Japan’s economy has undergone a transformation during the past two years and the country is beginning to be viewed as an attractive investment destination boasting a high-performing stock market, growing exports and a welcomed respite from the risks present in Asia’s emerging markets. The news that the Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) is looking to diversify its portfolio and invest in private equity is a move that would be a game-changer for both domestic and international GPs looking for new sources of capital and has created global interest in Japanese private equity. However the inability to perform structural changes to the nation’s inflexible corporate practices still remains and the jury is out on whether growth will be sustainable and remain for some years to come.
The Pensions in Action brings together Pension Scheme Managers and Directors, Trustees and Financial Directors, providing an exciting opportunity to combine in-depth recent scheme experiences with invaluable networking breaks to converse with like-minded colleagues.
We are delighted to announce a new programme designed to recognise and celebrate all that is fresh, new and relevant in retail investments. The Investment Marketing and Innovation Awards will bestow IMAIAs on a select few companies and individuals who in the opinion of a strong panel of independent judges have turned new thinking into reality in developing their propositions or marketing activity.
Investment Week is pleased to present our Bond Focus event taking place on 10th July 2014. We will once again be showcasing a range of strategies for investors in this asset class. Confirmed fund houses to speak are: GSAM, 24AM, Artemis, Brown Shipley, HSBC, Mirabaud, Pioneer, T.Rowe Price
Investment Week are delighted to announce that the 19th Investment Week Fund Manager of the Year Awards, in association with FundsNetwork, will be held on Thursday 10th July 2014. The awards celebrate the outstanding achievements of fund managers who are shaping the future of the investment industry.
FX Week USA is returning to New York on July 15, 2014. This is an essential event
for FX traders and other FX industry leaders to discuss the most pressing
questions facing the market. FX Week is perfectly positioned to offer the most
comprehensive program to educate and create a platform for industry networking.
Flexible benefits schemes enable employers to allow staff to select the benefits that suit them. Flexible benefits schemes can include a wide range of options for staff to select from, including tax-efficient benefits such as childcare vouchers and mobile phones or salary sacrifice pensions contributions. The growth of technology means more providers and consultants in the market have reduced costs and bespoke flexible benefits plans have become increasingly popular as a means of offering more tailored employee choice. Flex has also been a popular way to integrate benefits packages during mergers and acquisitions or at other times of change within a company.
Singapore is home to some of the largest financial services groups in Asia, providing favourable and well-regulated conditions for investment opportunities to thrive. With some of the world's leading private equity and joint-venture firms, it has developed the best resources to service domestic and other regional markets. Their wealth of experience in managing funds for institutional, private and retail investors across Asia allows them to move between frontier markets, maximizing returns and reducing risk.