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  1. Japan's GPIF posts 5.2% gain for quarter as equity allocations increase

    trueJapan’s Government Pension Investment Fund reported a 5.2% investment gain to ¥137 trillion ($1.15 trillion) for the Tokyo-based pension fund’s fiscal third quarter ended Dec. 31.

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  1. Government subsidies are a deal-breaker for clean energy investors

    trueOne factor holding back widespread investment in clean technology is the need for government subsidies.

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  2. Japan's GPIF taps 4 managers for domestic, international equity allocations

    trueGovernment Pension Investment Fund, Tokyo, hired three active domestic equity managers and one active international equity manager, said an announcement on the pension fund’s website.

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  3. 4 institutional PIMCO executives to leave firm

    trueFour institutional business executives have left or are set to leave PIMCO in the coming months, sources said.

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  4. Japan's GPIF names director general of the fund's investment strategy department

    trueAtsushi Ikari was named director general of the Government Pension Investment Fund’s investment strategy department.

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  5. 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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  6. AMP Capital taps strategic partners for targeted growth in Asia

    trueIn a region where big financial conglomerates control distribution and — directly or through affiliates — the vast bulk of managed assets, Sydney-based AMP Capital has made strategic partnerships with such financial powerhouses the building blocks of its growth strategy.

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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. ING Investment Management taps CEO for Japan business

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

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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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