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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

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.

Tinker, taper, QE, bye ? the effect of quantitative easing on financial flows to developing countries (English)

This paper examines gross financial inflows to developing countries between 2000 and 2013, with a particular focus on the potential effects of quantitative easing policies in the United States and other high-income countries. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6820 MAR 01, 2014

Lim, Jamus Jerome; Mohapatra, Sanket; Stocker, Marc

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.

Institutional investment in infrastructure in developing countries : introduction to potential models (English)

The link between infrastructure and economic growth is widely acknowledged -- as is the infrastructure gap, which can act as a break on growth in emerging markets and developing economies (EMDEs). ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6780 FEB 01, 2014

Inderst, Georg; Stewart, Fiona

Financial development in Asia : beyond aggregate indicators (English)

This paper documents the major trends in financial development in Asia since the early 1990s and the spillovers to firms. It compares Asia with advanced and emerging countries and uses both aggregate and disaggregate indicators. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6761 JAN 01, 2014

Didier, Tatiana; Schmukler, Sergio L.

Diaspora Investing : the business and investment interests of the Caribbean diaspora (English)

The Caribbean region is unique for many reasons. Perhaps most striking among these is the demographic fact that for almost every resident in the region there is an individual living in the diaspora abroad. ... See More +

Working Paper 84007 DEC 01, 2013

Dhanani, Qahir; Lee, Mina

Lebanon - Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP) : capital market development - technical note (English)

Lebanese capital market is relatively small as the financial market is dominated by the banking sector. It is apparent that banks dominate financial intermediation in Lebanon to the extent it may inhibit the development of capital markets. ... See More +

Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP) 84236 DEC 01, 2013

Lending concentration, bank performance and systemic risk : exploring cross-country variation (English)

Using both market-based and annual report-based approaches to measure lending specialization for a broad cross-section of banks and countries over the period 2002 to 2011, this paper is the first to empirically gauge the relationship between bank lending specialization and bank performance and stability in an international sample. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6604 SEP 01, 2013

Beck, Thorsten; De Jonghe, Olivier

Financial development in Latin America and the Caribbean : stylized facts and the road ahead (English)

The paper documents the major trends in financial development in Latin America and the Caribbean since the early 1990s. The paper compares trends in Latin America and the Caribbean with those in Asia, Eastern Europe, and advanced countries and compares countries within Latin America and the Caribbean. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS6582 AUG 01, 2013

Didier, Tatiana; Schmukler, Sergio L.

India - International Organization of Securities Commission Objectives (IOSCO) and principles of securities regulation : detailed assessmenr : India - International Organization of Securities Commission Objectives (IOSCO) and principles of securities regulation : detailed assessment (English)

An assessment of the level of implementation of the IOSCO principles in the Indian securities market was conducted from June 15 to July 1, 2011 as part of the Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP) by Ana Carvajal, Monetary and capital markets department. ... See More +

Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP) 80799 AUG 01, 2013

India - CPSS-IOSCO recommendations for securities settlement systems and central counterparties : detailed assessment (English)

The securities and derivatives clearing and settlement systems in India are organized around different types of products, which are (1) government securities, money market instruments and forex instruments; (2) corporate securities and financial derivatives; and (3) commodity derivatives. ... See More +

Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP) 80797 AUG 01, 2013

Brazil - Financial sector assessment program (English)

The Comissao de Valores Mobiliarios - Brazil Securities Commission (CVM) has made substantial progress since the 2002 Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP). ... See More +

Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP) 80728 JUN 01, 2013

Latin America copes with volatility, the dark side of globalization (English)

Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region were bumping against capacity constraints with unemployment reaching historically low levels and economic activity hitting bottlenecks and central banks were thus engaged in combating upward price pressures through tighter monetary policies. ... See More +

Working Paper 77445 APR 01, 2013

Torre, Augusto de la Spanish

Mexico - Financial sector assessment program (English)

