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Japan July retail trust funds value hits 10-mth high

Reuters – The value of Japanese retail-targeted mutual funds rose to a 10-month high of 58.8 trillion yen ($613 billion) in July, lifted by inflows into international equities funds and strength in share prices, an industry body said on Thursday. […]

Tokio Marine to Cut Hedge-Fund Investments This Year After Rout

Bloomberg – Tokio Marine Holdings Inc., Japan’s biggest casualty insurer, plans to trim hedge-fund investments and shift more of its portfolio in the industry to strategies such as macro and long-short equity funds. Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co., […]

Ex-DKR Oasis Analyst Eechaute Plans Japan-Focused Hedge Fund

Bloomberg – Frederic Eechaute, a former senior analyst at DKR Oasis Management Co. LP, will start a Japan- focused equity hedge fund that trades stocks using its own analyst database. Eechaute, who will split his time between Tokyo and Sydney, […]

Meiji Yasuda, With $244 Billion, to Cut Hedge Funds Holdings

Bloomberg – Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Co., with 23 trillion yen ($244 billion) in assets, said it will cut its investments in hedge funds this year as it switches to investments with steadier returns. Japan’s third-largest life insurer will reduce […]

Sumitomo Trust Finance to Start New Japan-Focused Hedge Fund

Bloomberg – Sumitomo Trust Finance (H.K.) Ltd., the asset-management unit of Japan’s fifth-biggest bank, will start a new multi-strategy hedge fund that invests in Japanese stocks, index options, futures and credit-default swaps. The Tactical Equity Concepts-Japan Fund, also called TEC- […]

Japan’s First Short-Biased Hedge Fund Bets Exporters Will Fall

Bloomberg – Alphex Investments Co., the adviser to Japan’s first short-biased hedge fund, plans to sell exporters’ shares, wagering they’ll fall on a rising yen and weak global economy, boosting the fund that started in March. “What we’re seeing right […]

Yen Drops as Report Says N. Korea Launched Short-Range Missile

Bloomberg – The yen declined to a two-week low versus the euro and weakened against the dollar after Yonhap News said North Korea launched a short-range missile, posing a threat to the region’s security. South Korea’s won fell for the […]

Unison Capital raises Aderans share offer by 20%

Reuters Tokyo – Japanese equity fund Unison Capital said on Monday it has raised its planned offer for shares in wig maker Aderans Holdings by 20 percent to 1,200 yen per share. Unsion Capital and Aderans are locked in a […]

Aozora Posts 242.6 Billion Yen Loss on GMAC, Hedge Fund Losses

Bloomberg – Aozora Bank Ltd., the Japanese lender controlled by Cerberus Capital Management LP, posted its first loss in a decade, after investments in U.S. lender GMAC LLC and Bernard Madoff soured. The bank booked a 242.6 billion yen ($2.5 […]

JGB futures fall towards 6-mth low on supply worries

Guardian Unlimited – Japanese government bond futures fell on Monday, edging back towards six-month lows hit earlier this month, with traders citing selling by hedge funds on the back of concerns about rising debt issuance. The Ministry of Finance said […]

Meiji Yasuda to cut unhedged foreign bonds

Interactive Investor – Japan’s Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Co said on Monday it planned to cut its unhedged foreign bond holdings while increasing its hedged foreign bond holdings this business year to offset currency risks. The nation’s third-largest life insurer […]

Wisdom of Japan Hedge Fund Returns 2% on Taiyo Yuden, Nipponkoa

Bloomberg – Tadashi Mukai, returning to run his own his hedge fund after being the nation’s top performer in 2007, posted a 2.1 percent gain in March for his Wisdom of Japan Fund by betting on rising and falling stock […]

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