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

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