* Japan on course to become top performing stock market in
* They look to buy foreign bonds after 8 months of net
TOKYO Social transformations triggered by the coronavirus pandemic are making index-following, passive stock investments less attractive and could reverse a decline in active stock investments, the chief executive of Nissay Asset Management said.
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SYDNEY Prominent Goldman Sachs Group Inc executive Kathy Matsui, who has advocated for Japan to close its gender gap and bolster the role of women in the workplace, is stepping down at the end of the year, according to an internal memo seen by Reuters.
* Pandemic brings down US yields while Japanese yields have
Japanese life insurers, among country's largest institutional investors, are returning to the domestic bond market after many years of forays into foreign debt as the yield gaps between them have shrunk following the COVID-19 pandemic.
* It better reflects changes in Japan's economy - fund
SYDNEY The Nikkei 225 share average, Japan's best-known stock benchmark, on Monday still stood 40% below its historic peak hit three decades ago, while its lesser-known sibling, the Nikkei 500, surged past its previous peak to a record high.
* BOJ tweaks ETF buying pattern, eases concerns about