Oscar Volder's Japan View
The advent of Japanese ISAs
19 March 2013
By Oscar Volder
'Abenomics' - all set to fire up Japan?
30 January 2013
A watershed year for the occupational pension system
19 November 2012
Looking back on 2012, the year has been even more of a watershed year for the Japanese occupational pension system than was already foreseen in the past
Commercial real estate may be bottoming out
24 September 2012
Putting a spotlight on infrastructure investing
31 May 2012
Mitsubishi in 2011 famously teamed up with Global Infrastructure Partners, a fund sponsored by Credit Suisse and General Electric and owner of such trophy assets as the London City Airport
How words can lose their meaning
19 March 2012
Many Japanese pension funds are appreciating that a large part of their solvency risk lies with them having an investment portfolio that deviates from the portfolio of GPIF.
How smart is your beta ?
19 November 2011
As Japanese investors continue to assess what conclusions to draw from the financial crisis, the concept of "smart beta" is drawing attention from an increasing number of pension funds.
The contrarian approach works
19 September 2011
Pension Fund client seminars are an essential activity for asset management companies operating in Japan. They allow firms to introduce investment solution ideas to an audience eager to study best...
Pension tides start to ebb
3 January 2011
A modest downturn in equity markets for funds with a shrinking asset base leads to a trap with no other final result but cash-out.
Dynamic allocation strategies on the rise
4 November 2010
Assumptions underlying the orthodox static approach to asset allocation are being questioned in an environment where pension funds are forced to be ever more concerned about the volatility in their...
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