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Flexicurity Capitalism: Foundations, Problems, and Perspectives

Peter Flaschel and Alfred Greiner

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199751587
eISBN:
9780199932825
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751587.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

This book on Flexicurity Capitalism provides four rigorously formulated approaches to an analysis of the current and future evolution of capitalism from a Marx-Keynes and Kalecki- Schumpeter (MKS) ... More


Portfolio Dynamics

Tomas Björk

in Arbitrage Theory in Continuous Time

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780199271269
eISBN:
9780191602849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199271267.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter derives the dynamics of (the value of) a so-called self-financing portfolio; the price dynamics of various assets (e.g. stocks, bonds, financial derivatives) is considered as a given. A ... More


Should the Multiproduct Firm Use the Market Share Metric?

Sharan Jagpal

in Fusion for Profit: How Marketing and Finance Can Work Together to Create Value

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195371055
eISBN:
9780199870745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371055.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Marketing

This chapter examines the conditions under which the multiproduct firm should use market share as a metric for resource allocation. It distinguishes short- and long-run effects, analyze the effects ... More


Portfolio models for credit risk

Tony Van Gestel and Bart Baesens

in Credit Risk Management: Basic Concepts: Financial Risk Components, Rating Analysis, Models, Economic and Regulatory Capital

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199545117
eISBN:
9780191720147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545117.003.0005
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Mathematical Finance

This chapter discusses portfolio models. The main components of the risk of a single loan, exposure at default, loss given default and probability of default, impact on an aggregated level the ... More


Asset Allocation within Variable Annuities: The Impact of Guarantees

Moshe A. Milevsky and Vladyslav Kyrychenko

in Recalibrating Retirement Spending and Saving

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199549108
eISBN:
9780191720734
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549108.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

The latest generation of variable annuity contracts contains equity options plus longevity insurance, sometimes thought to be attractive to purchasers willing to take on financial risk. This chapter ... More


The Effect of Uncertain Labor Income and Social Security on Life‐Cycle Portfolios

Raimond Maurer, Olivia S. Mitchell, and Ralph Rogalla

in Reorienting Retirement Risk Management

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199592609
eISBN:
9780191594618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592609.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Pensions and Pension Management

This paper examines how labor income volatility and social security benefits influence life‐cycle household portfolios. Specifically, it examines the quantity and location of household saving, taking ... More


Pension Fund Activism: The Double‐Edged Sword

Brad M. Barber

in The Future of Public Employee Retirement Systems

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199573349
eISBN:
9780191721946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573349.003.0015
Subject:
Business and Management, Public Management, Pensions and Pension Management

Many public pension funds engage in activism by using their pooled ownership of stock to affect changes in the corporations they own. The merits of activism depend on (1) the conflicts of interest ... More


Institutional Investor Engagement Propensity

Roderick Martin, Peter D. Casson, and Tahir M. Nisar

in Investor Engagement: Investors and Management Practice under Shareholder Value

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199202607
eISBN:
9780191707896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202607.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

Different types of institutional investors have different propensities to engage, influenced by the regulatory environment, the size and distribution of their portfolios, their time horizons, and the ... More


Private Equity Investor Engagement

Roderick Martin, Peter D. Casson, and Tahir M. Nisar

in Investor Engagement: Investors and Management Practice under Shareholder Value

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199202607
eISBN:
9780191707896
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199202607.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

Private equity funds contribute heavily to the performance of the firms in which they invest beyond the provision of capital. Through detailed examination of seven case studies of private equity ... More


Selling the Subsidiary Businesses

Terry Gourvish

in British Rail 1974–1997: From Integration to Privatisation

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199250059
eISBN:
9780191719516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199250059.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter discusses the significance of the disposal of the British Railways Board's subsidiary businesses. These include British Transport Hotels, Sealink and the harbours, property portfolio, ... More


 Defining the Subject: Subtleties and Ambiguities

Stephen D. Cohen

in Multinational Corporations and Foreign Direct Investment: Avoiding Simplicity, Embracing Complexity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780195179354
eISBN:
9780199783779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195179354.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter deals with the definitions and descriptions — many of which are neither self-evident nor universally understood — that articulate the defining characteristics of FDI and MNCs. First, the ... More


Environmental Campaigns and the Adoption and Implementation of Renewable Portfolio Standards

Ion Bogdan Vasi

in Winds of Change: The Environmental Movement and the Global Development of the Wind Energy Industry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199746927
eISBN:
9780199827169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746927.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This chapter examines the way in which environmental groups and activists shape the energy policymaking processes in countries that have very good wind potential but a social context that is less ... More


Issues in portfolio management

Shanta Acharya and Elroy Dimson

in Endowment Asset Management: Investment Strategies in Oxford and Cambridge

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199210916
eISBN:
9780191705816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199210916.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Colleges in Oxford and Cambridge have invested in property, bonds, and equity-like assets including private equity; they also own original works of art, rare books, vintage wine, and other such ... More


Portfolio risk

Shanta Acharya and Elroy Dimson

in Endowment Asset Management: Investment Strategies in Oxford and Cambridge

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199210916
eISBN:
9780191705816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199210916.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Experienced investors recognize that understanding the risk profile of the overall portfolio lies at the heart of any assessment of investment alternatives. Attempting to identify the risks to ... More


Futures Prices

Hendrik S. Houthakker and Peter J. Williamson

in The Economics of Financial Markets

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195044072
eISBN:
9780199832958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019504407X.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

The previous chapter outlined the nature of futures contracts and some of the institutional aspects of the markets in which they are traded; this chapter analyzes the forces that determine the prices ... More


Behavioral Portfolios: Hope for Riches and Protection from Poverty

Meir Statman

in Pension Design and Structure: New Lessons from Behavioral Finance

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199273393
eISBN:
9780191601675
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199273391.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter argues that the behavioural portfolio theory offers a good description of investor behaviour and a basis for good policy prescriptions. The theory states that investors view with ... More


Myopic Portfolio Choice

John Y. Campbell and Luis M. Viceira

in Strategic Asset Allocation: Portfolio Choice for Long-Term Investors

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198296942
eISBN:
9780191596049
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198296940.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Reviews the theory of portfolio choice for short‐term investors, and explains the special cases in which long‐term investors should make the same choices as short‐term investors. When investors’ ... More


Monetary Unions and Hard Pegs: Effects on Trade, Financial Development, and Stability

Volbert Alexander, George M. von Furstenberg, and Jacques Mélitz (eds)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199271405
eISBN:
9780191601200
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199271402.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

Financial services with global reach are a highly information-intensive business. In it, the ability to deliver reliable price formation, global liquidity, and network benefits is increasingly ... More


Tradeoffs and biodiversity

David M. Wilkinson

in Fundamental Processes in Ecology: An earth systems approach

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198568469
eISBN:
9780191717611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198568469.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Tradeoffs are a fundamental aspect of biodiversity as they prevent a few species from monopolizing the planet. Well-known ecological concepts, such as the niche, only make sense in the context of ... More


Hedging and Speculating with Portfolios

Vincent Antonin Lépinay

in Codes of Finance: Engineering Derivatives in a Global Bank

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151502
eISBN:
9781400840465
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151502.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter presents a detailed description of the management of the traders' huge portfolios. Traders of capital guarantee products (CGPs) sit at the intersection of several exchanges. This ... More


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