Sompo Japan targets non-traditional assets as bond yields languish

April 15, 2015 7:07 AM

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TOKYO, April 15 (Reuters) - Sompo Japan NipponKoa Insurance plans to invest about 100 billion yen ($835 million) in non-traditional assets in the financial year to March, chasing higher returns amid rock-bottom domestic bond yields, a senior official said on Wednesday.

The insurer would target sectors such as infrastructure, commodities and financial derivatives, said Takuro Nishida, the company's section manager of investment planning.

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