World Biggest Pension Fund Lost $43 Billion Last Quarter
Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) will probably post a 4.4 trillion yen ($43 billion) loss in the April-June quarter, according to calculations by Yohei Iwao, executive director of the institutional equities division at Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities Co.
“Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) will probably post a 4.4 trillion yen ($43 billion) loss in the April-June quarter.”
~Yohei Iwao, Executive Director of Institutional Equities Division at Morgan Stanley MUFG Securities Co.
GPIF has been hurt after global stock routs in mid-2015 and early this year wiped off about $7.4 trillion in the past 12 months. Japan’s Topix index has also tumbled 19 percent in 2016 to be the second-worst performing developed stock market as the yen strengthened, reducing returns from overseas holdings. The fund’s assets under management probably fell to 133 trillion yen, Iwao estimates, from about 140 trillion yen at the end of December when it last reported results.
About Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund
The pension fund for Japanese public sector employees. The GPIF pension fund is the largest in the world, with approximately $1.3 trillion (122 trillion yen) in assets under management as of 2009. The GPIF contributes to the stability of the Employee’s Pension Insurance and National Pension programs.
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