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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


Emerging Capital Economies

RUMU SARKAR

in International Development Law: Rule of Law, Human Rights, and Global Finance

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780195398281
eISBN:
9780199866366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398281.003.007
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter examines emerging capital economies from the perspective of creating the new success stories in the developing world. It focuses on the underlying (legal) causes for such successes and ... More


The Origins, Definition, and Scope of EU Foreign Investment Law

Angelos Dimopoulos

in EU Foreign Investment Law

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199698608
eISBN:
9780191732140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698608.003.0002
Subject:
Law, EU Law, Competition Law

Chapter 1 provides the conceptual and normative framework within which this book is developed. It begins with setting out the international law context within which EU foreign investment law is born, ... More


Asset Allocation for Defined Benefit Plans

August Baker, Dennis E. Logue, and Jack S. Rader

in Managing Pension and Retirement Plans: A Guide for Employers, Administrators, and Other Fiduciaries

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195165906
eISBN:
9780199835508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019516590X.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter begins by defining the strategic asset allocation decision and discussing how the strategic asset allocation should be set. It introduces the factors that should be considered in setting ... More


The Demand for Securities

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.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter covers the demand side of the financial markets, with some example data from the USA. Three important factors driving demand are covered in detail in the three sections: the time value ... More


The Boom of Portfolio Flows to ‘Emerging Markets’ and its Regulatory Implications

Jane W. D’arista and Stephany Griffith-Jones

in Short-Term Capital Flows and Economic Crises

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198296867
eISBN:
9780191685286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296867.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Macro- and Monetary Economics

In the advent of various developments in international financial markets, foreign portfolio investments have assumed an emerging role as a channel for international capital flows to a number of ... More


The Role of Company Stock in Defined Contribution Plans

Olivia S. Mitchell and Kent Smetters

in The Pension Challenge: Risk Transfers and Retirement Income Security

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199266913
eISBN:
9780191601323
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199266913.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

This chapter examines the holding patterns of company stock in defined contribution (DC) plans, why employers and employees tolerate high levels of company stock holdings, and the impact of ... More


Investing in Emerging and Developing Markets

JENNY BERRILL and COLM KEARNEY

in International Finance: A Survey

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199754656
eISBN:
9780199979462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754656.003.0016
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics, International

This chapter outlines the characteristics of investing in emerging and developing markets. It first clarifies the different definitions and interpretations of emerging markets and then provides a ... More


Capital Inflows and Policy Responses: the Case of Indonesia in the 1990s

Anwar Nasution

in Short-Term Capital Flows and Economic Crises

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198296867
eISBN:
9780191685286
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296867.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, Macro- and Monetary Economics

The composition of capital flows into Indonesia has undergone significant changes since the early 1990s and this is evident by how capital inflows reached a level of about $14.7 billion in 1994. ... 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


1914–1939

Brian R. Cheffins

in Corporate Ownership and Control: British Business Transformed

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199236978
eISBN:
9780191717260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236978.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

Pre-World War I momentum in favour of diffusion of share ownership was sustained up to 1939. On the sell side, pressure to pay dividends, generational considerations, the periodic availability of ... More


Foreign Investment: Liquidity Shocks

Assaf Razin

in Understanding Global Crises: An Emerging Paradigm

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262028592
eISBN:
9780262327701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262028592.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

The key mechanisms through which information frictions affect the composition and the volatility of international capital flows are market based. Foreign direct investors get more efficient outcomes ... More


Liquidity Preference and Information

Sandeep Kapur

in Dimensions of Economic Theory and Policy: Essays for Anjan Mukherji

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198073970
eISBN:
9780199081615
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198073970.003.0012
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Due to the recent financial crisis, the issue of liquidity has emerged. Illiquidity reflects frictions in markets, and in asset markets can arise for various reasons. This chapter analyses how the ... More


1880–1914

Brian R. Cheffins

in Corporate Ownership and Control: British Business Transformed

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199236978
eISBN:
9780191717260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236978.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

A late 19th and early 20th century ‘corporate lag’ has been identified as a cause of Britain's 20th century economic ‘decline’. However, the number of publicly traded companies increased ... More


The Contribution of FDI Flows to Domestic Investment in Capacity, and Vice Versa

Assaf Razin

in Growth and Productivity in East Asia

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226386805
eISBN:
9780226387079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226387079.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

The term “foreign direct investment” (FDI) usually brings to mind a significant contribution of FDI to domestic investment and capital inflows. However, there has been a lot of skepticism concerning ... More


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

Philippe-N. Marcaillou

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780198738794
eISBN:
9780191802003
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198738794.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

The goal of asset–liability management (ALM) of a defined benefit pension scheme (DB) is to properly manage the risks related to variations occurring in its building blocks on both side of the ... 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


Engagement with the World Economy

Deepak Nayyar

in Catch Up: Developing Countries in the World Economy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199652983
eISBN:
9780191761263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652983.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The engagement of developing countries with the world economy witnessed a decline during the period from 1950 to 1980, particularly as compared with the past, but revived circa 1980 to gather ... More


Sovereign Wealth Funds and Regulation: Some Conceptual Issues

Alan M. Rugman

in Sovereign Investment: Concerns and Policy Reactions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199937929
eISBN:
9780190260163
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199937929.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter examines some conceptual issues concerning the regulation of sovereign wealth funds (SWFs). It begins with an overview of the emergence and extent of SWFs before discussing the reasons ... More


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