AIMA Japan and Eurekahedge survey reveals Japanese hedge fund investors are bullish on Abenomics and the Nikkei...

AIMA Japan and Eurekahedge survey reveals Japanese hedge fund investors are bullish on Abenomics and the Nikkei 225 for 2014 and look to increase hedge fund allocations.


AIMA Japan and Eurekahedge conducted a survey* to gauge important insights into market sentiment, investment trends and key regulatory challenges facing the Asian asset management industry; with a particular emphasis on the outlook for Japan. 40 questions were asked and the 131 respondents who contributed their insight hailed from various financial sectors – with the majority from investment advisors, pension funds, allocators within large banking institutions, consultants, family offices, insurance companies and others.


Highlights from the survey reveal that of the respondents that declared the size of their total assets under management, 57% manage more than US$1 billion. Additionally 88% of total respondents believe that Abenomics has had a positive effect on the economy with 85% believing that out of the 3 arrows, monetary easing has had the largest impact. Indeed the survey respondents were so bullish that 51% believe that the Nikkei 225 will rise 35% to above 20,000 between now1 and the end of the year. However this was coupled with only a projected minor fall in the value of the Yen with 44% of respondents feeling that US$/JPY will end the year between 101 and 105, and 41% between 106 and 110.


* Read survey on Eurekahedge.com