Recommendation of Guidelines to seek Candidates for "The 1nd GPIF Finance Awards"

January 6th, 2017

Recommendation of candidates for "The 1st GPIF Finance Awards"

With regard to "the 1st GPIF Finance Awards", we will seek recommendation of candidates in accordance with following procedures.


The candidates must be researchers in Japan who made excellent study that contributes to sophisticate pension fund management. Those who work at universities or research institutes, including practitioners who made academic research, can apply.


The candidates can be recommended by themselves or by others.


The selection committee of academic advisors will select the winner.

(Member of selection committee)

 Robert C. Merton The School of Management Distinguished Professor of Finance at MIT Sloan, University Professor Emeritus at Harvard University and Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences
 Josh Lerner The Jacob H. Schiff Professor of Investment Banking at Harvard Business School
 Kazuo Ueda Professor, Graduate School of Economics, The University of Tokyo (Former Chair of Investment Advisory Committee)
 Yuri Okina Vice Chairman of the Institute, The Japan Research Institute, Ltd. (Member of Financial System Council)
 Shinichi Fukuda Professor, Graduate School of Economics, The University of Tokyo (Member of Financial System Council)
 Yasuhiro Yonezawa Professor, Graduate School of Business and Finance, Waseda University (Former Chair of Investment Advisory Committee)


January 6, 2017
        - February 10,2017
February 2017 Selection
Announcement (website and press release)
March 2017 Ceremony and Lecture


Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
Financial Services Agency
Federation of National Public Service Personnel Mutual Aid Associations