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TSE's infrastructure funds still suffer growing pains

Policy support needed to help the market spread its wings

A solar power plant owned by Ichigo Green Infrastructure Investment Corporation, one of the three infrastructure funds on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

TOKYO -- Friday will mark one year since the first infrastructure funds began trading on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, but limited options and lackluster turnover have some calling for more policy support to invigorate the young market.

"Market size and liquidity are poor; it has not developed into an instrument we can invest in," commented one fund manager from a regional bank. That view is not uncommon among investors who are taking a wait-and-see attitude.

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