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  1. Nikko's Shibata: Goal of becoming global asset manager in sight

    trueA number of industry observers see Tokyo-based Nikko Asset Management as the region's leading example of a firm making big strides in moving beyond its home market in recent years.

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  1. Pension fund performance up on strong markets

    trueAnother strong year for equity markets, coupled with the year's comeback in bonds, propelled the investment returns for pension funds in seven major markets in 2014.

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  2. Harvest Global CEO: Chinese managers must use “window of opportunity” to set stage for long-term growth

    truePeng Wah Choy, the vice chairman and CEO of Hong Kong-based Harvest Global Investments Ltd., has high hopes that his parent company, Beijing-based Harvest Fund Management Co. Ltd., will emerge from the rapid ongoing opening of China’s capital markets as one of the local Chinese managers best ...

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  3. Be aware of your assumptions

    trueSince 2009, investors and markets have been highly sensitive to risk — and markets have offered high risk premiums. As these risks have gradually diminished, all asset classes have benefited. Equities have risen, bonds have rallied and, generally speaking, long-only investors have benefited. ...

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  4. ING Investment Management taps CEO for Japan business

    trueHiroshi Kimura joined ING Investment Management as CEO of ING IM Japan.

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  5. PIOnline : Subscription Center

    trueOne of the most obvious outcomes of diverging monetary policy has been the depreciation of currencies in an effort to make markets more attractive. The euro vs. dollar was at 1.23 on Dec. 18, compared with 1.37 for the same date in 2013.

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  6. Japan's GPIF moves closer to replacing president with board

    trueJapan’s $1.1 trillion Government Pension Investment Fund moved a step closer to installing a board of directors to replace the current system in which sole power lies with the president.

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  7. J.P. Morgan Asset Management acquires Aviva's Asia-Pacific real estate business

    trueJ.P. Morgan Asset Management acquired Aviva Investors' Asia-Pacific real estate business and is taking on the entire 16-person team from Aviva and $1.2 billion of diversified assets in Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Singapore.

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  8. Hawaii Employees makes $20 million commitment to Japanese real estate fund

    trueHawaii Employees' Retirement System committed $20 million to Fortress Japan Opportunity Fund III.

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  9. Japan's GPIF taps MSCI for study on ESG best practices

    trueJapan’s Government Pension Investment Fund hired MSCI ESG Research to write a report for the 130.9 trillion yen (US$1.11 trillion) Tokyo-based pension fund on ESG integration and stewardship best practices among leading asset owners around the globe.

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  10. Japan's GPIF returns 2.9% in latest quarter

    trueJapan’s Government Pension Investment Fund announced Tuesday the value of its investment portfolio was $130.9 trillion yen ($1.11 trillion) as of the Sept. 30 close of its fiscal second quarter.

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  11. Corporate Japan might take lesson from GPIF

    trueThe Government Pension Investment Fund's recent shift to more aggressive investment targets could be followed soon by significant reforms to Japan's corporate retirement system.

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  12. Blackstone acquires residential real estate business from GE Japan Corp.

    trueBlackstone Group is acquiring GE Japan Corp’s residential real estate business for more than ¥190 billion ($1.6 billion), said Peter Rose, Blackstone spokesman, in an e-mail.

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  13. GPIF names Coller Capital partner as its first CIO

    trueHiromichi Mizuno will join Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund as executive managing director and chief investment officer on Jan. 5.

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