News

Japan’s pension giant awards local infrastructure mandate

Japanese pensionerThe Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) of Japan has award an infrastructure investment mandate to DBJ Asset Management. A wholly owned subsidiary of the Development Bank of Japan, DBJ Asset Management had 819 billion yen ($8 billion) under management as of March 31, 2017. A statement from GPIF said DBJ Asset Management would focus mainly on opportunities in Japan. The appointment followed a search, begun in April 2017, for alternative investment firms to populate a multi-manager, fund of funds structure in which GPIF would pursue both fund investments and co-investments. Last week, GPIF separately appointed Russell Investments Japan as a transition manager for foreign bonds. ©2018 funds global asia

Executive Interviews

INTERVIEW: Operational challenges

Jun 09, 2018

Caroline Higgins of Northern Trust tells George Mitton about A-share inclusion, ETF Connect and why Cayman funds predominate in the region.

INTERVIEW: Making a name

Apr 18, 2018

Formed by a merger in 2012, Old Mutual Global Investors was little-known in Asia. Carol Wong, managing director for Asia-Pacific, is changing that. She talks to George Mitton.

Roundtables

SINGAPORE ROUNDTABLE: Optimism versus caution

Oct 23, 2018

The impact of financial technology, developments in Asian passporting and the promise of new markets in Thailand were among the topics discussed by our panel. Chaired by George Mitton in Singapore.

HONG KONG ROUNDTABLE: a long-term project

Jun 09, 2018

Our panel discussed robo-advisers, ETF Connect, and why the mutual recognition of funds (MRF) scheme will take time to develop. Chaired by George Mitton in Hong Kong.