Basel II forces more hedge-fund transparency in Japan

The hedge fund industry is disclosing strategy in a bid to appeal to Japanese investors scared off by Basel II regulation, according to an official at Japan’s Financial Services Authority (FSA).

Japan’s Basel II rules have hampered investment from the jurisdiction’s regional banks.

In an interview given to Reuters news agency, Mitsuhiro Kawamoto, a deputy director at the FSA, said: “Hedge funds are beginning to become more transparent to investors,” adding: “Regional banks, which are not so capable of understanding what hedge funds do, are retreating from investing in hedge funds.”

Japan’s Basel II regime, introduced in March this year, forces banks to back up the amount they invest in

Only users who have a paid subscription or are part of a corporate subscription are able to print or copy content.

To access these options, along with all other subscription benefits, please contact or view our subscription options here:

You are currently unable to copy this content. Please contact to find out more.

Sorry, our subscription options are not loading right now

Please try again later. Get in touch with our customer services team if this issue persists.

New to View our subscription options

You need to sign in to use this feature. If you don’t have a account, please register for a trial.

Sign in
You are currently on corporate access.

To use this feature you will need an individual account. If you have one already please sign in.

Sign in.

Alternatively you can request an individual account here