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1.1 The purpose of the CPIS is to improve statistics of holdings of portfolio investment assets in the form of equity, long-term debt, and short-term debt. Specifically, the objectives are:

International Monetary Fund

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2.1 All countries are welcome to participate. The IMF has invited the participants of the 1997 CPIS; 41 other major investing countries that were invited on the basis of the size of reported portfolio investment in their IIPs or balance of payments statistics; and 16 SEIFiCs (in addition to Bermuda, which participated in the 1997 CPIS). Other IMF members have been advised of the 2001 CPIS and are welcome to participate if they wish.

International Monetary Fund

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3.1 The concepts and principles underlying the CPIS are those contained in BPM5. As national compilers apply these concepts and principles, some reporting issues may arise: these practical dimensions are addressed in Chapter 4. In addition, to guide compilers, in 1995 the IMF published the Balance of Payments Compilation Guide, which describes how the conceptual framework in BPM5 can be implemented in practice.

International Monetary Fund

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4.1 Although it is essential that CPIS data are comparable across countries—for the data exchange as much as for international comparability—it is not necessary that all countries use the same data collection systems. Instead, national compilers should tailor their collection systems to meet their own circumstances.

International Monetary Fund

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5.1 The CPIS requires considerable preparation by individual national compilers if it is to be a success: from preparing a timetable, to consulting potential survey respondents, to deciding on the software packages that can be used to process the survey returns. This chapter discusses some of the preparatory steps and provides practical advice based on the experience of the experts on the Task Force. In the event that national compilers might also require additional advice, a network has been established to link compilers with considerable expertise in conducting portfolio investment surveys with those who need guidance in conducting such surveys. Compilers may contact any of the members of the IMF Task Force on the 2001 CPIS (shown at the front of the document) or the project manager at the IMF (the address is provided in Chapter 2, Section II.D).

International Monetary Fund

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6.1 Countries’ choices of collection method were influenced by a number of factors, such as availability of the data, ease of collection, respondent burden, availability of resources, existing surveys for collecting data for the international investment position (IIP), a country’s national circumstances, and its institutional arrangements. What is important is that the choice maximizes the coverage (without double counting) while minimizing the costs to the respondents and remaining within the resources of the compiler.

International Monetary Fund

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The Balance of Payments Textbook, like the Balance of Payments Compilation Guide, is a companion document to the fifth edition of the Balance of Payments Manual. The Textbook provides illustrative examples and applications of concepts, definitions, classifications, and conventions contained in the Manual and affords compilers with opportunities for enhancing their understanding of the relevant parts of the Manual. The Textbook is one of the main reference materials for training courses in balance of payments methodology.

International Monetary Fund

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The coordinated Portfolio Investment Survey Guide is provided to assist balance of payments compilers in the conduct of an internationally coordinated survey of security holdings being conducted under the auspices of the IMF with reference to year-end 1997. The Guide has two main purposes: to set out the objectives of the Coordinated Survey; and to provide practical advice on how to prepare, organize, and conduct a national survey. The appendices include three model survey forms, a glossary of security terms, a listing of the major security databases that national compilers may find useful in their work, and a method for reconciling security position and transactions data.

International Monetary Fund

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This paper reviews the coordinated portfolio investment survey (CPIS) guide. The objectives of CPIS are to collect comprehensive information, with geographical detail on the country of residence of the issuer, on the stock of cross-border equities, long-term bonds and notes, and short-term debt instruments for use in the compilation or improvement of international investment position statistics on portfolio investment capital. This paper discusses the scope and modalities of the CPIS. It also presents key findings of the 1997 CPIS and 2001 CPIS.

International Monetary Fund

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The Coordinated Portfolio Investment Survey (CPIS) was undertaken in response to recommendations contained in the Report on the Measurement of International Capital Flows (the Godeaux Report), which was published by the International Monetary Fund (IMF or the Fund) in 1992.