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asia.nikkei.com November 13, 2019

Singapore Brings Japan Into Asia's First Digital Securities Market

Japan's Tokai Tokyo Financial Holdings will help run Asia's first full-fledged market for digitized securities in Singapore, serving as a bridge for Japanese companies and investors to the blockchain-based trading platform.
Read by 47% of LPs

asia.nikkei.com October 17, 2019

Japan To Exempt Asset Managers From Stricter Investment Rules

Japan's government intends to exclude asset management companies, including hedge funds, from tighter foreign investment regulations designed to protect sensitive industries.
Read by 55% of LPs

reuters.com September 02, 2019

Japan Pension Funds Boost Alternative Assets In Yield Hunt

Japanese pension funds are showing a growing appetite for investing in real estate and corporate debt as they seek higher returns in alternative assets amid ultra-low yields.
Read by 65% of LPs

bloomberg.com August 21, 2019

Japan's Pension Fund Warns Of Global Investing Losses

Global markets have become so synchronized that money managers risk losing on every front, according to Hiromichi Mizuno, chief investment officer of the world's largest pension fund.
Read by 75% of LPs

reuters.com July 30, 2019

SoftBank To Pump Second Vision Fund With Proceeds From The First

SoftBank Group Corp plans to use proceeds from its first Vision Fund to bankroll the $38 billion it has committed to the second, in a show of unflinching confidence in its huge tech bets commanding sky-high valuations when sold.
Read by 38% of LPs

reuters.com July 26, 2019

SoftBank Announces New $108B Vision Fund, Broadens Investor Base

SoftBank announced a second Vision Fund, saying it has secured memoranda of understanding for about $108 billion from companies including Apple and Microsoft Corp. The second fund's investor base reflects a diversification beyond the Middle Eastern oil money.
Read by 70% of LPs

dealstreetasia.com July 24, 2019

SoftBank Could Launch Vision Fund Sequel As Early As This Week

Japan's SoftBank is gearing up for the launch of the sequel to its $100-billion Vision Fund as soon as this week, with existing major investors likely to be its biggest backers.
Read by 48% of LPs

dealstreetasia.com April 18, 2019

Why KKR Finds Japan More Attractive Than China

Japan lost its position as the world's second-biggest economy to China awhile ago. But it's beating out its Asian rival in one area at least: private equity.
Read by 69% of LPs

asia.nikkei.com March 12, 2019

Japan VC Funding Slips As Funds Brace For China Risk

Quarterly venture capital investment in Japan has fallen for the first time in more than three years as investors worry about the country's exposure to a slowing Chinese economy and other risks.
Read by 56% of LPs

the-japan-news.com February 28, 2019

VC Investment Becomes Corporate Fad In Japan

When Japan Airlines Co. last month announced it was opening a $70 million venture capital fund, it was natural for skeptics to wonder: What does an airline know about investing in startups?
Read by 80% of LPs