GPIF bucks the trend. But for many of Japan's largest pension funds, assets under management are shrinking, AsianInvestor's annual AI300 rankings show.
Japanese investors are alone this year among asset owners in seeing a decline in their aggregate AUM, AsianInvestor's annual AI300 rankings show.
In a shakeup of our annual asset owner list, AsianInvestor is waving goodbye to commercial banks from the prestigious asset owner list.
The latest survey of the largest 300 institutional investors in Asia Pacific revealed greater certainty in their investing plans. But there was a marked split in the direction of these plans.
Insurance firms and pension funds accounted for about 20% of AUM in the top 50, but governance issues and uncertain markets could hinder growth in 2018.
After a solid 2017, pension funds across Asia are carefully monitoring global economic and political developments even as they seek to lift allocations to global equities and alternatives.