As the supervisor of the securities markets in Mexico, the National Banking and Securities Commission (Comision Nacional Bancaria y de Valores, CNBV) has developed a robust supervisory framework that exhibits high levels of implementation of the International Organization of Securities Commissions Objectives and Principles of Securities Regulation (IOSCO Principles) in many areas. ... See More +

Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP) 83134 MAR 01, 2013

Mexico - Capital market development : technical note (English)

Securities markets in Mexico are orderly and relatively innovative; however, corporate markets lag behind those in comparator countries. The government bond market accounts for the bulk of the fixed-income segment, and is well developed and active. ... See More +

Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP) 83138 MAR 01, 2013

International Finance Corporation (IFC) annual report 2013 : the power of partnerships (Vol. 2 of 3) : Financials and projects portfolio (English)

This annual report shows the crucial role International Finance Corporation (IFC) has played in providing support for small and medium entrepreneurs, expanding access to finance for the poor, creating jobs, and generating opportunities for women. ... See More +

World Bank Annual Report 81790 JAN 01, 2013

Malaysia - Bond market development : technical note (English)

This paper pertains to the bond market development in Malaysia, and provides an overview of the market scenario in the country. Malaysia has been successful in developing the capital markets, particularly bond markets, in the recent past. ... See More +

Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP) 83279 JAN 01, 2013

Unexploited gains from international diversification : patterns of portfolio holdings around the world (English)

Using unique data on mutual fund portfolios with different investment scopes, the author study the extent of international diversification. Mutual funds invest in a surprisingly limited number of stocks, about 100. ... See More +

Journal Article 82881 JAN 01, 2013

Didier, Tatiana; Rigobon, Roberto; Schmukler, Sergio L.

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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
Pension risk and risk based supervision in defined contribution pension funds (English)
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MAR 18, 2014 86428 Economic Updates and Modeling
Tinker, taper, QE, bye ? the effect of quantitative easing on financial flows to developing countries (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 WPS6820 Policy Research Working Paper
Pension risk and risk-based supervision in defined contribution pension funds (English)
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MAR 01, 2014 WPS6813 Policy Research Working Paper
Institutional investment in infrastructure in developing countries : introduction to potential models (English)
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FEB 01, 2014 WPS6780 Policy Research Working Paper
Financial development in Asia : beyond aggregate indicators (English)
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JAN 01, 2014 WPS6761 Policy Research Working Paper
Diaspora Investing : the business and investment interests of the Caribbean diaspora (English)
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DEC 01, 2013 84007 Working Paper
Lebanon - Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP) : capital market development - technical note (English)
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DEC 01, 2013 84236 Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP)
Lending concentration, bank performance and systemic risk : exploring cross-country variation (English)
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SEP 01, 2013 WPS6604 Policy Research Working Paper
Financial development in Latin America and the Caribbean : stylized facts and the road ahead (English)
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AUG 01, 2013 WPS6582 Policy Research Working Paper
India - International Organization of Securities Commission Objectives (IOSCO) and principles of securities regulation : detailed assessmenr : India - International Organization of Securities Commission Objectives (IOSCO) and principles of securities regulation : detailed assessment (English)
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AUG 01, 2013 80799 Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP)
India - CPSS-IOSCO recommendations for securities settlement systems and central counterparties : detailed assessment (English)
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AUG 01, 2013 80797 Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP)
Brazil - Financial sector assessment program (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 80728 Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP)
Latin America copes with volatility, the dark side of globalization (English)
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APR 01, 2013 77445 Working Paper Spanish
Mexico - Financial sector assessment program (English)
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MAR 01, 2013 83134 Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP)
Mexico - Capital market development : technical note (English)
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MAR 01, 2013 83138 Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP)
International Finance Corporation (IFC) annual report 2013 : the power of partnerships (Vol. 2 of 3) : Financials and projects portfolio (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 81790 World Bank Annual Report
Malaysia - Bond market development : technical note (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 83279 Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP)
Unexploited gains from international diversification : patterns of portfolio holdings around the world (English)
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JAN 01, 2013 82881 Journal Article