Japan Mega-Pension Fund Dives into Stocks, Foreign Assets, Loses Shirt. People Not Amused

by Wolf Richter
Wolf Street

“It will not harm the pension beneficiaries”: official

This is how the report by Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) for the March-June quarter – the first quarter in Japan’s fiscal year – started out in order to soothe the frazzled nerves of the people who’d paid into this system all their working lives: the fund is managed “in the long-term, and its investment results should be assessed in the same manner.”

OK we get that. But what a fiasco.

The GPIF isn’t alone.

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