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On June 10, 2014, Japan's Financial Services Agency (FSA) disclosed the extent to which the Japanese Stewardship Code (JSC), which was unveiled in February 2014, has been adopted by institutional investors as of May 31, 2014. According to the FSA, 127 Japanese and foreign institutional investors and proxy voting advisory firms have already announced that they have adopted the JSC.
The US leveraged finance market has resumed growing against a backdrop of booming demand from investors seeking higher yields in a low interestrate environment. Such investor trends are a key focal point in terms of the outlook for the leveraged finance market.
With high-yielding funds' popularity waning, Japan's investment trust industry must develop new products to meet retirees' need for recurring income.