Investment funds, risk-taking, and monetary policy in the euro area
Ellen Ryan and
No 2605, Working Paper Series from European Central Bank
We examine the transmission of monetary policy via the euro area investment fund sector using a BVAR framework. We find that expansionary shocks are associated with net inflows and that these are strongest for riskier fund types, reflecting search for yield among euro area investors. Search for yield behaviour by fund managers is also evident, as they shift away from low yielding cash assets following an expansionary shock. While higher risk-taking is an intended consequence of expansionary monetary policy, this dynamic may give rise to a build-up in liquidity risk over time, leaving the fund sector less resilient to large outflows in the face of a crisis. JEL Classification: E32, G11, G23
Keywords: liquidity management; monetary policy; non-bank financial intermediation (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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