Giant Japanese Pension Plans Hedge Move

Sep 25 2012 | 1:55am ET

A US$7.6 billion Japanese pension fund will begin investing in hedge funds.

The Teachers' Mutual Aid Co-operative Society could put as much as ¥12 billion (US$153.8 million) into hedge funds, Bloomberg News reports. The maiden allocations will come during this fiscal year, which ends in March.

Teachers' Mutual will also invest in foreign bonds and real-estate investment trusts as part of a new ¥100 billion (US$1.3 billion) investment plan.

"We have decided to focus on return, so we decided to invest in J-REITS, global REITS, hedge funds and domestic and foreign stocks," Toru Higuchi, an asset management general manager, told Bloomberg. "We need to have a certain level of return no matter how the market condition is."

The pension is targeting annual returns of 3% to 5%. Most of its assets are currently invested in sovereign and corporate debt.


In Depth

Change In 'Accredited Investor' Definition Could Hurt Crowdfunding Space

Jul 25 2014 | 8:14am ET

The Securities and Exchange Commission is considering changes to its 30-year-old...

Lifestyle

David Yarrow On Growing His Hedge Fund And Shooting The Animals And People Of Africa - As A Photographer

Jul 23 2014 | 6:44am ET

While he’s always been a photographer, recent expeditions to Iceland, Ethiopia...

Guest Contributor

The Truth About Track Record Portability

Jul 24 2014 | 5:55am ET

The number of private funds converting to mutual funds has increased significantly...

 

Sponsored Content

    Northern Trust Helps Hedge Funds Navigate Derivatives Regulations

    Jul 8 2014 | 10:48am ET

    The surge in derivatives regulation is among the most complex challenges facing the financial services industry today. Northern Trust’s Joshua Satten recently spoke with FINalternatives to share insights into the challenges presented by new regulation and explore how the industry is responding. Read more…

Publisher's Note