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Portfolio Diversification, Leverage, and Financial Contagion

Portfolio Diversification, Leverage, and Financial Contagion »

Source: Portfolio Diversification, Leverage, and Financial Contagion

Volume/Issue: 1999/136

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): T. Smith , and Garry Schinasi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 October 1999

ISBN: 9781451855791

Keywords: financial contagion, portfolio choice, leverage, portfolio management, correlation, portfolio manager, covariance, predictions

Models of “contagion” rely on market imperfections to explain why adverse shocks in one asset market might be associated with asset sales in many unrelated markets. This paper demonstrates that contag...

Portfolio Rebalancing in Japan

Portfolio Rebalancing in Japan »

Source: Portfolio Rebalancing in Japan : Constraints and Implications for Quantitative Easing

Volume/Issue: 2015/186

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Serkan Arslanalp , and Dennis Botman

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 August 2015

ISBN: 9781513557595

Keywords: quantitative easing, portfolio rebalancing, speed limits, portfolio, market, inflation, markets, General, Portfolio Choice, speed limits.,

Portfolio rebalancing is a key transmission channel of quantitative easing in Japan. We construct a realistic rebalancing scenario, which suggests that the BoJ may need to taper its JGB purchases in 2017 or 2018, g...

When in Peril, Retrench

When in Peril, Retrench »

Source: When in Peril, Retrench : Testing the Portfolio Channel of Contagion

Volume/Issue: 2004/131

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2004

ISBN: 9781451855319

Keywords: Contagion, risk aversion, portfolio choice, investors, stock market, mutual funds, international investors, International Finance: General, portforlio choice,

One plausible mechanism through which financial market shocks may propagate across countries is through the effect of past gains and losses on investors' risk aversion. We first present a simple model on how hetero...

The Asset Allocation of Emerging Market Mutual Funds

The Asset Allocation of Emerging Market Mutual Funds »

Source: The Asset Allocation of Emerging Market Mutual Funds

Volume/Issue: 2001/111

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Piti Disyatat , and R. Gelos

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 2001

ISBN: 9781451853476

Keywords: asset allocation, portfolio choice, contagion, statistic, risk aversion, optimization, correlation, covariance,

Benchmark following and portfolio rebalancing effects have often been cited when trying to explain international financial contagion phenomena. Using a dataset containing the country allocation of individual dedica...

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...

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...

Determinants of Financial Market Spillovers

Determinants of Financial Market Spillovers »

Source: Determinants of Financial Market Spillovers : The Role of Portfolio Diversification, Trade, Home Bias, and Concentration

Volume/Issue: 2014/187

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Yoko Shinagawa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 October 2014

ISBN: 9781498365628

Keywords: Financial Spillover, Coordinated Portfolio Investment Survey (CPIS), Home Bias, portfolio investment, financial market, bond, bond markets, International Policy Coordination and Transmission, Portfolio Choice,

This paper defines financial market spillovers as the comovement between two countries' financial markets and analyzes financial market spillovers over the period 2001-12 through four channels: bilateral portfolio...

The Role of Nonseparable Utility and Nontradeables in International Business Cycles and Portfolio Choice

The Role of Nonseparable Utility and Nontradeables in International Business Cycles and Portfolio Choice »

Source: The Role of Nonseparable Utility and Nontradeables in International Business Cycles and Portfolio Choice

Volume/Issue: 2007/163

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Akito Matsumoto

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 2007

ISBN: 9781451867275

Keywords: international business cycle, international portfolio choice, nonseparability in utility, nontraded goods, nontraded factors, traded good, traded goods, correlation, equations, equation,

This paper analyzes the role of nonseparable utility and nontradables in business cycles and portfolio choice. I find that nonseparability in utility can change the portfolio choice significantly. Unlike previous r...

Public Debt Management and Bailouts

Public Debt Management and Bailouts »

Source: Public Debt Management and Bailouts

Volume/Issue: 1999/103

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Torbjorn Becker

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 1999

ISBN: 9781451852677

Keywords: tax smoothing, portfolio choice, moral hazard, bailouts, public debt management, bonds, public debt, foreign bonds, tax base

This paper addresses how public debt should be managed to reduce the cost of private sector bailouts. It uses a tax smoothing model to show that bailouts affect the timing of government deficits and surpluses as we...