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World’s Largest Pension Investor Hires 4 Equity Managers

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Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) has been steadily augmenting exposure to public equities. The elephantine asset owner hired four active equity managers. Three are domestic active mandates and one is an international active mandate. GPIF looked to address its high allocation to passive equity investments.

In October 2014, the pension fund publicly acknowledged it would lower holdings in Japanese government bonds (JGB).

Institutional Investor Profile of Japan’s GPIF

In September 2014, GPIF hired Eastspring Investments, an asset management arm of UK-based Prudential plc.

Equity Managers – Mandate Winners

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CalPERS Names Yu Ben Meng as Chief Investment Officer

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The California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) announced that Yu Ben Meng has been selected as the pension fund’s new chief investment officer (CIO). [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Ontario Nonprofit Network Awards Mandate to OPTrust

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The Ontario Nonprofit Network (ONN), a nonprofit network for the 58,000 nonprofits in Ontario, selected OPTrust to manage defined benefit assets. ONN selected OPTrust Select, the new defined benefit solution from OPTrust. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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Temasek Wants More of Ola, Careem Acquires Commut

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ANI Technologies, which owns ride-hailing app Ola, is in key talks with Temasek Holdings and South Africa-based Naspers LLC on raising capital. [ Content protected for Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute Standard subscribers only. Please subscribe to view content. ]

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