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The Role of Investment Funds in Romania


  • Delia-Elena Diaconasu

    () (University “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” of Iasi, Romania)

  • Alexandru Asavoaei

    () (University “Alexandru Ioan Cuza” of Iasi, Romania)


The main aim of this article is to present the influence of investment funds on the economic growth in Romania between 2007 and 2010. Unfortunately some of the main findings of the paper are: insignificant share of investment funds in GDP, low correlation between inflation rate and the net subscriptions of equity funds, low correlation between benchmark interest rate and bond funds. Instead we validated the direct relationship between monetary funds and the benchmark interest rate. Also, the importance of national investment funds does reflect in: the share of net assets of financial investment companies in the market capitalization, in the share of equity traded at the BSE in the UCITS portfolios, and in the strong growth of net assets in recent years.

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  • Delia-Elena Diaconasu & Alexandru Asavoaei, 2011. "The Role of Investment Funds in Romania," Romanian Economic Journal, Department of International Business and Economics from the Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest, vol. 14(39), pages 45-59, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:rej:journl:v:14:y:2011:i:39:p:45-59

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    capital market; financial markets; monetary funds; financial system; net assets; banking system; bonds; portfolio assets; benchmark interest rate;

    JEL classification:

    • G11 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Portfolio Choice; Investment Decisions
    • G14 - Financial Economics - - General Financial Markets - - - Information and Market Efficiency; Event Studies; Insider Trading
    • G21 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Banks; Other Depository Institutions; Micro Finance Institutions; Mortgages
    • G24 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Investment Banking; Venture Capital; Brokerage
    • D53 - Microeconomics - - General Equilibrium and Disequilibrium - - - Financial Markets
    • E43 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Interest Rates: Determination, Term Structure, and Effects
    • E44 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy


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