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World’s largest pension fund hires two managers for domestic equities

Japan_indicesJapan’s mighty Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) has appointed two asset managers to oversee its passive domestic equity mandates. The appointees are FIL Investments (Japan) Limited, which is a unit of Fidelity International, and Resona Bank, Limited. The world’s largest pension fund with a reported $1.5 trillion in assets did not reveal the amount of funding. Both mandates are benchmarked against the Tokyo Stock Price Index (TOPIX). Last year the pension giant awarded its first global real estate mandate to CBRE Global Investment Partners, although the size was not disclosed. GPIF is aiming to allocate 5% to equity, infrastructure and real estate. ©2019 funds global asia

Executive Interviews

Interview: Money needs a place to go

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Peng Fei, chief investment officer at Wanwei Asset Management, tells Romil Patel about allocating capital across risk factors when asset performance is uncertain and unpredictable.

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Roundtables

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Our panel discussed why the Singapore Variable Capital Company makes them bullish, what gives the onshore jurisdiction an offshore feel and “blood on the streets” from China’s slowdown. Chaired by Romil Patel in Singapore.

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