IDEAS home Printed from
   My bibliography  Save this paper

The impact of institutional investors and increasingly sophisticated financial instruments on risk and leverage


  • Bojańczyk, Mirosław


The volatility of capital markets is often blamed on the activities of institutional investors, or an excessive amount of financial instruments. It must be remembered that there are different institutional investors. Some of them play a very useful role without having a negative impact on the stability of the capital market. The same is true various instruments, many of them play a useful role. Many companies have long used derivatives to hedge against business risks, using them to manage fluctuations in exchange rates, interest rates, commodity prices, etc.

Suggested Citation

  • Bojańczyk, Mirosław, 2010. "The impact of institutional investors and increasingly sophisticated financial instruments on risk and leverage," MPRA Paper 23897, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:23897

    Download full text from publisher

    File URL:
    File Function: original version
    Download Restriction: no

    More about this item


    investment banks; institutional investors; financial instruments; risk; leverage; financial crises;

    JEL classification:

    • E44 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Money and Interest Rates - - - Financial Markets and the Macroeconomy
    • G24 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Investment Banking; Venture Capital; Brokerage
    • G20 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - General

    NEP fields

    This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:


    Access and download statistics


    All material on this site has been provided by the respective publishers and authors. You can help correct errors and omissions. When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:23897. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.

    For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Joachim Winter) or (Rebekah McClure). General contact details of provider: .

    If you have authored this item and are not yet registered with RePEc, we encourage you to do it here. This allows to link your profile to this item. It also allows you to accept potential citations to this item that we are uncertain about.

    We have no references for this item. You can help adding them by using this form .

    If you know of missing items citing this one, you can help us creating those links by adding the relevant references in the same way as above, for each refering item. If you are a registered author of this item, you may also want to check the "citations" tab in your RePEc Author Service profile, as there may be some citations waiting for confirmation.

    Please note that corrections may take a couple of weeks to filter through the various RePEc services.

    IDEAS is a RePEc service hosted by the Research Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis . RePEc uses bibliographic data supplied by the respective publishers.