The Government Pension Investment Fund (Japan)

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DEFINITION of 'The Government Pension Investment Fund (Japan)'

The pension fund for Japanese public sector employees. The GPIF pension fund is the largest in the world, with approximately $1.3 trillion (122 trillion yen) in assets under management as of 2009. The GPIF contributes to the stability of the Employee's Pension Insurance and National Pension programs.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'The Government Pension Investment Fund (Japan)'

The GPIF invests in a mix of domestic and international stocks and bonds, as well as FILP bonds. A large amount of the GPIF's assets are invested with external money managers, who are selected and monitored by GPIF managers. Only a small portion of the assets in the domestic bond category are invested by in-house investment managers. The majority of the GPIF's assets are allocated to passive investment funds that seek to mirror the returns of a market index within each asset class.

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