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Hedge funds and the Asian currency crisis of 1997

Brown, Stephen J.

Hedge funds and the Asian currency crisis of 1997

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Published by National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, MA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Hedge funds -- Asia -- Econometric models.,
  • Foreign exchange rates -- Asia -- Econometric models.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementStephen J. Brown, William N. Goetzmann, James Park.
    SeriesNBER working paper series -- working paper 6427, Working paper series (National Bureau of Economic Research) -- working paper no. 6427.
    ContributionsGoetzmann, William N., Park, James, 1962-, National Bureau of Economic Research.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHB1 .W654 no. 6427
    The Physical Object
    Pagination29 p. :
    Number of Pages29
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22403638M

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Hedge funds and the Asian currency crisis of 1997 by Brown, Stephen J. Download PDF EPUB FB2

Abstract. We test the hypothesis that hedge funds were responsible for the crash in the Asian currencies in late To do so, we develop estimates of the changing positions of the largest ten currency funds in one currency, the Malaysian ringgit and to a basket of Asian by: The Asian financial crisis was a period of financial crisis that gripped much of East Asia and Southeast Asia beginning in July and raised fears of a worldwide economic meltdown due to financial contagion.

The crisis started in Thailand (known in Thailand as the Tom Yum Goong crisis; Thai: วิกฤตต้มยำกุ้ง) on 2 July, with the financial collapse of the Thai baht. Get this from a library. Hedge funds and the Asian currency crisis of [Stephen J Brown; William N Goetzmann; James Park; National Bureau of Economic Research.].

Hedge Funds and the Asian Currency Crisis of Stephen J. Brown, William N. Goetzmann, James Park. NBER Working Paper No. Issued in February NBER Program(s):Asset Pricing Program We test the hypothesis that hedge funds were responsible for Hedge funds and the Asian currency crisis of 1997 book.

Get this from a library. Hedge funds and the Asian currency crisis of [Stephen J Brown; William N Goetzmann; James Park; National Bureau of Economic Research.] -- Abstract: We test the hypothesis that hedge funds were responsible for the crash in the Asian currencies in late To do so, we develop estimates of the changing positions of the largest ten.

The analysis of hedge funds with respect to the Asian financial crisis is important because some scholars still believe that hedge funds were primarily responsible for the crisis. After crisis two major international studies were conducted to ascertain the role of hedge funds in : Arun Khatri.

Downloadable. We test the hypothesis that hedge funds were responsible for the crash in the Asian currencies in late To do so, we develop estimates of the changing positions of the largest ten currency funds in one currency, the Malaysian ringgit and to a basket of Asian currencies.

Our methodology is adapted from the Sharpe's () style analysis approach that decomposes fund returns. Stephen J. Brown & William N. Goetzmann & James M. Park, "Hedge Funds and the Asian Currency Crisis of ," New York University, Leonard N.

Stern School Finance Department Working Paper SeiresNew York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business. Stephen J. Brown & William N. Goetzmann & James Park, Title: Hedge Funds: Asian Financial Crisis, Response and Regulatory Measures in South Korea Introduction: The principal focus of this paper is on the role of hedge funds in the Asian financial crisis, and the reforms and regulations adopted by South Korea after the crisis.

Apart from. In the last ten years alone, we have had the ERM crisis inthe Mexican peso crisis in /95 and the latest Asian crisis in / Notwithstanding the disturbingly frequent occurrence of seemingly similar financial crises, I am inclined to believe that history does not repeat itself because, upon close scrutiny, no two crises are the.

LTCM successfully hedged most of the risk from the Asian currency crisis. It gave its investors a % return that year.

It gave its investors a % return that year. But by Septemberthe company's risky trades brought it close to bankruptcy. The principal focus of this paper is on the role of hedge funds in the Asian financial crisis, and the reforms and regulations adopted by South Korea after the crisis.

Apart from this it also discusses some aspects of the role played by world bodies like the IMF in bailing South Korea out of the crisis. * South East Asian countries like Thailand, Malaysia etc for several years before were receiving large amount of short term portfolio investment money.

This is often called "hot money" because it can leave the country very quickly - unlike i. The Asian financial crisis, which erupted in in Thailand, awoke the world to "contagion," a new peril inherent to highly interconnected financial markets. Spreading quickly within and outside the region, the crisis brought the world's 11th largest economy, Korea, to the brink of bankruptcy and led to the defaults by Russia and Brazil.

Hedge funds caused the financial crisis by adding too much risk to the banking system. That's ironic because investors use hedging to reduce risks. They use sophisticated, data-based investing strategies. It allows their analysts to find out more about individual companies than an average investor could.

Dr. Mahathir told Dr. Tourres that he had demanded an investigation of the hedge funds by the IMF (the subsequent IMF report claimed the hedge funds were guiltless in the Asian currency crisis), and had written to IMF chief Camdessus, asking for a curb on the currency traders.

"Mr. The Political Economy of the Asian Financial Crisis The Asian economic crisis of was a singular event in the region’s postwar economic history.

Adverse external shocks had struck the devel-oping countries of East and Southeast Asia in the past, most notably the oil price increases of the s and early s. Individual countries had. estimating “crisis-triggering” threshold values for economic and financial indicators from historical data.

If, in cases of the affected Asian countries, there were strong warning signals of a heightened probability of a financial crisis prior to the crisis from such models, then there are good reasonsCited by: Oct. 27, Rattled by Asia's currency crisis, the Dow Jones Industrial Average plummets points for its biggest point loss ever.

