The portfolio investment boom in the Asia-Pacific 2006-2016

The growth in portfolio investment in the Asia-Pacific region will be one of the largest trends in global financial markets over the next decade.

A surge of investment into the Asia-Pacific region

The worldÆs portfolio investors have long understood that there are substantial opportunities in the Asia-Pacific region. Portfolio investment from Europe and North America into Japan surged from around $1,200 billion at the end of 2002 to nearly $3,000 billion at the end of 2005. The 31% annual growth is partly the result of the strong recovery in JapanÆs stock market and partly the result of capital flows.

The strong growth in portfolio...

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