Equity structuring resurfaces as Japanese investors hunt for yield

Japan has emerged as a fertile market for equity funds and now a structured equity fund has also caught the eye of Japanese investors hungry for yield in a low-interest environment.



The launch of a raft of new equity funds in Japan during the past few months, including a major structured equity fund, points to rising interest in equity-based investments from Japanese investors searching for yield, according to some bankers. Often these investors have sought exposure to emerging markets in Asia.

Structured equity investments had fallen out of favour in the immediate aftermath of the global financial crisis in 2008, with hedge-fund linked instruments proving a bright spot

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