Trading on US stock markets is suspended. Trading on US stock. This book examines the causes and development of the Asian financial crisis, with special emphasis on its lessons for China and Hong Kong.

Consideration is given to the broader issues exposed by the crisis that still need to be addressed. They include the need for better market regulation, greater transparency and improved corporate Size: KB. The title of this article should be "Asian financial crisis of " or " Asian financial crisis".

This wasn't the first and won't be the last "Asian financial crisis". Tempshill18 January (UTC) It was the first Asian Financial Crisis, and it didn't only take place in The worst was in DOR (HK)25 June (UTC).

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Asian Financial Crisis: The Asian financial crisis, also called the "Asian Contagion," was a series of currency devaluations and other events that spread through many Asian markets beginning in.

This book analyzes the Asian financial crisis of In addition to the issues of financial system restructuring, export-led recovery, crony capitalism, and competitiveness in Asian manufacturing, it examines six key Asian economies―China, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, and : Paperback.

INDEX Accidents/organizations Accountants, failure (reasons) Accounting conventions, problems Accounting orientation Adaptation, best measure Adverse selection American depositary receipts (ADRs) America Online (AOL) Amex Major Market Index (XMI) futures Analytically driven - Selection from A Demon of Our Own Design: Markets, Hedge Funds, and the Perils of Financial Innovation [Book].

On July 2,just a day after Hong Kong's return to China, Thailand became the first casualty in the Asian financial crisis, following a calculated attack on the baht from international speculators. The country was forced to abandon the baht's fixed exchange rate with the U.S.

dollar, effectively crashing the currency. He made a similar move with Asian currencies during the Asian Financial Crisis, participating in a speculative frenzy that resulted in the collapse of the baht (Thailand's currency).

The Asian Financial Crisis was the crisis that affected many Asian countries in July The Asian countries affected were Thailand, South Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, and the Philippines. The crisis originated in Thailand.

Thailand’s currency Baht collapsed in July Thailand had a fixed exchange rate system. The Korean Financial Crisis: Causes, Policy Response, and Lessons because of my own involvement with the Asian financial crisis as it affected Korea in the period. In NovemberKorea was hit by a currency-cum-banking crisis that left it no option but to seek official assistance from the IMF.

Thanks to the help of the IMF,File Size: KB. [Summary: This article estimates hedge fund exposures during a number of market events, from the October stock market crash until the Asian Currency Crisis of We find little evidence that hedge funds systematically caused market prices to deviate from economic fundamentals.].

In the wake of the financial crisis, Japan's Finance Ministry proposed establishing an Asian Monetary Fund to help regional countries weather the crisis without resorting to the IMF. Asian Financial Crisis July –December A financial crisis started in Thailand in July and spread across East Asia, wreaking havoc on economies in the region and leading to spillover effects in Latin America and Eastern Europe in   The region’s troubles then intensified in mid when Japanese banks began repatriating capital from Asian countries, due to a domestic banking crisis.

These developments were particularly unwelcome for Thailand, which had been the primary beneficiary of the carry trade, and by earlythe Thai baht – pegged at B25 to the US dollar.

In mida financial crisis gripped most of the Asian countries and raised fears of a worldwide economic meltdown due to a financial contagion, a scenario that initially affects only a particular region of the economy that spreads to other countries whose economies were healthy, much like a.

Origins of the Crisis Financial crises are seldom generated by one or two isolated factors.1 The Asian financial crisis is no exception. In what follows, I analyze its multiple origins. Financial-Sector Weaknesses Each of the ASEAN-4 economies experienced a credit boom in the s, that is, the growth of bank and nonbank credit to the private.

The Asian currency crisis brought to the foreground concerns about global macro funds and their possible role in exacerbating financial market volatility and disrupting emerging markets. Some Asian government officials explicitly accused hedge funds of attacking.

But during the early days of the Asian financial crisis inAsian leaders were quick to make hedge funds the primary villains in the global economy. Now that two of the largest hedge fund families — George Soros’s namesake and Julian Robertson’s Tiger Funds — are on the ropes, you can almost hear Asia getting its last laugh.

In andSoros’s fund, and similar hedge funds, had also been betting heavily that overvalued currencies such as the Thai baht and the Malaysian ringgit would soon fall. These hedge fund managers were accused of causing the ensuing crisis.

Participants in Asian financial markets have witnessed the unprecedented growth and sophistication of their investments since the crisis. Handbook of Asian Finance: REITs, Trading, and Fund Performance analyzes the forces behind these growth rates.

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The turmoil that rocked Asian foreign exchange and equity markets after the middle of and that spread far afield is the third major currency crisis of the s. Thailand, Indonesia, and South Korea suffered outright recessions in and forecast growth rates in the rest of emerging Asia are either negative or well below their pre-crisis level.The Asian financial crisis was another major currency crisis that happened during the ’s.

The crisis assumed epic proportions. This is because it started in only one country i.e. Thailand whose currency faced an attack from speculators. However, in a very short span of time the crisis had gripped the entire South East Asian region.The role of currency speculation in the Asian currency crisis has been sharply debated.

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir has blamed large foreign investment funds, particularly hedge fund manager George Soros, for attacks in the marketplace on the Malaysian ringgit and other currencies in order to generate profits for themselves without.