Japanese Investors Moving Towards Structured Products

Japanese investors are moving away from negative rates and heading instead towards more structured products internationally, according to Bank of America Corporation.

Assets such as debt backed by pools of loans are attracting Japanese institutions, the corporation said, citing the example of Norinchukin Bank, which recently snapped up over $2.9 billion of UK mortgage-backed bonds.
Japan Post Holdings Co’s company president, Masatsugu Nagato, has confirmed it is to move more of its $2.6 trillion investment portfolio into products including real estate investment trusts based overseas, infrastructure funds and private equity.

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