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Japan's GPIF logs 8.6 pct annual gain, starts ROE push

Jul 04 2014

TOKYO, July 4 Japan's giant public pension fund enjoyed another strong financial year as domestic stocks rose, but its performance was marred by a pullback in the January-March quarter - just as the fund was cautiously beginning to seek better returns on its equity investments.

Sumitomo Mitsui Asset eyes acquisitions to meet ambitious growth goals

Jul 03 2014

TOKYO Japan's Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management wants to more than double its $131 billion assets under management by 2020 and is looking at acquisitions to help it grow, its chief executive told Reuters.

INTERVIEW-Sumitomo Mitsui Asset eyes acquisitions to meet ambitious growth goals

Jul 03 2014

TOKYO, July 4 Japan's Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management wants to more than double its $131 billion assets under management by 2020 and is looking at acquisitions to help it grow, its chief executive told Reuters.

Japan's lumbering public pension to be recast as agent of reform

Jun 24 2014

TOKYO Understaffed, underpaid and operating largely on autopilot since its inception more than a decade ago, Japan's main public pension fund - the world's largest - seems an unlikely choice to help shake up Japan's markets and reform its corporate culture.

Japan's lumbering public pension to be recast as agent of reform

Jun 24 2014

TOKYO, June 24 Understaffed, underpaid and operating largely on autopilot since its inception more than a decade ago, Japan's main public pension fund - the world's largest - seems an unlikely choice to help shake up Japan's markets and reform its corporate culture.

INTERVIEW-Tokyo-based activist fund seeks to aggressively expand investor base

Jun 20 2014

TOKYO, June 20 Tokyo-based activist fund Strategic Capital plans to boost its assets by expanding its investor base to professional investors in Japan and abroad by taking a more hands-on approach to generate higher investment returns, the head of the fund said.

Japanese PM tells health minister to speed up GPIF review

Jun 06 2014

TOKYO Japanese Health Minister Norihisa Tamura said on Friday that he was instructed by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to accelerate an asset allocation review of Japan's $1.26 trillion Government Pension Investment Fund.

Japan reviews pension system, paving way for new GPIF allocations

Jun 03 2014

TOKYO Japan's Health Ministry completed an evaluation of the public pension system, paving the way for the world's biggest pension to review its asset allocations, a process set to shift more money into stocks and less into bonds.

Japan reviews pension system, paving way for new GPIF allocations

Jun 03 2014

TOKYO, June 3 Japan's Health Ministry completed an evaluation of the public pension system, paving the way for the world's biggest pension to review its asset allocations, a process set to shift more money into stocks and less into bonds.

Japan's public pension fund to adopt government's shareholder code

May 30 2014

TOKYO Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) plans to adopt new government guidelines for institutional investors designed to improve corporate governance and investment returns.

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