But other investors have been busy striking deals in Japan's residential sector, which is seen as likely to hold up better than other Asian real estate markets amid the pandemic.
With depressed domestic bond yields, Japan insurers have little choice but to allocate more into alternatives and risk assets in order to meet their insurance policy needs.
Despite a tumultuous start to 2020 and difficulties created by the coronavirus pandemic, investment managers are trying to settle on their strategies for the year.
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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.