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Japan Pension CIO Gets 60 Percent Pay Raise

Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) has already indicated they will increase salaries for their money managers in a bid to attract more talent. But the fund’s chief investment officer is getting a raise, as well. Hiromichi Mizuno, the fund’s CIO, will get a 64 percent pay bump this year. The GPIF hopes the gesture will demonstrate ...
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Japan Pension Begins Search For New Money Managers

The end of 2014 was a busy period for Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF). The fund overhauled its asset allocation and will be putting 50 percent of its assets in equities while cutting its bond holdings. In a related move, the fund will be looking for a new crop of money managers to handle investment duties, and the GPIF is willing ...
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Inside Arkansas Pension’s Farmland Portfolio

Money managers, venture capitalists and institutional investors are increasingly donning their straw hats and getting to work in rural America. Investments in farmlands have been on the rise. The Arkansas Teachers’ Retirement (ATRS) System, for example, has invested $73 million in farmland in the last four years. Arkansas Business takes a peek inside ...
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Florida Pension Cuts PIMCO

In the latest vote of non-confidence in a post-Bill Gross PIMCO, the Florida State Board of Administration (SBA), the entity that manages investments for the Florida Retirement Systems, has announced it will drastically cut its investments with PIMCO. From the New York Times: The investment body overseeing the state of Florida’s retirement system ...
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Video: The Evolution of Allocating to Hedge Funds

Bloomberg TV sat down with Agecroft Partners founder Don Steinbrugge to talk about pension fund investments in hedge funds and what it means for both sides. Other topics touched: hedge funds facing the reality of having to settle for less fees and more transparency to play ball with pension funds, and paying pension fund staff market rates. Watch the ...
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