Japanese investors: Land of the rising sum

Brett Himbury, IFM Investors’ chief executive, says: “There has been a strategic shift to offshore markets among Japanese institutions, insurance and pension funds for investment in debt, equity, private equity, property and infrastructure.” ( read original story ...)

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