AIMA (Japan) and Eurekahedge Survey of Investors in Japan Reveals Concerns With Hedge Fund Manager Registration Requirements, the Volcker Rule and Success of “Abenomics”

The Alternative Investment Management Association (Japan) and Eurekahedge recently completed their third annual survey of regulatory and market factors that affect investing in Japan. Respondents’ alternative investments and overall allocation preferences were measured as well as their outlook on the Japanese economy. The survey detected growing concern with U.S. registration requirements for private fund managers, the so-called Volcker rule and other Dodd-Frank regulations. Investors also appear particularly pessimistic about the Japanese economic policies known as “Abenomics.” This article examines these and other key takeaways from the survey report. For other recent investor surveys, see “Credit Suisse Survey Reveals Growing Demand by Hedge Fund Investors for Managed Accounts, Long-Only Funds and Alternative Mutual Funds” (Apr. 7, 2016); “Ernst & Young’s 2015 Global Hedge Fund and Investor Survey Probes Hedge Fund Growth Priorities, Fee and Expense Climate, Prime Brokerage and Operational Matters” (Dec. 3, 2015); and our two-part series on the “Deutsche Bank Alternative Investment Survey”: “Potential Asset Flows, Investor Allocation Plans and Portfolio Construction Considerations” (Mar. 17, 2016); and “Fund Fees, Early Stage Investing and AIFMD” (Mar. 24, 2016).

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