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  1. 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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  1. U.S. real estate still attractive to foreign institutional investors

    trueForeign capital is flooding into U.S. real estate despite lower return expectations.

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  2. Japan's GPIF embarks on volatile journey

    trueJapan's Government Pension Investment Fund has set course to steer its ¥127.3 trillion (US$1.11 trillion) portfolio into more volatile waters, in search of higher returns.

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  3. Bank of Japan expands QE program in surprise move

    trueBank of Japan announced an expansion of its quantitative and qualitative easing program, shocking the currency markets and bolstering stocks.

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  4. GPIF more than doubles equity allocation, slices domestic bonds

    trueJapan's ¥127.3 trillion ($1.14 trillion) Government Pension Investment Fund on Friday announced its targeted allocations to equities would more than double to account for half of its investment portfolio, while domestic bonds would see their allocation target slashed to 35% from 60%.

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  5. GARP managers hold firm on EAFE portfolios despite losses

    trueSome global growth-at-a-reasonable price money managers are coping with client losses stemming from underperforming Europe, Australasia and Far East strategies.

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  6. Sovereign wealth funds move outside for specialist investments

    trueGrowing allocations to alternatives and multiasset strategies have left the sovereign wealth funds and national pension plans that dominate Asia's institutional investor landscape relying more on external money managers to manage their portfolios.

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  7. OMERS infrastructure program writes new page in investing

    trueWhen OMERS executives closed a $12.5 billion-plus infrastructure co-investment program in June, they raised money not only from large institutional investors, but also from money managers looking to expand their businesses into infrastructure. In this way the C$65 billion pension fund has managed ...

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  8. Japan's GPIF reduces bond allocation, increases equities in quarter

    trueJapan’s Government Pension Investment Fund on Friday announced that the value of its investment portfolio was 127.3 trillion yen (US$1.23 trillion) as of the June 30 close of its fiscal first quarter.

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  9. BNY Mellon appoints retirement group head, Japan leader

    trueMichael Gordon was named head of BNY Mellon’s new retirement and strategic solutions group

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  10. Nomura Asset Management announces alliance with hedge fund incubation firm

    trueNomura Asset Management on Wednesday announced an alliance with Bridge Capital Asset Management Co., a Tokyo-based hedge fund incubation firm.

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  11. Nikko Asset Management hires 6 from SWIP to form global equities team

    trueNikko Asset Management created a global equities team with the hire of six investment professionals from Scottish Widows Investment Partnership, said Yu-Ming Wang, deputy president, global head of investment and international chief investment officer at the firm.

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  12. Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management names Japan real estate head

    trueKoichiro Maeda joined Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management in Tokyo as managing director and head of real estate, Japan, a spokeswoman confirmed Wednesday.

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  13. GPIF details active equity tally in year of big changes

    trueJapan's ¥126.6 trillion ($1.25 trillion) Government Pension Investment Fund, Tokyo, in an annual report released July 4, provided a snapshot of leading asset gatherers in a year of extensive changes to the pension giant's external manager lineup.

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