4. Collection Methods
- International Monetary Fund
- Published Date:
- May 2002
A considerable degree of complexity is involved in organizing a portfolio investment survey to ensure good-quality data. Therefore, compilers should carefully consider all possibilities before deciding on the collection system. To ensure both consistency and quality of reporting across the participating countries in the CPIS, this chapter covers certain practical issues that go beyond those covered in the IMF’s Balance of Payments Compilation Guide (Washington, 1995).
This chapter provides guidance for compilers on the following issues: choosing a collection system (preliminary investigations, coverage, and degree of detail required), security databases, thresholds, and third-party holdings.