With unstable markets and a relatively low yen, the Japanese corporate pension fund faces plenty of challenges — but a multi-pronged investment strategy for next year is taking form.
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The corporate pension fund has seen a relatively good performance in 2022 so far. But the future holds a lot of challenges, its investment director tells AsianInvestor.
Japanese pension funds are monitoring the yen’s extreme depreciation against the US dollar while considering next moves.
Relying on high-growth markets is not showing the results it once did - and the current situation is posing more questions than answers, says one corporate pension fund manager.
While some have divested, others have put their faith in securitised products that shift the risk to the capital markets.
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.
Different overseas alternatives strategies combined into a shared investment vehicle can cause problems for some corporate pensions. Long-term planning could remedy the issue.
The food manufacturer pension fund could raise its portfolio allocation into long-term alternative investments by 50%, its chief investment officer said.