Japan hedges its bets

Takanori Hiramoto, president of Baring Asset Management in Japan, is expecting a considerable increase in demand for hedge fund products among Japanese investors. "Within the next couple of years, I predict there will be a lot of money coming into hedge funds from Japanese investors," he says. An increase in demand for alternative investment products from Japanese investors has been predicted for some time. Speaking at the Global Hedge conference in Tokyo last year, Hidenao
Miyajima, a strat