Under-researched market offers value for Japan hedge fund managers

Japan long/short

The opportunities that presently abound for hedge fund managers running Japan long/short books will become increasingly difficult to access as liquidity and changing rules in the region attract ever more managers, according to hedge fund experts.

Reacting to this, lawyers White & Case LLP last month established a Tokyo-based support group to help managers establish and operate funds in Asia.

Christopher Wells, a partner with the firm in Tokyo, said liberalisation of short-selling rules and

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