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More hedge fund start-up candidates in Japan thanks to Abenomics

Friday, January 16, 2015

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Ed Rogers
Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva for New Managers:

The climate for Japan-focused hedge funds is easier now, with more opportunities from a changed political environment, a stimulated financial market and new regulations, according Ed Rogers, who participated at the recent Opalesque Japan Roundtable. And this is leading to an increasing number of startups - even though they are still finding it difficult to raise assets.

"We seem to be potentially entering the second wave of development in the Japanese hedge fund space," said Ed Rogers, founder of Rogers Investment Advisors, Wolver Hill Asset Management and the associated group of Wolver Hill Companies.

The first wave, he went on to explain, was from 2001 to 2005, when Koizumi was prime minister. He had established himself as a reform candidate who would solve the country’s problems and set it for growth, as the post-WWII economic model was essentially broken. But he failed to do so because elements of Japanese society were not ready for so much structural reform. But the idea that there was going to be change in Japan was the impetus for a lot of the initial growth in the Japanese hedge fund industry. Around 200 managers started up. Roger remembers that when he was on the sell side,......................

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