Tanshi Company

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Tanshi Company

A type of brokerage firm in Japan that deals primarily or exclusively in short term, money market investments. For example, a tanshi company may assist a client in buying and selling commercial paper, but may not do so for 10-year corporate bonds.
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credit-rating agency said the Bank of Japan's zero-interest-rate policy, which lasted a year and a half, made brokerage fees charged by tanshi companies relatively expensive, and thus banks have been trying to avoid them.
The structural changes in the market ''have gone so far that even conventional cost-cutting efforts will not be enough to ensure the survival of the tanshi companies,'' it said.