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September 2017


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One of the country’s first mortgage-backed securitisations in over a decade has attracted high hopes from banks. But it’s also drawn criticism over its triple A rating


  • Sponsored by Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld
    EU derivatives legislation may fall short of delivering a cohesive regime
  • Sponsored by Bär & Karrer
    On July 5 2017, the Swiss Federal Council (Bundesrat) amended the Swiss Federal Banking Ordinance to ease the Swiss regulatory framework for providers of innovative financial technologies (fintech).
  • Sponsored by Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu
    A pressing issue in Japan is the ageing population combined with the diminishing birth rate. The Japanese government has been in the dark on how to handle these two elements. At first glance, these two concerns appear to present conflicting demands, namely (i) expanding health and medical services for the elderly, while at the same time; and (ii) minimising the use of public funds for those health and medical services, as a means of tackling the issue. Therefore, in order to deal with this problem, the Japanese government has drawn attention to the use of private resources, such as private funds, including Japanese real estate investment trusts (J-Reits), to provide sufficient monetary resources to the health and medical care industries through the acquisition of their assets.