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New CEO named to lead Nomura Asset Management
trueKunio Watanabe has been appointed CEO of Tokyo-based Nomura Asset Management.
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.
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.
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.
Nikko Asset Management adds global head of sales
trueTakuya Koyama joined Nikko Asset Management as global head of sales.
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.
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.
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.
Lazard Asset Management taps Nomura veteran to lead Japan business
trueYugo Ishida joined Lazard Japan Asset Management as representative director and CEO.
International deals rise in 2013; activity in U.S. falls
trueMergers and acquisitions activity among money managers reversed in 2013, as non-U.S. transaction values rose from 2012, while U.S. money manager activity declined.
GPIF to partner with pension fund outside Japan on infrastructure investment
trueGovernment Pension Investment Fund, Tokyo, plans to invest in overseas infrastructure as it seeks to diversify its portfolio, according to two people with direct knowledge of the matter who asked not to be named because the discussions are private.
GPIF needs to sell bonds now, advisory panel chief says
trueJapan's Government Pension Investment Fund, Tokyo, needs to cut local debt holdings now because the government will follow an advisory panel's recommendation that the fund seek higher returns, the panel's head said.
Japan's GPIF reports 2.7% quarterly gain
trueJapan's Government Pension Investment Fund reported a 2.7% return for its fiscal second quarter through Sept. 30, lifting the Tokyo-based behemoth's portfolio assets to ¥123.9 trillion ($1.2 trillion).
Japanese pension fund execs hear ideas for investing in low-interest-rate environment
trueP&I/Nomura conference speakers discuss using alternatives to improve diversification.
Japan panel eyes shift to riskier assets for GPIF
trueA panel of experts advising Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government has set Japan's $1.2 trillion Government Pension Investment Fund on course for riskier waters, with potential rewards for the Japanese economy and managers of active investment strategies.