Japan's Teachers' Mutual Aid Co-operative Society plans to invest as much as $60 million in mostly foreign REITs this fiscal year. The pension fund notes that its domestic REITs have become too costly.
The Federal Reserve's third round of quantitative easing hasn't disrupted the markets, said Simon Potter of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. "So far, there seems to be little evidence that the current pace of purchases is straining the market's ability to deliver securities to us," Potter said.
Goldman Sachs Group's risk levels last year were the lowest they have been since 2005, and it saw no days with trading losses $75 million or more. Goldman did, however, see the number of days with trading gains of at least $100 million decrease from 54 to 41.