The 'Tokyo Fund Services in Focus 2020' special report comprises five separate articles listed below, these can be read individually or as a sequence.

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Levelling up – enhancing Tokyo’s proposition

Levelling up – enhancing Tokyo’s proposition

By A Paris – A stable, clean country, with a sensible government – Japan is well set for building out its fund industry. Proposals are being made to overcome barriers like high tax levels and legal restrictions, promising lower income and inheritance tax rates. And although the timeline of these changes is yet unknown, the plans bode well for the growth of the industry.

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Structuring your business for effective capital raising in Japan

Structuring your business for effective capital raising in Japan

By Stanley Howard, Teneo Partners – Effective capital raising is generally a key, if not the primary objective of global fund managers when considering whether to establish a presence in Japan. Despite the Covid-19 induced acceleration of conducting business within virtual meeting environments, the positive impact of having a physical presence in Japan should not be minimised.