Nikkei: Archegos woes prompts Japan watchdog to probe risky transactions

Japan’s Financial Services Agency and the Bank of Japan will conduct an investigation of domestic financial institutions, after U.S. investment firm Archegos Capital Management exposed the country’s financial groups to losses, Nikkei has learned.

At the moment Japanese regulators consider Archegos an isolated case with no indication of market-wide systemic risk, but they will look into the circumstances leading up to the transactions, and whether their risk management was appropriate. The FSA and the central bank will check other financial institutions closely for similar transactions and risks.

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