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  1. 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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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. Japan's GPIF gains 8.64% for latest fiscal year

    trueJapan's Government Pension Investment Fund reported on July 4 an 8.64% gain for its fiscal year ended March 31, leaving the portfolio of the world's largest pension fund valued at ¥126.6 trillion ($1.24 trillion.)

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  5. PAG, CPPIB acquire Commerz Japan real estate business

    truePAG, an Asia-focused alternatives investment manager, and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board have acquired Tokyo-based Commerz Japan Real Estate Finance Corp. from Commerzbank AG.

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  6. GPIF ready to make big investment move

    trueThe world's largest pension fund could begin bulking up on riskier assets later this year, even as many other big asset owners struggle to find pockets of value in capital markets buoyed by quantitative easing.

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  7. Asset owners to be more selective with emerging markets — report

    trueEmerging markets are facing a period of structural reform that will leave asset owners adopting a much more selective approach to investing in those markets, said a report from London-based CREATE-Research sponsored by Principal Global Investors LLC.

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  8. Aegon: Fewer people expect to stop working at retirement age

    trueA phased, flexible retirement is now the reality for the majority of employees, with 32% of respondents to a survey by Aegon expecting to stop work completely at retirement age.

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  9. Abenomics hurting consumer confidence

    trueAbenomics had a very fleeting positive impact on consumer confidence in Japan. The index compiled by the Cabinet Office of Japan jumped to 45.7 during May 2013 from 39.9 at the end of 2012. By March 2014, it was down to 37.5, the lowest since August 2011. Abenomics has actually managed to depress ...

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  10. GPIF shakes up investment committee

    trueJapan's Government Pension Investment Fund overhauled its investment committee, adding three members of a state panel that urged it to cut bonds, as the balance of power shifts at the world's largest pension fund.

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  11. 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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  12. Japan's GPIF seeks international bond managers

    trueJapan's Government Pension Investment Fund issued a request for proposals Wednesday for international bond managers.

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  13. 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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