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Japan pension giant GPIF taps farm lender veteran as next chief

Investment chief Mizuno to step down as well

The Government Pension Investment Fund of Japan is one of the world's largest institutional investors.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund, one of the world's biggest institutional investors, will name Masataka Miyazato, an alumni of agricultural lender Norinchukin Bank, its next president, Nikkei has learned. 

Masataka Miyazono

Miyazono will assume the helm at the $1.5 trillion pension fund effective April 1.

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