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Current Account Surpluses and the Interest Rate Island in Switzerland

Current Account Surpluses and the Interest Rate Island in Switzerland »

Source: Current Account Surpluses and the Interest Rate Island in Switzerland

Volume/Issue: 1995/24

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paolo Mauro

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 1995

ISBN: 9781451844085

Keywords: foreign assets, net foreign assets, foreign currency, foreign exchange, international standards

This paper describes some long-run aspects of the Swiss balance of payments, highlighting two macroeconomic phenomena that make Switzerland stand out among other countries: first, it has had a persistent current ac...

Institutionalizing Countercyclical Investment

Institutionalizing Countercyclical Investment »

Source: Institutionalizing Countercyclical Investment

Volume/Issue: 2016/38

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Bradley Jones

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 February 2016

ISBN: 9781513512495

Keywords: Asset Allocation, Asset Owners, Momentum, Risk Management, asset, investment, risk, returns, Asset Pricing, Government Policy and Regulation

Do portfolio shifts by the world’s largest asset owners respond procyclically to past returns, or countercyclically to valuations? And if countercyclical investment (with both market-stabilizing and return-generati...

The Economics of Bank Restructuring

The Economics of Bank Restructuring »

Source: The Economics of Bank Restructuring : Understanding the Options

Volume/Issue: 2009/12

Series: IMF Staff Position Notes

Author(s): Augustin Landier , and Kenichi Ueda

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 June 2009

ISBN: 9781462337422

Keywords: Bank restructuring, debt, restructuring, recapitalization, shareholders, asset sales

Based on a simple framework, this note clarifies the economics behind bank restructuring and evaluates various restructuring options for systemically important banks. The note assumes that the government aims to re...

Switzerland

Switzerland »

Source: Switzerland : Financial Sector Assessment Program; Technical Note-Regulation and Supervision of Asset Management Activities

Volume/Issue: 2019/188

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 26 June 2019

ISBN: 9781498321754

Keywords: Risk management, Financial intermediation, Financial statements, Asset management, Credit default swap, FINMA, asset manager, fund industry, administrative fine, real estate fund

Financial Sector Assessment Program; Technical Note-Regulation and Supervision of Asset Management Activities...

Aging, Asset Allocation, and Costs

Aging, Asset Allocation, and Costs »

Source: Aging, Asset Allocation, and Costs : Evidence for the Pension Fund Industry in Switzerland

Volume/Issue: 2007/29

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Rene Weber , and David Gerber

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2007

ISBN: 9781451865936

Keywords: asset allocation, pension system, pension, pension fund, life insurance, Financial Institutions and Services: Government Policy and Regulation,

This paper focuses on the nexus between pension funds' balance sheet liabilities, reflecting their age profile and payments obligations, and the investment behavior and costs of these funds. The context of the anal...

The External Wealth of Nations

The External Wealth of Nations »

Source: The External Wealth of Nations : Measures of Foreign Assets and Liabilities for Industrial and Developing Countries

Volume/Issue: 1999/115

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gian Milesi-Ferretti , and Philip Lane

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 1999

ISBN: 9781451853841

Keywords: foreign assets, external debt, foreign direct investment, equity flows, debt, liabilities, fdi

Capital flows are closely monitored, but surprisingly little is known about the stocks of external assets and liabilities held by countries, especially in the developing world. This paper constructs estimates of fo...

Quantitative Easing and Long-Term Yields in Small Open Economies*

Quantitative Easing and Long-Term Yields in Small Open Economies* »

Source: Quantitative Easing and Long-Term Yields in Small Open Economies

Volume/Issue: 2017/212

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Antonio Diez de los Rios , and Maral Shamloo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 29 September 2017

ISBN: 9781484320730

Keywords: Europe, Sweden, Switzerland, Central banks and their policies, United Kingdom, United States, Western Hemisphere, Unconventional monetary policy, event study, signaling

We compare the effectiveness of Federal Reserve's asset purchase programs in lowering longterm yields with that of similar programs implemented by the Bank of England, the Swedish Riksbank, and the Swiss National B...

Appendix 1. Recent Developments in IMF Surveillance

Appendix 1. Recent Developments in IMF Surveillance »

Source: External Assessments in Special Cases

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Anna Ter-Martirosyan , Sally Chen , Lawrence Dwight , Mwanza Nkusu , Mehdi Raissi , and Ashleigh Watson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 January 2014

ISBN: 9781475554830

Keywords: Exchange rate assessments, External sector, Exchange rates, Foreign exchange, exchange rate, exporters, reer, oil, foreign assets

Recent Reviews The IMF released its latest Triennial Surveillance Review (TSR) in September 2011 and a Review of Progress on Implementation in December 2012. The reports drew lessons...

Appendix 2. Country Groups

Appendix 2. Country Groups »

Source: External Assessments in Special Cases

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Anna Ter-Martirosyan , Sally Chen , Lawrence Dwight , Mwanza Nkusu , Mehdi Raissi , and Ashleigh Watson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 January 2014

ISBN: 9781475554830

Keywords: Exchange rate assessments, External sector, Exchange rates, Foreign exchange, exchange rate, exporters, reer, oil, foreign assets

The following groups of economies are identified as having distinct structural characteristics commonly thought to influence exchange rate assessments. 20 Expor...

Appendix 3. Survey of Exchange Rate Assessments

Appendix 3. Survey of Exchange Rate Assessments »

Source: External Assessments in Special Cases

Series: Departmental Papers / Policy Papers

Author(s): Anna Ter-Martirosyan , Sally Chen , Lawrence Dwight , Mwanza Nkusu , Mehdi Raissi , and Ashleigh Watson

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 January 2014

ISBN: 9781475554830

Keywords: Exchange rate assessments, External sector, Exchange rates, Foreign exchange, exchange rate, exporters, reer, oil, foreign assets

Nearly 95 percent of the 88 reviewed reports for countries with special characteristics use CGER or adjusted methods for exchange rate assessments. This appendix provides more de...