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Impact Investing: A New Asset Class and Its Implications for Sovereign Wealth Funds

Antony Bugg-Levine

in Sovereign Wealth Funds and Long-Term Investing

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231158633
eISBN:
9780231530286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231158633.003.0020
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter explores, from a more practical perspective, sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) and their potential role in helping to form a new form of capitalism, and the benefits that will accrue. It ... More


Quantitative Empirical Strategy

Anthony M. Bertelli and Peter John

in Public Policy Investment: Priority-Setting and Conditional Representation In British Statecraft

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199663972
eISBN:
9780191755996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199663972.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter sets out our empirical strategy for implementing the policy asset pricing framework described in Chapter 5. The process begins by estimating the sensitivity of the values of each ... More


Investment Policy: Understanding Asset Allocation Construction

Philippe-N. Marcaillou

in Defined Benefit Pension Schemes in the United Kingdom: Asset and Liability Management

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198738794
eISBN:
9780191802003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198738794.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

On the asset side, trustees must build a robust return-seeking asset portfolio in accordance with the risk and performance strategy defined in the ALM framework and the LDI strategy. This chapter ... More


Alfred Winslow Jones: 1900–1989: Financial Hippie

Edward Morris

in Wall Streeters: The Creators and Corruptors of American Finance

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231170543
eISBN:
9780231540506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170543.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

The chapter describes Alfred Winslow Jones and the development of the first hedge fund.


Asset Management: A Systematic Approach to Factor Investing

Andrew Ang

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199959327
eISBN:
9780199382323
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199959327.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This book upends the conventional wisdom about asset allocation by showing that what matters aren't asset class labels but the bundles of overlapping risks they represent. The key, the book argues, ... More


Measuring Margin

McDonald Robert L.

in Risk Topography: Systemic Risk and Macro Modeling

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226077734
eISBN:
9780226092645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226092645.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Policy makers and market participants alike wish to understand the amount, economic significance, and concentration of derivatives trading activity. This paper suggests that systematic measuring and ... More


Extraction in motion: infrastructure-as-asset-class

Nicholas Hildyard

in Licensed Larceny: Infrastructure, Financial Extraction and the Global South

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781784994266
eISBN:
9781526108982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994266.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

For investors, ‘infrastructure’ is now an ‘asset class’, the boundaries of which are limited only by the ability of finance to build new contracted income streams that extract wealth from funding, ... More


Licensed Larceny: Infrastructure, Financial Extraction and the Global South

Nicholas Hildyard

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781784994266
eISBN:
9781526108982
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784994266.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

No struggle for social justice that lacks a grounded understanding of how wealth is accumulated within society, and by whom, is ever likely to make more than a marginal dent in the status quo. Much ... More


Capital Aggregators

Lisa Richter

in New Frontiers of Philanthropy: A Guide to the New Tools and New Actors that Are Reshaping Global Philanthropy and Social Investing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199357543
eISBN:
9780199381425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199357543.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Chapter 2 describes the typology, accomplishments, opportunities, and challenges of social-impact investment capital aggregators. Worldwide, these mission-driven financial institutions perform an ... More


Overview: The New Tools of “Philanthropy”

Luther M. Ragin

in New Frontiers of Philanthropy: A Guide to the New Tools and New Actors that Are Reshaping Global Philanthropy and Social Investing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199357543
eISBN:
9780199381425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199357543.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter sounds a challenge to philanthropists to recognize the greater impact they can have by utilizing a broader array of financial tools than grants, and to investors to recognize that they ... More


Conclusion

Javier Santiso

in Banking on Democracy: Financial Markets and Elections in Emerging Countries

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780262019002
eISBN:
9780262313704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262019002.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

This chapter summarises the main ideas from the book. One of these being that emerging economies are now becoming a more normalized asset class, as the frontier between OECD and emerging markets ... More


Listed Private Equity

Douglas Cumming, Grant Fleming, and Sofia A. Johan

in Private Equity: Opportunities and Risks

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199375875
eISBN:
9780199375899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199375875.003.0023
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter examines a relatively unknown asset class of listed private equity (PE). Based on data covering 171 institutional investors in Europe between 2008 and 2010, the chapter notes ... More


Investing in Volatility

Ananth N. Madhavan

in Exchange-Traded Funds and the New Dynamics of Investing

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780190279394
eISBN:
9780190279424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190279394.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Volatility is not an asset class in the sense that it is not a financial investment that produces or lay claims to a stream of income over time, but investors should have a view as to how the second ... More


Credit-ability

Kent Osband

in Pandora's Risk: Uncertainty at the Core of Finance

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231151733
eISBN:
9780231525411
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151733.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter discusses different aspects of the notion of a credit rating. A credit rating is an evaluation of the credit worthiness of a debtor, especially a business (company) or a government. High ... More


Agency Mortgage-Backed Securities: Performance, Valuation, and Risk Premium Comparatives

Ion Dan and Philip O. Obazee

in The Handbook of Mortgage-Backed Securities: 7th Edition

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198785774
eISBN:
9780191827594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785774.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter reviews the historical performance of agency mortgaged-backed securities (MBS). Over time, this asset class has delivered an attractive risk–reward profile compared to other high-grade ... More


Follow the money: who profits and how

Stuart Hodkinson

in Safe as houses: Private greed, political negligence and housing policy after Grenfell

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781526141866
eISBN:
9781526144713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526141866.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter turns to the bottom line of outsourced regeneration and self-regulation – the colossal financial riches made, following the money from government to the immediate companies and then ... More


A Framework for Determining Relative Value in the Agency MBS Market

Mark Fontanilla

in The Handbook of Mortgage-Backed Securities: 7th Edition

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780198785774
eISBN:
9780191827594
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785774.003.0035
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This concluding chapter provides a practical framework for assessing relative value in agency mortgage-based securities (MBS) products given their uniqueness among asset classes in the fixed income ... More


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