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U.S. Investors' Emerging Market Equity Portfolios

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Source: U.S. Investors' Emerging Market Equity Portfolios : A Security-Level Analysis

Volume/Issue: 2003/238

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Francis Warnock , and Hali Edison

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2003

ISBN: 9781451875768

Keywords: portfolio choice, home bias, international risk sharing, investors, cost of capital, foreign ownership, foreign securities, institutional investors, and international risk sharing,

We analyze a unique data set and uncover a remarkable result that casts a new light on the home bias phenomenon. The data are comprehensive, security-level holdings of emerging market equities by U.S. investors. We...

Revisiting the Concept of Dollarization

Revisiting the Concept of Dollarization »

Source: Revisiting the Concept of Dollarization : The Global Financial Crisis and Dollarization in Low-Income Countries

Volume/Issue: 2015/12

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Nkunde Mwase , and Francis Kumah

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 January 2015

ISBN: 9781484366912

Keywords: deposit dollarization, GMM, impulse response, flight to quality, currency, deposit, exchange rate, deposits, foreign currency, Models with Panel Data

The economic literature has examined deposit dollarization in nominal terms, typically focusing on the ratio of foreign currency deposits to broad money. However, while private agent demand for foreign currency may...

Real Money Investors and Sovereign Bond Yields*

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Source: Real Money Investors and Sovereign Bond Yields

Volume/Issue: 2013/254

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Laura Jaramillo , and Yuanyan Zhang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 December 2013

ISBN: 9781475548617

Keywords: Government Bonds, Investor Base, Advanced Market Economies, Emerging Market Economies, bond, bond yields, sovereign bond, government bond, Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy, Portfolio Choice,

Experience from the global financial crisis suggests that countries' borrowing costs are not solely determined by macro and fiscal fundamentals. Factors such as ownership structures of government securities, among...

Trade Liberalization Strategies

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Source: Trade Liberalization Strategies : What Could South Eastern Europe Learn From Cefta and Bfta?

Volume/Issue: 2003/239

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Antonis Adam , James McHugh , and Theodora Kosma

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2003

ISBN: 9781451875799

Keywords: Trade liberalization, gravity models, stability pact, CEFTA, BFTA, trade area, free trade, free trade area, regional trade, portfolio choice

This paper explores the effectiveness of the Central European Free Trade Area (CEFTA) and the Baltic Free Trade Area (BFTA). Estimates from a gravity model and bilateral trade data support the view that both CEFTA...

Commodity-based Sovereign Wealth Funds

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Source: Commodity-based Sovereign Wealth Funds : Managing Financial Flows in the Context of the Sovereign Balance Sheet

Volume/Issue: 2018/26

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Abdullah Al-Hassan , Sue Brake , Michael Papaioannou , and Martin Skancke

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 February 2018

ISBN: 9781484340967

Keywords: International financial markets, Risk management, Sovereign wealth funds, sovereign asset and liability management, financing gap, investment management, macroeconomic coordination, Portfolio Choice

Commodity-based sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) have been at a crossroads following the recent fall in commodity prices. This paper provides a framework for commodity-based SWF management, focusing on stabilization a...

Financial Globalization, Portfolio Diversification, and the Pattern of International Trade

Financial Globalization, Portfolio Diversification, and the Pattern of International Trade »

Source: Financial Globalization, Portfolio Diversification, and the Pattern of International Trade

Volume/Issue: 2003/233

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Miklós Koren

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2003

ISBN: 9781451875614

Keywords: financial globalization, trade volume, trade structure, incomplete markets, portfolio choice, financial markets, international financial, Neoclassical Models of Trade, Financial Aspects of Economic Integration,

The paper provides a general-equilibrium model where incomplete international financial markets lead to insufficient industrial specialization and low international trade. As international portfolio diversification...

The Role of Country Concentration in the International Portfolio Investment Positions for the European Union Members

The Role of Country Concentration in the International Portfolio Investment Positions for the European Union Members »

Volume/Issue: 2014/74

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Iuliia Brushko , and Yuko Hashimoto

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2014

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475543759.006

ISBN: 9781475543759

Keywords: International Portfolio, Portfolio Flows, Portfolio Concentration, stock index, unemployment, unemployment rate, portfolio investment, bond, Portfolio Choice,

This paper examines the international portfolio flows of European Union. Our analysis includes three dimensions: (1) the level of countries portfolio investment concentration (those who invest evenly among counterp...

Investment Objectives of Sovereign Wealth Funds

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Source: Investment Objectives of Sovereign Wealth Funds : A Shifting Paradigm

Volume/Issue: 2011/19

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Iva Petrova , Jukka Pihlman , Peter Kunzel , and Yinqiu Lu

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2011

ISBN: 9781455211968

Keywords: Portfolio Choice, Investment and Risk Management, Government Policy and Regulation, pension, pension reserve, investment objectives, pension fund, risk management, International Finance: General, General Financial Markets: Government Policy and Regulation,

While SWF investment objectives to some extent reflect inherent characteristics, notable differences in strategic asset allocation (SAA) exist even amongst SWFs of similar types. Even so, this paper shows that the...

International Capital Flow Pressures

International Capital Flow Pressures »

Source: International Capital Flow Pressures

Volume/Issue: 2018/30

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Linda Goldberg , and Signe Krogstrup

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 16 February 2018

ISBN: 9781484341803

Keywords: Exchange Market Pressure; Risk aversion; Safe haven; Capital flows; Exchange Rate; Foreign Exchange Reserves, Exchange Market Pressure, Risk aversion, Safe haven, Capital flows, Exchange Rate, Foreign Exchange Reserves, Portfolio Choice, General

This paper presents a new measure of capital flow pressures in the form of a recast Exchange Market Pressure index. The measure captures pressures that materialize in actual international capital flows as well as p...

Sovereign Risk and Asset and Liability Management

Sovereign Risk and Asset and Liability Management »

Source: Sovereign Risk and Asset and Liability Management : Conceptual Issues

Volume/Issue: 2012/241

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Udaibir Das , Yinqiu Lu , Michael Papaioannou , and Iva Petrova

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 October 2012

ISBN: 9781475511833

Keywords: Sovereign asset and liability management, sovereign balance sheet, reserve management, central bank, government debt, currency composition, external debt, International Lending and Debt Problems, Portfolio Choice, Asset Pricing

Country practices towards managing financial risks on a sovereign balance sheet continue to evolve. Each crisis period, and its legacy on sovereign balance sheets, reaffirms the need for strengthening financial ris...