Japan-focused hedge funds show strong gains in first quarter

Investor funds start to flow into Japan-focused hedge funds
Japan funds continue positive performance

Japan-focused funds were up 5.20% in March and posted a healthy 13.15% performance gain through the first quarter of 2013. Performance in the first three months nearly doubled that of 2012 when the group averaged 7.58%, with the vast majority of the rise coming in the fourth quarter of 2012.

Since June 2011, investor flows for Japan-focused funds have been among the most persistently negative, moving in line with hedge fund investors’ general shift away f

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