Author: Eamonn Sheridan

A survey of 7 Japan-based fund managers from Reuters between February 13 and 20 shows:

  • Respondents on average wanted to allocate 44.6 percent of their funds to equities, up from 41.4 percent in the January survey
  • Respondents raised their euro zone equity holdings to 17 percent from 8.8 percent in January
  • Allocations for the United States and Canada were raised to 33 percent from 20 percent
  • Those for Japan were cut to 38.2 percent from 59.9 percent
  • Respondents trimmed their global bond holdings to 51.0 percent from 51.7 percent in January ... t heir allocation has remained above 50 percent for six months in a row but has come down from a 1-1/2-year high of 52.7 percent in December
  • Cut their weightings in Japanese bonds to 35.0 percent from 46.4 percent in January
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