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Are institutional investors an important source of portfolio investment in emerging markets?

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  • Chuhan, Punam
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    The author examines five major industrial countries'portfolio investment in developing countries to learn if institutional investors are significant investors in emerging developing countries. The data reveals considerable divergence in the pattern of outward portfolio flow for the industrial countries studied. Evidence on asset composition and discussion with market participants suggest that major institutional investors (such as pension funds and insurance companies) have tended to approach the markets for emerging developing countries cautiously. They invest only a tiny fraction of their portfolios in emerging market securities. The author finds that investor-country regulations governing outward portfolio investment were a significant constraint only in Germany.

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    Paper provided by The World Bank in its series Policy Research Working Paper Series with number 1243.

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    Date of creation: 31 Jan 1994
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    Handle: RePEc:wbk:wbrwps:1243

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    Keywords: International Terrorism&Counterterrorism; Non Bank Financial Institutions; Insurance Law; Economic Theory&Research; Insurance&Risk Mitigation;

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    1. French, Kenneth R & Poterba, James M, 1991. "Investor Diversification and International Equity Markets," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 81(2), pages 222-26, May.
    2. Gooptu, Sudarshan, 1993. "Portfolio investment flows to emerging markets," Policy Research Working Paper Series 1117, The World Bank.
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    1. Hargis, Kent & Ramanlal, Pradipkumar, 1998. "When Does Internationalization Enhance the Development of Domestic Stock Markets?," Journal of Financial Intermediation, Elsevier, vol. 7(3), pages 263-292, July.
    2. Peter Christoffersen & Hyunchul Chung & Vihang Errunza, 2003. "Size Matters: The Impact of Capital Market Liberalization on Individual Firms," CIRANO Working Papers 2003s-13, CIRANO.
    3. Sun, Qian & Tong, Wilson H. S., 2000. "The effect of market segmentation on stock prices: The China syndrome," Journal of Banking & Finance, Elsevier, vol. 24(12), pages 1875-1902, December.
    4. Cameron Morrill & Janet Morrill & Jean-Marc Suret, 1997. "Availability and Accuracy of Accounting and Financial Data in Emerging Markets: The Case of Malaysia," CIRANO Working Papers 97s-18, CIRANO.
    5. Pretorius, Elna, 2002. "Economic determinants of emerging stock market interdependence," Emerging Markets Review, Elsevier, vol. 3(1), pages 84-105, March.
    6. Christoffersen, Peter & Chung, Hyunchul & Errunza, Vihang, 2006. "Size matters: The impact of financial liberalization on individual firms," Journal of International Money and Finance, Elsevier, vol. 25(8), pages 1296-1318, December.

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