Abe’s Yonezawa to Chair World’s Largest Pension Fund

Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe created a group to recommend changes in how the world’s largest pension fund was to invest its massive pool of assets. One of those 10 members, Yasuhiro Yonezawa, will now be chairman of Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF). Yonezawa is a 63-year-old professor at Waseda University’s Graduate School of Finance who was cheerleading that the US$ 1.26 trillion GPIF should purchase equities and overseas assets, while selling off domestic fixed income. The GPIF investment committee was reduced from 10 members to 8 members.

The GPIF is on target to invest more overseas, increase equity allocation and deploy assets to infrastructure.

GPIF Investment Committee List

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