
AsianInvestor's latest Year of the Dog prediction question looks to Japan, and asks whether the nation will finally succeed in getting inflation to take hold.
A few green shoots of innovation are emerging among the region's pension funds, as regulation and the rush into alternatives and overseas markets prompt a rethink.