Monthly Archives: January 2015

Japanese brokers invest to catch up on lost time and business

Japanese stock brokers’ research and advisory services won more votes from financial intermediaries than the Tokyo units of their overseas-headquartered competitors in a survey undertaken by Greenwich Associates and just published by the Boston-based firm. Nomura Securities topped the poll … Continue reading

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Assets in discretionary accounts up nearly 6% in 2nd quarter

The value of domestic equities in Japanese fund managers’ discretionary portfolios rose just 7.63% in the June-September quarter when the Topix all-share index climbed 10.31% and the Nikkei 225 6.67%. By contrast the value of firms’ US stock holdings rose … Continue reading

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Post Bank clout can support Tokyo stocks for years to come

At the close of the financial year on 31 March 2014 Japan Post Bank had an investment-securities portfolio worth 166.06tr yen of which 126.39 trillion yen, or 76.11%, was in Japan Government Bonds and just 935 million yen in local … Continue reading

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