Negative Rates Drive Japan Life Insurers to Take Greater Risks

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  • They plan to reduce domestic note holdings as yields plunge
  • Yen-bond investments to be centered around credit: SMBC Nikko

Japan’s biggest life insurers will be looking for returns in corporate bonds and infrastructure lending in the year ahead, as central bank stimulus clouds the outlook for local sovereign debt.

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