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Hedge Funds and Financial Market Dynamics

by Barry Eichengreen Donald Mathieson Bankim Chadha Anne Jansen Laura Kodres Sunil Sharma

Hedge funds are collective investment vehicles, often organized as private partnerships and resident offshore for tax and regulatory purposes. Their legal status places few restrictions on their portfolios and transactions, leaving their managers free to use short sales, derivative securities, and leverage to raise returns and cushion risk. This paper considers the role of hedge funds in financial market dynamics, with particular reference to the Asian crisis.

International Capital Markets

by Maxwell Watson Donald Mathieson Russell Kincaid Eliot Kalter

This report reviews and assesses recent developments in the mature and emerging markets and continues the analysis of key structural changes in global financial markets that has been presented in previous reports. The survey generally covers the 12-month period ending in June 2000. Over this period global financial conditions in the main improved in tandem with the strong rebound of the global economy. Credit concerns have eased following the most severe market turbulence in the post war period and global investors became more willing to engage in risk taking. The continued rapid growth of US productivity - largely related to the 'new economy' - helped sustain the low inflation expansion in the United States, and spurred US and worldwide investment. Chapters in the report focus on emerging market financing; private sector involvement in crisis prevention and resolution; the role of foreign banks in emerging markets.

International Capital Markets: Developments and Prospects

by Alessandro Leipold Donald Mathieson Mohamed El-Erian David Folkerts-Landau John Clark Augusto De la Torre Juan Carlos Di Tata Steven Fries Liliana Rojas-Suarez Louis Pauly

This report reviews and assesses recent developments in the mature and emerging markets and continues the analysis of key structural changes in global financial markets that has been presented in previous reports. The survey generally covers the 12-month period ending in June 2000. Over this period global financial conditions in the main improved in tandem with the strong rebound of the global economy. Credit concerns have eased following the most severe market turbulence in the post war period and global investors became more willing to engage in risk taking. The continued rapid growth of US productivity - largely related to the 'new economy' - helped sustain the low inflation expansion in the United States, and spurred US and worldwide investment. Chapters in the report focus on emerging market financing; private sector involvement in crisis prevention and resolution; the role of foreign banks in emerging markets.

International Capital Markets Developments and Prospects, April 1990

by Mark Allen Donald Mathieson Charles Collyns Augusto De la Torre Mohamed Ei-Erian David Folkerts-Landau Tim Lane Liliana Rojas-Suarez Poul Thomsen Louis Pauly Can Demir Rosa Vera-Bunge

This report presents the annual survey of international capital market developments and prospects. It reviews trends in the main market segments and seeks to analyze the principal forces underlying these developments, in particular the progressive integration of markets and the related globalization of investor and borrower behavior.

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