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Search-for-Yield in Canadian Fixed-Income Mutual Funds and Monetary Policy

Staff Working Paper 2014-3 Sermin Gungor, Jesus Sierra
This paper investigates the effects of monetary policy on the risk-taking behavior of fixed-income mutual funds in Canada. We consider different measures of the stance of monetary policy and investigate active variation in mutual funds’ risk exposure in response to monetary policy.

To Link or Not To Link? Netting and Exposures Between Central Counterparties

This paper provides a framework to compare linked and unlinked CCP configurations in terms of total netting achieved by market participants and the total system default exposures that exist between participants and CCPs.

Consumer Interest Rates and Retail Mutual Fund Flows

Staff Working Paper 2012-39 Jesus Sierra
This paper documents a link between the real and financial sides of the economy. We find that retail equity mutual fund flows in Canada are negatively related to current and past changes in a component of the prime and 5-year mortgage rates that is uncorrelated with government rates.
Content Type(s): Staff research, Staff working papers Topic(s): Financial services, Interest rates JEL Code(s): G, G2, G21, G23

Vulnerabilities in Defined-Benefit Pension Plans

Staff Discussion Paper 2007-3 Jack Selody
An effective pension system enhances economic and financial efficiency. A majority of pension plans in Canada are defined-benefit (DB) plans, but DB plans are under stress from increasing longevity, low long-term interest rates, and the shrinking equity premium. DB plans are vulnerable to such shocks because they are complex financial vehicles, with interdependencies not fully […]
Content Type(s): Staff research, Staff discussion papers Topic(s): Financial institutions JEL Code(s): G, G2, G23
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