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International capital flows at the security level: evidence from the ECB’s Asset Purchase Programme

Michael Fidora (), Martin Schmitz and Katharina Bergant

No 2388, Working Paper Series from European Central Bank

Abstract: We analyse euro area investors' portfolio rebalancing during the ECB's Asset Purchase Programme at the security level. Based on net transactions of domestic and foreign securities, we observe euro area sectors' capital flows into individual securities, cleaned from valuation effects. Our empirical analysis – which accounts for security-level characteristics – shows that euro area investors (in particular investment funds and households) actively rebalanced away from securities targeted under the Public Sector Purchase Programme and other euro-denominated debt securities, towards foreign debt instruments, including ‘closest substitutes’, i.e. certain sovereign debt securities issued by non-euro area advanced countries. This rebalancing was particularly strong during the first six quarters of the programme. Our analysis also reveals marked differences across sectors as well as country groups within the euro area, suggesting that quantitative easing has induced heterogeneous portfolio shifts. JEL Classification: F21, F42, E52, G15

Keywords: capital flows; international investment patterns; investor heterogeneity; quantitative easing; sovereign debt (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020-04
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-eec, nep-ifn, nep-mon and nep-opm
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