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International Diversification Gains and Home Bias in Banking

International Diversification Gains and Home Bias in Banking »

Source: International Diversification Gains and Home Bias in Banking

Volume/Issue: 2007/281

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Alicia García-Herrero , and Francisco Vazquez

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2007

ISBN: 9781451868449

Keywords: home bias, portfolio diversification, Basel II, international banks, subsidiaries, financial statements, money market,

This paper assembles a bank-level dataset covering the operations of 38 international banks from eight industrial countries and their subsidiaries overseas during 1995-2004, and studies the extent of diversificatio...

Portfolio Choice in a Monetary Open-Economy DSGE Model

Portfolio Choice in a Monetary Open-Economy DSGE Model »

Source: Portfolio Choice in a Monetary Open-Economy DSGE Model

Volume/Issue: 2005/165

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Akito Matsumoto , and Charles Engel

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2005

ISBN: 9781451861846

Keywords: Home bias, international portfolio choice, equation, equations, correlation, foreign equity, covariance, Open Economy Macroeconomics,

This paper develops a two-country monetary DSGE (dynamic stochastic general equilibrium) model in which households choose a portfolio of home and foreign equities, and a forward position in foreign exchange. Some g...

A Panic-Prone Pack? the Behavior of Emerging Market Mutual Funds

A Panic-Prone Pack? the Behavior of Emerging Market Mutual Funds »

Source: A Panic-Prone Pack? the Behavior of Emerging Market Mutual Funds

Volume/Issue: 2000/198

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): R. Gelos , and Eduardo Borensztein

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2000

ISBN: 9781451860054

Keywords: Mutual funds, contagion, foreign portfolio investment, herding, financial crises, investors, international investors, stock market

This paper explores the behavior of emerging market mutual funds using a novel database covering the holdings of individual funds over the period January 1996 to March 1999. An examination of individual crises show...

Is Foreign Debt Portfolio Management Efficient in Emerging Economies?

Is Foreign Debt Portfolio Management Efficient in Emerging Economies? »

Source: Is Foreign Debt Portfolio Management Efficient in Emerging Economies?

Volume/Issue: 2001/121

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Khaled Hussein

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2001

ISBN: 9781451854381

Keywords: emerging economies, cointegration, debt portfolio, currency composition, debt management, International Lending and Debt Problems,

This paper develops a simple model of foreign debt portfolio management. The model suggests that, under mild conditions, the currency composition of a country's foreign debt portfolio is responsive to exchange rate...

International Stock Returns and Market Integration

International Stock Returns and Market Integration »

Source: International Stock Returns and Market Integration : A Regional Perspective

Volume/Issue: 2002/202

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Marco Del Negro , and Robin Brooks

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2002

ISBN: 9781451874419

Keywords: Diversification, risk, stock market, global stock market, stock portfolio, stock markets, stock returns,

We investigate the relative importance of country and industry effects in international stock returns, with the innovation that we decompose country effects into region and within-region country effects. We divide...

Elasticity Optimism

Elasticity Optimism »

Source: Elasticity Optimism

Volume/Issue: 2009/279

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2009

ISBN: 9781451874242

Keywords: Trade Elasticities, Heterogeneity, Calibration, International Portfolio, elasticity of substitution, equation, measurement error, import prices,

In most macroeconomic models, the substitutability between domestic and foreign goods is calibrated using aggregated data. This imposes homogeneous elasticities across goods, and the calibration is only valid under...

Inflation Hedging for Long-Term Investors

Inflation Hedging for Long-Term Investors »

Source: Inflation Hedging for Long-Term Investors

Volume/Issue: 2009/90

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Shaun Roache , and Alexander Attie

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2009

ISBN: 9781451872378

Keywords: Investments, Portfolio Allocation, Diversification, monetary policy, effects of inflation, real interest rates, monetary policy regime,

Long-term investors face a common problem-how to maintain the purchasing power of their assets over time and achieve a level of real returns consistent with their investment objectives. While inflation-linked bonds...

Procyclical Behavior of Institutional Investors During the Recent Financial Crisis

Procyclical Behavior of Institutional Investors During the Recent Financial Crisis »

Source: Procyclical Behavior of Institutional Investors During the Recent Financial Crisis : Causes, Impacts, and Challenges

Volume/Issue: 2013/193

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Michael Papaioannou , Joonkyu Park , Jukka Pihlman , and Han Hoorn

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 September 2013

ISBN: 9781484336083

Keywords: long-term investments, institutional investors, procyclicality, financial stability, financial system, financial markets, bonds, bond, Portfolio Choice,

This paper (i) provides evidence on the procyclical investment behavior of major institutional investors during the global financial crisis; (ii) identifies the main factors that could account for such behavior; (i...

The Determinants of International Portfolio Holdings and Home Bias

The Determinants of International Portfolio Holdings and Home Bias »

Source: The Determinants of International Portfolio Holdings and Home Bias

Volume/Issue: 2004/34

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Shujing Li , Hamid Faruqee , and Isabel Yan

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2004

ISBN: 9781451845297

Keywords: International portfolio choice, Home bias, Transaction cost, Information cost, equation, correlation, market size, survey, statistics,

Despite the liberalization of foreign portfolio investment around the globe since the early 1980s, the home-bias phenomenon is still found to exist. Using a relatively new IMF survey dataset of cross-border equity...

Pension Reform, Investment Restrictions and Capital Markets

Pension Reform, Investment Restrictions and Capital Markets »

Source: Pension Reform, Investment Restrictions and Capital Markets

Volume/Issue: 2004/4

Series: IMF Policy Discussion Papers

Author(s): Jorge Roldos

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 2004

ISBN: 9781451973730

Keywords: Capital markets, Capital market development, Investment, Pensions, Pension fund regulation, asset allocation, securities, capital market, securities markets, portfolios,

Pension reform in several emerging market countries has been associated with rapid growth in assets under management and a positive impact on the development of local securities markets. However, limitations on suc...