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

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