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Inside Japan Post Insurance’s $10bn alternative investment plan

Tadasu Matsuo, managing director and head of alternative investment at Japan Post Insurance, lays out the investor’s diversified portfolio investment strategy in an interview with sister title PERE.

Infra is ‘top sector for expanding North American investors’

Global investors have steadily been adding new strategies to their portfolios in the past three years with private debt, unlisted infrastructure, unlisted real estate and emerging markets equity topping the list, a new survey by London-based specialist consultant firm bfinance found. Of the 485 senior investment professionals surveyed, 66 percent said they had added a […]

GIP’s Malhotra to co-head the firm’s new Indian entity

GIP India is focused on deploying the roughly $100m remaining in Fund II, inherited after acquiring IDFC Alternatives’ infrastructure business, before deciding on a future strategy.

How the world’s largest pension funds allocate their assets

North American pensions have the largest appetite for alternatives while their Asia-Pacific counterparts are the least enthusiastic, according to Willis Towers Watson.

GPIF gets go-ahead for direct fund commitments

The $1.5trn Japanese investor can now make direct investments into infrastructure, private equity and real estate funds.

Japan’s GPIF awards global infra FoF mandate to Pantheon

This is the second infrastructure mandate awarded by the world’s largest pension, as it plans to spend more on alternative assets.

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