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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...

Singapore

Singapore »

Source: Singapore : Detailed Assessment of Observance-Insurance Core Principles

Volume/Issue: 2013/343

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 December 2013

ISBN: 9781475563979

Keywords: reinsurance, life insurance, risk management, life insurers

This paper discusses findings of the Detailed Assessment of Observance on Insurance Core Principles on Singapore. The insurance industry in Singapore is growing, in particular the offshore nonlife sector. Gross pre...

Singapore

Singapore »

Source: Singapore : Detailed Assessment of Compliance on the Basel Core Principles for Effective Banking Supervision

Volume/Issue: 2013/342

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 05 December 2013

ISBN: 9781475530957

Keywords: banking supervision, financial supervision, foreign branches, risk management, prudential supervision

This paper discusses key findings of the Detailed Assessment of Compliance on the Basel Core Principles for Effective Banking Supervision on Singapore. The assessment of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) re...

Singapore

Singapore »

Source: Singapore : Report on the Observance of Standards and Codes

Volume/Issue: 2013/326

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

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

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 November 2013

ISBN: 9781475520309

Keywords: risk management, foreign branches, banking supervision, iosco principles, prudential supervision

This paper discusses findings of the Report on Observance of Standards and Codes on Singapore. The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) shows a very high level of compliance with the Basel Core Principles and demo...

Sovereign Wealth Funds: Aspects of Governance Structures and Investment Management

Sovereign Wealth Funds: Aspects of Governance Structures and Investment Management »

Source: Sovereign Wealth Funds : Aspects of Governance Structures and Investment Management

Volume/Issue: 2013/231

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Abdullah Al-Hassan , Michael Papaioannou , Martin Skancke , and Cheng Chih Sung

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 11 November 2013

ISBN: 9781475518610

Keywords: governance structure, investment management, macroeconomic coordination, investment strategy, investment strategies, Portfolio Choice,

This paper presents in a systematic (normative) manner the salient features of a SWF‘s governance structure, in relation to its objectives and investment management that can ensure its efficient operation an...

The Systemic Regulation of Credit Rating Agencies and Rated Markets

The Systemic Regulation of Credit Rating Agencies and Rated Markets »

Source: 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

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...

Using Credit Ratings for Capital Requirementson Lending to Emerging Market Economies

Using Credit Ratings for Capital Requirementson Lending to Emerging Market Economies »

Source: 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

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...

Wholesale Bank Funding, Capital Requirements and Credit Rationing1

Wholesale Bank Funding, Capital Requirements and Credit Rationing1 »

Source: 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

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...