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Capital market instruments to mobilize institutional investors to infrastructure and SME financing in emerging market economies : report for the G20 (English)

This report seeks to identify key capital markets instruments that can help mobilize institutional investors to infrastructure and small and medium enterprises (SME) financing in emerging market economies (EMEs). ... See More +

Working Paper 101512 DEC 01, 2015

IBRD management’s discussion and analysis and condensed quarterly financial statements (Unaudited) (English)

This report presents the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s (IBRD) financial statements and management’s discussion and analysis (MD and A) for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2015 (FY15). ... See More +

Working Paper 101038 SEP 30, 2015

Investment Funds Group (English)

Brief 99848 SEP 01, 2015

Hybrid issuance regimes for corporate bonds in emerging market countries : analysis, impact and policy choices (English)

Securities regulators in many developing countries are looking for ways to help grow their nongovernment bond markets to finance development. A common challenge is onerous regulations for issuance of bonds, which tend to discourage companies from coming to market. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7351 JUN 30, 2015

Loladze,Tamar

Croatia - Innovation and Entrepreneurship Venture Capital Project (English)

The development objective of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Venture Capital Project for Croatia is to strengthen risk capital financing for innovative small and medium enterprises (SMEs) and startups in Croatia. ... See More +

Project Appraisal Document PAD1360 JUN 12, 2015

Bosnia and Herzegovina - Financial sector assessment program : capital markets technical note (English)

Working Paper 98305 JUN 01, 2015

Corporate governance in Vietnam : success stories (English)

Corporate governance (CG) success stories in Vietnam are part of the International Finance Corporation’s ongoing efforts to raise greater awareness of the merits of CG. ... See More +

Working Paper 97219 MAY 01, 2015

Asset price effects of peer benchmarking : evidence from a natural experiment (English)

This paper estimates the effects of peer benchmarking by institutional investors on asset prices. To identify trades purely due to peer benchmarking as separate from those based on fundamentals or private information, the paper exploits a natural experiment involving a change in a government imposed underperformance penalty applicable to Colombian pension funds. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7239 APR 14, 2015

Acharya,Sushant; Pedraza Morales,Alvaro Enrique

IBRD management’s discussion and analysis and condensed quarterly financial statements (Unaudited) (English)

This document should be read together with the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s (IBRD) financial statements and Management’s Discussion and Analysis (MD&A) for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014 (FY14). ... See More +

Working Paper 101049 MAR 31, 2015

The changing patterns of financial integration in Latin America (English)

This paper describes how Latin America and the Caribbean has been integrating financially with countries in the North and South since the 2000s. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7190 FEB 01, 2015

Didier, Tatiana; Moretti, Matias; Schmukler, Sergio L.

Mutual funds in developing markets : addressing challenges to growth (English)

An estimated 76,200 mutual funds worldwide currently control about $30 trillion in assets under management, representing just over 20 percent of total global assets under management on behalf of investors worldwide. ... See More +

Working Paper 100976 JAN 01, 2015

Divakaran,Shanthi; Buxton, Sally; St. Giles,Mark Valentine; Atamuratova,Sevara; Noel,Michel; Harwood,Alison

IBRD management’s discussion and analysis and condensed quarterly financial statements (Unaudited) (English)

This report presents the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s (IBRD) financial statements and management’s discussion and analysis (MD and A) for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014 (FY14). ... See More +

Working Paper 101042 DEC 31, 2014

Sukuk markets : a proposed approach for development (English)

The issuance of sukuk, as an instrument in Islamic finance, has been growing in recent years. Many policy makers and businesses are looking at the sukuk markets as sources of long-term financing. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS7133 DEC 01, 2014

Kusuma , Ketut Ariadi; Silva, Anderson Caputo

IBRD management’s discussion and analysis and condensed quarterly financial statements (Unaudited) (English)

This document should be read together with the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s (IBRD) Financial Statements and Management’s Discussion and Analysis (MD&A) for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014 (FY14). ... See More +

Working Paper 101052 SEP 30, 2014

Strategic interactions and portfolio choice in money management : evidence from Colombian pension funds (English)

This paper studies the portfolio choice of strategic fund managers in the presence of a peer-based underperformance penalty. Evidence is taken from the Colombian pension fund management industry, where six asset managers are in charge of portfolio allocation for the mandatory contributions of the working population. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6994 JUL 01, 2014

Morales, Alvaro Pedraza

Institutional investors and long-term investment : evidence from Chile (English)

Developing countries are trying to develop long-term financial markets and institutional investors are expected to play a key role. This paper uses unique evidence on the universe of institutional investors from the leading case of Chile to study to what extent mutual funds, pension funds, and insurance companies hold and bid for long-term instruments, and which factors affect their choices. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6922 JUN 01, 2014

Opazo, Luis; Raddatz, Claudio; Schmukler, Sergio L.

