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Pension 'whale' blows past Japanese equity investment target

GPIF to focus next on supporting sustainable companies

Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund is considered a "whale" that owns the equivalent of 1% of the domestic blue chip market. 

TOKYO -- Japan's Government Pension Investment Fund's portfolio has exceeded its 25% allocation target for domestic stocks for the first time, a milestone that will force the world's largest pension fund to retool its strategy for stable returns.

The fund that manages 156 trillion yen ($1.41 trillion) in assets typically balances its holdings among Japanese bonds, Japanese stocks, overseas bonds and overseas stocks. 

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