Japanese investors plan to maintain the size of their hedge fund allocations this year, according to a major new survey by AIMA Japan, the Japanese branch of AIMA, the global hedge fund industry association, and Eurekahedge, the
The survey of more than 130 investors with over
The survey follows strong recent performance by Japanese-investing hedge funds and funds of funds, which were up about 28% on average in 2013.
Many respondents indicated that they intend to raise their exposure to long/short equity hedge funds and event-driven strategies, with allocations on average being reduced to CTA/managed futures funds, macro funds and fixed income strategies.
The survey found that most Japanese investors plan to increase their allocations to global,
For the majority of the investors in the survey, performance, risk management and track record were the key factors behind their investment decisions. Brand names, governance structure and liquidity ranked lower on the scale.
In terms of regulatory challenges facing the industry, more than one-third of investors cited the prospect of increased inspections and regulations as the biggest regulatory issue facing the hedge fund industry in
Asked about the prospects for the Japanese economy, the mostly Japanese-based investors in the survey expressed generally positive sentiment. Almost 90% regard the economic policies of the Japanese Prime Minister
 Eurekahedge Japan Hedge Fund Index,
About AIMA Japan
AIMA Japan is a Japanese Ippan Shadan Hojin operating independently in
Founded in 2001, Eurekahedge is the world's largest independent data provider and research house dedicated to alternative investment funds. Maintaining coverage on over 29,000 funds across all strategies and asset classes, Eurekahedge strives to deliver a complete overview to its clients. Eurekahedge research covers hedge funds, funds of hedge funds, UCITS hedge funds, Islamic funds, insurance-linked securities and long-only absolute return funds. In addition to fund data Eurekahedge publishes over 100 alternative investment benchmark indices along with the monthly Eurekahedge Report covering asset flows, fund performance, macroeconomic trends, league tables and specific index returns on the hedge fund industry.
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