Nomura takes hedge funds to retail

Nomura Securities is promoting a fund of hedge funds aimed at JapanÆs retail investors.

Nomura Securities has launched a low-risk fund of hedge funds to the Japanese retail market. Nomura Fund Research Technology is advising the new fund's manager, Nomura Asset Management, on allocating among the various constituent hedge funds.

Hedge funds are a new area for Nomura, which over the past two years has begun offering absolute-return vehicles to its institutional clients. Earlier funds of funds all invested in offshore fund managers investing in the United States or European markets.

This new product not only marks Nomura's first attempt to sell hedge fund strategies to retail investors, but also the first time it is investing in hedge funds investing in Japanese equities, says Tamotsu...

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