Derivatives House of the Year, Japan – Goldman Sachs

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Hector Chan, Goldman Sachs

Over the past 12 months Japan has awoken from its long torpor to provide international investors with a bull market buying opportunity not seen since the late 1980s.

A new noun – Abenomics – entered the lexicon to describe the huge monetary easing programme introduced by new Bank of Japan (BoJ) governor Haruhiko Kuroda and new prime minister Shinzo Abe, sparking a period of volatility across foreign exchange, equities and rates which Goldman Sachs capitalised on.

"We have seen a significant rise