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Two thirds of Japanese investors have entered alternative asset classes

After three years in a negative interest rate environment, Japanese investors have flocked to alternative asset classes in large numbers. Private equity is so far the most favored alternative asset class, according to investment data provider Preqin.

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Just as the investors in the Nordic region, Japan-based investors are seeking alternative asset classes in order to meet their return targets.

In 2019, two-thirds of Japan-based investors allocate assets to at least one alternative asset class, ranging from almost six out of 10 that invest in private equity to a third that invest in hedge funds, writes investment data provider Preqin in a press release on its new investor outlook report.

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