International asset allocations and capital flows : the benchmark effect (English)

This paper studies channels through which well-known benchmark indexes impact asset allocations and capital flows across countries. The study uses unique monthly micro-level data of benchmark compositions and mutual fund investments during 1996-2012. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6866 MAY 01, 2014

Raddatz, Claudio; Schmukler, Sergio L.; Williams, Tomas

IBRD management’s discussion and analysis and condensed quarterly financial statements (Unaudited) (English)

This report presents the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s (IBRD) financial statements and management’s discussion and analysis (MD and A) for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013 (FY13). ... See More +

Working Paper 101048 MAR 31, 2014

Pension risk and risk based supervision in defined contribution pension funds (English)

The main goal of any pension system is to ensure that members receive an adequate pension income when they retire. Whilst traditional defined benefit (DB) pension plans set out what that pension income will be in advance and then strive to deliver it, the growing number of defined contribution (DC) plans accumulates a sum of assets which can then be turned into a pension income on retirement. ... See More +

Economic Updates and Modeling 86428 MAR 18, 2014

Randle, Tony; Rudolph, Heinz P.

Pension risk and risk-based supervision in defined contribution pension funds (English)

Defined contribution pension systems have faced criticism in the wake of the financial and economic crisis for not delivering adequate and sustainable pension incomes at retirement. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6813 MAR 01, 2014

Randle, Tony; Rudolph, Heinz P.

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Capital market instruments to mobilize institutional investors to infrastructure and SME financing in emerging market economies : report for the G20 (English)
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DEC 01, 2015 101512 Working Paper
IBRD management’s discussion and analysis and condensed quarterly financial statements (Unaudited) (English)
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SEP 30, 2015 101038 Working Paper
Investment Funds Group (English)
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SEP 01, 2015 99848 Brief
Hybrid issuance regimes for corporate bonds in emerging market countries : analysis, impact and policy choices (English)
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JUN 30, 2015 WPS7351 Policy Research Working Paper
Croatia - Innovation and Entrepreneurship Venture Capital Project (English)
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JUN 12, 2015 PAD1360 Project Appraisal Document
Bosnia and Herzegovina - Financial sector assessment program : capital markets technical note (English)
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JUN 01, 2015 98305 Working Paper
Corporate governance in Vietnam : success stories (English)
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MAY 01, 2015 97219 Working Paper
Asset price effects of peer benchmarking : evidence from a natural experiment (English)
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APR 14, 2015 WPS7239 Policy Research Working Paper
IBRD management’s discussion and analysis and condensed quarterly financial statements (Unaudited) (English)
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MAR 31, 2015 101049 Working Paper
The changing patterns of financial integration in Latin America (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 WPS7190 Policy Research Working Paper
Mutual funds in developing markets : addressing challenges to growth (English)
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JAN 01, 2015 100976 Working Paper
IBRD management’s discussion and analysis and condensed quarterly financial statements (Unaudited) (English)
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DEC 31, 2014 101042 Working Paper
Sukuk markets : a proposed approach for development (English)
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DEC 01, 2014 WPS7133 Policy Research Working Paper
IBRD management’s discussion and analysis and condensed quarterly financial statements (Unaudited) (English)
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SEP 30, 2014 101052 Working Paper
Strategic interactions and portfolio choice in money management : evidence from Colombian pension funds (English)
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JUL 01, 2014 WPS6994 Policy Research Working Paper
Institutional investors and long-term investment : evidence from Chile (English)
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JUN 01, 2014 WPS6922 Policy Research Working Paper
International asset allocations and capital flows : the benchmark effect (English)
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MAY 01, 2014 WPS6866 Policy Research Working Paper
IBRD management’s discussion and analysis and condensed quarterly financial statements (Unaudited) (English)
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MAR 31, 2014 101048 Working Paper
Pension risk and risk based supervision in defined contribution pension funds (English)
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MAR 18, 2014 86428 Economic Updates and Modeling
Pension risk and risk-based supervision in defined contribution pension funds (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 WPS6813 Policy Research Working Paper