Japan’s GPIF hires for private equity and real estate buildout

The world’s largest retirement system, the Government Pension Investment Fund of Japan, has hired a fund of funds and a consulting firm as the Tokyo-based retirement fund adds to its alternative investment portfolio.

Hamilton Lane Advisors was hired to implement a multi-manager strategy for a private equity mandate that is globally diversified, officials announced in late January. The strategy is via fund of funds in order to pursue fund investments and co-investments.

RCLCO Fund Advisors (RFA) to provide market intelligence and analytics for its North American real estate portfolio.

The $1.5 trillion pension fund has employed the firm for a multi-year time period.

“We believe the North American real estate sector offers an unmatched opportunity for investment, and we are committed to provide actionable market intelligence and analytics to GPIF,” said Taylor Mammen, chief executive officer of Bethesda, Maryland-based RFA.

RFA has close to $75 billion in assets under advisement and provides institutional investors an analytical approach to portfolio management and investment selection. The team as experience in research, consulting, investment management, property operations and lending.

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