Cases on Pension Funds

6.1 Pension Fund Trends

According to the 2012 P&I/Towers Watson Global 300 pension funds ranking report, the assets under management (AUM) of pension funds amounted to US$14.0 trillion in 2012. According to the report, North America was the largest region in terms of AUM, accounting for 40.5% of total worldwide assets. Europe was the second-largest region, followed by the Asia Pacific region. The Defined Benefit Fund accounted for 68.5% of total assets.

6.2 Sovereign Pension Funds

6.2.1 Government Pension Investment Fund Japan

The Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) was established to manage and invest the reserve funds of the Employees’ Pension Insurance and the National Pension of Japan. The investment return was ...

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