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

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.

SINGAPORE ROUNDTABLE: Small nation, big ambitions

Apr 18, 2018

Our cross-industry panel discussed fund passporting, robo-advisers and the potential of a new investment structure, the S-Vacc. Chaired by George Mitton in Singapore.