私募股权投资将如何保障日本老年人的未来？According to recent census data (June 2016), the number of elderly people in Japan has increased, while the average family has shrunk in size. The number of people aged 65 or older accounts for 26.7% of Japan’s population, with a 40% surge in the number of people living in elderly welfare facilities.
Over the past five years, many Japanese baby-boomers (“dankai no sedai“) have entered this age category, and the aging of the Japanese population is due to continue – as less children are being born, while representatives of the second baby-boom are aging as well.
These data present a challenge to Japan’s public pension funds, requiring them to employ creative solutions in order to support the aging population. Japan’s GPIF, the largest public pension fund in the world, has significantly changed its investment strategy, doubling the share of private equities in its portfolio – thus providing returns that will be able to fight inflation and answer the ever-growing need to finance the aging Japanese society.
On Wednesday, 23-November, the Coller Institute of Venture will host Mr. Hiro Mizuno, GPIF’s Chief Investment Officer, for an open meeting at Tel Aviv University, where the current state and strategies of the pension fund will be explained, together with a unique point of view of an institutional investor on the world of private equity and venture capital.
Tickets are still available at http://civ.global/hiro