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

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

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781484336083.001

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 Systemic Regulation of Credit Rating Agencies and Rated Markets

The Systemic Regulation of Credit Rating Agencies and Rated Markets »

Volume/Issue: 2009/129

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Amadou Sy

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 2009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451872767.001

ISBN: 9781451872767

Keywords: Rating agencies, structured credit products, macro-prudential, micro-prudential, regulation, procylicality, credit ratings, financial stability, money market,

Credit ratings have contributed to the current financial crisis. Proposals to regulate credit rating agencies focus on micro-prudential issues and aim at reducing conflicts of interest and increasing transparency a...

Wholesale Bank Funding, Capital Requirements and Credit Rationing

Wholesale Bank Funding, Capital Requirements and Credit Rationing »

Volume/Issue: 2013/30

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Itai Agur

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 31 January 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475571622.001

ISBN: 9781475571622

Keywords: Rationing, wholesale finance, unsecured, collateral, bank funding, deposit insurance, bank risk, collateralization, Government Policy and Regulation,

This paper analyzes how different types of bank funding affect the extent to which banks ration credit to borrowers, and the impact that capital requirements have on that rationing. Using an extension of the standa...

Using Credit Ratings for Capital Requirementson Lending to Emerging Market Economies
			: Possible Impact of a New Basel Accord

Using Credit Ratings for Capital Requirementson Lending to Emerging Market Economies : Possible Impact of a New Basel Accord »

Volume/Issue: 2000/69

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Christian Mulder , and Brieuc Monfort

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 March 2000

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451849059.001

ISBN: 9781451849059

Keywords: Rating agencies, capital requirements, economic crises, crisis index, credit ratings, asian crisis

The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision has proposed linking capital requirements for bank loans to ratings by commercial credit rating agencies. Estimates for 20 emerging market economies show that sovereign ra...

Insurance Companies in Emerging Markets

Insurance Companies in Emerging Markets »

Source: Insurance Companies in Emerging Markets

Volume/Issue: 2005/88

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Janet Kong , and Manmohan Singh

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 2005

ISBN: 9781451861075

Keywords: asset allocation, investments, life insurers, life insurance, risk management, General Financial Markets: Government Policy and Regulation, International Finance Forecasting and Simulation,

This paper focuses on asset allocation decisions of life insurance companies in emerging markets. Mature market insurers allocate only a small fraction of their assets to emerging markets because of regulatory cons...

Malaysia

Malaysia »

Source: Malaysia : Publication of Financial Sector Assessment Program Documentation-Detailed Assessment of Observance of Insurance Core Principles

Volume/Issue: 2013/57

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 March 2013

ISBN: 9781475513806

Keywords: risk management, reinsurance, insurance industry, insurance supervision, applications

This report is an analysis of the insurance core principles of Malaysia. This assessment gives a clear understanding of the regulatory and supervisory framework of the insurance sector of Malaysia. Bank Negara Mala...

Malaysia

Malaysia »

Source: Malaysia : Publication of Financial Sector Assessment Program Documentation-Detailed Assessment of Observance of Core Principles for Effective Deposit Insurance Systems

Volume/Issue: 2013/60

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 08 March 2013

ISBN: 9781475585353

Keywords: deposit insurance, insurance system, insurance coverage, insurance systems, moral hazard

This paper evaluates and addresses Malaysia's compliance with the Core Principles for Effective Deposit Insurance Systems (Core Principles), and reviews relevant laws, regulations and regulatory and supervisory pra...

A Model of the Imf As a Coinsurance Arrangement

A Model of the Imf As a Coinsurance Arrangement »

Source: A Model of the Imf As a Coinsurance Arrangement

Volume/Issue: 2004/219

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Ralph Chami , Ilhyock Shim , and Sunil Sharma

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2004

ISBN: 9781451875201

Keywords: coinsurance arrangement, Samaritan&;amp;#x2019;s dilemma, King Lear's dilemma, coinsurance, repayment, debt, interest, Asymmetric and Private Information, International Economic Order, International Monetary Arrangements and Institutions,

The paper shows that a coinsurance arrangement among countries can, in principle, play a useful role in helping countries bear the risks involved in developing their economies and integrating into the global financ...

Philippines

Philippines »

Source: Philippines : Financial System Stability Assessment Update

Volume/Issue: 2010/90

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 April 2010

ISBN: 9781455203833

Keywords: banking, housing finance, foreign exchange

This paper reviews the Financial System Stability Assessment Update on the Philippines. The assessment reveals that the banking sector has been strengthened considerably since the Asian crisis of the late 1990s and...

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...