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  1. U.S. firms shine in GPIF revamp of equity roster

    trueU.S.-affiliated money managers and firms that handle transition management appear to be the big winners in the recent wholesale restructuring of the Tokyo-based Government Pension Investment Fund's 4.7 trillion yen ($45 billion) allocation to actively managed domestic equities.

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  1. GPIF restructures domestic equity portfolio

    trueJapan's $1.24 trillion Government Pension Investment Fund, Tokyo, on Friday announced the selection of 14 active and five passive domestic equity managers.

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  2. Nomura Securities picks Toyota pension chief to lead fiduciary service research center

    trueNorio Kanie was appointed senior executive adviser of Nomura Securities' fiduciary service research center, effective April 1.

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  3. GPIF stock allocation boost was result of political pressure, advisory panel member says

    trueJapanese politicians railroaded an advisory panel into urging the nation's $1.3 trillion pension fund to increase returns, a strategy aimed at boosting stocks, according to one of the committee members.

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  4. Investors are shifting their approach to emerging markets

    trueJust as institutional investors are viewing emerging markets as a mainstream, must-have part of an investment portfolio, the chairman and CEO of the world's largest money manager thinks the term will soon cease to be relevant.

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  5. PIMCO Japan names new president

    trueShinichi Yamamoto will become the new president of PIMCO's Japan unit.

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  6. New CEO named to lead Nomura Asset Management

    trueKunio Watanabe has been appointed CEO of Tokyo-based Nomura Asset Management.

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  7. Japan's GPIF to invest $2.7 billion in infrastructure alongside OMERS, DBJ

    trueJapan's Government Pension Investment Fund will invest up to $2.7 billion in infrastructure assets over the next five years in a co-investment deal with Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System and Development Bank of Japan.

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  8. GPIF's $709 billion in bonds presents 'extreme danger,' former adviser says

    trueJapan's Government Pension Investment Fund, Tokyo, is in “extreme danger” from investing mostly in local bonds with yields depressed by central bank buying, said Makoto Utsumi, who helped shape the world's largest retirement savings pool.

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  9. UBS Global Asset Management taps Lazard veteran to lead Tokyo office

    trueKeiichi Miki joined UBS Global Asset Management in Tokyo as representative director and president of UBS Global Asset Management Japan.

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  10. Nikko Asset Management adds global head of sales

    trueTakuya Koyama joined Nikko Asset Management as global head of sales.

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  11. Consortium invests $250 million in Japanese solar plant project

    truePartners Group and Equis Funds Group announced Monday the closing of a US$250 million investment to fund the construction of solar power plants in Japan.

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  12. Japanese ruling party says autonomy needed for GPIF

    trueJapan's ¥124 trillion ($1.2 trillion) Government Pension Investment Fund, Tokyo, must become independent of bureaucratic meddling without delay so it can boost returns, the country's ruling Liberal Democratic Party said.

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  13. Partners Group joins forces with Mizuho in Japan

    truePartners Group signed a business alliance agreement with Mizuho Financial Group and Mizuho Trust & Banking Co. to develop and distribute global private equity and infrastructure products to the Japanese pension fund market.

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