March 15 (Reuters) — Japanese-based investment funds hold about $196.6 billion in foreign bonds,
data from Thomson Reuters shows. This includes bonds issued by governments, companies as well as supranational institutions. U.S.-domiciled borrowers, followed by those in Australia and Brazil, account for the bulk of issuance bought by the funds. These bonds top the list of vulnerable assets should Japanese investors start bringing overseas capital home in the wake of the triple disaster of earthquake, tsunami and nuclear breakdown.
The data is derived from holdings reported late last year, including debt held by global fund managers based in Japan. Japanese insurers — which are believed to hold huge amounts of foreign assets — are not included as they are not obliged to reveal their portfolio holdings. The following lists the countries alphabetically in which Japanese funds have the largest debt exposure:
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