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Domestic ETF/ETN trading volumes were buoyant in fiscal 2013 by virtue of a sharp increase in trading of leveraged and inverse ETFs. Japanese ETF providers should develop new products to better meet long-term investment needs, particularly individual investors'.
Infrastructure investment is growing globally as an alternative investment. It is now coming to Japan also. Japanese airports are already preparing to solicit bids to privatize their operations. Infrastructure investment opportunities are about to become available to Japanese institutional investors as a new asset class.