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Japan Pensions With About $500 Billion Set To Copy Gpif - Yahoo Finance

Their targets for local shares are 8 percent, 14 percent and 10 percent respectively. More from Singapore's Great Sale That Wasn't: China Tourists Stay Away "There's the impact on the three funds, which will be big, and then many people don't fully understand how the system works for local civil servants," said Kenji Shiomura, a Tokyo-based senior strategist at Daiwa, referring to the number of smaller funds also affected. The changes will add more money to Japan's stock market, he said. Spending Power GPIF's size -- about the same as Mexico 's economy -- means its investment decisions have the potential to affect the value of Japanese equities, bonds and the yen. Politicians want the fund to plow more money into riskier assets, aiming to stimulate web link the economy and finance pensions in the world's most rapidly aging society. Opponents accuse them of favoring the stock market and their own approval ratings over pension security. GPIF's asset review will probably be done this tapes autumn, Yasuhiro Yonezawa, who heads its investment committee, said in July. "That will be the de facto model for the other three," Ito, a professor at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies who led a government advisory panel on GPIF reform, said in a June interview. "They have no choice but to follow." Ito will participate in a panel discussion today at a GPIF seminar hosted by Bloomberg, where tape Yasuhisa Shiozaki, deputy policy chief for the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, will make a speech.
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