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From Japan to the United States, sanctions threaten the assets of Russia’s main pension funds









































































From Japan to the United States, sanctions threaten the assets of Russia’s main pension funds – Risk.net



Major global pension funds may dump Moscow-linked holdings in response to Ukraine invasion

Norway’s announcement that it would divest its sovereign wealth fund’s Russian assets – totaling $2.8 billion at the end of December – following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine raised the possibility that d other state-backed pension funds could follow their governments’ instructions and offload assets en masse.

Japan’s government pension investment fund (GPIF) – the world’s largest by assets – had 213.1 billion yen ($1.9 billion) in exposure to Russia at the end March 2021.

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