GPIF hires Mitsubishi UFJ for Japanese core realty strategy

The Japanese pension giant announces new appointment and it is set to ramp up alternative investment exposure.

Government Pension Investment Fund, Japan (GPIF) has appointed Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation as its fund-of-funds investment manager to implement its Japan core real estate strategy.

The appointment is the result of the RPF for alternative investments manager in April 2017 with a mandate to invest in core real estate assets both in Japan and worldwide.

The pension fund managed JPY156.8 trillion of assets as at September 2017.

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