Japanese CLO holdings back in focus as bank earnings loom

By Alexander Saeedy
22 Apr 2019

While Japanese regulators opted for 'reg-lite' when determining that CLO holdings did not pose a substantial systemic risk to its domestic banking sector, an opposition to risky overseas investment among Japanese politicians is growing as more cracks show in the nation’s banking sector.

In a public hearing in Tokyo last week, opposition politicians pressed agriculture and finance ministers on how the government plans to ensure Japan’s banks have an adequate hold on their exposure to securitized assets. The Bank of Japan also cited domestic banks’ forays in foreign debt markets as ...

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