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The role of information asymmetries and inflation hedging in international equity portfolios

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We investigate the role of information asymmetries and inflation hedging in shaping international equity portfolios. We confirm, in a multinational setting, Cooper and Kaplanis [Cooper, I.A., Kaplanis, E., 1994. Home bias in equity portfolios, inflation hedging and international capital market equilibrium. Review of Financial Studies 7 (1), 45-60] result of no inflation hedging motive driving investors' behavior and find evidence of a crucial role for financial market development and trade linkages.

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  • Giofré, Maela, 2009. "The role of information asymmetries and inflation hedging in international equity portfolios," Journal of Multinational Financial Management, Elsevier, vol. 19(4), pages 237-255, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:mulfin:v:19:y:2009:i:4:p:237-255
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    1. Maela Giofré, 2012. "Convergence of EMU Equity Portfolios," Open Economies Review, Springer, vol. 23(2), pages 381-419, April.

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    Keywords

    Equity home bias Portfolio choice Inflation hedging Information asymmetries;

    JEL classification:

    • G11 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Portfolio Choice; Investment Decisions
    • F30 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - General
    • G15 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - International Financial Markets
    • F21 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Investment; Long-Term Capital Movements
    • F36 - International Economics - - International Finance - - - Financial Aspects of Economic Integration

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