Global Financial Stability Report, September 2005 : Aspects of Global Asset Allocation

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund. Monetary and Capital Markets Department

Publication Date:

September 30, 2005

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This paper analyzes aspects of global asset allocation. It examines how different institutional investors follow vastly different procedures when allocating assets, reflecting various time horizons, liability structures, and “cultural backgrounds.” It aims to provide some insight into the decision-making process of investors. The paper highlights that understanding the basis for investor decisions is useful when analyzing their asset allocation decisions and related capital flows across borders and asset classes. The paper also discusses the implications for financial stability of proposals and potential changes in accounting policy.

Series:

Global Financial Stability Report

Subject:

Frequency:

Biannually

English

Publication Date:

September 30, 2005

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451969535/1729-701X

Stock No:

GFSREA2005102

Format:

Paper

Pages:

38

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