Japanese investment in hedge funds up 50%

And allocation to private equity is small but growing, says a Goldman Sachs/Russell report.

The number of Japanese institutional investors allocating to hedge funds rose by 50% in 2002, according to a global hedge fund survey conducted by Goldman Sachs International and Russell Investment Group.

This exceeded the global trend the number of institutions globally investing in hedge funds rose by 40%.

Among respondents, total hedge fund commitments reached 237 billion $2 billion, a threefold increase over the 77 billion $665 million reported last year. That is because the...

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