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Current State of Japan's Securitization Market Securitized Product Investment and the Information Divide Among Financial Institutions

Nov. 2008

by Yasuki Okai

Repercussions from the subprime mortgage crisis epicentered in US continue to roil global securitization and, in turn, financial markets. Once widely hailed as a seminal financial innovation, securitization currently remains under fire from some quarters for widely dispersing risk, thereby delaying detection of subprime problems and complicating price discovery and risk management.

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Yasuki Okai

Executive fellow
Financial Technology Solution Division