The country's defined contribution plans could weather market storms better if they had a wider choice of alternative assets and a stronger focus on rebalancing, say industry experts.
Japan’s third biggest insurance company has shuffled its debt investment team.
Continuity in asset allocation and investment strategy is widely expected at the world’s largest pension fund as it replaces Hiromichi Mizuno with an experienced banker.
Some of the country’s pension funds are benefiting from years of diversification efforts, although the pandemic’s fallout has made investment execution harder.
The incoming president of the world’s largest pension fund will need to oversee a freer hand in foreign asset allocation and appoint a new CIO, with Hiromichi Mizuno leaving.
Japanese life insurers are well-suited to weather long-term global turbulence as the coronavirus spreads, but certain investment strategies might turn sour, say rating agencies.
The country's private sector employees are increasingly looking to personal pension savings, dubbed Ideco, over concerns they aren't putting enough aside for retirement.
The desire of companies in the country to switch from defined benefit to defined contribution pensions is throwing up challenges for savers.
The country's companies are trying to shift their employees from defined benefit to defined contribution pension schemes to avoid spiralling pension payment costs.
A link is emerging between pension funds' exposure to alternative investments and their asset growth, according to two recently-released studies.
Different overseas alternatives strategies combined into a shared investment vehicle can cause problems for some corporate pensions. Long-term planning could remedy the issue.
Overseas investors are flocking to Japanese housing. As the latest deal shows, there is increasing competition within one of the most sought-after real estate markets in Asia-Pacific.
As interest in alternatives grows, the CIO of Japan's national pension fund believes that the mindset of asset owners must change, if they want to hire the staff they need.
Strategic talks with global peers are likely to develop into joint investments for Japan’s national pension fund, its CIO told AsianInvestor.
For the final two in our institutional awards series, we explain our choice of Hiromichi Mizuno as the best CIO and outline the contributions of Man Juttijudata to Thailand's investment industry.
The pension fund’s ground-breaking research on artificial intelligence for portfolio management stems from frustration, its CIO tells AsianInvestor.
AsianInvestor reveals the reasons behind Government Pension Investment Fund and GIC winning their respective market category awards this year.
AsianInvestor explains the reasons for choosing Hong Kong Jockey Club and GPIF for the market categories of Hong Kong and Japan, respectively.
Limited resources and fear of failure bid the pension funds to turn to consultants, but also means they are potentially missing out on even more favourable investments.
The CIO of the Government Pension Investment Fund explained to AsianInvestor his thinking behind its performance fee structure and whether he will stay on as CIO.