International Portfolio Investment Flows

J. OF FINANCE

Posted: 7 May 1997

See all articles by Michael J. Brennan

Michael J. Brennan

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Finance Area

H. Henry Cao

University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - Finance Area

Abstract

This paper develops a model of International equity portfolio investment flows based on differences in informational endowments between foreign and domestic investors. It is shown that when domestic investors possess a cumulative information advantage over foreign investors about their domestic market, investors tend to purchase foreign assets in periods when the return on foreign assets is high and to sell when the return is low. The implications of the model are tested using data on US equity portfolio flows.

JEL Classification: G11, G14, G15

Suggested Citation

Brennan, Michael John and Cao, Huining Henry, International Portfolio Investment Flows. J. OF FINANCE. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=8339

Michael John Brennan (Contact Author)

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Finance Area ( email )

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Huining Henry Cao

University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - Finance Area ( email )

Kenan-Flagler Business School
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3490
United States

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