Standard & Poor's has just ended a hiring spree of analysts for its structured finance ratings team in Tokyo. The recruitment comes in response to the rapid growth of Japan's ABS market.

The agency has recently hired two associate directors: Kaz Murakami, who previously worked at Industrial Bank of Japan, and Tomo Omuro, who worked at the former Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan and more recently at HypoVereinsbank in Tokyo.

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